The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) have announced that a Fortnite tournament will be held during this year's Olympic Esports Week.
Taking place in Singapore from June 22-25, the Olympic Esports Week will see participants compete in in-game versions of several Olympic sports.
As part of the week, the IOC has confirmed that Fortnite will be used to host a sport shooting tournament, with 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series competing within the game.
"A specially designed Fortnite Creative Island, made to reflect sport shooting competition, will put the target-aiming accuracy of sharp shooters to the test and see them navigate the in-game environment as they compete to become an Olympic Esports Series winner," reads a press release.
In addition to Fortnite, games such as Gran Turismo, Just Dance, and WHSC eBaseball will be used to create virtual versions of traditional Olympic sports during the Olympic esports week.
Below is the full list of confirmed tournaments and the games associated with them.
- Archery (Tic Tac Bow),
- Baseball (WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros)
- Chess (Chess.com)
- Cycling (Zwift)
- Dance (Just Dance)
- Motor sport (Gran Turismo)
- Sailing (Virtual Regatta)
- Shooting (Fortnite – Creator Mode)
- Tennis (Tennis Clash)
- Taekwondo (Virtual Taekwondo)
Here you can buy tickets for the event, which will be held at the Santeh Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.