Verasity, a protocol and product layer blockchain platform for esports and digital content, has announced a partnership with the leading NFT-based online video game Axie Infinity for the upcoming FTX GalAxie Cup 2021.
Verasity’s competitive esports and video streaming platform VeraEsports will be the official and exclusive broadcast and esports platform partner of the online tournament.
The online event will be exclusively streamed on galaxiecup.com and veraesports.com, both using Verasity’s VeraPlayer to broadcast the event. This is the first partnership of its kind – with FTX GalAxie Cup being the first to leverage and integrate Verasity’s patented blockchain technology on the official tournament site.
The FTX GalAxie Cup is the first professional Axie Infinity esports tournaments held for NFT gaming and is Axie Infinity’s first foray into the world of esports. The tournament commences on 27th November and with both public and professional guilds participating. The FTX GalAxie Cup opened for registrations last month to gamers globally, receiving an encouraging response from the community.
“This pre-season of Axie Esports with 5000 AXS in prize money has illuminated an incredible foundation for our competitive scene. Tournament organizers around the world have been hosting amazing community events that continue to bring out the best in our community. As our community further pushes the envelope, we will be furthering our investments in building out infrastructure to support Axie Esports,” Andrew Campbell, Program Lead for Esports & Content Creators at Axie Infinity, said.
“We are excited to showcase our VeraPlayer for the FTX GalAxie Cup 2021. During this event, real-time third-party data will be fed into Verasity’s patented Proof of View system. Aside from showcasing our technology, we believe that cross-collaboration of blockchain projects will be beneficial to all parties involved and we are excited for this opportunity and what may come in the future,” RJ Mark, CEO of Verasity, said.
In addition to granting VeraEsports exclusive broadcast rights for the FTX GalAxie Cup 2021 and facilitating the usage of the VeraPlayer for the event, the partnership will also enable viewers to earn special rewards which will only be available on the VeraEsports Rewards Store. Custom Axie Infinity NFTs (AXIES) for the event and $VRA tokens will be available for redemption, along with other exclusive items.