Today Phygital Games kick off in Kazan with three new disciplines: phygital racing (Assetto Corsa + karting), phygital fighting (Mortal Kombat 11 + MMA), and phygital hockey (NHL 22 + 3-on-3 hockey).
- Teams from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Iran;
- Prize money 5,5 million rubles;
- Celebrities and stars, among which are the UFC Fighter Petr Yan; streamers Dmitry Lix (dmitry_lixxx), Ilya Yatskevich (exile) and Aleksandr Paradeev (paradeevich); blogger Aleksey Stolyarov; SMP Racing pilots Aleksey Basov, Sergey Sirotkin, Vitaly Petrov; Olympic champion Nikita Nagorny; race driver Nikita Mazetin and many others;
- Immersion into the phygital Universe: light show, AR interactive entertainment, cosplays and more.
Three hybrid sports
Just a gentle reminder that the new format implies combination of classical sport, cybersport, and VR-/AR-technologies.
On 24 November, Phygital Games will launch a new format of racing competitions: participants will have to complete 20 laps in a karting race and 10 virtual laps on the Assetto Corsa simulator. Later, on 26 November, as part of phygital martial arts, the fighters will fight a battle in the Mortal Kombat 11 game and then demonstrate their fitness in the bouts by the MMA rules. And soon in December, there will be a hockey tournament of a new format with the athletes playing in NHL 22 in the Threes Eliminator mode, and then get to the ice under the 3-on-3 rules.
Phygital racing has gathered the athletes from different countries and regions: teams are represented by four countries and twelve Russian cities. Racing: Moscow (Nipples Racing, Demi Racing, SMP Racing, K.N. Racing), Saint Petersburg (SMP Racing Esports, Zorro Racing), Kazan (Ek-Alga), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (SMP Racing), Taganrog (Demi Racing), Perm and Nizhny Novgorod (RaceSide), Krasnodar (SMP Racing Esports и K.N. Racing) and Ryazan (Zorro Racing). Fighting: Kazan (Alliance), Krymsk and Kislovodsk (Brave Heart), Buynaksk (MK Team),
Among the special will be popular athletes, bloggers, and streamers, including UFC Fighter Petr Yan; streamers Dmitry Lix (dmitry_lixxx), Ilya Yatskevich (exile) and Aleksandr Paradeev (paradeevich), blogger Aleksey Stolyarov, top-notch SMP Racing pilots Aleksey Basov, Sergey Sirotkin, Vitaly Petrov; Olympic champion Nikita Nagorny; race driver Nikita Mazepin who competed in the Formula-1 in 2021 and won the Silk Way Rally 2022 along with many others;
Phygital Games will be streamed on the “Games of Future” channels along with the VK platforms — VK Play and VK. Follow the link https://gof.vkplay.ru/ to watch the competitions.
To watch the phygital fights live, spectators can purchase the tickets on the official website https://gamesofuture.com/