Sat 18-12-2021 18:50 PM
ABU DHABI, December 18, 2021 (WAM) – The first PokÃ©mon GO Tour: Live Event arrives on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, as a real-world expansion, with a live event on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Hosted by Niantic, the AR company behind PokÃ©mon GO, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Miral and AD Gaming, the very first PokÃ©mon GO Tour: Live Event will be held at the new a opened the waterfront of Yas Bay at the southern end of Yas Island.
The event is the first to be presented in the UAE and the region. Yas Bay players will be joined by those taking part in Monterrey, Mexico, Parque Fundidora and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan Lantern Festival.
Targeting existing players and new fans, the paid event will feature real-world habitats, special in-game features, photo ops, a special game plan, and exclusive merchandise.
The gaming industry in Abu Dhabi has recently been recognized as a priority sector for growth.
Earlier this year, DCT Abu Dhabi announced an investment strategy of more than AED 30 billion to accelerate the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) in the capital emirate, while TwoFour54 launched AD Gaming, a new initiative to consolidate the emirate’s efforts to create e-sports game and games. community.
PokÃ©mon GO Tour: Live Event players will be able to access exclusive features: – Eggs placed in incubators during the event will require a quarter of the usual walking distance to hatch – Earn twice as much candy by hatching Eggs – Additional candy by catching featured PokÃ©mon originally discovered in Kanto – Up to nine free raid passes by spinning photo discs in gyms – Special event exclusive search – One in-game exclusive medal – Special stickers will be available from PokÃ©Stops and freebies; – Confetti will appear on the game map during the event.
As part of the event, players will be able to explore a variety of sites along the Yas Bay waterfront up close, including the five-star Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island hotel and Etihad Arena; Abu Dhabi’s premier versatile and iconic indoor entertainment venue.
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