Fortnite is entering the Olympics!

Fortnite enters the Olympics!


The IOC has added Fortnite to its Esports Series, which already includes nine games corresponding to real sports run by international federations.  

The Esports Finals will take place in Singapore from June 22-25, with Fortnite Sports Shooting matches scheduled for June 24. The competition will be an invitational event featuring a dozen players from the Fortnite Champion Series, who will compete in a sniper competition supported by the International Shooting Sport Federation on a special Fortnite island. The island will be designed to mirror sports shooting competitions, and players will be tested on their aiming accuracy.


A truly global competition

The IOC has opened ticket sales for Olympic Esports Week in Singapore, priced at SGD10 ($7.50) for one day or SGD20 ($15 ) for all three days of competition.

The IOC sees the inclusion of Fortnite as part of a larger effort to encourage esports and connect with the community video games.

The Esports Series is a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC, in collaboration with international federations and game publishers. The best players will compete in live, in-person finals at the Olympic Esports Finals in Singapore.

Attracting an audience averse to Olympic competitions

Adding Fortnite to the Esports Series is in line with IOC esports goals. The committee considers it a “peaceful competition” with a physical equivalent, and the inclusion of Fortnite is likely to appeal to an audience that would otherwise not be interested in conventional esports tournaments. p>

The esports finals will be broadcast globally on and the Olympics social media channels. Fortnite joins archery, baseball, chess, cycling, dancesport, motorsports, sailing, taekwondo and tennis in the Olympic esports series.