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June 18, 2021

The Olympic Virtual Series will begin on May 13, 2021, through June 23, 2021

Luckbox praises first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical, non-physical virtual sports

Luckbox praises first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical, non-physical virtual sports
Real Luck Group CEO Quentin Martin said: This move not only serves to underline the credibility and growing mainstream acceptance of esports but also provides increased global exposure, particularly in front of a more mainstream audience."
Canada | 04/26/2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it has partnered with five international sports federations for the event. The move represents wider mainstream acceptance for the esports sector.

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he Olympic Virtual Series will mobilize virtual sport, esports, and gaming enthusiasts from around the world in order to reach new Olympic audiences and meet the objectives of the IOC´s Olympic Agenda 2020+5, while also encouraging the development of physical and non-physical forms of sports.

The IOC announced that it has partnered with five international sports federations for the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports. 

Real Luck Group CEO Quentin Martin stated: "It's fantastic to see the IOC recognize esports. We strongly believe that esports deserve to be regarded and respected alongside all traditional sports. This move not only serves to underline the credibility and growing mainstream acceptance of esports but also provides increased global exposure, particularly in front of a more mainstream audience."

The following International Federations and gaming publishers will be part of the Olympic Virtual Series:

  • World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) – eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020, Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Zwift, Zwift inc.
  • World Rowing - Open format
  • World Sailing - Virtual Regatta, Virtual Regatta SAS
  • Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) - Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital.
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