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REALITY+ Owns The Zone With FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Web3 Game On Hedera

Published By
Alex Russman
December 9, 2022

Own The Zone™ is an officially licensed FIFA web3 game in which fans play for exclusive digital collectibles and real-world prizes

Live data from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches used to generate dynamic digital collectibles, powered by the Hedera network

9 December - LONDON: Reality+ has partnered with OTZ Sports to launch Own The Zone™, an officially licensed FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Web3 game that gives fans a chance to win limited-edition digital collectibles and real-world prizes.

Playing Own The Zone™ is easy: players head to ownthezone.io and register to receive digital Match Cards for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ matches (playable from today).

Players will be allocated two of eight on-pitch zones for every match, for free, on the first match card.

Once the real-world match is played out, real-world actions within player zones will provide points, all tracked using official FIFA live match data. The more zones you own, the more entries you’ll have for the FIFA Match Day Sweepstake, giving you the chance to win tickets to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ and £5,000 every single match day.

In addition, Match Card scores impact the rarity status of Own The Zone™ digital collectibles, which are issued to all players as a reward for taking part, and denoted by different combinations of visuals to create a totally unique piece of digital collectible.

The Web3 platform is powered by the carbon negative Hedera network and Hedera Token Service (HTS).  Wallet creation and minting happens during registration and gameplay naturally, allowing for a pain-free onboarding of sports fans to the world of Web3.

“Football is a passion for people all over the world and Own The Zone™ offers fans a new and unique way to participate in its biggest tournament: The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™,” said Reality+ Co-Founder Morten Rongaard. “We’re proud that OTZ Sports and FIFA has chosen Reality+ as its partner in the exciting world of Web3, and we’re absolutely thrilled to be launching Own The Zone™ for the World Cup Qatar 2022™ – and onwards to the Women’s World Cup Australia 2023™”

Sustainability has been at the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ from the very start, which is why developer and publisher Reality+ has made the logical choice in partnering with Hedera, an energy efficient, cost effective, leaderless proof-of-stake protocol, to power the Own The Zone™ experience.

"It is a pleasure to see Reality+'s engagement with Hedera expand with this second project on the network," said Alex Russman, VP at The HBAR Foundation, which acts as a force multiplier to drive adoption of the Hedera network. "Own The Zone is not only launching with the world's most loved global sports event, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, but also showcasing best-in-class technology and gameplay to the world's largest fan communities.”

For Own the Zone media assets, click here: ownthezone.io/media

About Reality+

Reality+ helps worldwide brands transition to Web3 with bespoke product, community and development strategies backed by an award-winning technology platform. From metaverse integration to generative collectibles, video games and beyond, Reality+ are pioneers in the space and leading the conversation in the blockchain industry. We’re creating innovative and successful products and revenue streams for the world’s biggest media brands (FIFA, BBC Studios, ITV Studios) with sustainability, creativity, and utility at the forefront. We work with partners around the world to help them not only build Web3 applications and campaigns but become true leaders and innovators in the digital economy of the future. For more information, visit www.realityplus.com 

About OTZsports.io

OTZSports.io, creators of Own The Zone™, is an innovative Web3 start-up that uses blockchain technology to power digital ownership and rewards, creating a revolutionary new way of building and consuming sports. Launched in 2022, the vision brings together the shared pursuit of offering fans and partners unique and immersive experiences powered by Web3.

About Hedera

The Hedera network is the most innovative, sustainable public ledger for the decentralized economy. Hedera’s robust ecosystem is built by a global community, on a network governed by a diverse council of industry-leading organizations, including abrdn, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Chainlink Labs, DBS Bank, Dentons, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, EDF (Électricité de France), eftpos, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), LG Electronics, The London School of Economics (LSE), Magalu, Nomura Holdings, ServiceNow, Shinhan Bank, Standard Bank Group, Swirlds, Tata Communications, Ubisoft, University College London (UCL), Wipro, and Zain Group.

For more information, visit www.hedera.com, or follow us on Twitter at @hedera, Telegram att.me/hederahashgraph, or Discord at www.hedera.com/discord. The Hedera whitepaper can be found at www.hedera.com/papers