Crypto Raiders announces $1 million P2E tournament, biggest in NFT gaming history
Soon after raising $6 million, the developers quickly announced a $1 million play-to-earn tournament, which marks the biggest one so far in blockchain gaming history.
Following an astounding $6 million raise, Crypto Raiders has now announced that it will host the biggest tournament in play-to-earn history, a 2500-player tournament with a whopping $1 million prize pool!
Crypto Raiders is a play-to-earn dungeon crawler RPG that has players fight and progress their way through pixelated but detailed dungeons, searching for valuable loot in the form of randomized NFTs. Currently a web-based browser game, the retro-styled title is currently being ported to Unity, with hopes of eventually launching on iOS, Android and the Epic Games Store, if those platform holders end up giving the green light for crypto games.
Labelled as the Raider International ’22, the tournament boasts an incredible $1 million prize pool, which marks the largest play-to-earn tournament we have seen so far. 2500 players will battle it out for their share of the prize pool.
To enter the tournament, you will need to have a Tournament Access pass, with each pass being equal to one entry in the tournament. Passes are also divided by tiers, with each tier featuring different cosmetics and NFTs. Some examples of potential assets a tier can offer includes a legendary mount, a custom skin for your character and more. The minting process takes place in tiers, with active players and stakers of the game’s $RAIDER token getting priority. If any Access passes still remain, they will be put into a public mint.
The tournament is structured into a Swiss format, followed by a playoff bracket. Everyone will receive a special login to an account featuring “one max-level raider, unlimited consumables, and 200+ pieces of identical gear.”
In an interview with GamesBeat, the CEO of Crypto Raiders, Nicholas Kneuper, said:
“After watching a lot of other projects come out with these really cool ideas, we thought there was a huge opportunity in the NFT gaming space to create just a really fun RPG game. Like a Runescape style or a World of Warcraft style game."
“We just think the use case for NFTs is so strong with all the items you get in games and the assets that you own as you’re playing the game. And so we launched it in June of last year. And we’ve just been quietly in stealth mode, shipping new content, new updates, new dungeons, all sorts of new features to the game like player-versus-player (PvP).”
The developers clearly emphasized that this is a skill-based tournament, so may the best player win.