First Olympic Esports Games could arrive in 2025

January 30, 2024

“Next year or ‘by 2026 at the latest’,” International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach told Xinhua Sports last Monday. That’s the date being considered for the first Olympic Esports Games, which Japan is bidding to host and where “artificial intelligence will play an important role”.

The steps we have taken to get here are proof of this, with the hosting of the Esports Forum in Lausanne in 2018, the Olympic Virtual Series in 2021 and the Olympic Esports Week in Singapore last year, which attracted a spectacular audience and confirmed its success. Inside The Games