Apr 25, 2021 - 3 hours read

MonkeyBall and YGG Partnership Bolsters Game Ecosystem & Economy

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As we come off a rollercoaster week, we begin this week by announcing MonkeyBall has teamed up with Yield Guild Games, creating a MonkeyStrong gaming partnership. Partnerships are a cornerstone to…

As we come off a rollercoaster week, we begin this week by announcing MonkeyBall has teamed up with Yield Guild Games, creating a MonkeyStrong gaming partnership. Partnerships are a cornerstone to building robust, sustainable projects in the crypto world, and securing these top-tier partnerships elevates MonkeyBall on the metaverse as a force to be reckoned with. As a game company, securing solid gaming guilds are particularly important as it onboards hundreds of super-engaged gamers into the community, which provides a huge boost across the game economy and more diverse players into the mix. As such, we are humbled YGG has joined the MonkeyTrain!

So, who is Yield Guild Games (YGG):

Yield Guild Games (YGG) is a decentralized gaming guild investing in yield-generating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in blockchain games. With over 80,000+ members and over 4,700+ scholars present in 24+ countries, YGG’s mission ​​is to onboard millions of players around the world to the “play-to-earn” revolution that brings the benefits of blockchain technology to those that need them the most.

A short documentary released in May 2021, Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines, reveals the story of a rural community that earned an income through play-to-earn gaming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary, which was produced as a collaboration between Yield Guild Games, Delphi Digital, and Emfarsis Consulting, demonstrates how NFTs and cryptocurrencies are providing transformative economic opportunities for people young and old in developing nations where jobs are lacking and crisis relief has been limited.

“In building MonkeyBall, partnering with the best is critical and in YGG we have done that. We look forward to the awesome work we will do together in ensuring MonkeyBall is the esports institution within play-to-earn,” said Oren Langberg, Head of Marketing at MonkeyBall.

How YGG Stands Out From Other Guilds:

YGG operates as a blockchain gaming guild that can be described as a “guild of guilds”. What this means is that YGG is made up of various tight-knit communities of players and guilds across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Brazil, and subDAOs such as YGG SEA, YGG Asia, and YGG India.

With YGG’s goal of onboarding people into the Metaverse, YGG is also partnered with other play-to-earn guilds, such as BAYZ in Brazil, and Merit Circle that has operations in Africa, and Nigeria in order to grow the play-to-earn ecosystem.

In this model, YGG leverages the expertise of each guild according to the characteristics of their community that will allow the guild to operate more efficiently by localizing its operations and streamlining processes that might vary from guild-to-guild and game-to-game.

Why YGG Partnered with MonkeyBall:

For YGG, which lives and breathes gaming, they see the current play-to-earn market as rapidly evolving and expect higher quality game projects with more sophisticated economies to address the growing demand for more blockchain games and YGG esports will be a major factor in this.

“The MonkeyBall team clearly has a wealth of experience with both the gaming and blockchain worlds, adding up to what will be a great game with solid economics. This skill-based game looks like it should be great fun for our community to participate in offering both PvP and PvE game modes, as well as the game’s future esports component,” said Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at Yield Guild Games.

So, what’s YGG’s prediction for the future of play-to-earn gaming?

It’s short and sweet — onboarding one billion players into the metaverse will happen a lot faster than most people imagine.

To learn more about Yield Guild Games check out their whitepaper and to see their full roster of partners check out their Medium for all official partnerships.

That’s all for today, stay tuned for more to come this week!

Much MonkeyLove

Oren Langberg

Head of Marketing

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