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HAMBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Athletes compete during the Age Group Olympic Distance bike leg at the World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 2021 on September 19, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for World Triathlon Series)

The realm of electronic sports has been growing tremendously over the past few years, both in terms of popularity and variety. This new announcement from the World Triathlon and Super League is just the latest instalment of esports climb to the top. 

It appears in 2022 fans and competitors will be seeing a mixture between real life and virtual racing thanks to the Areana Games Triathlon which will be powered by Zwift. For those who don’t know Zwift is a popular multiplayer cycling and running program, which has been used in prior years as both training for competitors and actual esports tournaments. With the program set to host the next UCI Cycling Esports World Championship sometime in 2022. 

The Olympic Triathlon team were happy to post on their Twitter about the partnership between the two organizations with Zwift retweeting. Both World Triathlon president Marisol Casado and Super League Chief Executive Michael D’hulst gave statements about their thoughts on the partnership and how it not only helps the sport grow, but put attention on these types of virtual events.   

As of now not many details about the event are known. However, what is known is that both partners over as Super League and World Triathlon are excited about the growth of the project and look forward as they hope to make this mixture between virtual and real-life competition a new practice for years to come. Even gaining notoriety from the international Olympic Committee as they look to further the integration of esports in an Olympic setting. 

Both championship games are set to take place sometime in 2022 with accountments speculated to come much sooner rather than later.