Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!

Logo
live-news-icon

Live News

No Rest For The Wicked Launches In Early Access This April: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Genshin Impact 4.5 Update Arrives This March: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Afterlove EP, The Last Game By Deceased Coffee Talk Creator, Will Launch In Q3 2024: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Esports Gets Closer To The Olympics With The Virtual Series

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has partnered with five international sports federations and video game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first Olympic-licensed event for virtual sports.

According to the official news statement, the event will take place between 13 May and 23 June 2021 May 13th, featuring virtual sports and esports across baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing, and motorsport. It will coincide with the start of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Some of the titles selected for the event include Konami’s eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (for baseball), Zwift (for cycling), Virtual Regatta (for sailing), and Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo (for racing). However, it has yet to be revealed which title will be used for OVS’ rowing event.

IOC President Thomas Bach said:

“The Olympic Virtual Series is a new, unique Olympic digital experience that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports.

Its conception is in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s Digital Strategy.

It encourages sports participation and promotes the Olympic values, with a special focus on youth.”

Perhaps this will finally help bring esports one step closer to being featured in the actual Olympics. It’s a good day for the further development of esports in the eyes of the world.

Related News

post-07
The Mandalorian's Ahsoka Hot Toys Comes With A Baby Yoda

Hot Toys has announced Star Wars The Mandalorian 1/6th scale Ahsoka Tano & Grogu Collectible Set. In The Mandalorian Season 2, Din Djarin was q...

post-07
Life-Sized Godzilla Terrorizes Theme Park In Japan

Japan already has a life-sized Gundam for mecha fans to marvel at when they visit the land of the rising sun, but what about kaiju fans? Wait no more,...

post-07
Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo Is Coming, More Gameplay Details Revealed

The first previews of Resident Evil 3 Remake are out, and that means more gameplay details for the upcoming game. Capcom has also announced that a Res...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

post-17
Introducing The Kakuchopurei YouTube Membership Program!
post-17
Foamstars: The Best Characters To Play
post-17
Honkai Star Rail 2.0: Black Swan Best Build & Team
post-17
Palworld: All The Guides You Need For 2024’s Surprise Survival Game Hit
post-17
How To Find & Fight Katsuhiro Harada In Tekken 8
post-17
Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Walkthrough & Guide
post-17
The Best Game Music Of 2023
post-17
Delicious In Dungeon Starts The New Year Tastefully
post-17
The Games Of 2024: Our Picks & Highlights
post-17
Kakuchopurei SEA Indie Game Awards & Appreciation 2023
post-17
Kakuchopurei’s Best Games Of 2023
post-17
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Tier List | The First Few Weeks
post-17
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Premiere Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
post-17
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
post-17
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
post-17
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
post-17
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
post-17
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained