The mobile-based squad action RPG title ‘Guild of Gaurdians’ has announced that they are now focused on the next phase of their esports partnerships, which include prominent organizations and esports teams such as NAVI, T1, NRG, and others.
The partnership will see 16 exclusive esports-themed Guardians to the game. Each of their partnered esports teams, such as Cloud9, Fnatic, NAVI, Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG, SK Gaming, T1, and Team Liquid, will be represented in the game by two different Guardians which are attainable in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Eight new collectables will be available exclusively for purchase, while another eight Guardians will be available by playing the game.
“This is a one-of-a-kind partnership that brings together the top esports teams and their fans from around the world, and introduces them to the Guild of Guardians ecosystem to players intimately and seamlessly,” Chief Studio Officer for Immutable Games Studio, Justin Hulog said in a release. “By leveraging web3-native gameplay mechanics and technology, we can offer fans a different way to engage with their favorite teams, thanks to the utility and digital ownership rights provided by these next-gen collectibles.”
“It’s exciting to have some of the most renowned esports brands deeply integrated into a game like Guild of Guardians. This offers a great opportunity by enabling closer interactions between fans and teams, and we can’t wait to see more possibilities like this emerge in the future,” Pietro Fringuelli, chairman of the executive board of The World Esports Association (WESA) added.
“There are two factors that convince us Guild of Guardians is the right opportunity for Team Liquid” Bo Kryne, VP of Product at Team Liquid said. “The ecosystem health of IMX creates the conditions for a long and meaningful partnership for us – something that Liquid is very keen on as we only believe in projects that offer lasting value for their users.
The second factor is the approach to the development of GOG – ultimately, what we are endorsing and promoting to our audience is a game title that puts gameplay and product quality first. Team Liquid is not interested in participating in speculative crypto projects that impersonate as video games, only to extract resources from their player base and benefit a small group of token holders. We are happy to see that Guild of Guardians is developed as a high-quality game first and foremost, and ultimately that is the main reason for us entering this partnership.”
Starting on February 8th, players can buy ‘Summons’ to obtain a randomized, tradeable Guardian of Legendary rarity and with 16,000 summons, each will be available on February 15th.