‘Fortnite’ is now an Olympic esport | Engadget

did you ever wish Fortnite skills could lead to Olympic glory? Now they can. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added Fortnite to the lineup for the Olympic Esports Finals. A dozen players from the Fortnite Champion Series will take part in an International Shooting Sports Federation-sponsored precision shooting competition at a special event. Fortnite creative island. So there won’t be last standing battles or building demos, but this will give you the chance to see some of the best virtual sports shooters in the world in action.

Simultaneously, the IOC has opened ticket sales for Olympic Esports Week, which focuses on the first in-person finals of the 2023 competition series. If you can make it to Singapore between June 22-25, it will cost you $10. SGD (about $7.50) to attend one day or SGD 20 ($15) for all three days of competition starting June 23. He Fortnite Shooting matches take place on June 24. You can stream the events through and the Olympic Games social media channels.

The Olympic Esports Series already featured nine games that roughly align with real-world sports organized by international federations. mix includes Just dance, grand tourism racing, Zwift cycling, and even web chess. It is a continuation of the 2021 Olympic Virtual Series, which covered five digital sports. The IOC sees this as part of a larger effort to encourage esports and connect with the gaming community.

adding a Fortnite Island is in tune with the Committee’s esports goals: this is “peaceful competition” with a physical equivalent. You’re not yet about to see a digital Olympiad with counter attack 2 either League of Legends. With that said, Fortnite is clearly the most popular game to make it to the Esports Series. Theoretically, that could attract audiences that would otherwise pass in favor of mainstream esports tournaments.

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