Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, curator of the Volga Federal District Dmitriy Chernyshenko and Head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov visited the venue of the second Phygital Games.
The event is organised in the run-up to the international “Games of Future” tournament to be held in Kazan in 2024.
Phygital Games are running from 24 November to 11 December in three disciplines: racing (Assetto Corsa + karting), fighting (Mortal Kombat 11 + MMA), and hockey (NHL 22 + 3-on-3 hockey).
The Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the region monitored the venue readiness and watched the training matches of the MMA fighters: they played Mortal Kombat and then had a fight in the octagon.
“Russia is actively preparing to host the world’s first international “Games of Future” tournament, which will combine classical sports and digital disciplines. Another competition in three new disciplines have kicked off in Kazan. 18 teams from 4 countries will be competing in racing, fighting and hockey: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Iran. I would like to note that the competitions of the new international tournament require cross-functional training from the participants, which makes it possible for young people to develop harmoniously,” Dmitriy Chernyshenko said.
Phygital racing competitions took place on 24 November featuring famous Russian racers and professional kart drivers. Kazan EK-ALGA topped the winners’ podium with Boris Garifullin and Mikhail Statsenko on the team. Top-notch racers of the SMP Racing program Aleksey Basov, Sergey Sirotkin, Vitaly Petrov, and Viktor Shaytar showcased their mastery in the show race.
On 9-10 December, phygital teams will clash in the international hockey tournament at the Tatneft Arena. First, the athletes will play in NHL in the Threes Eliminator mode and then get to the ice and play under the 3-on-3 rules.
Detailed information about the regulations and participants of the Phygital Games is available on the official competition website. https://gamesofuture.com/project/fidzhital_igry_noyabr_dekabr_2022/.