Turnt Gaming, a developer of interactive NFT-based entertainment products and media, today announced collaborations with Polygon Studios, Polygon’s gaming/NFT arm designed to facilitate web 3.0 integration, and Esports Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBET), a leading global provider of advanced esports wagering products. These two collaborations serve as key pillars for Taunt Battleworld, a skill-based fighting game simulator featuring legendary boxing icons Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder targeted to release in early 2022.
The introduction of Taunt Battleworld marks a new generation in gaming by being the first to combine multiple ways to play with its new “engage to earn” model.
- Play-to-Earn: Players can enter their NFTs into simulated fights and the most skilled players have a higher chance of winning.
- Watch-to-Earn: Viewers earn in-game currency for watching fight streams and being a valued part of the community.
- Predict-to-Earn: Spectators can compete with other viewers to predict outcomes of the simulated fights and win in-game currency, for free.
Shreyansh Singh, CEO of Polygon Studios, said: “Turnt Gaming is forging ahead with a disruptive model for NFT-based gaming that offer players a new way to reward and engage their community. We are excited to be part of that solution. The combination of Polygon’s leading blockchain solution and support from our studios’ program will allow Turnt’s innovative “engage to earn” model to deliver entertainment and long-term value to the community.”
In addition, Taunt Battleword will combine live in-game data and events with the power of Esports Technologies’ unique predictive gaming platform to create new gaming products and 2nd screen experiences for players around the world.
Bart Barden, COO, Esports Technologies, said, “We look forward to becoming the exclusive in-game data and wagering partner for Turnt Gaming, starting with Taunt Battleworld. We are focused on creating new and engaging ways for players to interact with live content. We can’t wait to start leveraging the power of our quantitative analytics, modeling, and AI platforms and products to unleash a whole new experience for gamers on the blockchain and off.”
Turnt is partnering with Stardam Images to bring select high value IP and fighters to Taunt Battleworld. Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder represent the first of several real-world fighters from boxing and MMA slated to appear. The ability to own real fighters as NFTs and using their attributes to compete against original characters in Taunt Battleworld, will add a level of excitement not yet seen in NFT gaming.
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing World Champion, said: “I’m honored to be one of the first combat sports athletes to appear in Taunt Battleworld, and can’t wait to see the game come to life. Taunt Battleworld and Stardam Images are reimagining the future of gaming. I’m proud to be officially part of it.”
Jeff Liboon, founder of Turnt Gaming, said. “We are fortunate to be collaborating with two of the most respected technology providers in the world, Esports Technologies and Polygon. Also securing two of the greatest entertainers in boxing, Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder, shows our commitment to delivering unique experiences to NFT Gaming. The launch of Taunt Battleworld represents the first milestone in our long-term strategy of aggressively combining high value IP with NFT gaming to deliver the best games and products on any blockchain.”