Nis Hatt, CEO of Phygital International and World Phygital Community announced UAE will host the next Games of the Future. PHYGITAL INTERNATIONAL

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was chosen as the official host and destination of the Games of the Future 2025, Phygital International announced in a press release Monday. The UAE beat nine other prospective bidders with its first-rate infrastructure and extensive experience in organising and delivering world-leading international events

The global hub showed a strong commitment throughout all stages of the bidding process from the highest levels of the nation’s leadership which led to a unanimous decision by Phygital International’s expert bidding coordinators to award the honour of hosting the Games of the Future 2025 to the UAE.

The second edition of the Games of the Future 2025 will bring together thousands of well-balanced athletes who demonstrate superior skills across both physical and digital competitions. Over 300 international teams are expected to participate in the multi-sport event which will feature a number of challenges over a wide range of disciplines including phygital football, phygital hockey, phygital skateboarding, phygital MMA and many more.

"We are delighted to announce the UAE as the host of the Games of the Future 2025. The global popularity of phygital sports grows by the day, and we’re expecting a sell-out tournament again next year. We’re thrilled to pass the phygital flame over to UAE who’s top-notch winning bid, and clear long-term commitment to developing a healthy, active population ... no doubt that the event will be a huge success. Bring on Games of the Future 2025!" Nis Hatt, CEO of Phygital International said.

The UAE’s General Authority of Sport says they are proud to host an event at the cusp of e-sport and traditional sport

"Bringing the Games of the Future 2025 to the United Arab Emirates represents an exciting moment in redefining international sports for the modern world. We are proud to be hosting this innovative and unique tournament that merges cutting-edge technology, popular video gaming, and traditional sport. We’re confident that hosting the 2025 Games will not only cement us as leaders in the sporting world, but also incentivise our national digital community towards an active lifestyle and help us reach our national sporting goal of 75% active population by 2031." Said Ghanim Al Hajeri, Director General of the General Authority of Sport reacted to their appointment.