Davos, Switzerland – Runiverse, the leading metaverse game platform, announced the launch of the first Web3 game tournament to be hosted on theworld’s largest esports tournament platform, ESL . The Global Racing Challenge is a tournament powered by Polygon blockchain, the leading Layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum. The launch of this tournament marks a huge milestone in bridging the gap between Esport and Web3 gaming communities significantly.
The tournament will offer gamers from around the world the chance to compete against each other in a high-stakes race for supreme gaming glory. Open qualifiers are set to launch on May 15th, while the tournament itself will start on May 26th with a lineup of top players from around the globe to be announced soon.
By integrating blockchain technology and social competition, Runiverse has developed a unique “run-to-earn” concept that provides an immersive and secure environment for players to participate in racing. Participants’ speed in the 30-second game is determined by the performance of the various tokens on the crypto market. Additionally, the game offers a range of unique tracks to keep players engaged and foster a sense of community among competitors. Players can also earn rewards by participating in rallies and holding Runiverse’s Player’s NFTs, which offer a 6% reward from the prize pool.
Polygon’s Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution has seen a huge development within the gaming community as it became the second-largest blockchain gaming network in terms of unique active wallets (UAWs) last March. With the backing of the Polygon community and the prestigious ESL as the tournament host,Runiverse is revolutionizing the gaming industry by seamlessly integrating traditional gaming, crypto games, and esports. This activation marks a new standards for the industry.
“We believe the tournament’s social competition aspect will present a significant development in bridging the gap in the gaming world by bringing the strongest communities together and experiencing a combined showcase of skillful players from different communities.” Said Gip Cutrino, COO of Runiverse.
The tournament will be in free-to-play mode for everyone to join and is now live on the ESL site. With the ecosystem of industry leaders and a unique concept, Runiverse’s premiere run-to-earn tournament is set to be a highly anticipated event for the gaming community as gamers now can experience a fully immersive and interconnected world where gaming, crypto, and esports converge.
Runiverse is a leading metaverse gaming platform that offers players the unique opportunity to race against each other using real-time token market data. The game has unique tracks that captivate players and a community of competitors. Players can earn rewards through rallies and holding Runiverse’s Player Skins and Tracks NFTs where the holder earns a 6% reward from the prize pool, adding an extra layer of player involvement. Runiverse game combines double-or-nothing gameplay with blockchain technology to create a safe and fun ecosystem.
ESL creates a world where everybody can be somebody. For more than two decades, ESL has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. The ESL portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, the Snapdragon Pro Series, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games, and esports company.
Polygon is a Layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum. It aims to solve Ethereum’s scalability issues by providing faster and cheaper transactions on its sidechain. Polygon offers a modular framework that enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications (dApps) easily. The network is powered by its native cryptocurrency MATIC, which is used for staking, governance, and gas fees. Polygon has gained significant traction in the blockchain space, with many high-profile projects choosing to deploy on its network.
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