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Brazilian esports organisation launches metaverse arena concept

Featured image credit: MIBR

Featured image credit: MIBR

Brazilian esports organisation MIBR has partnered with metaverse specialist Everyrealm to launch MIBR Arena, a new virtual arena concept.

MIBR Arena officially opened on November 8 with the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship in Rio de Janeiro. Fans were then able to watch the tournament finals from November 10-13 live from the metaverse.

MIBR said the arena will serve as the “official home” for Brazilian gamers, fans and friends. MIBR Arena has been touted as the first esports stadium in the metaverse.

“Web 3.0 is increasingly present in people’s lives and we are aware of it. We have already marked our entry into the world of cryptocurrencies and fan tokens,” Roberta Coelho, chief executive of MIBR, said, according to MKT Esportivo.

“With MIBR Arena we will bring different opportunities for interactions, meetings, conversations and exclusive experiences for the entire gaming community and our partner brands.”

The arena has been developed based on a real-life sports stadium and is inspired by Rio de Janeiro, where MIBR was formed. MIBR Arena features depictions of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Copacabana boardwalk.

The arena features a priority lounge on the second floor, where fans can receive access to exclusive activations, hang out with MIBR influencers, and meet MIBR legends. VIP members will also receive a free limited-edition MIBR hoodie.

Fans will be able to claim an exclusive MIBR digital wearable courtesy of Ready Player Me. MIBR Arena will also stream major games and content for guests.

MIBR was founded in 2003 and is one of the oldest esports organisations in the world.