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Braves Take Baseball (and Their Entire Stadium) to the Metaverse

The 2021 World Series champs revealed Digital Truist Park, a virtual recreation of their stomping grounds powered by the Unreal Engine.

There is no baseball right now. Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to Spring Training this week, but they did not. Because there is no baseball right now.

But despite the slings and arrows of the outrageous MLB lockout, the Atlanta Braves are doing their level best to make the most of our current predicament with an assist from Web3 technology and the Unreal Engine, a gaming software mainstay.

Welcome to Digital Truist Park, a full-on, gamified, in-browser reconstruction of the 2021 World Series champions’ home venue in the limitless land of the metaverse.

From the Battery to the Chop House, the Digital Trust Park project seeks to recreate every last detail of the vibrant Cobb County complex that hosted its first three World Series games this fall.

“This first-of-its-kind platform built in Unreal Engine gives fans the opportunity to experience Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta in an immersive, multiplayer environment streamed directly to their browsers,” reads an official announcement at Braves.com. “With the launch of Digital Truist Park, the Braves become the first Major League Baseball team to join the metaverse.”

Right on the heels of the division rival Washington Nationals heralding the arrival of the MLB’s DAO eraclick here to learn what on earth a DAO is — we’re ready to declare the NL East the epicenter of baseball’s Web3 wars.

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