BestMeta, a cryptocurrency based platform designed for the esports community has today been revealed.
The aim of the platform is to “give the freedom of creative control back to talent” by providing personalities, shoutcasters and professionals with a platform to connect with fans.
The network, built on Blockchain technology will leverage the system to provide a transparent network for both talent and consumers. The face to the project is Toby “TobiWan” Dawson a caster famed for his work in Valve developed Dota 2.
The BestMeta founders believe they can provide a sustainable ecosystem for esports talents, who will be rewarded through the coin “BestMeta Tokens”. The platform’s token system aims to create a streamlined ecosystem where talent and fans are easily connected. The Blockchain element is to provide full transparency and accountability with all spending and donations between fans and content creators.
The tokens can be purchased by fans allowing them to exchange funds for interactions or projects by the talent signed up to the BestMeta platform.
“Utilising Blockchain technology, we harness the power of mass community into a trusted, accountable and sustainable esports ecosystem. BestMeta is the first of its kind to be developed exclusively to support esports talent, born out of a passion to help content creators reach their true and fullest potential” commented Amy Yu, Managing Director of BestMeta.
Talent will have the scope to create their own personalised tokens, representative of their brand value. The community can then purchase them to support the talents.
“The esports community is one of the strongest in the world and we want to empower that community to achieve great things”, states BestMeta’s Esports Director, Toby ‘TobiWan’ Dawson. “Through BestMeta, we will enable talent the power to build their brand the way they want, their only limit will be their imagination.”
To coincide with the launch, Tobiwan has teased a four part show called Well Played in which esports pros, commentators, casters and general talent feature in a Never Mind the Buzzcocks style panel show hosted by Tobi. The first episode will air at 8pm GMT, Wednesday 24th January.
Esports Insider says: Another esports ICO, this one is very different though. It’s been met with a mixed reception thus far once the token sale gets underway we’ll see how enamoured the community are by the idea. We’re looking forward to watching the show, however.