It has recently been announced that Fortnite will be part of the Olympic Esports Series that will take place this summer. The Fortnite competitions at the Olympics will feature the top 12 professional players from the FNCS.
The 2023 Olympic Esports Series will include Fortnite
It has been officially confirmed that Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the esports that will be played in the 2023 Olympic Esports Series. This important competition will be held in Singapore from June 22 to 25.
The esports that will be played in the Olympics are as follows:
How will Fortnite be played at the 2023 Olympic Esports Series?
It is important to comment that in the Olympics, the frenetic Zero Build, or Battle Royale mode, will not be played, a game mode many users love. Instead, the creative mode will be played, and a shooting contest will be deputized. So Fortnite will be included in archery competitions.
Many people wonder why the most famous esports, such as CS:GO, Dota 2, or League of Legends, are absent at the Olympics. The reason is that the Olympic committee wants to maintain its mission that the Olympics are violence-free environments.
Therefore, each game included in the Esports Olympics seeks to be as similar as possible to the traditional Olympics.
Now, let’s talk about the Fortnite competitions in this year’s Olympics. Players participating must demonstrate their marksmanship skills and their shooting mechanics in the game’s creative mode. Sport shooting, an Olympic event, will be simulated by this Fortnite competition.
Format of the Fortnite competition in The Olympic Esports Series
For The Olympic Esports Series, each player will receive an invitation, and there will be only 12 athletes participating. The invited athletes will be the best of the Fortnite Champion Series.
The competition will occur on a unique Fortnite island, themed with sports shooting tournaments. On that island, the evaluation of the athletes’ marksmanship will be carried out in the same way as it would be done in a traditional shooting competition.
Fortnite at the Esports Olympics
Fortnite’s participation in the Esports Olympics has a very positive side, even though it will not showcase the essence of the game. However, the inclusion of this game in the esports Olympics can generate a very positive impact on the Fortnite competitive scene.
Even though the way Fortnite will be played at the Olympics does not showcase the entire game, two important features will be shown. First, we’re talking about aiming and shooting.
Let’s hope more opportunities arise after the Fortnite Olympic sports shooting competition. Perhaps it is not the ideal way to showcase the game for many players, but in 2017 no one would imagine that the title would be present at the Olympics.
On the other hand, this important competition will be guaranteed that the best Fortnite players will compete. In the same way, as in the traditional Olympics, only the best athletes in the world participate.