Munich, London and Singapore will be hosts for the 2022 Super League Arena Games Triathlon series as part of a partnership between Super League Triathlon and World Triathlon to grow a global esports championship series.
The Munich event will take place at Olympia-Schwimmhalle on April 9, followed by the London event at the London Aquatics Centre on April 23. The Grand Final will be in Singapore on May 7.
“We are delighted to welcome three amazing cities such as London, Munich and Singapore to our roster of hosts,” said World Triathlon President Marisol Casado. “We can not think of a better scenario for the 2022 season of the Arena Games Triathlon. The three events offer a combination of vast experience on triathlon events, Olympic tradition and great hosting capabilities, so I am sure that both athletes and fans will enjoy it.”
World Triathlon and Super League will collaborate on all aspects of Arena Games Triathlon including scheduling, participating athletes, involvement of national federations, promotion, broadcasters, host venues and amplifying the reach of the events. Each event will contribute points to the WT World Ranking and athletes who collect the most points over the course of the series will be awarded the inaugural triathlon esport World Titles in Singapore.
The Arena Games Triathlon stems from an ambition to drive competitive triathlon throughout the global pandemic. Last year saw the first multi-city version of the Games set in Rotterdam and London; the recent partnership with World Triathlon means the Arena Games Triathlon will be bigger this year with both organizations working with all relevant authorities to host the events in accordance to local safety protocols. The real-life and virtual reality blended racing provides an immersive viewing experience for triathete fans as well as esports fans the chance to enjoy live data from the athletes in real time.
“We have continued to innovate during the pandemic, and the pinnacle of that is our Arena Games Triathlon, which we recently announced the partnership with World Triathlon,” said Michael D’hulst, chief executive officer and co-founder of Super League Triathlon. “It’s very exciting to see the first World Series of Triathlon esport coming together and announce this powerful line up with iconic locations. This series will be a milestone in triathlon’s history and these venues will really do that justice.”