Published on: 03/10/2022
Era7 unveils first champion of World Cup Tournament S1
SantosBrat from Russia has earned $15,000 and digital airdrop prizes after prevailing over fellow Web3 esports players RocketMoneyH and SemestaNami in the first season of Era7’s World Cup Tournament.
The tournament saw thousands of players from around the world enter, but only 1,296 qualified for the playoffs. That 1,296 was later cut down to 128 for the knockout and final rounds, which received over one million views from streaming services and the like as viewers saw the players compete over the $130,000 prize pool.
As one of the first competitive TCG events in the Web3 sphere, viewers got to experience the players develop and execute new strategies on the fly like speed pushing, counter-kills and risky baits. This event is just an extension of Era7’s design principles, combining Esportsfi and NFT features to create an accessible, competitive experience while maintaining speedy gameplay. The developers claim that Era7’s matches only take three minutes to complete, optimizing the experience for mobile players.
Era7, which launched six months ago, has been ranked as one of the top BNB Chain projects for its long-term sustainability using esports and strategic gameplay. Using its position as one of blockchain gaming’s most popular esports games, Era7 is planning to “promote the ecological construction of Esportsfi,” continue to innovate within the Web3 esports field and build a long-term competitive format for its game.
Era7’s esports developments and ecosystem
Era7 has also been implementing improvements to competitive tournaments. While many esports tournaments, such as Dota 2’s The International, utilize a crowdfunding model to form the prize pool, Era7 determines the prize pool by digital asset placement. The main benefit this has over crowdfunding is ensuring adding revenue sources for all players and increasing the stability of the prize pool. Players can know precisely how much they will earn for placing at an event and will be more motivated, wrote Era7 in a press release.
Players can generate value and have opportunities to optimize and innovate their decks by just playing the game as well as learning from others by viewing the decks of top players. Era7 also has a working in-game marketplace and uses a play-to-earn mechanic, allowing competitive players can easily trade for specific cards and earn cash rewards over time. This system enables any player, regardless of financial means, to compete and learn over time.
“Era7 establishes an immersive gaming experience with a complete, closed-loop economic ecosystem on which players can earn real money and cash out as and when they choose. Because of this, we have millions of esports users around the world, ready, waiting and excited for the launch of the game,” wrote Era7 in its whitepaper.
The game has also dedicated itself to growing larger every year through partnerships and ecosystem development. Partnering with NFT marketplace Element, Era7 will host six to eight seasons of the World Cup Tournament every year. The company expects the competitive prize pool to reach $5 million by 2023, giving competitive players great incentives to compete and develop the game’s strategies to find an edge over their opponents.