The Olympic Esports week now actually has an esport in it


The International Olympic Committee has added Fortnite as part of the Olympic Esports Week gaming lineup, which will take place at Singapores Suntec Centre from June 22 to 25. Epic Games’ battle royale joins the list of games over two months after the committee came up with a lineup that didn’t have any esports titles whatsoever. Only, competitors won’t really be playing Fortnite as intended.

“The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)s sport shooting island created in Fortnite has been added to the Olympic Esports Finals lineup,” the International Olympic Committee’s announcement reads. “The event will see 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) invited to compete on the global stage. A specially designed Fortnite Creative Island, made to reflect sport shooting competition, will put the target-aiming accuracy of sharpshooters to the test and see them navigate the in-game environment as they compete to become an Olympic Esports Series winner. All the thrilling finals action will be streamed globally across and Olympic social channels.”

So it seems like what will actually be happening is competitors will be shooting at targets in Fortnite, rather than playing the battle royale mode and fighting for that victory royale.

This is a breaking story. More details will be added soon.

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