IOC steps into esports with five international federations, game publishers

The International Olympic Committee has this morning announced that it has partnered with five international sports federations, game publishers and DreamHack Sports Games to launch the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports.

Launching ahead of the rescheduled 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, the ‘Olympic Virtual Series’ will run from May 13 to June 23.

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