The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has formed a «Council on the Metaworld» to focus on shaping initiatives to develop the virtual space.
GEF CEO Paul J. Foster said the board will include blockchain experts, collectible token developers (NFTs) and media personalities.
“We established the GEF Metaworld Council to cultivate ideas, voice opinions, shape our metaworld reality, and access limitless possibilities for our entire community,” said Foster.
Hugo Philion, CEO of the Flare InterNetwork Protocol, headed the Council. Philion sees great promise in integrating cybersports into the meta universe.
“Cybersport presents limitless potential and a whole world of possibilities for blockchain. I look forward to working with the team, empowering individuals and communities to better control their collective futures and experiences, and to interact with each other in ways that were previously impossible,” said Hugo Filion.
Council Vice Chairman Melvin Kuek noted that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the concept of the meta-universe and whether it will be well received by the gaming community in the long run.
The implication is that GEF will encourage the adoption of blockchain and NFT in new games and greater integration of the entire gaming industry into the meta-universe. At the same time, not all game studios are ready to incorporate blockchain and NFT into their products. In April, one of the largest developers, Activision Blizzard, announced that it has no plans to add support for collectible tokens to games for now. However, perhaps the company’s position will change after it becomes part of Microsoft. The latter, as we know, already has a large “almost meta universe” – Minecraft.