Feb 08, 2022
TALON ANNOUNCES NFT PARTNERSHIP WITH YESPORTS
Hong Kong, 8 February 2022 – Talon Esports has inked a partnership with Yesports to be one of the first esports teams to launch team non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Yesports, the World's First and only Web3 Esports Engagement Platform (W3EP). Yesports offers a Web 3.0 white glove service for esports teams that includes NFT design and go-to-market strategy, as well as an NFT marketplace for teams and fans to engage with each other. The platform’s long term vision is to deliver an unrivaled esports-centric Web 3.0 platform through which fans can participate in the emerging metaverse.
Seeking to onboard millions of esports enthusiasts to Web 3.0, Yesports is designed to encourage fan participation through greater engagement with Esports teams and allow tangible ownership of valuable and rare utility-first esports assets. The first batch of NFTs will be of Talon’s Arena of Valor (ROV) team in Thailand.
“Web 3.0, NFTs and the Metaverse are going to create unique and exciting ways in which we can engage with fans. We are thrilled to be working with Yesports in developing this future. Having seen the plans of real and virtual work utility, eco-conscious strategy and a great line of esports teams, we cannot be more thrilled as we develop these experiences that will provide genuine value for our fans,” said Sean Zhang, CEO of Talon Esports.
Yesports is built on Polygon, which uses a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. In terms of ecological footprint, PoS blockchains like the Polygon scaling solution, generally consume orders of magnitude lower energy than major Proof-of-Work blockchain networks.
The marketplace, built with a grant from Polygon Studios, creates a new venue for teams to release unique generative NFT packs or one-of-a-kind NFT collectibles so that fans can access exclusive NFTs and gain greater access to their favorite teams. Fans will also be able to buy, sell and trade various esports-focused NFTs all in one place.
“With our partnerships, Yesports becomes the world’s largest esports-focused NFT marketplace with over 16.5 million fans from the get-go and represents the beginning of a new generation in esports fan engagement - one that takes place in Web 3.0. We are excited to deliver real-world utility into the NFTs themselves and give them a multitude of functionalities well beyond just a beautiful collector’s item,“ said Sebastian Quinn, CEO of Yesports.
The NFTs will eventually grant holders special perks, including community incentives such as signed merchandise drops and exclusive online meet-and-greet sessions with players, as well as potential whitelist spots for future NFT drops.
To commemorate the partnership, Yesports will be releasing Partnership NFT Collectible giveaways this week, which unlock special fan access and perks for its holder. These NFT Collectibles are just a taste/teaser of what’s to come for when the Yesports marketplace launches with the exclusive drops. For more information and updates, follow Yesports here.
Talon is a leading esports, culture and lifestyle platform in Asia, with headquarters in Hong Kong. Regional offices are located in Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea. Talon was established in 2017 and operates seven professional esports teams in five markets and has accolades of over 30 tournament wins. Talon operates its own creative studio to run the industry-best esports marketing, content creation, and activities for Talon and its partners. For more information visit talon.gg.
Yesports is the World’s First and only Web 3.0 Esports Engagement Platform (W3EP) offering a white glove service onboarding esports team to Web 3.0, including NFT design and go-to-market strategy as well as an esports-centric NFT marketplace for teams and fans to engage. The platform’s long term vision is to deliver an unrivaled esports-centric Web 3.0 platform through which fans can eventually participate in the emerging metaverse.