President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Christopher Samuda, says it was a natural progression for IOC to consider an Olympic Esports Games.

The IOC said it is in “advanced discussions” with a potential host and an announcement is expected soon once “the last formalities” have been finalised.

They said an upcoming vote is set to decide the outcome.

Samuda says he anticipated such a move after the IOC launched the ‘Olympic Esports Week’ in Singapore in June 2023.

He says the JOA is a forerunner in accepting Esport into the Olympic family.

Christopher Samuda.