PLAY BALL: Improbable And Major League Baseball Are Hosting A Game At Their Virtual Park Next Week!
Buy yourself some peanuts and cracker jacks because Major League Baseball is teaming up with Improbable to take fans out to the virtual ball game next week!
The MLB and Improbable, the company working to build the interoperable metaverse that includes Yuga Labs’ Otherside, are inviting the Web3 community to experience America’s pastime in their virtual ballpark next week!
“MLB today announced its interactive, virtual ballpark will stream its first-ever regular season game Sept. 20 when @RaysBaseball host @Angels,” the MLB tweeted. “Syncing with Gameday 3D, fans from anywhere can watch a 3D representation and live broadcast of the game, while exploring the new space.”
During the event, fans will get to dress their avatars in baseball merch, win prizes by exploring the park, and watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Anaheim Angels!
“This is a huge leap in tech from MLB and our virtual ballpark collab,” Improbable CEO Herman Narula tweeted. “For folks that missed a key point: it’s not only that the game is streamed in it’s also that thousands of people around the world could if they want all be present in that space. For a lot of people that’s a type of magical social experience you just can’t easily have irl and certainly it can bring fans together who might never otherwise meet… it’s a first step but an exciting one.”
Next week’s metaverse ball game will be Improbable’s second MLB event. As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, 1,500 fans attended Improbable’s Virtual Ballpark event on July 9th to watch a celebrity softball game as part of the MLB’s All Star Weekend festivities.
During that event, fans explored the stadium, answered trivia questions, watched the game on jumbo screens, and even got to run on to the field!
Improbable’s Virtual Park, like Otherside, is built on the company’s M2 network.
In the future, users will be able to travel and experience all the metaverses built atop the M2 network and bring their assets from one world to another!
“It’s essentially like an ecosystem that lets everybody profit,” Narula said of M2 during a metaverse meetup event on June 4th. “So, you can make a world like Sandbox and Decentraland, you can connect one in, you can create MML objects, and you can have them move from world to world. You can create and use experiences that have thousands of people in them at the same time. And none of these are going to be decisions that are only made my Improbable. So M2 stands apart from us and is kind of like an underlying telecoms network for the metaverse. And there will be economic incentives that will incentivize all of the large metaverses we are working with to create more interoperability.”
The MLB and Improbable will open the doors to its digital stadium on September 20th at 6:40 P.M. EST.