Qualifying matches of Phygital Games finals were held in Kazan

In Kazan, intercontinental qualifying matches were held as part of the Phygital Games final, combining physical education, e -sports and virtual reality.

The game, called “FIGITAL FOOD”, includes a “digital” phase when players fight each other in the simulation of video games, after which a physical match at a mini-football site follows.

The qualifying matches were held as part of the XIV International Economic Forum “Russia – Islamic World: KazanForum 2023”, which is the global information partner of Anadola.

In general, 8 teams from Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia and Iran were fought for a prize in the amount of about 3 million rubles.

The winner of the tournament was the Russian team “Phoenix”, who beat the Brazilian team of R10 with a score of 12-7

founded by former player Ronaldino.

Sports Director of the Games of the Future Vladislav Ershov said that the Phygital Games appeared in 2020, they are based on the idea of ​​combining digital and classical sports activity.

According to him, the goal of Phygital Games is to encourage youth playing online games for physical activity. “In 2021, a large-scale advertising campaign was held in Russia. Proposals for the first competitions within the framework of the” Future-2024 Games “were received from many Russian regions, but it was decided to hold tournaments in Kazan with experience in sporting events. Now the qualifying tournaments are held . “Games of the Future” are scheduled for the period from February 23 to March 2, 2024, “said Yershov.

The sports director noted that the qualifying matches are of great importance in terms of identifying shortcomings and making improvements.

“The commands are determined that will participate in the upcoming tournament next year, the rules are created, the preferences of the audience are analyzed, feedback works, in general, the infrastructure of the tournament is created,” said Ershov.


According to him, 16 teams from 16 different categories will take part in the tournament, and in general – 256 teams. “This will be a multinational organization. Applications have submitted more than 2 thousand sportsmen from more than 100 countries of the world.” Games of the Future “are open to everyone to take part in the competitions. In general, we plan to expand the geography of tournaments in the coming years,” said the sports director.