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Cricket Star Manager — Telegram AMA — May 06

On Friday, May 06, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:

Ragnar

We asked him questions about the development of Cricket Star Manager.

Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.

Introduction

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourself. What did you do before crypto and did you have any other previous venture in crypto?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Hello everyone, my name is Ragnar. I am helping CSM with day-to-day activities in marketing and community management among other things needed to be taken care of. An all-around helping hand in addition to these two.

I have been involved with crypto since 2016 when a good friend introduced me to it. Got more and more active in this space year by year researching, investing, and everything in between. In my previous pre-crypto life, I have been involved in helping to build several companies in different industries. It is a great opportunity to help support the growth of a company with such a huge potential impact in the P2E gaming vertical

About Cricket Star Manager

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What is the project about and who are the people behind it?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Yes, that’s correct. Our CEO Lars Hagelin is an industry veteran in the gaming space. Ex CEO and founder and an active advisor/investor of multiple gaming companies — many of them are today traded on stock exchanges.

The CSM team is currently roughly around 30 team members involved in making this F2P2E (Free to Play to Earn) game. The team is highly experienced bringing more than 100 years of combined experience from the top entertainment and gaming companies in the world. Team members have previously worked for companies like EA, Disney, Google, Marvel, Riot Games, Lego, etc.

We have previously developed a successful game World Hockey Manager which has over 2 million downloads and the living legend Wayne Gretzky as the ambassador of the game.

Q — Twitter user @ImMelike32: Talking about the Stadium land that exists on Cricket Star, what does it take to own a piece of land on Cricket Star Manager? Also, when lands are owned by users, how can the land owners generate revenue from their lands and what are the benefits associated with owning lands?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Once we have completed the first Player NFT sale, we will do the sale of our Stadium NFTs. The venue for purchasing will be announced in our socials.

Stadium NFTs are “land” within the Cricket Star Manager game and give holders a passive income stream by hosting games, tournaments and training within their stadiums. You can also rent out your stadium if you do not have time to operate it yourself.

Q — Twitter user @Carolinex421: We often find many NFT projects that are always bloated, due to unbalanced supply and demand for NFT. So, what mechanism do you use to maintain a balance between supply & demand for Cricket Star Manager NFTs? How can you guarantee the NFT value will increase over time?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: That is a good question. NFT players, like non-NFT players, have a fixed contract length. This means you’ll only be able to use NFT players for a fixed period of time before they are retired. You’ll be able to extend this contract length by using a Contract Extension NFT, but eventually NFT players will retire and this will deflate the active NFT player base. As you train and upgrade your players, you can increase their value in time.

Q — Telegram user Satoshi: Cricket is very popular here in India. Do you have any special plan to attract more users from India?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Cricket is rather more as a religion in India. We have started collaborations with different partners to help acquire a large user base. One of these is EmChain. They have vast experience in this with previous similar ventures

Q — Telegram user Kistley: What additional Perks and Benefits can stadium owners get and how can I become a stadium owner?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: The best way is to take part in the NFT sale this summer. There are many benefits discussed before during the AMA

Q — Telegram user Boylut: Is it true that being a manager in Cricket Star is much more complicated than just being a player? If yes, can you tell us what is required to be a successful manager in the game?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: that is true. There will be many different strategies like in other manager type simulators

Q — Telegram user Moon Watcher: What is the minimum amount of NFTs card Characters required to start earning in the game?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: The minimum is 0. It is a free to play, play to earn game so no investment needed to start

Incentives like play-to-earn, staking, airdrops, etc are great at attracting new users. But if the project doesn’t have a “revenue” model that is greater than the “, the coin price will eventually crash due to oversupply. The key is building products people really use and want

It is our opinion that Sports related P2E games are going to stick around and here are some of the reasons:

1. Many people are very attached to their sports teams and also their idols. The retention numbers with fans in sports are one of the highest in the world (once a fan of your hometown team, always a fan). Many fans would rather skip a meal to watch their fav team play (it is far more difficult to create an emotional connection with fighting pigs)

2. There are a lot of ways to increase revenue in a sports related game (can sell season passes, meetings with idols, fan merch like jerseys, tickets to games etc.)

3. Many sports fans ultimate dream or goal is to own their club or team (we will make it possible in the digital world)

4. Easy to learn — if you’re a fan of the sports you don’t need intensive training for scholars. Fans know the basics and are eager to play

Q — Telegram user Ahmet: In the metaverse of Cricket Star Manager one of the best Play-to-Earn games in 2022, the stadiums are land, introduced by NFT, So owning a cricket stadium is a passive form of income, Can you explain the Play-to-Earn mechanism in more detail and how the owner can generate

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: We have a very thorough explanation in our Medium which you can read to get the full picture how the game mechanics work.

Q — Telegram user Elly ♂️: Have you Tried to attract top cricketers From Around the world to advertise “Cricket Star manager project”?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Yes we have. A bit too early to share yet. all news will be announced in our official channels.

Token

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Can you tell us more about the token utility?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Cricket Star Manager utilizes two tokens, $CSM and $CRIX. Both are to be launched on the Solana Blockchain.

$CSM is the premium and governance token with a fixed supply of 100 million. Token holders can stake $CSM to govern the community treasury, increase their asset values, and affects how they earn these assets via gameplay. Owning $CSM opens access to exclusive NFT drops and sales. We will provide much more additional utility for the $CSM token in the lead-up to the game and after the game release. A sports manager P2E game gives quite endless possibilities to be added.

$CRIX is the in-game „soft“ currency and players earn $CRIX, by leveling up, winning matches, etc. $CRIX can be spent to draft new players, train cricket players, and speed up events, such as recovery from injuries. $CRIX is also the currency used to trade non-NFT players in our Marketplace.

Q — Telegram userJuan: Where can I buy the token?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: The token will be launched on Raydium initially. Please check our socials for the updates and announcements.

Partnerships

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: I believe you have already begun your fundraising drive for the token. Who are your advisors and backers?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: Yes. We have recently finished our pre and public sale. Our partners are VCs in the crypto space including Black Edge Capital, Genesis Block Ventures (GBV), Banter Capital, Spark Digital, Solidity Ventures, Ethernal Labs, Gains Associates, Maven Capital, Oddiyana Ventures, and a star team of angel investors.

Competitive Advantage

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: There are many mobile game developers in the world. What makes Cricket Star Manager unique and stand out from the crowd?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: CSM seeks to provide a diverse and engaging gaming experience to cricket fans around the world. The project uses opportunities made possible by blockchain technology to create a game that offers unique features for users to play to earn tokens and NFTs. The Free to Play or Pay to Play economies are not engaging and are made to pump the wallets of the game studios and producers, not the gamers. We will change that for our fans who can be part owners of the game and in-game assets.

We will do it by creating an immersive Play to Earn game economics that involves NFT-s and other assets made possible to use in the game and traded on marketplaces. The game itself will also have a 0 entry fee which makes it easily accessible to everyone.

Business Development

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Can you tell us about the market sector you are trying to conquer? Do you have plans to attract noncrypto users?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: The total global gaming market in 2020 was valued at 177 billion. The total addressable population is over 2.5 billion followers across the globe making it the world’s second most popular sport. There are currently no cricket games and also no manager-type games in the blockchain space, giving CSM a first-mover advantage.

Tested pedigree in game development with the successful World Hockey Manager game, the presence and support of industry veterans as developers and advisors ensure that we can deliver a capable project with all the support that we have.

We are designing the game to start out as a web2 game with tutorials and walkthroughs to introduce them into the crypto world step by step so the integration would be as seamless as possible.

Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Is CSM going to be focused on only cricket? Are you planning to create and launch more games in the future and when? With only 200 days until the World Cup 2022 should football lovers also expect something from you?

A — Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager: CSM will only be focused on cricket. Preparations to launch a Play-to-Earn Football Manager Game have already begun though. The platform we have developed is something you could call a Game-As-A-Service. So we can launch any other sports manager games on it fairly quickly compared to the turnaround times in the game development world.

Ragnar, thanks for coming into our community, and taking the time to answer our questions. I’m sure our community and specifically cricket lovers have learnt a lot. I look forward to owning a stadium though. Do you have any final words for us? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley Commodore-Mensah from GAINS

Yes. You can stay connected and updated in these channels:

Telegram | TG ANN | Discord | Twitter | Website | Medium

Tokenomics article| Game mechanics

Thank you Ayeley for having us! Cheers everyone

— Ragnar from Cricket Star Manager

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