Qatar is hosting the Middle East's first metaverse FIFA gaming event, which will let fans all around the world watch the world's best FIFA gamers battle for the EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup.
The competition will take place in the Aspire Ladies Sports Hall in Doha, with 16 participants competing for various prizes. Twelve of the sixteen players are elite EA Sports FIFA 22 players, while four are from the MENA area. The four MENA participants advanced to the online qualifications and had the opportunity to compete against professionals.
This competition was conducted by the esports platform Ooredoo Nation - Gamers' Land. The winner will get $25,000, while the first runner-up will receive $15,000. The second and fourth-place finishers, on the other hand, will each receive $5,000.
In response to this forward-thinking initiative, Ooredoo's Chief Commercial Officer, Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, stated that the business is happy and eager to go into web3. This decision, he says, is consistent with Ooredoo's strategic commitment to investing in innovation.
The metaverse notion enters the picture, with spectators having several possibilities to engage with one another and the participants during the event.
In addition, Ooredoo Nation Gamers' Land will provide viewers with free non-fungible tokens (NFTs) redeemable for items, as well as opportunities to meet gamers and influencers. They can also hold the NFTs as investments.
Fans who want to watch the EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup can do so by visiting the competition's website. They may also watch the tournament on YouTube at any time.
The Esports community continues to warm up to the metaverse. The Global Esports Federation launched a metaverse council earlier this month to design practical metaverse development projects for the global Esports community.
The association, which includes blockchain specialists, NFT developers, and social media influencers, stated at the time,
"We've formed the GEF Metaverse Council to foster ideas, give them a voice, and create our metaverse reality, as well as to provide access to infinite opportunities for our whole #worldconnected community."
Hugo Philion, the CEO of Flare Network and the council's Chair, said why the council is eager to embrace the metaverse: "Esports has unlimited potential and various options for blockchain applications."