Tickets now on sale for the inaugural Olympic Esports Week 2023
Tickets start from S$10
On 26 April 2023, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) has launched ticketing for the first-ever Olympic Esports Week (OEW). Taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from 22 to 25 June, the inaugural Olympic Esports Week is a four-day festival of virtual sports and gaming created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and hosted by Singapore. Tickets start from S$10, with event goers invited to experience all the thrilling action of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 live finals, as well as watch exhibition matches and try out the latest innovations in the free-to-play zone.
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 is a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC in collaboration with International Federations and game publishers. The finals, held live this year for the first time, is one of the highlights of the OEW at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. There are nine featured sports for the Olympic Esports Series: Archery, baseball, chess, cycling, dance, sailing, tennis, taekwondo, and motorsport. The list of titles and sports are available in Annex A.
Ticket holders will be able to experience a wide variety of games with a host of additional titles set to be announced for the line-up of exhibition matches. Visitors who are inspired by the Olympic Esports Finals and exhibition match action can also try their hand at selected games at the free-to-play zone. This will also be an opportunity to explore the latest innovations across virtual sports and gaming such as motorsport, baseball, cycling, cricket and more.
Tickets start from S$10 per day and three-day passes are available from S$20, ensuring that more can witness the making of history and enjoy the epic competitions between some of the world’s best players. Day passes for families (two adults and two students1) are also available from S$25. Full event agenda and tickets are available at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/olympics0623. In recognition of Visa’s long-standing partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Visa is the official and preferred way to pay for Olympic Esports Week tickets.
“The Olympic Esports Week Singapore 2023 is a truly unique event, bringing together a wide and diverse variety of elements for a celebration of virtual sports, gaming and esports. From the exciting live finals of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 which will showcase some of the world’s best players, to the free-to-play zone for everyone to get involved – we hope to inspire sports, gaming and esports fans of all levels and backgrounds. We have made a deliberate decision to organise the OEW 2023 so that this Olympic event is accessible to as many people as possible and for everyone to be a part of the first-ever OEW,” said Mr Mark Chay, Co-chair of the Local Organising Committee for OEW 2023.
Singapore’s hosting of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week will also be boosted by the support of organisations known for being among the best in their respective fields. Partners include all Worldwide Olympic Partners (https://olympics.com/ioc/partners) as well as local event partners; global technology leader Alibaba, Singapore Airlines, virtual reality company PICO, network connectivity provider Singtel, one-stop esports solution provider VSPO and real estate group CapitaLand.
Mr Chay also said: “Similar to an athlete’s sporting success on the global stage, staging a global event like the OEW requires the support of a team of committed partners and stakeholders. The local organising committee is grateful to have the backing of partners whose visions and goals align with ours. We are all working hard together to ensure that fans, players and officials get to enjoy some of the best of physical-hybrid and virtual sport in June.”
Those in Singapore will also get a sneak preview of the OEW experience from 5 May 2023 with a roving trailer bringing the world of esports and virtual sports to 13 locations across Singapore for a period of 50 days up until the Olympic Esports Week. This will give visitors the opportunity to try the OEW titles first hand, compete to win attractive prizes and meet with key leaders in the world of esports and virtual sports. Other exciting programmes will also take place in various key locations across Singapore. More details will be revealed in due course.
1. Student prices are applicable for those aged between 7 and 17. Children under 7 enjoy complimentary entry into the OEW, but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Annex A Games at Olympic Esports Series:
- Archery (World Archery Federation, Tic Tac Bow)
- Baseball (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS)
- Chess (International Chess Federation, Chess.com)
- Cycling (UCI, Zwift)
- Dance (World DanceSports Federation, JustDance)
- Sailing (World Sailing, Virtual Regatta)
- Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)
- Taekwondo (World Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
- Motorsport (Federation Internationale Automobile, Gran Turismo)