Turner Sports has created an innovative entrant into the blockchain ecosystem with the launch of “Blocklete Games,” a new online sports videogaming experience that empowers fans to collect, train, trade and compete with unique digital athletes as they earn cash prizes and bragging rights along the way.
Click here to view/download a trailer for Blocklete Golf.
Blocklete Games invites fans to become part of its online community by owning, improving and challenging others with digital athletes – called “Blockletes” – as well as selling them using an intuitive open marketplace. Fans can also level up their Blockletes’ in-game attributes, making them more skilled and valuable, as well as enter in online events organized by Blocklete Games.
Game modes will include:
· Skills Challenges – Mini games which, when completed successfully, reward the player with “Ability Points” that can be assigned to Blocklete attributes such as accuracy, composure, power and stamina. The more developed a Blocklete’s abilities are, the better they are able to perform in Tournaments and the more valuable they become on the open marketplace.
· Challenges – User-organized competitions between two or more players, initiated at any time. There is no limit to the number of friends that can participate in a Challenge.
· Tournaments – Larger scale, open-format events played out in seasons, with winners earning cash prizes. A total of $20,000 will be awarded in prize money during the Blocklete Games’ inaugural season of Tournaments, which will begin later this year.
Blocklete owners will also have the option to trade or sell their Blockletes through Blocklete Games’ open marketplace platform. Each Blocklete is built using non-fungible token (NFT) technology, which means it is a one-of-a-kind piece of digital property with a special code signature that ensures its uniqueness.
Blocklete Games’ first online game – Blocklete Golf – is available to play now. Blocklete Golf is a golf simulation game in which fans play against each other, as they shoot for targets on virtual courses using their unique Blocklete golfers. Blocklete owners can play the online game for free on desktop, tablet and mobile web browsers by going to BlockleteGames.com.
“With Blocklete Games, we see a transformational opportunity to give fans more control over the videogaming experience by reversing the conventional power dynamic between player and publisher,” said Yang Adija, Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy, Turner Sports. “Our service leverages the blockchain such that anyone can play personalized sports games with their friends, with the potential to also generate a return on their investment in the game.”
Fans can explore the world of Blocklete Games on its website, including Blockletes available for purchase and games to play. In partnership with BitPay, fans will be able to purchase Blockletes and Blocklete collectibles using cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, ETH as well as four dollar-pegged stablecoins will be supported.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its long-standing partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Turner Sports portfolio includes two of the hottest digital destinations for young sports fans in Bleacher Report and House of Highlights, along with the B/R Live streaming platform and ELEAGUE, a leading gaming and esports entertainment brand. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com – as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products.