Uefa is counting down to the Uefa Women’s Euro kick-off by opening the doors to a virtual entire world in Roblox inspired by the tournament.
A trio of mascots known as Kai (number 4), Robyn (number 10) and Ashley (selection 7) will seem as interactive figures in “The highway to Uefa Women’s Euro” video game and star in a skills obstacle and edutainment series on YouTube alongside some of Europe’s top rated gamers.
In the match, made by Dubit, players can gown their avatar in their team’s colors and prepare with the mascots to earn powers. A collection of obstacle courses known as “Obbys” can be tackled by gamers who will be timed and ought to total each training course as rapidly as feasible by scoring plans and collecting golden event tickets together the way. A “stadium Obby” will be unlocked in June in the remaining run-up to the women’s tournament.
The campaign aims to enchantment directly and authentically to youthful ladies and boys by way of the platforms they use each day. Roblox has extra than 50 million each day active people – of which above 50% are children less than 12.
An advertisement marketing campaign will run in Roblox to drive end users to the activity. There will also be a partnership with the Metaverse Gaming League that will consist of reside-streamed gatherings becoming hosted on Twitch.
The virtual sport is complemented by a abilities problem and instructional video clip series on YouTube the place “Hat trick”, the collective term for the mascots, will carry their exceptional personalities of ability, power and smarts alongside one another.
In the academic content material series are 12 players like Alexia Putellas, Barcelona FC and Spain nationwide staff player Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal FC and Netherlands nationwide workforce player and Lucy Bronze, Manchester Metropolis FC and England nationwide group player.
Aiming to encourage kids aged between 8 and 11 to both of those enjoy and interact in football, the mascots will be drawing on the abilities of the intercontinental players to reveal the vital capabilities necessary to be a goalkeeper, defender, midfielder or a ahead. The videos will also examine how to fuel your body and how to have a excellent attitude for football and life.
The online video series can be viewed by small children, moms and dads and academics on YouTube, and will also be shared with educational institutions across Europe by way of the Uefa’s Soccer in Colleges programme.
Male-Laurent Epstein, marketing director at Uefa, stated: “The Uefa Women’s Euro claims to be a document-breaking tournament. It has the likely to encourage thousands and thousands of ladies and boys to perform football, so it is essential for us to take the event to the platforms and spaces they occupy.
“We hope our new gaming working experience will capture the creativity of young children and get them to interact with football and Uefa Women’s Euro in a way that we have under no circumstances explored just before.”
The “Hat trick” mascot campaign supports one of the most important targets of Time for Motion the Uefa Women’s Football Method – to double girls’ and women’s participation in football by 2024.