Apr 06, 2023 (SeoXnewsWire) — BVI, UK, United Kingdom, – MetaVersusWorld, an integrated platform of three virtual worlds providing solutions for virtual commerce, gaming, and marketplace, led by Gen4 Lab MaaS studio, is happy to announce that it has been chosen to advance to the semi-finals in the Future of Football competition from Southampton FC. Its selection places the platform among the top 8% of all 260 applicants.
The Future of Football challenge is a 4-week hybrid program that started on March 20th that places Web3 and sports tech startups against each other to develop a pitch for a novel solution that enhances Southampton’s football development or fan engagement. MetaVersusWorld participated in the fan engagement category, which focuses on gamification, loyalty programs, matchday experiences, global fan engagement, and other aspects.
Participants also gain direct access to a jury made up of key decision makers at the front office of Southampton FC such as the founder of the Yolo Group and General Partner at Yolo Investments Tim Heath, Co-Founder and Chairman of Sport Republic and Chairman of Southampton Football Club Henrik Kraft, Head of Investments at Sport Republic Hampus Frisén, and Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Southampton Football Club Sarah Batters.
The winner in each category will be able to tap into a £100K discretionary prize pool to help the businesses bring their pitched solutions into reality. They will also have an opportunity to secure a lucrative commercial relationship with the club. Award ceremony will take place by May 3rd at the challenge finale.
“It was an incredible honour and privilege to be selected in the final 20 out of 260 participating projects, and take part in the challenge with SFC. This served as a testament to our hard work and vision. SFC’s invitation to collaborate reflects their recognition of our potential. Presenting our offering to a premiership club’s esteemed jury, including the owners, president, and head of marketing, was a valuable experience. We remain optimistic about future collaboration as their web3 presence expands, and take in the valuable feedback and experience.”
-Moray Hickes, CEO
MetaVersusWorld aims to design, build, and manage hyper-realistic virtual worlds and Web3 experiences for businesses and consumers by removing technical & security concerns, reducing ROI uncertainty, and enlightening users who would otherwise make uneducated guesses about the Web3 culture.
MetaVersusWorld closed its alpha launch in Jan 2023 and has already landed partnerships with names such as Ready Player Me and Gamefi.org. Considering the swift pace of growth for the company and its platform, it will be exciting to see what MetaVersusWorld brings to the next round of the Future of Football challenge!
Founded by Gen4 Lab, and deployed on UnrealEngine 5 in the past year, MetaVersusWorld is a hyper-realistic metaverse with three virtual worlds and a complete platform offering virtual commerce, gaming, and an IP (NFT) marketplace for B2B and D2C, serving brands and consumers worldwide.
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