Gambit to launch minigame: “Frens of Avax — Smol World Cup edition”
· What is Frens of Avax
· Smol World Cup minigame
· Schedule of weekly tournaments
· The venue
Crypto, stocks and the economy are going through one of the toughest bear markets in decades. The Avalanche ecosystem is no exception to this, and most of its native DeFi & GameFi projects are facing rough times to attract and retain new users and earn their trust. From “blue chips” like Trader Joe, to early stage promising projects like Ragnarok, are focusing on building and waiting for the storm to pass.
This prolonged FUD state has disconnected a lot of projects from their communities, weakening initiatives to communicate and grow the Avalanche community, due to the switch in mindset to “survival mode”. Gambit’s team wants to change this and came up with an exciting idea to reactivate & grow the once thriving Avalanche community.
Gambit is a next gen decentralized sports gaming platform being built on Avalanche; the alpha version of their platform will be exclusively focused on the biggest sports event around the World: FIFA’s 2022 Qatar World Cup. Starting November 2022, it is anticipated that over one million spectators will attend the tournament’s 64 matches, and the competition will reach a global in-home television audience of over 3 billion people, with more than one billion fans tuning in to watch the final match.
Have you ever seen the behavior of soccer fans during a World Cup? They are seriously HIGH, excited, experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions, infected by the passion and love for their favorite teams competing in the most important soccer tournament in the world! But something else, even more amazing happens… friendships and even brotherhoods are built all around the world, of people rooting for the same team or even different teams, they all forget about their problems & differences and just focus on the passion they share for this amazing tournament!
Gambit’s team is damn sure that this same passion and brotherhood can be infected and spread like a virus within the communities of Avalanche, because Avalanche not only has the best blockchain technology around the world, it also has the best builders (teams) and the most loyal communities (fans). This is why Gambit chose Avalanche to build and they just figured out a way to ignite and strengthen the red coin ecosystem: introducing… Frens of Avax!
What is Frens of Avax?
Frens of Avax is a division within Gambit that will focus and specialize in bringing together & growing the different communities of Avalanche, by hosting simple but fun and addictive, free to play NFT-enabled minigames, that allow members of the strongest Avalanche communities compete to earn prizes and, most importantly, pride and bragging rights!
But Gambit cannot accomplish the ambitious goal of raising the spirits and growing the Avalanche community by itself! So this is a calling to leading teams with the strongest products and communities in Avalanche, to join and support Frens of Avax.
Smol World Cup minigame
The first free to play minigame that Frens of Avax will launch is called Smol World Cup: a soccer themed minigame that gathers 14 leading Avalanche projects, allowing users to select their favorite team to fight against the others through 7 stages of matches. The ones worthy will attain the highest scores and lift the Smol World Cup as champions!
The first projects that we call and challenge to join Frens of Avax and compete in the Smol World Cup by incentivizing their communities to fight in weekly tournaments are:
Don’t disappoint your communities! Fight with honor to put your guilds as champions in the Smol World Cup and, most importantly, join us to raise the community of Avalanche above them all!
(Help us raid their Twitter accounts by challenging them to → JOIN NOW!)
Schedule of the tournaments
Gambit will act as the host of 8 weekly Smol World Cup tournaments with the following schedule*:
- Mon Aug 29th — Sun Sep 4th
- Mon Sep 5th — Sun Sep11th
- Mon Sep 12th — Sun Sep 18th
- Mon Sep 19th — Sun Sep 25th
- Mon Sep 26th — Sun Oct 2d
- Mon Oct 3d — Sun Oct 9th
- Mon Oct 10th — Sun Oct 16th
- Mon Oct 17th — Sun Oct 23th
(*Subject to changes, follow Gambit’s Twitter for updated announcements)
A little alpha: the first week(s) will grant users that play Smol World Cup a whitelist spot to mint something with utility for the next weekly tournaments!
Smol World Cup is a single player soccer mini game with the objective of achieving the highest score. The mechanic is simple: a goal in favor adds +1 points to the score, while a goal conceded deducts -1 points to the score.
The following leaderboards will be updated live on a weekly basis:
- Individual leaderboard: will list the ranking of individual highest scores. Scores are non cumulative for this leaderboard, only the highest score achieved from all of the tries in the week will count.
- Championship leaderboard: will list the accumulated points that an Avalanche project gets, from all of the users that played the mini-game with the character of their team.
For the individual leaderboard, Gambit will give weekly prizes for the wallets with highest scores:
- Top 3 highest scores: will get airdropped a special Small World Cup champion NFT that grants them bragging rights.
- Top 50 highest scores: whitelist spots to mint one of their upcoming limited wolf-themed Founders Club NFT collection.
Minting of the Founders Club NFT collection will take place in the last week of October. For more information about the collection and its utility, check this medium article (TL;DR - owners will get revenue from all transactions during Qatar’s World Cup in Gambit!).
Participating projects will also be highly incentivized to give weekly prizes to their best players… stay tuned for updates!
For the championship leaderboard, Gambit will mint weekly champion NFTs of the Small World Cup, that will be airdropped to the wallet provided by the founders of the winning project… bragging rights!
Matches of the Smol World Cup will be hosted at a very special venue!
Did you know that the first soccer World Cup took place in 1930 and was hosted in the Centenario stadium in Montevideo? That venue saw Uruguay, the first World Cup champion, lift the trophy and was later declared by FIFA as the only Historical Monument of World Soccer.
Gambit’s team believed that there’s no better venue to host the very first minigame of Frens of Avax and it will see the first teams of the Smol World Cup fight each other to become champions and lift the cup!
They even sent a special entourage to visit Centenario stadium and wanted to share a few pictures with you!
Gambit is the first decentralized sports gaming platform on the Avalanche network. It’s currently developing a beta version exclusively focused on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, using Avalanche’s native currency Avax to transact.
Gambit designed a novel use case for blockchain decentralization and NFTs by combining them for their genesis fundraising event that will take place on August 2022: an exclusive wolf themed collection of 1,000 NFTs that gives membership to their Founders Club, granting owners revenue from all transactions during Qatar’s 2022 World Cup.