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LONDON, December 25th 2017 — ESports is a big business, and crypto can make it bigger.
That’s what a game studio based out of Barcelona thinks.
“More people globally are watching video game tournaments than many professional sporting events,” says SKARA co-founder Cesar Ortega. “That represents a lot of untapped potential─we want to make sure players and spectators benefit from that potential.”
Cesar, with SKARA co-founder Pablo Rodriguez, lead an award winning gaming company that specialises in AAA quality competitive fighting.
Since 2012, SKARA, The Blade Remains has clocked more than 30 awards and hundreds of thousands of players. Now Rodriguez and team are expanding that vision to include a mobile offering, a series of single player games, and even a novel–which will be published next month.
To tie the franchise together and prime it for eSports, the team has taken to cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology that underpins it.
The token the SKARA franchise will be using is built on the Ethereum ETH blockchain and is called a SKARAT.
Most of the team remains focused on perfecting their eSports game─SKARA, The Blade Remains, which features fast-paced multiplayer battles in a variety of formats.
The studio is building an eSports league around their existing player base.
“We have had a lot of good responses from our community,” says Rodriguez. “We are the first game to my knowledge that has committed to making our best players the heroes inside the game’s lore and mythology. With cryptocurrency we can add ways for players to win more than just titles and grandeur!”
Tournament prizes will be paid in SKARATs starting early next year.
But the team wants to go one step further.
“We are working hard to make it possible for anyone to bet SKARATs on the matches, opening up the possibility of winning big for more than just the competitive players,” explained Ortega.
To realize real-time eSports betting, SKARA is teaming up with a third party betting platform developer to make their solution work early next year.
Besides eSports, players can realize gains from the assets they build up within the game–a tradition that goes back much further than cryptocurrency.
“It’s basically only the people that ‘break’ a game who can make real money right now,” says SKARA CMO Marc Boulesteix. “With SKARATs, any player can do it. We are excited to bring that into the experience of playing.”
“The technology behind the blockchain also offers a lot of interesting opportunities,” agreed Rodriguez. “From crypto-security for securing players’ accounts to verification of eSports matches, we are eager to explore the infinite possibilities this technology has to offer.”
SKARATs will go for sale early next year, but the presale has already started.
Learn more by going to www.skaratoken.com.
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