London has been chosen as one of the cities to host the first-ever Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series.
The series is the result of a collaboration between World Triathlon (WT) and Super League Triathlon (SLT), which will see the first-ever esport triathlon racing series take place.
The virtual racing series will build on the success of the SLT Arena Games concept, which was first launched in 2022 as a response to Covid-19 social distancing measures and has since won several industry awards for innovation.
London will host the second of three events in the series, on Saturday 23 April at the London Aquatics Centre. The centre was the location for the 2021 event, which was one of the first elite races to go ahead after Covid lockdown restrictions started to ease.
It was a drama-filled day with Brits dominating the podium, including the likes of Jonny Brownlee, Alex Yee, Beth Potter and Lucy Charles-Barclay.
Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series dates:
- 9 April 2022: Olympia-Schwimmhalle, Munich, Germany
- 23 April 2022: London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK
- 7 May 2022: Singapore Grand Final
It’ll be the first time hosting the Arena Games for Munich and Singapore. Results from each event will contribute to World Triathlon rankings and the first-ever esport triathlon world champion will be crowned in Singapore on 7 May.
Speaking about the announcement, Michael D’hulst, CEO and co-founder of Super League Triathlon, said:“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.
“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!”
Head to Super League Triathlon to find out more.
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