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Qatar Hosts Middle East’s First Metaverse FIFA Gaming Tournament

All viewers will receive free NFTs from Ooredoo Nation, which they can exchange for merchandise, use to meet the players and various influencers, or keep for investment purposes.

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Qatar’s first metaverse FIFA gaming tournament is in full swing.

EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup, as the tournament is called, is taking place at Aspire Ladies Sports Hall in Doha, giving eSports fans from around the world the chance to see leading FIFA players compete for the title.

In total, 12 top EA Sports FIFA 22 players are participating in the tournament, along with 4 regional players who have unlocked the opportunity to experience what it’s like to compete with professionals through Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land online qualification games.

The best player will win $25,000, the second-best player will win $15,000, and the third- and fourth-best players will win $5,000, a grand prize of $50,000 in total.

To make the tournament more fun for those who are just watching and cheering their favorite players on through the screen, plenty of opportunities for viewers to interact with each other and players alike are provided throughout the tournament.

What’s more, all viewers receive free NFTs from Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land, which they can exchange for merchandise, use to meet the players and various influencers, or keep for investment purposes.

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“We are proud and excited to be venturing into the world of Web 3.0 technologies with this latest eSports development, which aligns perfectly with our strategic commitment to investment in innovation,” said Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo.

If you would like to experience EA Sports FIFA 22 Champions Cup yourself, then head over to its official website. Alternatively, you can watch it at any time on YouTube.

In the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, there are currently more than 65 million gamers, and the MENA region is one of the world’s fastest-growing gaming and eSports markets.

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PowerSchool Launches Arab Version Of Its EdTech Platform

The cloud-based solution is now available to Middle Eastern users, helping schools with administrative, communication, and classroom workflows.

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PowerSchool, a leading cloud-based education software provider, today announced the launch of newly translated and localized solutions for the UAE and wider Gulf Coast and Middle East region.

Native-Arabic speaking educators will now be able to accomplish critical administrative, communication and classroom workflows using newly-updated Arabic translations, as well as access a right-to-left oriented interface, Hijri calendar overlay, and more.

PowerSchool’s platform is able to log student records and create reports in their native language, while teachers can now create enhanced, personalized lessons for their students and digital forms for parents.

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Finally, PowerSchool’s multi-language AI-powered assistant is also in development, and the company plans to launch the tool in the Middle East in the near future.

“With the UAE and other GCC countries prioritizing digital transformation in education, we are pleased to announce the availability of our educational and operational products in Arabic,” revealed Stewart Monk, Senior Vice President & General Manager, International at PowerSchool. “This also aligns with our commitment to provide mission-critical support to education leaders to provide personalized learning for students globally”.

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Along with the launch of a new Dubai office in 2023, PowerSchool seems highly invested in localized Arabic products. The latest announcement from the company strongly signals its commitment to the Middle East and GCC, and comes after the publication of its 2024 Education Focus Report, which takes a deep dive into the region’s education trends and developments.

“PowerSchool’s commitment to providing Arabic localization across its products reflects an understanding of their diverse user base and their commitment to inclusivity,” explained Mohammed Essam, PowerSchool Lead at ESOL Education. “This investment can lead to closer collaboration with educational institutions in the Middle East, fostering innovation and progress in the education sector. Overall, this is a promising direction that could benefit both PowerSchool and the educational community in the region”.

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