France will have its chances
Competitions will go well by nation. Competing teams and players will represent their countries or regions according to geographic areas and will compete in two qualifying stages (in June) that will send their best representatives to the finals (July 11-14 for Rocket league, from 16 to 21 for Street fighter v).
Unlike 2020, the final will not take place in Japan, but online and therefore will be divided into regions: four from each Rocket league, eleven of Street fighter v. France will be able to count on several serious representatives in both games. In total, $ 250,000 in donations will be shared twice among the best of these gatherings, which will end a few days before the start of the Olympics (July 23 – August 8).
Capturing young audiences
Announced at the end of 2019, they were greeted with great enthusiasm: Nations tournaments are still rare in esports, the proximity to the Olympics made the event exciting and Street fighter v it is an institution in Japan. With no news since the postponement of this Olympiad by Covid-19, except for the Olympic Virtual Series (competitions on sports simulations), everyone thought they had been forgotten.
Despite this adapted format, its maintenance once again demonstrates the IOC’s interest in the discipline, which wants to use it to attract its young audience. In 2018, on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (South Korea), a competition in Starcraft ii it had been organized. Esport will also be a medal-winning discipline in the next Asian Games (in China, in 2022). If this is not the case for a long time for the Olympics, e-sport should also be part of the expanded program of the event in Paris, in 2024.