Axie Infinity will reward 10 thousand AXS to the top two hundred players on the leaderboards for the new Christmas season. The best player will win 500 AXS, while the player in 200th spot gets 27.5 AXS. An update for Axie Infinity is available on iOS, Android and through the Mavis Hub on PC. The season ends on January 17th 2021.
Sky Mavis describers their AXS reward for the Christmas competition of Axie Infinity as groundbreaking. “For the first time ever, you can earn a piece of the game you’re playing through PVP competition”, they wrote on their blog.
AXS is the governance token for Axie Infinity. Players who own these tokens can make governance decisions together with the rest of the community. In addition AXS token holders can stake their holdings to acquire even more.
At the moment one AXS token is worth $0.64. That’s almost five times the value from when the token launched in early November. Sky Mavis also announced in their newsletter than the play-to-earn budget for Axie Infinity has now increased to well over 10 million dollars.
Since this summer the user numbers for Axie Infinity has skyrocketed. From an average of like 200 players per day, the game’s community grew to more than 2000 daily users. At the moment there are over 18 thousand players per month, according to data from DappRadar.
What is Axie Infinity?
Axie Infinity is a tactical battle game in which two players fight each other using a team of cute creatures called Axies. These little weird balls of joy live in a world called Lunacia, and they come in all kinds of shapes in sizes. Their characteristics influence which moves they are capable of performing. They can be damage dealers, healers, or bad ass tanks.
Axies are deadly cute, that is an undeniable truth. But Axies are not only just cute, their appearance are almost unique. It is difficult to find two look-alike Axies since their body parts have various forms and shapes. There are more than 500 Axie’s body parts. Axies’ body and parts are classified into classes including Beast, Plant, Bug, Bird, Reptile and Aquatic, and more in future release. Moreover, the parts also come with four levels of rarity, which are Common, Rare, Ultra Rare, Legendary.
It is the battle system that makes Axie Infinity stand out. Axies will take turn to fight in a 3v3 battle. The Axies fight for their own will, but to win the victory, players need to a real strategist, from wisely choosing appropriate Axies for their team to placing them at the tactical positions. Soon the team will introduce land gameplay, their AXS governance token and there’s probably a lot more waiting beyond the horizon.
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