MIBR maiden esports arena in the metaverse


MIBR virtual arena launched in Brazil Image: MIBR

In partnership with the American company Everyrealm, the professional esports organization Made in Brazil (MIBR) launched the first esports stadium in the metaverse. The MIBR Arena, as it has been named, opened its virtual gates on November 9th and comes armed with exclusive experiences for all audiences.

‘MKTESPORTIVO’ stated that in addition, from November 10th to 13th, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) fans were able to follow the Qatar World Cup playoffs that took place in Rio de Janeiro, with a live transmission from the Gaulish channel on Twitch, on the arena’s super screen.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is an international association football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member-associations. The 22nd FIFA World Cup is underway in Qatar from November 20th and will conclude on December 18th, 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. At an estimated cost of over $220 billion, it is currently the most expensive World Cup ever held. France is the defending champions, having defeated Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ final.

New York (US)-based Everyrealm is a metaverse technology and infrastructure company. It develops and invests in technology that creates community in synchronous, social video games.

Made in Brazil (MIBR) is a professional esports organization with players competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and VALORANT. It was a member of the G7 Teams. MIBR was founded on March 1st, 2003 in the City of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) when the Brazilian businessman Paulo Velloso decided to invest in his son’s dream. The organization was dissolved in 2012, but announced it was making a return in March 2016, returning to active play years later in June 2018.

In futurism and science fiction, the metaverse is a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets. In colloquial use, a metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection.

Explained Roberta Coelho, head honcho of MIBR, “Web 3.0 is increasingly present in people’s lives and we are aware of that. We have already marked our entry into the world of cryptocurrencies and fan tokens. With the MIBR Arena we will bring different opportunities for interactions, meetings, conversations, and exclusive experiences for the entire gamer community and our partner brands.”

‘MKTESPORTIVO’ further stated that modeled after a physical sports stadium, the MIBR Arena is immersed in a metaverse landscape inspired by the City of Rio de Janeiro, where the organization was born. The main sights of the City, including the Copacabana promenade (a pavement landscape in large scale – four kilometers long) and Christ the Redeemer (colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the Summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro), can be visited by personalized avatars that the public will create when they enter the platform.

Like every great sport temple, the stadium boasts a VIP area, with paid entrance and differentiated designs and benefits. Among other experiences, users will be able to dress their avatars with MIBR digital wearables, developed by the company Ready Player Me, and will receive a limited edition “hoodie” from the organization in their homes in the real world.

When accessing the platform through the link, the user will be able to create his or her avatar and perform a quick tutorial on how to use it. Once configured, his or her avatar will always be uploaded when logging into their Portals platform account.

Added Everyrealm Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Janine Yorio, “Sport is nothing without fans, whether the action takes place on the physical field or on a digital battlefield. Thanks to Everyrealm’s partnership with MIBR, esports fans now have a place to call their own, which started with one of the most exciting events on the calendar, CS:GO streamed live from Brazil.”

In addition to the company Ready Player Me, developer of the digital wearables, the metaverse platform Portals, which hosts the stadium, and the company specializing in community engagement and ticketing Fanwise, are part of the project.

Video game CS:GO stands for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a multiplayer first-person shooter created in the 2010s, popular among casual and professional gamers on both computers and consoles.

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