Southeast Asian esports organisation EVOS Esports has announced a partnership with NFT-based RPG metaverse game Avarik Saga.
According to the release, the two companies will use the partnership to bring blockchain and NFT technology to new audiences in Indonesia, as well as other countries in Southeast Asia.
Released in 2021, Avarik Saga is an NFT Metaverse Play-to-earn game that is based on the popular JRPG genre. The game released its first playable NFT character collection in September 2021, which sold out in less than an hour. The first playable demo version of the game will be available at the end of January 2022.
Michael Wijaya, CMO of EVOS, expressed his anticipation for this collaboration: “We are very excited that EVOS can help Avarik Saga tap into existing local gaming communities and introduce the first Indonesian NFT P2E Metaverse RPG game and foster a solid relationship to spearhead the blockchain game experience.”
Alongside furthering its NFT endeavours, EVOS Esports made headlines earlier this year by announcing a foray into traditional sports via a basketball team. Some of EVOS Esports’ other endeavours feature partnerships with food delivery platform Grab and digital currency trading platform Zipmex.
Kevin Cahya, CEO of Avarik Saga, noted: “We want to bring fun into the NFT P2E Metaverse gaming space. In the end, the core of the game itself has to be enjoyable. A strong lore that entices the user to the Avarik Saga Universe, a clear game mechanic that is engaging, and content that makes the player want to come back is key.
“P2E is a mechanism that can only be a worthwhile venture if the game drives excitement and value to the community.”
Esports Insider says: NFT and Metaverse are two words that look likely to be prominently used within the esports industry this year. The cooperation between one of SEA’s most prominent esports teams and a Metaverse NFT game seems to be a smart idea, given the number of fans that support EVOS and the fact that play-to-earn games are currently experiencing massive growth.