Guild of Guardians will get esports NFTs based on Team Liquid and more
The mobile game announced esports-themed heroes based on Cloud9, Fnatic, NAVI, Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG, SK Gaming, T1, and Team Liquid.
Guild of Guardians announced that it will introduce esports-themed heroes in the game. These guardians will be based on eight esports organizations, including Cloud9, Fnatic, NAVI, Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG, SK Gaming, T1, and Team Liquid. Read on for details.
Guild of Guardians announce esports NFTs
The addition of these heroes will be the next step in Guild of Guardians' partnership with the aforementioned esports organizations. These heroes will be obtainable in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
"Eight of the new collectibles will be available for purchase exclusively while another eight Guardians will be available by playing the game," according to the announcement.
Justin Hulog, the chief studio officer at Immutable Games Studio, noted that this will unite fans with their favorite esports teams. Immutable Games Studio is the publisher of the NFT game.
Guild of Guardians is a mobile game (Image via Guild of Guardians)
Team Liquid and Guild of Guardians
Team Liquid's vice president of product, Bo Kryne, shared similar thoughts. "There are two factors that convince us Guild of Guardians is the right opportunity for Team Liquid," Kryne said. His organization is keen on this Guild of Guardians project since it offers lasting value. The game champions product quality and gameplay, he added.
"Team Liquid is not interested in participating in speculative crypto projects that impersonate as video games, only to extract resources from their player base and benefit a small group of token holders," Kryne continued. He then reiterated the game's quality.
Boss fight artwork (Image via Guild of Guardians)
Special summons and key dates
Beginning on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. EST, players will be able to purchase exclusive summons for a random and tradeable legendary guardian. Players will have until Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. EST to buy these summons or as long as supplies last since there are 16,000 of them in total. These guardians will be playable after the game's alpha release.
Pets in the game (Image via Guild of Guardians)
The NFT game will roll out these new esports guardians in three phases:
- IP Integration: The characters will enter the game's universe after the alpha release. These heroes will have unique synergies and come with additional esports content, such as team pets, in the future.
- Leaderboard Competitions: Players will get to compete for themselves or their guilds for leaderboard rewards.
- New Game Modes: Those who have esports NFTs will have access to special in-game rewards and unique synergies alongside rewards outside of the game. Some of these out-of-game rewards will include VIP access to upcoming events and unique merch opportunities.
That's all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more news and updates.
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