Nine esports are heading to Singapore later this year. We spoke with Esport Canada about what this could mean for the future of gaming and the eSports ecosystem.
Watch the full interview with myself and Melissa Burns as we discuss everything from Esport Canada’s role in expanding what games mean for younger generations, what education and life-ready skills are developed in the process, how games create community and relationships, and to top it off we chat League of Legends, its lore and expanded universe, MOBA’s, and Nintendo classics!
What Games Are Included?
The Olympics and the IOC have chosen nine different sports and games for their competition week that runs from June 22-25, 2023. Tennis, chess, baseball, archery, dance, sailing, motor sport, and taekwondo. Some of the games included may have surprised some people, but notably there are some triple-A stand outs that even the most seasoned player would recognize and potentially jump into competitively.
- Archery: Tic Tac Bow
- Baseball: WBSC eBasball: Power Pros
- Chess: Chess.com
- Cycling: Zwift
- Dance: Just Dance
- Motor Sport: Gran Turismo
- Sailing: Virtual Regatta
- Taekwondo: Virtual Taekwondo
- Tennis: Tennis: Clash
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 starts on March 1st , when both professional and amateur players from around the world are invited to take part in qualification rounds across the featured games.
It will culminate in live, in-person finals for the first time at the first ever Olympic Esports Week from June 22-25, 2023 in Singapore.