The DP World Tour has partnered with main digital actuality golf recreation Golf5 eClub, to launch a brand new event within the metaverse that can coincide with the season ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the fifth and ultimate Rolex Collection occasion of the season.
The “DP World Tour Championship Metaverse Challenge” can be open to Golf5 eClub members and is on the market to play from 10-25 November 2022. It’s going to see gamers compete towards one another in a brand new digital actuality simulation of the ultimate three holes of the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. That’s the identical course the world’s main gamers, equivalent to Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick, can be taking part in from 17-20 November as they bid to win the season ending DP World Tour Championship and be topped the winner of the 2022 DP World Tour Rankings.
The digital actuality recreation has been developed by AAA Sport Studios and could be downloaded by way of the Oculus app. Spectators attending the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai may also get the possibility to enter the competitors at a devoted gaming space within the spectator village.
Talking in regards to the initiative Keith Pelley, Chief Govt of the European Tour group, stated: “Golf lends itself completely to digital actuality gaming and we’re decided to cleared the path in bringing top-level skilled golf to the metaverse. The staff at AAA Sport Studios have accomplished an incredible job in recreating the ultimate three holes of the Earth Course in what’s a really immersive and real looking expertise that can allow followers to have interaction with golf and the DP World Tour Championship in new methods.
“This builds on the success we have already had in the launch of the DP World eTour, that will have its grand finale at the DP World Flow Pavilion in Dubai on 16 November. These innovations will make the DP World Tour Championship a multi-dimensional entertainment spectacle – both on and off the course.”
Daniel van Otterdijk, Chief Communications Officer at DP World, stated: “At DP World we are exploring how the metaverse can help tackle real-world supply chain challenges, so it’s great to also see virtual reality technology being integrated into golf and the DP World Tour Championship. We want to be at the forefront of world-class technology and innovation, so to see this challenge being launched by the DP World Tour during one of the biggest weeks of the golf calendar, is extremely exciting. We wish all of the competitors the best of luck and thank our partners for helping to make it happen.”
Antonio Marin, Founder and CEO, AAA Video games Studios, added: “We are very excited to partner with the DP World Tour Championship to bring this tournament to life as a world’s first in the Oculus Metaverse. Our vision is to build out this partnership with the DP World Tour over the coming years and ensure fans can play some of the biggest events on the golfing calendar. We at GOLF5 pride ourselves on being the home of authentic golf in the metaverse and we are excited for the fans to be able to play the course at Jumeirah Golf Estates and the immersive experience we will be providing with this unique event”.
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