Asian esports organisation TALON has formed a strategic partnership with MOBA game Apeiron.
The partnership will see TALON play an advisory role in the game’s development. According to a release, this is through using the organisation’s gaming and esports experience to ‘offer insights and guidance’ to enhance Apeiron’s gameplay.
As a result, both entities will co-host Apeiron tournaments, with the aim to extend the game’s reach into worldwide esports communities.
Created by Singapore-based developer Foonie Magus, Apeiron is a MOBA that combines aspects of real-time strategy, card-based, and auto battler games. The title — currently in early access — also features blockchain technology through NFTs that give players in-game buffs as well as the ability to transfer the game’s currency into cryptocurrency.
TALON’s collaboration with Apeiron caps off a busy start to 2024 for the organisation. Earlier this month the side announced its entry into the PUBG Mobile Super League – Southeast Asia as a new partner team. There the organisation will compete alongside 19 other sides in the hopes of qualifying for the PUBG Mobile Global Championship.
The collaboration comes during a period of uncertainty from fans around blockchain technology. Despite these concerns, however, the current economic difficulties that teams face make such deals difficult to turn down. In recent months, United States-based organisation Team Liquid announced a similar partnership with auto battler game Illuvium: Arena.
On the partnership with TALON, Frank Cheng, CEO at Apeiron, commented: “This partnership with TALON signifies our intent on making sure Apeiron’s unique battle system has the depth and entertainment value that even the most dedicated of gamers can enjoy.
“Leveraging the experience and expertise of TALON, we aim to bring about a paradigm shift by discovering that final piece of the puzzle to achieve a sustainable, competitive, and fun gamer economy. We can’t wait to share new epic moments with incredible community-driven gaming events.”