Axie Esports 2021 - Send us your event proposals!

  • Sky Mavis is deploying a dedicated server for Axie esports while we work on scaling our primary game servers.

  • To support this roll out, we are committing 5,000 AXS ($145,450) from the play- to-earn allocation pool in prize money for community tournaments taking place this year.

  • We are accepting event proposals from July 15th - July 29th from community tournament organizers and will publish a schedule for the rest of the year, after approving select events.

Greetings, Lunacians!

Exciting times continue in the Axie Infinity world, as we continue to see unparalleled growth and many new faces enter the community.

That excitement has also translated to the Axie competitive scene. More community members have been stepping up to organize their own, grass-roots events; and similarly, we've had more requests for event sponsorship than ever before.

However, this amazing growth has created some new challenges when it comes to scaling our game servers. As a result, the challenge server that is usually available for scrimmages and tournament matches has been offline.

While our team of developers continue to work hard on scaling, we will also be deploying dedicated servers specifically for esports events over the next few months. This will ensure more stability for our tournament organizers, during these turbulent times of hyper-growth. We expect the challenge server to be back online like usual by the end of the year.

To support the roll out of this dedicated esports server, we are committing 5,000 AXS ($145,450) from the play-to-earn allocation pool in prize money for community tournaments taking place this year.

We have some big plans for 2022 and beyond when it comes to Axie esports and creator programs, but in the mean time we need more help from the community!

We need you to send us your event proposals for the rest of 2021 and make the strongest case possible as to why your event is worthy of some of this support!

Proposals will be accepted from:

July 15th, 2021 - July 29th, 2021

Proposed events must take place between:

August 6th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021

Event proposals should include:

  • Scheduling details like dates, times, number of days, duration.

  • Format details like: open vs invitational, bracket type, platform.

  • Prize pool request and distribution strategy.

  • Information on any other sponsors or event partners.

  • Logistical information about administration plan and event operations.

  • Broadcast plan, which languages, which channels, who's casting.

  • Viewership estimates, entry estimates, unique elements.

  • Marketing strategy, social media, how will people know about your event?

  • What are the key factors that will make your event successful?

  • What other events or tournaments have you successfully run in the past?

Other considerations:

  • Sometimes less is more; focus on short, executable events rather than long leagues.

  • Don't try to do too much with every event; focus on delivering the highest possible quality, instead of the largest possible scope.

  • You're welcome to submit multiple events or dates, but our goal is to spread the support to multiple organizers.

  • Date ranges are great! We will do our best to meet specific date requests where we can, but prepare to be flexible when it comes to scheduling!

Esports server limitations:

  • The esports server will require whitelisting to get access.

  • This means that for each tournament, we will require the event organizer to submit a finalized list of all participants and their Axie account email addresses no less than 24 hours before the event starts.

  • Failure to submit a full list of participants could result in some players not having access to the server.

  • Due to the manual nature of this whitelisting process, we encourage all tournament organizers to consider ways to limit the scope of their events by region, time zone, rating, or any other relevant metric.

Final Thoughts:

We will review all of the event proposals submitted by August 6th, 2021 with the goal of coming up with a master schedule for the next four months.

Our team is hoping to schedule about 10 events during this four month period, with the goal of spreading the AXS across multiple regions and skill-levels.

We're excited to hear from everyone in the Axie community that has been thinking about hosting a tournament this year and publish a clear schedule of events to come!

Of course, we won't be able to accommodate every proposal and want to remind everyone that there will be many more opportunities like this in the future.

Please don't be discouraged if we can't accommodate your event plans in this cycle. This is just the beginning of what we have in store, and we are excited to continue growing together. There is still so much more to come.

Remember- it's a marathon, not a sprint!

Proposal Submission

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June Development Update

Key Points

  • The Axie nation is growing exponentially. We’re now the #1 crypto application by weekly revenue.

  • On the development front, we made progress on AXS staking, the Ronin decentralized exchange (Dex), and battles V2.

Axie is the first game designed to change the world and create economic freedom. This is the reason behind our exponential growth. Axie is more than a game, it’s a place for you to live, work, and play. June was the greatest month we’ve ever had. Let’s dive into our recent progress.

📈 Growth

Growth has gone exponential with thousands of new citizens joining each day.

  • 2.3 million unique visitors have visited Axieinfinity.com in the last 30 days!

  • Monthly volume on our marketplace skyrocketed 334% to over 128 million dollars (57,000 ETH)! Our volume is almost three time larger than the second place project.

  • We’ve crossed 250,000 daily active players and 200,000 Discord members. We’re on track to become the largest Discord server in the world, passing Fortnite, in about 18 weeks.

  • Axie isn’t just the #1 NFT project, it’s also now the #1 revenue generating application in the entire crypto industry!

  • Axie’s Twitch viewership is exploding! This is helping introduce new gamers to our revolution. Shoutout to our amazing streamers who are spearheading this momentum! We had over 6,000 viewers tune into our livestream with teammates Zyori, Jihoz, and Psycheout. Miss the action? Check it out here.

⚔️ Battles

Battles V2, is going to be a massive upgrade to the Axie experience. It will include starter Axies, a revamped and faster-paced battle system, and many other surprises!

We gave the community a fresh sneak peak at battles v2 art during the livestream.

This month we:

  • Started an internal test for updated PVE chimera battles.

  • Created a wide variety of terrifying chimera for you to battle.

  • Released an internal spec for upgrading and managing cards.

  • Added basic items.

  • Added milestone rewards.

  • Designed icons for in-game buffs and debuffs.

  • Designed chimera abilities.

  • Wrote some initial lore for PVE mode.

🐦 Ronin

Ronin is the technology we use to make Axie fast and smooth. It’s by far the largest NFT scaling solution in the world.

This month’s progress:

  • There is a Ronin Whitepaper in the works. It will describe our vision, the underlying technology, as well as the RON token and its function in the ecosystem.

  • We surpassed 100 M USD deposited on Ronin!

  • We have a rough launch plan for the Ronin decentralized exchange (dex). The dex has a name but you can think of it as Project X. Project X will become the easiest place to trade all the tokens within our ecosystem. This means more liquidity for AXS & SLP.

  • We set an internal release deadline for the AXS staking dashboard.

  • We made major progress on a Block explorer upgrade.

  • Ramp, our Fiat gateway, has processed 4 million dollars in ETH purchases over the last 30 days!

Questions?

🌟 Join Axie Discord

🌊 Axie Infinity FAQ

Axie 1,000,000 Decision and TOS Clarification

Last week, we passed an amazing landmark. The 1 millionth Axie was born! Many of our community members wanted a chance to breed and own this historic Axie. However, its birth was controversial. The breeder used an advanced method to interact directly with the Ronin chain and submit many breeding transactions at once using a breeding script. Many of you expressed concern that this was unfair and a violation of the TOS.

After hours of internal discussion and careful analysis of your feedback we’ve come to a solution that we believe will be beneficial to the community in the long run.

We believe that the root cause of the confusion came from a lack of clarity around enforcement of our TOS.

While our TOS said that automation was not allowed, we were clearly allowing some automation in cases that benefited the community. The community bot from #🍾・axie-purchases  is a clear example of one such exception.

People had also been using scripts to breed for years. This was good in that it burned SLP and allowed for the Axie population to keep up with huge demand from new players. This was an example of “good automation”.

However, using breeding scripts in “breeding events” clearly destroys fun for many players.

We’ve come to a solution that we believe balances:

• The demand for lots of Axies and SLP.

• Fun during breeding events.

Here are our clarified terms regarding automation:

Automation is banned when:

•  Playing the card battle game and future games (land, mini-games, etc). 

•  Buying and selling NFTs from the marketplace.

Automation is allowed for:

• Scholarship management.*

• Building publicly available tools & bots related to data transparency and analysis.

• Breeding, EXCEPT when there is a breeding event happening. We will give 1 weeks notice before a breeding automation ban window goes into place.

In order to easily accommodate the demand for data access from community developers, we will be building a 3rd party API that can be hammered without disrupting performance of our web applications (such as the marketplace). We will keep you updated on this initiative and we can’t wait to see what you build!

With regards to punishment, we've decided to ban Axie 1,000,000 for 365 days. There were many developers who contemplated using a similar strategy but believed that it would be against the spirit of the TOS. Future violations, now that the terms are clear, will result in harsher punishments.

Thanks for your patience and support during this interesting and complex chain of events!

* While Scholarship management automation is allowed, Sky Mavis is not responsible for your private keys and can't recover stolen or lost assets. Please be aware of this fact, when using such management tools.

Axie: AMA Stream is Live!

Leek incoming!

Come join us for a special live AMA stream with Aleks (Psycheout), Jeff (Jihoz), and Andrew (Zyori)!

They’ll be answering all your Axie questions and unveiling something you’ve never seen before!

Watch Now

Axie Video Contest: Over 650 AXS in Prizes!

Greetings Lunacians! Our community has continued to grow at record pace, and we've noticed an uptick in the amount of amazing Axie artwork being shared on social.

Today we are excited to announce the Axie Short Video Contest! It’s the first of many creator competitions to come, with over 650 AXS in prizes across the top 15 winners. Additionally, the first 250 qualified submissions will also receive 5 AXS each just for participating!

For this competition we want to see more of your creative side and encourage a variety of video content to be included in the competition.

Maybe you're a talented storyteller and want to share your amazing origin story getting started with Axie. Or perhaps you've conquered the arena and have the most epic highlights we've ever seen. More comfortable with animation or live music? Then go for it!

We also need help with educational and tutorial content for all of the new players coming into our digital nation!

Whatever type of video you choose to create, we want you to make your entry as memorable, unique, and captivating as you can!

Examples of videos for this contest:

  • On-boarding tutorials for new players

  • Arena gameplay and highlights

  • Axie economic analysis

  • Axie guides for crypto newbies (What is Axie?)

  • Music videos & live musical performances

  • Origin Stories (how you started playing Axie)

  • Animated clips & shorts

  • Comedy sketches & memes

  • Tik Tok

Make sure to check out our new creator guide for guidance!

Here’s some legendary inspiration from our first contest way back in 2018:

Qualified entries must be:

  • Related to Axie Infinity

  • At least 20 seconds, but not longer than 120 seconds.

  • At least 720p quality (preferred 1080p)

  • Shared on Twitter with #AxieContest

  • Free of advertisements

  • Must be a new creation made specifically for this contest

Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner - 100 AXS

4 Runner-up Winners - 75 AXS

10 Honorable Mentions - 25 AXS

Up to 250 qualified submissions - 5 AXS

Judging

Will be conducted at the sole discretion of Sky Mavis. All judgements are final.

Judging will be based on three equal categories: creativity (33%), originality (33%), and production quality (33%).

Dates

July 2, 2021 - Deadline for Submissions

July 9, 2021 - Winners announced on http://twitch.tv/axieinfinity

How To Enter

  1. Use this form to officially submit your video for judging.

  2. Post on Twitter with #AxieContest.

Questions?

🛠️ Axie Creator Guide

🌟 Join Axie Discord

🌊 Axie Infinity FAQ

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