Call of Duty Warzone is the first mainstream game in the Chain Games ecosystem, allowing players of all skills to compete for crypto and thus earn money. Based on their in-game performance, players earn CHAIN tokens. This way Chain Games wants to give non-pro players also the possibility to earn money by being skilled.
Worldwide more than 75 million gamers have played Call of Duty Warzone. At this very moment at least 250 thousand gamers are battling each other. They could be doing the exact same thing, but getting paid in the process. Chain Games has launched a crypto-powered system where players can join paid competitions and earn based on their performance.
One CHAIN token is currently worth $0.01174390 and can be acquired through Uniswap. Players need these tokens before they can join in these online competitions. On the website tokens from a Metamask wallet can be approved and swapped for use in esports tournaments built on the Matic Network.
Chain Games launched in August and had problems with the Ethereum gas fees. They quickly moved their product over to the Matic Network. As a result they improved their game’s speed and the user experience. They also signed a partnership with Atari, adding Atari Token to their ecosystem.
In addition Chain Games has released their own game, Super Crypto Kart for desktop and mobile devices. The team also wants to incorporate other blockbuster games into their ecosystem, including Fortnite, Madden NFL, FIFA and Fall Guys. Currently Chain Games supports gaming platform BattleNet on PC, and both Xbox and Playstation.
This is not gambling
Chain Games is not a betting platform, because there’s no chance involved. Players pay a couple of dollars and need to have the skills to win. So basically they need to pay an entrance fee to be able to join a competition. Chain Games doesn’t facilitate the option to bet on the outcome of an online match.
That’s how the platform differentiates itself from for example Unikrn, which is basically an online gambling platform using crypto. Chain Games just get started a few months ago, and when it manages to incorporate games like Fortnite, FIFA 21 and League of Legends, we could be looking at an interesting esports platform for the amateur and wanna-be pro gamers out there.
Crypto rewards for competitions
Offering crypto rewards for competitive gaming is nothing new. Litebringer is a Litecoin-powered role playing game that’s mostly about trading, while Satoshi Battles is a competitive MMO using GameCredits. The system of crypto rewards also has a strong presence in the battle royale game Lightnite. In addition there’s of course Axie Infinity, where players earn Small Love Potions by winning matches. These players also earn prize money through season-based competitions. These are just a few examples of a rising trend that allows more gamers to play for money.
In some cases play-to-earn requires an entry fee, while it’s completely free in others. To play Axie Infinity gamers first need to buy three or more Axies. Another example would be that players first need to buy CHAIN before they can compete for crypto in Call of Duty Warzone. However, there are also free options like League of Kingdoms (gathering resources) and Gods Unchained (earning cards). But as always, money doesn’t come easy. When players can earn items for free, there’s always a certain grind involved.
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Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.