The DP World Tour launches a new challenge in the Metaverse

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the “DP World Tour Championship Metaverse Challenge” will be open to Golf5 eClub members and playable from 10 to 25 November 2022. It will see players compete in a new virtual reality simulation of the final three holes of the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. It is on this same course that the best players in the world, such as Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick, will compete from November 17 to 20 to try to win the DP World Tour Championship, which will close the season, and to be crowned winners of the DP World Tour 2022 standings.

The virtual reality game was developed by AAA Game Studios and can be downloaded via the Oculus app. Spectators attending the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai will also have the opportunity to compete in a dedicated gaming area in the Spectator Village.

Speaking about the initiative, Keith Pelley, managing director of European Tour Group, said: “Golf lends itself perfectly to VR gaming, and we are determined to lead the way in bringing top-level professional golf to the metaverse. The team at AAA Game Studios has done an amazing job recreating the last three holes of the Earth Course in what is a truly immersive and realistic experience that will immerse fans in golf and the DP World Tour Championship from a new way. »

“This experience builds on the success we already had at the launch of the DP World eTour, the grand finale of which will take place at the DP World Flow Pavilion in Dubai on November 16th. These innovations will make the DP World Tour Championship a multidimensional spectacle of entertainment, both on and off the field. »

Daniel van Otterdijk, Director of Communications at DP World, said: “At DP World, we’re exploring how the metaverse can help address real-world supply chain challenges, so it’s great to see VR technology incorporated into golf and the DP World Tour Championship as well. . We want to be at the forefront of world-class technology and innovation, so to see this challenge launched by the DP World Tour during one of the most important weeks of the golf calendar is extremely exciting.We wish all the competitors good luck and thank our partners for helping to make it happen. »

Antonio Marin, founder and CEO of AAA Games Studios, added: “We are very excited to partner with the DP World Tour Championship to bring this tournament to life as the world’s first in the Oculus Metaverse. Our goal is to grow this partnership with the DP World Tour over the next few years and ensure that fans can take part in some of the biggest events on the golf calendar. At GOLF5, we are proud to be the home of authentic golf in the Metaverse and we are thrilled for fans to play on the Jumeirah Golf Estates course and the immersive experience we will offer them with this unique event. »

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