Train2Game News GamerToken gains first eSports partner

Tempo Storm, one of North America’s most popular esports teams, is joining GamerToken as their first esports partner.

After recently joining as an advisor, CEO and founder of Tempo Storm, Andrey “reynad” Yanyuk, has also announced plans to integrate their upcoming trading card game, “The Bazaar”, into the GamerToken ecosystem.

Yanyuk is confident that blockchain technologies, such as GamerToken, will have a strong impact on the entire esports scene.

“With GamerToken, the esports genre is taking the next step towards other professional leagues, in which collecting or trading memorabilia items like basketball jerseys with fellow fans is already commonplace”, says Yanyuk.

Tempo Storm streamers and pro players will be promoting GamerToken Marketplace supported games on their live streams, as well as upcoming exclusive, non-fungible skins created in honor of their professional players.

Tempo Storm originally started as a Hearthstone team founded by successful Twitch streamer Yanyuk out of his own pocket and now stands among the most decorated esports franchises. Having expanded with additional teams in leading titles like Fortnite, HotS, CS:GO, PUBG, H1Z1, World of Warcraft, and the fighting game community, the globally-reaching brand features some of the world’s best competitors and broadcast personalities.

With all its various championship titles, Tempo Storm operates as much more than just an esports team – Tempo Storm is one of the largest esports media companies in the world. Its Hollywood studio produces innovative, cutting-edge content including events, esports tournaments, as well as a variety of gaming news, tools and videos, for one of the highest-trafficked websites in the space, TempoStorm.com. Tempo Storm also continues to deliver best-in-class live streams with its proprietary mobile production abilities.

The Bazaar is a deckbuilding game set in an intergalactic marketplace in which several classes can be played using all available published cards and built on a truly free-to-play model. It will feature unique gameplay, with each round starting from scratch, where players can buy different cards during the match that make them more powerful, kill monsters that drop rewards, and eventually use the strongest deck to defeat opponents.

Unique hero skins and game board items are planned to be issued as non-fungible tokens in limited quantities, and can be bought, designed, and traded by players on the GamerToken Marketplace – entirely independent from the in-game shop. These rare items can then be transferred into the game and used by players.

The Ethereum-based GamerToken Marketplace Demo is live now with its first blockchain-integrated game, a version of popular anime MMO, Fiesta Online from leading gaming publisher the gamigo group.

In partnership with Token Foundry, GamerToken is gearing up for its public crowdsale later this year. Further information about the GamerToken project can be found on the GamerToken Medium blog as well as their website, Twitter, and Telegram group.

Train2Game News GamerToken Crypto

GamerToken is a new and exciting blockchain-project.

It allows gamers to truly own the virtual items they earn in-game. With the Ethereum-based token, unique cosmetic items will be made available in participating games, making it possible to reward players for exceptional in-game achievements.

The GamerToken system is the first to make in-game items truly distinctive when being equipped with unique skins, allowing players to earn recognition. Players can sell, buy and own these unique and one-of-a-kind collectibles via a secure and transparent marketplace which is based on a blockchain.

A public test version of GamerToken was launched in April in collaboration with the gamigo group, one of the leading game companies in Europe and North America.

To demonstrate the project, an ERC20-compatible test-token was implemented in a special demo version of the popular online roleplaying game Fiesta Online. In addition to this demo, a test version of GamerToken’s decentralized marketplace is available to trial. Both demos can be tried out on the GamerToken website.

“The GamerToken has the potential to radically change the trading and perception of in-game items. The marketplace can become a secure, transparent and universal trading post for online games of all kinds”, says Jens Knauber, CEO of the Laurel Foundry.

A Marketplace to unite game worlds
Rather than replacing existing in-game economies, GamerToken’s currency and marketplace are built to compliment them with additional functionality and freedoms for the player. It is a decentralized trading system in which players can buy, sell, and borrow their cosmetic items across different games. Therefore, the player can transfer his/her digital assets in the form of GamerToken for example from an online roleplaying game to an eSports shooter, and from there to a casual mobile game, and so on. In-game markets remain stable and effectively unaffected by such transactions.

A system of ‘smart contracts’ ensures the security and transparency requisite for high-value online transactions. The marketplace has an underlying security system that ensures comprehensive protection against theft and fraud.

Benefits for developers and players
Game developers gain the ability to design skins that are exclusive for the marketplace and link them to an ERC-721-GamerToken. The ERC-721 token guarantees the validity of unique items. The entire transactional history and the current item value on the blockchain will be quick and easy to gather. GamerToken introduces new and exciting possibilities in the in-game item trade. Ambitious players can increase the marketplace value of one of their items for example through their Twitch streaming channels by performing outstanding actions. For instance, a unique camouflage suit of an eSports sniper used in a pro-gamer’s eSports career can become a precious collectible when linked to a GamerToken, just like the signed jersey of a famous football player. In design competitions, gamers can design their own skin collections for online roleplaying games in exchange for recognition within the community as well as for GamerToken on the marketplace.

Considerably more information about the entire GamerToken project can be found on the GamerToken blog and on the website.