Soon Braves fans will be able to meet up in the Truist Park metaverse
Last week on May 12th, the Atlanta Braves unveiled a metaverse version of Truist Park with the support of Fortnite’s parent Epic Games. According to several reports, approximately one hundred Braves fans made in-game avatars to experience the first demo of “Digital Truist Park.”
Between 6:30 PM and 8 PM EST, visitors will be able to explore a virtual version of both Truist Park and the Battery Atlanta. Braves pitcher Luke Jackson was present for a few Q&As regarding the Truist Park. Alongside Luke was the Braves’ president Derek Schiller who gave a brief speech near the close of this test event.
The Braves says it’s teaming with Surreal Events and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to enable the power Digital Truist Park. The MLB is also functioning closely with the Atlanta Braves on its metaverse baseball stadium.
It gets even more interesting because it is believed, that the rapper Travis Scott may have indirectly helped create Digital Truist Park. According to Braves executives, the team became interested in creating metaverse venues after observing the success of Scott’s virtual concert in Fortnite.
There’s no comment on forthcoming events in Digital Truist Park, though the Braves team appears to be keen on presenting NFT collectibles in the future. Braves fans may also be able to enjoy IRL games from Digital Truist Stadium with their distinctive in-game avatars.
According to the MLB, other baseball teams also seem to be interested in making an equivalent move into the metaverse. Yet, the MLB only said that the Chicago Cubs particularly expressed interest in creating a virtual stadium.
In recent interviews, Braves executive Greg Mize expressed that the metaverse platforms will play a critical role in attracting younger tech-savvy baseball fans. He also implied that the metaverse projects like Digital Truist Field will be effective revenue drivers for the team and its sponsors.
Baseball is getting Bigger and evolving in Web3 domain
On the same day the Atlanta Braves opened Digital Truist Park, the MLB announced a massive NFT deal with the platform Sorare. As NFTHi covered this news, Sorare is now working on an MLB fantasy game that will incorporate NFT trading cards.
Presently, Sorare has the most booming NFT fantasy soccer tournament on the Ethereum blockchain. Most market analysts acknowledge the Paris-based Sorare already has a valuation of $4 billion and a global fan base of 1.5 million.
There are not many thorough details on Sorare’s MLB game, but it will probably come out in the summer. Recent reports also point out that anyone who signs up to Sorare will be able to play this MLB NFT game for free.
A few weeks ago, the MLB also asserted that it would continue operating with Candy Digital on a 2022 NFT series named “MLB ICON Leadoff.” The MLB also auctioned rare Jackie Robinson NFTs in April. To date, It continues to put out “Play of the Day” NFTs on Candy’s platform.
Whether it’s NFT memorabilia or metaverse stadiums, MLB fanatics have a lot to explore in Web3 domain.
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