Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko announced the start of an application campaign to choose a city that will host the Games of the Future – 2023, the first international tournament in innovative technology sports.
The event was attended by Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov, President of ER-Telecom Holding Andrey Kuzyaev, representatives of the organizing committee of the Games of the Future, as well as cybersportsmen. In the video conferencing mode, representatives of all regions of the country were connected.
“The international movement for the Games of the Future unfolds at the intersection of sports, technology, innovation and education. All sports disciplines will be based on the latest achievements in science and technology. I am glad to announce the Team Spirit team, which is included in the top of the world esportsmen rating, as the Ambassador of the Games. I am sure they will make a great contribution to the creation of a new international movement, will present their proposals for its sports content and the creation of spectacular and spectacular competition formats, ”noted Dmitry Chernyshenko.
Team Spirit became the ambassadors of the Games of the Future, which won the World Championship The International 10. The Deputy Prime Minister presented cybersportsmen with a unique artifact – a generated NFT token on the Sberbank blockchain platform.
Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that the first Games of the Future will be held in one or several cities of Russia. The main selection criterion is the availability of sports facilities, concert halls, exhibition pavilions and open spaces that can be adapted for a thematic tournament that can accommodate at least 300 thousand participants and spectators.
“The existing infrastructure of the cities will be used for the tournament. Collection of applications, inspection tours, communication with interested regions will take place until May next year. We will present the winner in May at the SportAccord World Summit in Yekaterinburg, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
“We are launching a fantastic project – the Games of the Future, which will be hosted by Russia, a sports power. She has tremendous experience in holding international sports competitions, educational forums. I am absolutely confident of success. Already today we cannot imagine sports and, in principle, physical education without the use of modern technologies, digital technologies. Russia today is a leading sports power, and this project will give us the opportunity to position our communities and our youth even more as leaders of world sports and new projects, ”said Oleg Matytsin.
“Now is the time for new formats. We see how everything is changing rapidly. New services, new technologies quickly find their way to every person. Such a unique format is offered: two universes – virtual and physical. Technology, sports, education. I believe that this format will find its user, which will be interesting and popular. In fact, here Russia stands at the origins of a new movement. And I really want everything to work out for us, ”said Maksut Shadayev.
“It is no coincidence that this initiative was announced in the Year of Science and Technology. I would like to address all 85 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. We have a common task with you – to help talents realize themselves, to create conditions for this in the regions where they live. The games of the future are another mechanism. Students participate in sports competitions and often winners. I am convinced that in the Games of the Future, students will certainly win prizes, which means they will give reason to be proud of those who study at Russian universities, ”said Valery Falkov.
The ecosystem of the international movement “Games of the Future” includes not only a tournament in innovative technological sports, but also a content factory and a laboratory where creative work will be carried out in the field of information technology, sports, science and education. It is envisaged to create an educational platform – a place where you can go through the programs of leading universities and educational centers. Another component will be a technological platform on which broadcasts and streaming will be conducted, CRM and big data will be collected, as well as a social network.
The tournament is planned to be held in 21 disciplines, united in five universes: Sports Challenge, Battle Challenge, AR / VR Challenge, E-motions Challenge and Technically Assisted Challenge. At the same time, the formation of universes will still continue. Now the organizers are interacting with cybersportsmen to develop new and interesting formats. Their selection is carried out according to several criteria. These are the WOW effect, visibility, objectivity in assessing the results and the possibility of participation of people with special needs. Another mandatory criterion is phygital, that is, the combination of the digital and the physical. Teams will have to take part first in an eSports competition, and then in a similar offline competition, such as a quest or large races.
Another feature of the Games of the Future will be open architecture. Through the content factory, constant monitoring will take place, the selection of new disciplines and their integration into the Games, taking into account the opinions of users.
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