Exciting battles continue at Olympic Esports Week 2023

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SINGAPORE, 24 June 2023 – The very first in-person live finals of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 continued on Saturday with Baseball, Chess, Tennis and Shooting winners determined after a day of fierce battles at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Olympic Esports Series live finals are one of the highlights of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week, which is ongoing till 25 June. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong, attended the Olympic Esports Week on Saturday and tried several games including Kayak VR (Canoeing), VR11 (Table Tennis), and Zwift (Cycling) at the Free to Play zone.

Saturday’s Olympic Esports Series winners are as follows:

SportWinner
Baseball (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS)Mori Shoma (SHORA) from Japan 
Chess (International Chess Federation, Chess.com)Alexey Sarana from Serbia
Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)Anass Benghazi (Anteo) from France
Shooting (International Shooting Sport Federation, Fortnite)Lucas Malissa (anon) from Australia

Singapore’s players were also in action on Saturday. Chess players Tin Jingyao and Kevin Goh as well
as tennis player Andrew Arriola were eliminated in the group stage of their respective events.
Baseball player Chong Woon Hian (Woonie) finished ninth, while shooting player Winston Ho (Wisa)
was 11th.
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 began in March, when both professional and amateur players across
the world were invited to participate in the virtual sports competition, created by the International
Olympic Committee in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers.
Approximately 500,000 players entered qualification rounds with hopes of securing their place in the
first in-person finals of the Olympic Esports Series. A total of 131 players from over 60 countries,
including 18 from Singapore, reached the finals.
The second day of the event also saw Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence
Wong attending the Olympic Esports Week, where he tried several games including Kayak VR
(Canoeing), VR11 (Table Tennis), and Zwift (Cycling) at the Free to Play zone.

Photo credit: Olympic Esports Week 2023 Local Organising Committee

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