- Battle for Giostone sees Esports as the catalyst for widespread adoption of web3 gaming.
- Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like Battle for Giostone (BFG) aim to attract both web2 gamers and the growing web3 gaming community.
- Battle for Giostone allows players to enjoy asset ownership without the technicals usually associated with blockchain games.
- By tapping into the success and excitement of Esports, web3 gaming is expanding beyond its early use cases and attract a wider audience.
Enter the world of Battle for Giostone, where the end of the Golden Age is near and three kingdoms are locked in a battle over an ancient stone that could save the world. This MOBA-style game, reminiscent of Dota 2, pits players against each other in intense battles.
Battle for Giostone sets itself apart by being a blockchain-enabled game that rewards players for their time, effort, and skills, all while delivering an immersive, engaging, and enjoyable experience.
How Battle for Giostone can harness the energy of Esports
Battle for Giostone is set in a multiplayer battle arena, where teams work together to approach and destroy the enemy base — a format gamers are already familiar with, particularly due to the intense popularity of League of Legends, which saw more than 5 million people tune in to its grand final at the Chase Center in San Francisco this past November.
The matchup between Korean esports teams was an intense classic, as DRX dramatically rallied to win 3-2 and claim the title over T1. Nearly 3 million tuned into the championship via Riot Games’ official Twitch streams, another 1.7 million watched on Youtube, with the rest watching via other channels.
That was up from the record 4 million viewers that had watched the 2021 League of Legends Championship, as Esports has continued to grow in attention and fandom in recent years. DOTA 2, another wildly popular Esports game, logged 990,000 daily players in November. Its final tournament, The International, was hosted in Singapore earlier this year, drawing a prize pool of nearly $20 million for the gamers and seeing 1.7 million viewers at its peak.
Games like Battle for Giostone have the potential to take the best parts of Esports titles and ramp them up to the next level. Traditionally, only the most elite competitive gamers have been able to make significant money by playing, either from occasional prize pools, building large streaming audiences on Twitch or attracting brand sponsorships.
By stripping away the technical verbiage and UX tied to blockchain technology, Battle for Giostone empowers gamers to be rewarded for their time, effort, and skills while still placing the spotlight on competitive and interactive gameplay.
Crafting materials or discovering rare loot takes on new meaning when it can be conveyed to a gamer in the form of a valuable NFT.
Esports teams are always looking for new ways to monetize their brands, and by building around web3 titles like BFG, they could eventually build new income streams without having to rely so much on streaming audiences or prize pools.
Web3 games are missing one key ingredient
Consider that the Esports market was worth just $130 million a decade ago, when Forbes declared 2012 “the year of eSports.” Recent estimates suggest that the global Esports market could be worth nearly $6 billion by 2030.
Adding Esports flair to a game is a surefire way to keep players hooked, engaged, and coming back for more. The thrill of competition and social interaction through leaderboards, tournaments, and spectating adds a level of excitement that players and viewers just can't resist.
The buzz generated by these Esports events and broadcasts not only keeps current players coming back for more, but it also attracts new players who want to join in on the fun. Integrating Esports mechanics is a no-brainer for both players and game developers alike. It's a recipe for success and a whole lot of fun!
Get ready to witness the ultimate showdown as top players compete in the highly-anticipated Primal Giostone League with a massive $25,000 prize pool!
Competing, and earning, on BFG
BFG combines the excitement of a MOBA format with the thrill of a never-ending evolution offering an experience that is both fun to play and watch, where viewers can zoom in on the action anywhere on the map.
In this fast-paced arena, two teams of five players face off to destroy each other's base, using their selected heroes and abilities to gain the upper hand. With six heroes to choose from, each boasting a unique set of abilities from a pool of 72 options, the possibilities for strategy and play are almost endless.
To make things even more interesting, players can retrieve stones guarded by the powerful Dragon Gio, which drops a Giostone and serves as a powerup to the player holding it. As players engage in battles and earn tokens and Giostones, they also have the opportunity to collect rare heroes, items, and skins, and trade with other players.
Building competitive Web3 games
Battle For Giostone understands that web3 games, like existing games, should focus first on building a great game, with elements that allow for the type of team-based competitive play that has fueled successful Esports projects.
Their game developers are also working to build partnerships with Esports organizations while building a steady base of gaming streamers to help promote the project.
To get involved with Battle For Giostone, you can join their 8,000+ Discord community members or hop over to their Twitter for updates.