Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) today announced it has selected Tezos, the world’s most advanced blockchain, as its Official Blockchain in a multi-year technical partnership. The deal will encompass marquee branding and sponsorship rights, integrated business practices, and community-building content, as well as providing the launchpad for the new Misfits Gaming Group blockchain gaming platform, Block Born.
With this new technical partnership, MGG is launching a dedicated blockchain gaming community called Block Born. Blockchain gaming is an exciting new space for the gaming industry and MGG believes this is a significant opportunity to be part of this movement. Block Born will be MGG’s blockchain gaming arm, dedicated to supporting and growing the blockchain gaming space, as well as supporting the community through content, tournaments and signing professionals as the space begins to emerge. What’s more, all Block Born tournaments will be carbon neutral, which means that each tournament removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces.
In addition to Block Born and the cross-organization partnership, Misfits will refocus its $10 million gaming incubator MSF/IO, to become the MSF Tezos Gaming Incubator. The incubator will help identify and invest in esports and gaming startups, as well as startups that build directly on the highly secure, energy efficient Tezos blockchain.
“Gaming can do a lot better, and blockchain technologies will help get us there,” said Vas Roberts, EVP Partnerships, of Misfits Gaming Group. “By building new practices upon a decentralized, indexed platform, we’ll reimagine how we work with our community, peers, and partners. Tezos will help us share new levels of access, equity, and decision-making, and we’re thrilled to pioneer how blockchain can help gaming organizations redefine how they operate.”
As one of the world’s leading blockchains, Tezos is recognized for its energy-efficient design, self-upgradable mechanism and low transaction fees. Tezos’ pioneering Proof of Stake design means it is both highly secure and energy efficient as an open platform.
“At such an exciting time for the broader gaming and esports industries, Misfits Gaming Group’s choice of Tezos as its official blockchain adds to the momentum that is growing for blockchain gaming— with community building and player engagement as a priority. I believe that Tezos’ sustainability and its unique ability to adapt to rapidly-evolving technology is perfectly aligned to support MGG’s laudable goals.” added Mason Edwards, Chief of Staff, Tezos Foundation