Qatar is gearing up to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup later in the year by hosting the first metaverse FIFA gaming tournament to enable fans all over the world to see the top FIFA players compete for the EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup.
The competition is taking place at the Aspire Ladies Sports Hall in Doha featuring 16 players battling it out for various prizes. Of the 16 players, 12 are the top EA Sports FIFA 22 players, and four are from the MENA region. The four MENA players made the online qualifiers and got a chance to experience what it feels like to compete against professionals.
Esports platform Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land organized this competition.
The best player will win $25,000, the second-best player will win $15,000, and the third- and fourth-best players will win $5,000, a grand prize of $50,000 in total.
“We are proud and excited to be venturing into the world of Web 3.0 technologies with this latest eSports development, which aligns perfectly with our strategic commitment to invest in innovation,” said Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo.
The metaverse concept comes in where viewers will get multiple opportunities to interact with one another and the players throughout the tournament.
Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land will offer viewers free non-fungible tokens (NFTs), redeemable for merchandise, and chances to meet players and influencers. Alternatively, they can hold the NFTs as investments.
Fans that would like to watch the EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup can head over to the competition’s website. Alternatively, they can watch the tournament at any time on YouTube.