FIFA to launch new web3 games ahead of Qatar 2022 World Cup
Days before the Qatar 2022 kick-off FIFA announces a new line of web3 and NFTs tied to the prestigious league. Collaborating with other known blockchain brands, FIFA’s offerings includes new experiences and collectibles for its global fans.
First on FIFA’s web3 lineup is an AI League Football Game. The new title will be a “4-v-4 football game where you get to unleash a team of AI-powered footballers on the streets of the Metaverse“. The game will also have management elements as players not only collect but also improve their meta athletes skills and abilities. Each character will be in the form of collectible NFTs and will come with their own stats and attributes. Players can upgrade their characters by predicting matches during the Qatar 2022 world cup and they can also earn rewards in the form of character cosmetics. FIFA is collaborating with Altered State Machine for the development of the AI League Football Game.
In addition to the AI League, FIFA is also working with Upland. Upland is a web3 real-estate simulator which lets players own and develop virtual lands in the digital space. Upland users and football fans can soon decorate their plots with FIFA-themed decor and also collect exclusive World Cup NFTs. These digital collectibles are not limited to art but also includes videos and other mementos. Upland’s new NFTs are also tradeable meaning users can trade, sell or swap them around depending on their preferred collection. The FIFA Upland collectibles joins the FIFA+ Collect as part of the league’s lineup of NFT collectibles.
Aside from the new web3 game and more digital goodies, more diverse options are also coming to FIFA fans. Cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com is running fantasy football matches live on the league’s official website. A prediction-based card game is also up and running called MatchDay.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will run from November 20 to December 18, 2022. The tournament is the first World Cup event to take place in the Arab World and will see 32 teams eyeing for the coveted world cup trophy.