MatchBoxDAO — a collective of developers, artists and designers building on-chain gaming infrastructure with StarkNet — has announced the launch of MatchBox Arena, an esports experience specifically designed for developer participation. Dubbing it the “World Cup of the Web3 companies,” the team said the gaming tournament is designed to find out which company has the best technical team.
We are finally launching: "Matchbox Arena"✨
With the "Battle of Titans" as the first CTF competition released on the platform, we'll officially release "Matchbox Arena" tomorrow where the players will be able to upload their code.https://t.co/vGbEuyzus0
More info below
— MatchboxDAO (@matchbox_dao) January 17, 2023
The tournament, titled “0xMonaco: Battle of Titans,” will bring together Web3 developers from companies such as Uniswap, Ledger, Polygon, Chainlink and Near. The team said it will be livestreamed and feature esports commentators.
On-chain games for developers take a unique approach, focusing on strategy games in which players use smart contracts to code their strategies. 0xMonaco and future games of its kind will require high technical skills, creativity and quick adaptability to win. MatchBoxDAO promised to create an enjoyable experience for developers and entertain viewers, through video simulations that depict the actual code logic during the round.
MatchBox Arena plans to host closed tournaments for the best teams in Web3 and open challenges for everyone to participate in. Players can enter the arena, upload their code strategy and participate in rounds with other players. Additionally, players and viewers will be able to track their favorite team’s progress on a leaderboard and watch video replays of the matches.
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The Web3 ecosystem continues to influence and evolve the gaming landscape, and game developers are now looking beyond play-to-earn and focusing more on the gaming aspect of their platforms.
On Jan. 7, Cointelegraph reported that artificial intelligence could also influence Web3-based gaming. OpenAI could potentially allow developers to create better art, more challenging encounters, and superior narration, leading to a more immersive and rich experience for players.