Olympic Esports Series 2023: IOC faces criticism over the section of the titles for the competition, CHECK DETAILS
Olympic Esports Series 2023: IOC faces criticism over the section of the titles for the competition – International Olympic Committee yesterday announced…
Olympic Esports Series 2023: IOC faces criticism over the section of the titles for the competition – International Olympic Committee yesterday announced the Olympic Esports Series 2023, a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers. A total of nine games are part of the competition, however, the global esports community believes their favorite games are being omitted. As a result, there has been firm criticism by them on the selection of the titles. For future updates on Gaming and Esports, follow Flizzyy.com.
Olympic Esports Series 2023
The following games are part of the competition.
- 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 DanceSport Federation, JustDance)
- Motor sport (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Gran Turismo)
- Sailing (World Sailing, Virtual Regatta)
- Taekwondo (World Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
- Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)
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Reactions from the esports community
Talking about the selection of the same, the esports community across the globe feels hard done by. Most of them believe that there must have been other games. Some of them understand the reason behind the omission while some are baffled.
Great concept, but the only actual video game competition is Gran Tourismo. I understand not wanting to boost violent video games, but still pretty cringe.
— Slikk (@SLIKK519) March 1, 2023
No disrespect go people who play these games (other than Chess) but really? You picked games that NOBODY watches, whilst leaving out MASSIVE titles. Did a 70 year old dude pick these?
— Ludekolo (@ludekolo) March 1, 2023
Only one actual game (GT7) and it’s platform-exclusive. Huge failure. Also why care only about simulations of existing sports? Failing to recognize the sport inherent in gaming itself is a failure across the board.
— seedmole (@seedmole) March 1, 2023
this is great!
can’t wait for it
there are some absolutely amazing people that will be competing for sure
you all know who you are!
and you’re gonna do fantastic!
— di0__0ib (@di0__0ib) March 1, 2023
Having seen the reactions, we can say that there have been mixed reactions for sure. Hence, it will be interesting to see how things pan out in the coming months. For future updates on Gaming and Esports, follow Flizzyy.com.
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