Celtic set for world championship with World Computer Games Championship
Celtic are set to host the world’s biggest computer games championships in 2021.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed the tournament will take place at the Stade de France and is expected to attract up to 1,000 athletes from over 60 countries, including the UK, US and Germany.
Celtic will face the world champions from the US, Germany and Japan.
The tournament will be held from 2021 to 2022 and will take up the full three-year duration of the Olympics.
Celts general manager Scott Bain said the Celtic World Cup will be “a unique opportunity to introduce the most advanced computing platforms to a young generation of children”.
“The Celtic World Team will bring the best of the modern game to a new generation of parents and grandparents in their new homes and will also inspire a new breed of athletes who are now taking on the challenges of computing at the highest levels,” he said.
“The World Computer Game Championship is a global competition which is designed to foster lifelong learning and inspire a culture of innovation.”
The International Computer Gaming Association said Celtic would be the host city for the tournament, which is being developed as part of the Global Games Initiative.
“Celtics aim to host a world-class sporting event, with a clear focus on youth development,” it said.