Batter up! WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros is making the big leagues, as Konami announces that it’s been appointed as one of the titles for the Olympic Esports Series 2023. This global virtual and simulated sports competition, hosted by the International Olympic Committee in collaboration with the International Federation, sees WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros step up to the plate in the baseball competition, marking a real home run for this bite-sized baseball bonanza.
David Lappartient, chair of the IOC Esports Liaison Group, explains that the Olympic Movement’s goal is to ‘bring people together in peaceful competition’, and that ‘the Olympic Esports Series 2023 is a continuation of that, with the ambition of creating more spaces to play for both players and fans of elite competition’.
In response to the announcement, WBSC executive director Michael Schmidt says ‘we are delighted for baseball to be a part of this new Olympic experience and to again be partnering with one of the world’s leading game publishers, Konami, to deliver a world-class eSports competition for baseball. The WBSC realises the huge potential of eSports for engaging new audiences, and we continue to work tirelessly to develop and innovate in this space. We are ready to bring the very best of virtual baseball to the Olympic Esports Series and the Finals in Singapore through this exciting new IOC event’.
Konamai also pitches in, with digital entertainment representative director, president Hideki Hayakawa saying ‘we are delighted to be able to contribute to the promotion of baseball through our participation in IOC’s Olympic Esports Series,’ going on to express that ‘Konami is always a proud supporter of development within the WBSC eBaseball community’, and that Konami will ‘continue to promote and support the sustainable development of eBaseball with the WBSC’.
Each sport in the Olympic Esports Series 2023, including WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros, begins the qualification round this March, with the finals taking place at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from June 22 – 25, acting as the highlight of the Olympic Esports Week 2023.
If you want to learn more about the Olympic Esports Series and maybe even take a swing at competing for yourself, head over to Olympics.com, and for more details on the game itself, check out the official Konami website.
To take part in the WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros competition in the Olympic Esports Series 2023, you, of course, need to have a copy of the game, which you can pick up from the PlayStation Store or the Nintendo Switch eShop. You also need to be able to play the game online, so keep that in mind!
If you fancy testing your batting arm in a different experience, check out our list of the best baseball games on Switch and mobile. We’ve got plenty of recommendations for even more of the best mobile sports games and best Switch sports games too, including the best golf games and the best football games.