A new beta tournament launches this weekend for Aradena Battlegrounds, along with prizes for participants totaling over $15,000! The beta is free to join and offers several different ways to play and earn during this event.
The choices of turn-based, strategic, web3 games is pretty thin. But starting on June 16th, we’ll be able to play a beta version of Aradena Battlegrounds, and maybe even win some prizes along the way!
This event, known as Beta Showdown 2, will run for nine days, from Friday, June 16th, through Sunday, June 25th. Anyone can join. All you have to do is sign up for an account on their website! Aradena Battlegrounds is free to play and available through the Elixir app.
Beta Showdown 2
Prizes for the Beta Showdown 2 are broken into two groups. Fifty percent of the prize pool will go to the top 200 players based on a leaderboard system. Players earn points by playing matches — three points for a win and one point for a loss. If a player leaves the match before the fourth turn, they will receive no points and the match counts as a win for their opponent. The second prize pool is for those with the best win rate. Everyone who completes at least 30 games will be eligible. The top 200 players for this pool will also receive prize rewards. First prize in both pools wins $1000, with the reward scaling down from there.
The team will be monitoring matches for win trading / feeding and other unsporting behaviour.
In addition, there are also a number of ‘milestone achievements’ available to everyone. Win one game to receive 25 Silver, a Silver Card Pack, and 5 of each Commodity. Earn 10 points to win 50 more silver, 20 points for another Silver Card Pack, and 40 points for an additional Silver Card Pack, and a Genesis Pack! Those who accumulate 100 or more points will earn two Genesis Card Packs, plus a Secret Cosmetic NFT! There are only about 300 Genesis Packs available for this event, so they will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
What is Aradena Battlegrounds?
Aradena Battlegrounds is a free to play, turn-based, fantasy, strategy combat game. Similar to Voxie Tactics in playstyle, two players field teams of characters, who then fight across a square-based battlefield.
Before heading off to combat, players must assemble a deck of cards, made of Units, Spells, and Warriors. Warriors are the Genesis NFTs of the Ardena collection and provide various bonuses and abilities. Players build and train their army of NFTs and battle other players for loot chest rewards. Loot chests include tokens and NFT collectables which can be traded at the in-house marketplace, or added to a player’s army.
Aradena will feature a merge-up / shining feature similar to Gods Unchained. Players can merge multiple copies of a card to create a shinier version. Gold and higher level shines can be traded on NFT markets.
The Ardana team also wants to add a breeding system, a scholarship program, and land-based gameplay.
Aradenean Gold (AG) is the utility and governance token for Aradena Battlegrounds which was just launched recently via Seedify. A staking system for the AG tokens should open soon.