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Qatar hosted the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Metaverse EA sports championship.
The event took place on May 24, at the Aspire Ladies Sports Hall.
Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land, the eSports brand owned by Ooredoo, organized the event in partnership with Dell Technologies and Quest LLC.
The prize pool for the tournament was $50,000, of which $25,000 went to the first-place winner, $15,000 for the second place, and $5,000 for third and fourth places respectively.
16 players battled for the prizes. 12 of them are top EA Sports FIFA22 players, and four of them are from the Middle East and North Africa region.
Dossary, one of the best world players, won the first-place prize. Kaylan Moodley took the second place, and Ahmed al-Meghessib and Haroun Yassin the third and fourth.
The event was broadcasted on Ooredoo TV 0 and YouTube, with commentary in English and Arabic. Moreover, fans could use VR glasses to enjoy the show in the Metaverse.
In addition to the championships, Ooredoo Nation issued a special NFT collection for the visitors of the event. It includes merchandise and the possibility to meet celebrities and players.
Spectators also received giveaways, including VR headsets, gaming consoles, and other.
“We are proud and excited to dig into the field of Web 3.0 technologies with this newest eSports achievement, which aligns well with our strategic objective to engage in innovation,” said Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, the Chief Commercial Officer of Ooredoo.
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