Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over the opening ceremony of the Future Games in the Russian city of Kazan, alongside skater Kamila Valieva and former world gymnastics world champion Nikita Nagorny.

Games of the Future is built on the concept of what organizers call ‘phygital’ sports — a combination of esports, physical activity and other nascent tech like VR and drones. It will feature physical activities blended with tournaments.

The Future Games is a major sporting event that innovatively combines traditional and e-sports. This phygital tournament will be held for the first time in Kazan from 21 February to 3 March 2024.

It will feature 21 innovative disciplines such as Phygital Football, Phygital Basketball, Phygital Hockey, Phygital MOBA. Dota 2 + Super Final, CS2 + Laser Tag, Robot Combat, Sports Programming, Drone Racing and more.

Bringing together more than 2,000 athletes from over 100 countries and 270 multinational teams, the Games of the Future are based on the principles of balanced development, openness, adaptability and technological progress.

The best teams from Europe, South America and Asia will compete in five challenge categories: Sports, Tactics, Strategies, Speed and Technology. As well as the athletes, celebrities, well-known athletes, bloggers and streamers will also be part of the experience.

According to the nationthailand/ insidethegames