ITTF Hosts Esports Table Tennis World Championships 2024

ITTF to Host Inaugural Esports/VR Table Tennis World Championships in Q4 2024

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is now accepting bids to host the groundbreaking Esports/VR World Table Tennis Championships Finals 2024. The bidding period is open until the end of June, with the host city to be announced during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Following an online qualification period open to all players, the Finals will feature the top eight men’s and women’s competitors in a thrilling face-off held in a spectated arena in the fourth quarter of the year. This innovative event aligns with the ITTF’s commitment to embracing digital transformation and staying at the forefront of the Olympic Movement.

Esports/VR Table Tennis Gaining Prominence

Esports/VR table tennis gained significant international recognition when it was showcased as an exhibition sport at the Olympic Esports Week in Singapore in June 2023, foreshadowing its potential inclusion in future multi-Esports events.

“After the success of the Olympic Esports Series, this new event will take our sport to new heights and ensure we are well-prepared and experienced to contribute significantly to any future multi-Esports events,” said ITTF President and IOC Member Petra Sörling.

The introduction of the Esports/VR World Table Tennis Championships Finals 2024 reflects the ITTF’s commitment to embracing digital innovation and expanding the reach of table tennis, particularly among table tennis tables, table tennis bats, and table tennis enthusiasts within local table tennis clubs.

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