Esports team Tempo Storm teams up with blockchain gaming platform GamerToken
The esports industry is booming.
Esports is an increasingly growing area of the video gaming world.
It’s an area that’s growing so reliably, that it’s expected to reach a valuation of $1.5 billion by 2020. Companies like GamerToken have taken notice, and it’s since announced a partnership with the international esports media company, Tempo Storm.
GamerToken operates as a blockchain gaming ecosystem, providing the player with a wallet and marketplace for their assets and games where they can earn in-game currency.
The newly formed partnership between Tempo Storm and GamerToken was preceded by smaller-scale collaboration between the founder of Tempo Storm, Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk and the gaming platform.
About the partnership
Initially, Yanyuk had begun collaborating with GamerToken as part of an advisory board established in January. The board was developed to provide insight into how blockchain and cryptocurrency could be applied to the gaming world.
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Tempo Storm offers GamerToken exposure to major esports teams with its events, live streams and content.
But with this new partnership, GamerToken intends to implement one of the first third-party games into its ecosystem. Tempo Storm’s game, called ‘The Bazaar‘, a free to play deckbuilding game is expected to enter early-access release by March 2019.
The game also boasts a range of ERC721 skins for the player to obtain, sell or trade, meaning that Bazaar skins may be available across GamerToken’s ecosystem in the near future.
Conversely, Yanyuk sees the partnership as the next stage in the evolution of the world of esports.
“With GamerToken, the esports genre is taking the next step toward other professional leagues.” He continues,
“in which collecting or trading memorabilia items like basketball jerseys with fellow fans is already commonplace.”
To find out more about the partnership, check out GamerToken’s Medium post here.