International Olympic Committee Taps DreamHack Sports Games to Operate Virtual Series – The Esports Observer

The International Olympic Committee has partnered with five International Sports Federations, multiple game publishers, and DreamHack Sports Games to launch the Olympic Virtual Series – an official event featuring simulation video games for multiple traditional sports.

DreamHack Sports Games will oversee production and marketing.

The event will take place ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, running from May 132 to June 23 2021. The federations and publishers involved in the event are as follows:

  • World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) – eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020, Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Zwift, Zwift inc.
  • World Rowing – Open format
  • World Sailing – Virtual Regatta, Virtual Regatta SAS
  • Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) – Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital

Formats will be tailored to each game. Additional federations including the International Tennis Federation and World Taekwondo will explore participation in future events.

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