Ubisoft has announced that Just Dance 2023 Edition will make its way to the Olympics Esports Series in 2023.
A first-of-its-kind cooperation with the World DanceSport Federation, participants will be selected from the talented pool of former Just Dance World Cup top athletes, and selected players will receive a direct invite to compete at the live finals in Singapore from June 22 to 25.
The Olympic Esports Series 2023 is a global virtual and simulated sports competition that will culminate in a live, in-person final for the first time at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from 22 to 25 June.
“Just Dance has one of the most enthusiastic, bright, and dedicated communities in the world and we’re excited to see our players shine and compete this summer in Singapore to become the first ever Olympic Esports Series winner in the Dance category,” says Zeynep Gençağa, Senior Director, Head of Regions, of Esports and Competitive Gaming at Ubisoft. “With a track record of several editions of the Just Dance World Cup, our franchise has proved its potential for thrilling competitiveness and entertainment. Today, we’re humbled to bring back Just Dance to its competitive roots in such a high fashion by teaming up with the World DanceSport Federation for the Olympic Esports Series 2023.”
“The WDSF is excited to cooperate with Ubisoft and share the joy of DanceSport with new generations through the popular Just Dance franchise,” said WDSF President Shawn Tay. “With DanceSport growing in popularity around the world, it was a logical next step for us to enter into the virtual realm. The 2023 Olympic Esports Series will now showcase this terrific fusion of our two worlds and we cannot wait to see the best of the Just Dance community compete this summer in Singapore.”
More details about the competition and participants will be shared in the coming months.