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Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift returns to London and the Aquatic Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a spectacular Grand Finale, with titles and glory on the line. After a sold out 2022, fans are eager to see the greatest athletes in the world battle it out one last time for the chance to be crowned the Triathlon Esports World Champion thanks to Super League’s unique partnership with World Triathlon.
The Arena Games Triathlon Grand Finale welcomes extra athletes as they compete through heats, a repechage and a Grand Final. Heats and repechage will see two stages of swim-bike-run, while, come the final, the fastest 10 pros will race Super League’s unique Arena Games Triathlon format to decide a victor. That means 3 short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run. There is no respite for the athletes, and an added challenge is that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time. A pursuit style start is adopted for the final stage each time they race. The swim (200m) takes place in an Olympic sized pool, and the bike (4km), and run (1km), legs on static equipment with the racing realised in the virtual world of Zwift, the world’s leading online training and racing platform. This provides real-time, detailed data insights, allowing you to get closer than ever before to the competitors.
The SLT Arena Games was born during the COVID- 19 pandemic, and has gone from strength to strength, drawing a huge audience thanks to its innovative and exciting indoor race concept. With Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift, Super League Triathlon and World Triathlon have taken this concept to the next level. In 2023, the Arena Games Triathlon Championship Series will be held across three electrifying events, in equally iconic cities. At the Grand Finale, held in London, the overall winners of the series will be named the new Esports Triathlon World Champions.
Arena Games Triathlon London will be held in the London Aquatics Centre in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
At Arena Games Triathlon London, you’ll see the world’s best triathletes battle it out in the fastest, most exciting and brutal racing. At the event, there will be live on the ground MCs, taking you through the action as it unfolds, and BIG Screens so you can follow every second of the racing.
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Arena Games Triathlon London will take place in London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
London E20 2AQ
There is no parking available at the venue itself, but multi story car parks can be found nearby, at Westfield Shopping Centre.
There is also the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park multi story to the North of the Park, off the A12 on Eastway.
The 388 bus runs between London Bridge and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Here East.
The 308 bus runs between Wanstead and the Lea Bridge Roundabout near the Stratford station entrance Chobham Academy and Lee Valley VeloPark.
The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the Stratford station entrance, the London Aquatics Centre at White Post Lane.
The 108 bus runs between Lewisham and Stratford City and Stratford International bus stations, going through the Park including Warton Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station. Buses that run to these stations are:
• 25 from Oxford Street to Ilford
• 69 from Canning Town to Walthamstow
• 86 from Romford to Stratford
• 97 from Chingford to Stratford
• 104 Manor Park to Stratford
• 108 from Lewisham to Stratford
• 158 from Chingford Mount to Stratford
• 238 from Barking to Stratford
• 241 from Canning Town to Stratford
• 257 from Walthamstow to Stratford
• 262 from Becton to Stratford
• 276 from Stoke Newington to Newham University Hospital
• 308 from Clapton to Wanstead
• 339 from Leytonstone to Shadwell
• 425 from Clapton to Stratford
• 473 from North Woolwich to Stratford
• D8 from Crossharbour to Stratford International
In addition to the 25 which runs a 24-hour service, night buses to/from Stratford are:
• N8 from Oxford Street to Hainault
• N86 from Stratford to Harold Hill
Women Heat 1 (2 Stages)
Women Heat 2 (2 Stages)
Women Heat 3 (2 Stages)
Men Heat 1 (2 Stages)
Men Heat 2 (2 Stages)
Men Heat 3 (2 Stages)
Women : Repechage 1
Women : Repechage 2
Men : Repechage 1
Men : Repechage 2
Para Triathlon Race 1
Para Triathlon Race 2
What is Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift?
Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift is an innovative concept that blends in real life and virtual racing to deliver a new level of the immersive viewing experience. The format took the triathlon world by storm with the debut of the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam 2020 before successful follow-up events in London and Rotterdam in 2021. Then, in partnership with World Triathlon, it developed into a World Championship Series format for 2022, with Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift which went on to crown the world’s first esports triathlon World Champions.
Now, Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift is back, bigger and better than ever before, with a 4 event series spread across 3 continents in 2023. With further innovations, more live data, and in your face cameras, these events will get closer to the athletes than ever before.
When and where will the Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series Powered by Zwift 2023 take place?
In 2023, the Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series powered by Zwift series will take place in 4 iconic locations.
February 25, 2023: Montreal, Canada
March 12, 2023: Sursee, Switzerland
April 8, 2023: London, UK, Grand Finale
What is the concept?
Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift is an amalgamation of real-life and virtual racing. It provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live data.
The swim leg takes place in an Olympic sized pool while the bike and run disciplines are completed on smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a visual race via Zwift’s online platform.
The TV broadcast brings together the best of all these elements to produce a captivating event, with in-your-face cameras bringing you closer than ever to the athletes and an enclosed environment showing their effort and raw suffering like never before.
How does the Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series powered by Zwift work?
The Championship Series events will consist of both heats and finals. At each event athletes will need to qualify for the final race via a heat which will consist of 2 Stages (Swim – Bike – Run / Swim – Bike – Run). The second stage will be held in a pursuit format. Athletes will start in reverse order of their result in stage 1. The athlete with the fastest time will start first, every other athlete will follow with a time gap as per the result of stage 1.
Just 8-10 athletes from the heats (venue dependant) will then progress to the final. The final will consist of 3 Stages over Super League’s unique Arena Games Triathlon format (Swim – Bike – Run // Run – Bike – Swim // Swim – Bike – Run).
The competition times for each athlete will be added from the 1st and the 2nd stage. Pursuit starts for the last stage based on the time difference accumulated across the first two stages. The athlete with the fastest time, will start first.
The Championship Finals will follow a similar format but with a two-stage repechage offering an extra route to the big finale: a three-stage battle for the 30 athletes who make it onto the start lists.
For more information on formats please visit the Formats section.
How does the point scoring work?
The World Champions will be decided via a points system combining the results of the final in London plus each athlete’s best result at one additional Arena Games event. The results also contribute to World Triathlon’s world rankings.
The Series race winners will each receive 250 points, the Championship Finals winners 500 points, decreasing by 7.5% for each position thereafter. The Arena Games Triathlon World Champions will be the man and woman with the highest combined score from the Finals and one Series event.
Who is racing?
Official start lists for the Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift events will be announced in the run-up to each event.
There will be between 16-20 female athletes and 16-20 male athletes racing the events in Montreal and Sursee The Finals, in London, will see that number grow to 30 female and 30 male athletes.
Is there prize money?
Yes, the Pros will be racing for cash to add extra incentive to race at full throttle throughout. However, there is not only money at stake, the Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift will also crown the world’s first triathlon esports World Champions in 2023.
The winners of the Series events will get $5,000, while for the Finals it is $7,500. All athletes reaching the final of any event will earn prize money.
In addition, the World Champions will also receive $8,000 on top of what was earned in the races, with $6,000 going to the overall second-placed athletes and $4,000 overall third.
Where can I watch Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift?
Our broadcast partners will be showing uninterrupted coverage of the Finals of each event and are being regularly updated on our website. You will also be able to watch all the action, live, on our Website and YouTube Channel.
Where can I find Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift tickets/ merchandise?
Official Super League Triathlon merchandise is available from the SLT Dryworld store HERE.
For information on how to spectate at Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift, go to the ‘Come to the Event’ tab for the event that you wish to attend.
Are the events COVID secure?
Yes. As elite sports events, Arena Games Triathlon Powered by Zwift events fully comply with all applicable local and national regulations.
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