Australian Open is launching its first metaverse tournament in Decentraland

Following its entrance into the metaverse, the Australian Open (AO) has announced that its virtual tennis tournament, dubbed AO Decentraland, will be launching next week.

As earlier reported, the Australian Open (AO), one of the world’s biggest tennis tournaments, partnered with leading virtual reality platform Decentraland to extend this year’s championship to the metaverse.

According to an email shared with CryptoPotato today, AO Decentraland is scheduled to launch on January 17, 2022. The initiative will enable supporters to gain unrestricted access and explore the Australian Open from any part of the world.

The tournament organizers noted that it will replicate the best elements of Melbourne Park, the official stadium of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, in AO Decentraland.

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