Enthusiast Gaming and Fractal Announce Strategic NFT Partnership
Fractal NFT Marketplace will add play-to-win capabilities to EV.IO, a multiplayer game from Addicting Games
Integration to build on the Hut 8 EV.IO partnership
LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cheerful Gaming Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLX; TSX: EGLX), (“Enthusiast Gaming” or “The Company”), an integrated gaming entertainment company, today announced a partnership with Fractalan NFT marketplace co-founded by Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch. The partnership marks Enthusiast Gaming’s first partnership with an NFT marketplace and will see NFTs integrated into one of the company’s HTML5-based games for the first time.
The deal will see Fractal help launch EV.IO NFTs on the Fractal platform, offering skin cosmetics and custom social spaces (digital real estate) for clans or friends on sponsored game Hut 8. Players who already own cosmetics in EV.IO will receive free whitelist tokens to create NFTs as an early adopter reward. This “gameplay first” approach to NFTs allows players who love EV.IO to continue playing the game, while choosing whether they want to use NFTs to add to the experience.
“The Fractal Marketplace allows us to launch NFTs that will enhance the gaming experience in EV.IO, leveraging content integration with Hut 8,” said Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. “We’re excited to create a better gaming experience for our community and take this important step into Web 3.0 with industry pioneers like Justin Kan and the team at Fractal.”
“NFTs are better for gamers, allowing them to have true ownership of the assets they buy and earn in-game gives them a stake in the potential growth of a game,” said Justin Kan, co-founder of Fractal. “We are very excited about the possibilities ahead for Fractal and EV.IO.”
EV.IO recently announced that Hut 8, a digital asset miner and infrastructure provider, has joined the project as a title sponsor in the official EV.IO NFT mint, which will be released in April. Fractal will also provide support as EV.IO launches exclusive whitelisted rewards for Hut 8 fans and subscribers. Learn more about EV.IO NFTs at https://nft.ev.io.
About Gaming Enthusiasts
Enthusiast Gaming is an integrated gaming entertainment company, building the largest media platform for gaming and esports fans to connect and engage around the world. Combine the elements of its four fundamental pillars; Media, talent, esports and experiences, Enthusiast Gaming offers a unique opportunity and an integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. Through its proprietary blend of digital media and entertainment assets, Enthusiast Gaming has built a vast network of like-minded communities to deliver the ultimate fan experience.
Fractal is an open market for NFT games. Gaming companies are able to list NFT drops for durable in-game assets and sell them directly to gamers. Players can discover new NFT games, buy NFTs and resell their NFTs. For more information visit http://fractal.is
About Hut 8
Hut 8 is one of North America’s largest innovation-driven digital asset miners, led by a team of start-up technologists, bullish on bitcoin, blockchain, web 3.0 and connecting the nascent and traditional worlds of high-performance computing. With two digital asset mining sites located in southern Alberta and a third site in North Bay, Ontario, all located in Canada, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry. industry and one of the highest self-mined bitcoin inventories of all. crypto miner or listed company in the world. With 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data center space and cloud capacity connected to power grids powered by significant renewable and emission-free resources, Hut 8 is revolutionizing conventional assets to create the first model of data center hybrid that serves both traditional high-performance computing (web 2.0) and the nascent sectors of digital asset computing, blockchain gaming and web 3.0. Hut 8 was the first Canadian digital asset miner to feature on the Nasdaq Global Select Composite Index and the first blockchain company to be added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index in 2021. The team of construction technologists d Hut 8’s business believes in decentralized systems, stewards of powerful cutting-edge solutions and drivers of innovation in digital asset mining and high-performance computing, with a focus on ESG alignment. Through innovation, imagination and passion, Hut 8 helps define the digital asset revolution to create value and positive impacts for its shareholders and generations to come.
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