Axie Infinity announces Origin Championship
The Axie Infinity Origin Championship will take place in Manila, the Philippines on June 11 and 12 this year, while the qualifiers for 8 remaining spots of the 16-player tournament will last from May 20 to 22.
Lasting 2 days, from June 11th to 12th this year, the competition sees 16 Axie players battle it out for 400 AXS (Axie Infinity Shards), the governance token of the most popular play-to-earn game. Out of these 16, 8 have been invited to participate, while the other 8 will be chosen via qualification. The qualifiers will take place this month from May 20th to 22nd. The 8 players that have been invited are: BoarKnock, Hezelya, Kookoo, Laya, Pattie, Cara Cute, Atelo and Extra Rai.
This tournament will be streamed live from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Due to this being an actual in-person event, the qualifiers are only available to players living in the Philippines, for those who are capable of travelling to the finals in the country’s 2nd most populous city.
Further details about the qualifications for the Origin Championship will soon be revealed.
As of writing, 400 AXS amounts to around $10k USD.
Speaking of tournaments, organizers of such events have recently requested a feature that would allow them to host competitions where SLP (Smooth Love Potions) would be used as an entry fee, with the aim of burning the tokens in the process. The token burn tool is now officially available, allowing anyone to connect their Ronin wallet address and burn their SLP.