Thailand’s Metaverse Expo 2022 will host the first-ever Sports Metaverse Challenge to encourage the new generation to incorporate the metaverse into sports. The winner of the Metaverse Challenge will take home $6,600. The Expo, organized by Nation Group, Block Mountain, and MetaverseXR will take place at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok from July 14th to the 16th.
“This competition will encourage the new generation to think about how to use metaverse in sports, as well as enable them to show their ideas and technologies in this activity,” said Adisak Limparungpatankij, CEO and President of Nation Group. “As Thailand would not adapt itself to keep up with metaverse trends in time, Nation Group is helping accelerate the change because metaverse is not only creating a virtual world.”
The competition is also being used to further esports-related innovations and tournaments in a bid to expand the country’s esports industry.
“The foundation has seen that the new generation, especially Gen Y and Z, have talent in esport,” said Preedok Thongwandee, Chairman of the Sports Development Fund, sponsor of the Metaverse Challenge. “Also, the foundation would invite famous sports players to become ambassadors to encourage the new generation to develop themselves continually.”
(All information was provided by The Nation)
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