Decentraland Provides Additional Information on its Australia Open Coverage

The Australian Open will host its inaugural metaverse competition in Decentraland next week in an attempt to increase fan interaction.

The Australian Open (AO) has announced the beginning of its virtual tennis competition, branded AO Decentraland, in the metaverse next week.

As previously reported, the Australian Open (AO), one of the world’s largest tennis championships, has teamed with renowned virtual reality platform Decentraland to bring the title to the metaverse this year.

AO Decentraland is planned to begin on January 17, 2022, according to an email shared with CryptoPotato today. The programme will provide fans unlimited access to and exploration of the Australian Open from anywhere in the globe.

The event organisers said that AO Decentraland would imitate the greatest features of Melbourne Park, the official stadium of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis competition.

While in the virtual reality, spectators may navigate the city to reach the Beach House and the Gram Slam Oval, which will include displays displaying current and previous matches.

Ridley Plummer, Australian Tennis Project Manager, said that the Australian Open’s decision to completely immerse itself in the metaverse was critical to ensuring more coverage and access to the tournament’s activities, which include live and past matches and press conferences.

“We want the AO to be the most accessible and inclusive sports and entertainment event in the world, and given the particular hurdles fans encountered coming to Melbourne, we’ve expedited our entry into the Metaverse,” Plummer said.

Notably, the AO Decentraland is slated to operate from January 17, 2022, to January 30, 2022, during the period of the live events.

Around this time period, fans can anticipate a variety of advantages and features, including player drop-ins from tennis luminaries like as Mark Philippoussis and Todd Woodbridge, as well as behind-the-scenes video from over 300 cameras located throughout the home stadium.

Additionally, fans may look forward to a reverse feed from the AO Decentraland being routed on AO displays and courtside LEDs during gameplay, community gatherings, and gamification to access numerous NFTs and VR tennis games.

In other headlines, the Australian Open reported that it had sold out of the 6,776 AO Art Ball NFTs it had created for spectators at a cost of 0.067 ethereum (ETH) per coin only minutes after the public auction began.

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