Krafton announces COMPETZ, where you can win well-known PvP games to earn cryptocurrency
Last we heard from Krafton, the developer and publisher of PUBG: Battlegrounds and TERA said he has partnered with blockchain company Solana “to design and market blockchain/NFT games and services ( non-fungible token)”. That announcement didn’t provide any details on what kinds of “games or services” it would spawn – or whether it would impact Krafton’s existing library or be limited to new games – but a press release brought today. now some additional insight into exactly what the company has in mind.
Krafton subsidiary RisingWings announced COMPETZ, described as “a blockchain-based esports service where players can compete and earn rewards based on their skills and experiences.” COMPETZ will include well-known titles like Solitaire, Bingo, Pool and Mini Golf. Players can bet on themselves for a prize pool that can be converted into cryptocurrency on the BORA blockchain platform.
The COMPETZ website includes a roadmap that includes three rounds of NFT profile photo strikes, starting in April. Bingo and Solitaire will be released globally by the end of June, with more games to follow.
Whatever your opinion of COMPETZ, at least it doesn’t affect other Krafton titles – yet. But it’s not hard to see a future where, if COMPETZ is successful, Krafton will implement some sort of “bet on yourself/your team” cryptocurrency reward feature in PUBG, which surely be well received by the players.
Jason Winter, news editor
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