Web3 fantasy sports management platform Maincard.io has unveiled plans to enter the esports industry.
To expand its presence within the industry, the platform has secured deals with esports tournament platform Community Gaming and Ukrainian esports organisation B8.
In addition to the deals, Maincard.io intends to allocate up to $500,000 (~£392,565) to establish a ‘notable and influential presence in the industry’. Moreover, the platform also plans on hosting three Dota 2 tournaments with one of them set to take place in Los Angeles towards the end of 2024.
Maincard.io’s partnership with B8 sees the organisation become an ambassador for the platform which focuses on predicting the outcome of sporting events. Players who correctly predict the outcome win a range of rewards that includes in-game tokens and collectable cards.
After securing a deal with B8, Maincard.io states it has ‘ambitious plans’ to expand its ambassador programme and collaborate with more esports players and personalities. According to a release, the platform intends to create a ‘special collection of game cards’ featuring the esports ambassadors.
The Web3 industry continues to expand its presence within the esports industry. In July 2023, South Korean organisation Dplus KIA partnered with esports platform Dplus Arena and in 2022, Brazilian organisation LOUD created LOUD Club, a Web3 fan engagement platform.
Valeri Makovetskii, CEO of Maincard.io, spoke on partnering with B8: “We are happy to support promising teams with great leaders. B8 is an excellent partner to spread the word about Maincard’s mission, which is Blockchain mass adoption among the most crowded and growing industry — Gaming.”