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Axie Infinity is Giving Away $500K in Prizes at the Classic World Championship

Posted July 27, 2022 6:54 pm
2 min
By Jethro Sandico

Top Non-Fungible Token (NFT) metaverse game Axie Infinity opens registration for the Axie Classic World Championship on July 26, 2022. The Esports tournament is giving away $500,000 worth of Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), the game’s governance token.

The week-long registration which started on the announcement date, is open to all players with three Axies as the minimum requirement for entry. Interested participants can click here to enter the competition.

The event, which will run from July 28 – August 21, is divided into East and West time zones. Players around the world can choose to participate in any of the two segments, depending on their prefered schedule.

Prizes

  • Half of the prize pool is reserved for open qualifiers, and the other half for the on-site contest at AxieCon.
  • 16 Champions will attend the AxieCon on September in Barcelona, Spain, to join Axie Classic’s ‘Last Dance,” and battle for a share of the $250,000 grand prize.
  • The 1st place prize is $75,000 plus additional earnings gained throughout the tournament.
  • Axie Infinity creator Sky Mavis will cover airfare and lodging.

About Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is a Play-and-Earn blockchain game on the Ethereum Network, that allows players to collect and mint NFTs of digital pets known as ‘Axies.’ Inspired by the amphibious salamander ‘Axolotl,’ Axies are used to breed, join adventures, and engage in PvP battles to gain in-game rewards.

Leveraging NFT technology, players are granted true ownership of their Axies, giving them the freedom to buy, sell, and trade their in-game assets on the Marketplace. According to the game’s website, “the most expensive Axie ever sold” fetched as much as $820,000 in July 2021.

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