A phygital basketball tournament kicked off on September 21 at the first Phygital Games in Kazan. The format combines interactive basketball (NBA2K) and 3×3 basketball. Emotions run high both in the virtual universe and on a real basketball court.
Liga Pro (St. Petersburg) v Let’s Go (Moscow) – 38:24
“We haven’t completed the tasks that we set for this match. We wanted to prevent the opponents from scoring in the physical part of the match and yet they scored 10 points. Hence the final score. As far as the esports component is concerned, it went exactly how we planned it. Liga Pro players excel at esports, so we had no chances. In real basketball they play on the amateur level, and we are stronger. The very idea of Phygital Games is really cool. This is what I call action”,- says Let’s Go captain Artem Chebotarev.
“As was expected, the opponent was strong enough in live basketball, but we were unmatched in cyberspace. The very idea of Phygital Games is dear to me. The future belongs to esports, so it’s great to have a new format which makes you not just sit in an armchair with a joystick but also run for real. We really love this with the guys. We expect a tough fight in the finals. We will try to get an edge in the cyber part, just like today, and we’ll try to play better in the physical part”, the captain of Liga Pro Daniil Maximenko commented.