European esports organisation Team BDS has announced a partnership with Swiss Web3 esports organisation XBorg.
According to a release, the two companies will team up to create a range of experiences for players and fans by combining esports with blockchain technology.
As part of the deal, Team BDS and XBorg will create the first-ever esports arena in The Sandbox, a popular blockchain-based virtual world. Moreover, both organisations will team up with Avatarz, a new method which allows users to earn exclusive virtual collectibles and create digital identities through customised avatars.
Despite its young age, Team BDS has quickly established itself within the esports industry — particularly Rocket League and League of Legends. The organisation is currently the reigning Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) champions, and in mid-2021 Team BDS purchased a slot into League of Legends’ LEC for €26.5m (~£22.8m).
Powered by wealth-management crypto app SwissBorg, XBorg is a blockchain-focused esports organisation that has a commercial portfolio which includes Polygon, Community Gaming and Zilliqa. Alongside competing in Web3 titles the company organises the Xtreme Championship Series, a Web3 esports league.
Louis Regis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at XBorg, commended the deal: “Our partnership with Team BDS is an important step in our mission to dismantle power asymmetries within the gaming industry.
“We are thrilled to make our technological solutions available to Team BDS, to offer a superior experience to their fans. This collaboration demonstrates Team BDS’ commitment to being a pioneer in the industry and their core focus on fans, who are the cornerstone of the esports industry. We are proud to collaborate with Team BDS to develop the digital identity of their fans and to offer unique virtual experiences.”
The collaboration between the two organisations will be centred around its new My BDS website.