Exciting battles continue at Olympic Esports Week 2023
Olympic Esports Series 2023 Baseball winner Mori Shoma (SHORA). Photo credit: Olympic Esports Week 2023 Local Organising Committee
Singapore, 24 June 2023 – The in-person live finals of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 continued on Saturday with Baseball, Chess, Tennis and Shooting winners determined after a day of fierce battles at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Saturday’s Olympic Esports Series winners are as follows:
Singapore’s players were also in action on Saturday. Chess players Tin Jingyao and Kevin Goh as well as tennis player Andrew Arriola were eliminated in the group stage of their respective events. Baseball player Chong Woon Hian (Woonie) finished ninth, while shooting player Winston Ho (Wisa) was 11th.
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 began in March, when both professional and amateur players across the world were invited to participate in the virtual sports competition, created by the International Olympic Committee in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers. Approximately 500,000 players entered qualification rounds with hopes of securing their place in the first in-person finals of the Olympic Esports Series. A total of 131 players from over 60 countries, including 18 from Singapore, reached the finals.
The second day of the event also saw Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong attending the Olympic Esports Week, where he tried several games including Kayak VR (Canoeing), VR11 (Table Tennis), and Zwift (Cycling) at the Free to Play zone.
The Olympic Esports Week concludes tomorrow, with Olympic Esports Series winners in Motorsports and Taekwondo to be crowned. Hosts Singapore will have players in both events. All the thrilling live action will be streamed on Olympics.com. The final day of the Olympic Esports Week will also feature exhibition matches in Duathlon, Street Fighter and NBA2K.
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 line-up for 25 June is as follows:
Tickets to the Olympic Esports Week are available for purchase at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/olympics0623 with prices starting from S$10. Sport and gaming fans around the world can follow all the action on Olympics.comOlympics.com and Olympic social media channels from now till 25 June.