Finals set for Olympic Virtual Series Baseball event

Finals set for Olympic Virtual Series Baseball event
31/05/2021
The Olympic Channel will stream the finals live on 23 June.

The Olympic Virtual Series baseball event is advancing into the finals in Japan, following the conclusion of the online preliminary round.

A total of 19 competitors are set to compete in the finals in Japan on 23 June. Eleven of the finalists will compete in the Playstation 4 Division and 8 in the Nintendo Switch Division.

The Olympic Virtual Series baseball event is being played via a specially designed environment of Konami’s eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 on both the Playstation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.

The finals will be streamed live on the Olympic Channel.

The Olympic Virtual Series aims to mobilise virtual sports, eSports and gaming enthusiasts worldwide to reach new Olympic audiences, while also encouraging the development of both physical and digital forms of sports.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is amongst five sports/international federations to have been appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be part of the inaugural Olympic Virtual Series, which also features cycling, rowing, sailing and motorsport.

The WBSC Executive Board approved virtual sports as a discipline of baseball/softball in December 2020.