JAN 16, 2021
NFTs and Esports, a Match Made in Heaven
Across the globe, Esports has grown into an unstoppable force. At Gemini, we believe in another unstoppable force — non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs have allowed artists to create digital artwork that is scarce for the first time in history, and the best part is that there are still so many unexplored use cases. We believe it is only a matter of time before Esports and NFTs converge in a major way.
That is why we are incredibly excited to announce the release of an exclusive OG Esports NFT collection through our company Nifty Gateway, on January 23rd at 2pm EST, that features a total of 12 NFTs — each utilizing the 2018 Dota 2 Championship ring.
We are also simultaneously releasing two open editions in collaboration with the digital artist Filip Hodas. We believe the NFTs featured in the collection will appeal to digital art collectors and Esports fans alike. We look forward to seeing how Esports companies can use NFTs to interact with their fans and enhance fan engagement going forward.
Both Esports and NFTs are on the rise globally, and mainstream audiences are increasingly exposed to both industries as our world’s digital transformation accelerates. We are incredibly excited that JMR Luna and his team at OG Esports decided to explore NFTs in the Esports space with us, and hope this leads to more innovation at the intersection of NFTs and gaming. We both believe that this is the next step forward for brands and teams looking to connect and provide valuable collectibles and merchandise to their fanbase, and we hope to see the use of NFTs among Esports teams proliferate in the coming year.
Onward and Upward!
Chief Executive Officer