IOC Announces Olympic Esports Series 2023 Qualifiers, Bringing Gran Turismo 7 and Just Dance 2023 Edition

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the qualifiers for the 2023 Olympic Esports Series and brought in games like Gran Turismo 7 and Just Dance 2023 Edition.

This information was announced by the IOC through their social media. If you are interested in events in the video game industry, you can check out our other articles here.

IOC announces Olympic Esports Series 2023 qualifiers

The Olympic Esports Series is a “global simulated and virtual sports competition” created by the IOC and run in cooperation with official sports federations.

According to the IOC, the Olympic Esports Series 2023 is the next step in “supporting the development of virtual sports in the Olympic Movement”.

Professional and amateur players from around the world are invited to take part in the qualifiers for each event, with the finals taking place live at the Suntec Center, Singapore on June 22-25, 2023.

The nine confirmed events and matches for the Olympic Esports Series 2023 are as follows:

  • Archery (World Archery Federation, Tic Tac Bow)
  • Baseball (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL: POWER PROS)
  • Chess (International Chess Federation,
  • Cycling (UCI, Zwift)
  • Dance (World DanceSport Federation, Just Dance 2023 Edition)
  • Motor sport (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Gran Turismo 7)
  • Sailing (World Sailing, Virtual Regatta)
  • Taekwondo (World Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
  • Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)

The qualification process for each event will be different, with information available on the official Olympic Esports Series website as details are finalized. The events will be streamed live on and Olympics social media.

The Olympic Movement brings people together in peaceful competition. The Olympic Esports Series 2023 is a continuation of that, with the ambition of creating more spaces to play for players and fans of elite competition.

We look forward to watching some of the world’s best players compete on the global stage, as well as exploring shared opportunities and lessons – in the areas of health and wellness, training and innovation.

David Lappartient, Chair of the IOC Esports Liaison Group

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