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Axie Influencers to Look Out For at AxieCon 2022

Posted September 6, 2022 3:18 pm
6 min
By Jethro Sandico

The stage is set for popular Play-to-Earn (P2E) game Axie Infinity’s AxieCon event, which will run from September 7-10, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain. Community members and influencers bound for the four-day convention expressed their excitement through social media.

For a title with a massive following like Axie, the summit could draw some of the game’s most well-known figures. Let’s get to know the influencers and team leaders who are coming to AxieCon 2022.

Jeffrey Kam (Shade)

Representing Sky Mavis is Axie Infinity product designer and product lead Jeffrey Kam a.k.a. Shade, who seemed to be enjoying his early arrival in Spain.

“First thing I did in Barcelona, meet @Elijah_MT8, ate tapas and drank sangria. This week is about to be absolutely insane,” Kam tweeted.

Elijah MT8

Axie Infinity Pro and YouTuber Elijah MT8 is the Founder and CEO of top NFT Esports team METAT8. Currently, 4 of the 16 players vying for domination in the Axie Classic World Championship are members of the team.

Axie Sisters

Created in the same vein as K-Pop and J-Pop idols, Axie Sisters is the most recognizable girl trio in the space. The energetic group is famous for their “WAGMI” dance challenge. WAGMI is an acronym for “We’re All Gonna Make It” or “We Are Gonna Make It,” which is actually a reference to crypto-related investments.

Rojankhzxr

Rohankhzxr (real name: Nicholas Santa Cruz), is a 26 year old full-time creator from Argentina. Currently, Rojan has a Twitch channel which he uses to livestream Axie Infinity to his 210,000 followers.

Oxaciano

Axie Infinity LATAM (Latin America) Esports manager Iasi “Oxaciano” Salomon is a former caster, coach, and analyst for League of Legends. Previously a manager for Coliseo Dragons, Oxaciano has also handled coaching roles for South American teams such as Black Eagles, Isurus Gaming, and Predators Esports.

AxieLima 

Lima Osito, better known as “AxieLima,” is Axie Infinity’s LATAM lead. Due to Lima’s active participation within the community, Sky Mavis hired the influencer earlier this year to become Axie’s ambassador for the South American continent.

OxGuru

Attending AxieCon is Guru (0xGuru on Twitter), founder of Web3 collective Method to the Mythos (MTTM), and advisor to Axie Infinity, and looter/shooter game Sipher. Guru also has a YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge about Axie and other projects that he supports.

Nix Eniego

On February 14, Nix Eniego (a.k.a. Nixtape) joined Sky Mavis as Axie infinity’s Philippines lead. Prior to this new venture, Eniego took the role of expanding the coin listings of Philippine-based exchange PDAX. Under his care, the platform saw the inclusion of coins such as $AVAX, $MATIC, and Dogecoin, among others.

Zio

Another Axie influencer attending the conference is ZioAxie, founder of Axie Infinity-focused Play-and-Earn gaming guild Kind Guild. Additionally, Zio is also an Axie “Creator of the Month” winner.

Chuck Fresco

Axie content creator Chuck Fresco is a long-time player of the game and has won several competitions over the years. Fresco’s accolades include bagging the 2020 Axie Championship trophy and getting hailed as Season 2’s 1st place winner.

About Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is the top Non-Fungible Token (NFT) metaverse game on the blockchain. Employing elements of Play-to-Earn, the game allows players to collect and mint NFTs of axolotl-like digital pets called “Axies,” which they can breed and battle against other opponents.

The game is built by Vietnamese studio Sky Mavis on the Ethereum-linked sidechain Ronin Network, with an economy that utilizes the following assets:

Axie NFTS

Axie NFTs are the main requirement to enter the game. Players can use these virtual pets for breeding and battling. As of this writing, there are 383,709 Axies on the internal marketplace, with the lowest-priced piece listed at 0.002 $ETH ($3). The most expensive Axie has a price tag of 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 $ETH ($166,584,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), per Axie Infinity Marketplace.

Axie Infinity Shards ($AXS)

Axie Infinity Shards or $AXS, is an ERC-20 governance token which holders can use to vote on decisions that will shape the ecosystem (click here to learn more about governance tokens).

As of this writing, $AXS is trading at $14.26 with a $1,192,825,880 market cap, and 24-hour volume of $90,694,994 (per CoinMarketCap).

Smooth Love Potion ($SLP)

Smooth Love Potion ($SLP) is the in-game currency of the Axie Infinity gaming metaverse. The token is earned by winning in Player vs Environment (PvE) and Player vs Player (PvP) gameplay modes. $SLP is mainly used by players to breed Axies. Moreover, the token can be sold via secondary markets, or used as payment in select real-world establishments in specific countries.

As of this writing, $SLP is trading at $0.003958 with a $171,440,604 market cap, and a 24-hour volume of $14,488,618 (per CoinMarketCap).

Land

Axie Infinity’s introduction of land assets in the Axie metaverse added another layer to the game’s expanding world. This feature allows players to acquire tokenized plots of land in the Axie homeland of Lunacia. Landowners can also upgrade their digital real estate properties using various in-game resources and crafting ingredients.

As of this writing, there are 73 plots of land on the internal marketplace, with the lowest-priced piece listed at 1.07 $ETH ($1,783). The most expensive land has a 25 $ETH ($41,622) price tag (per Axie Infinity Marketplace).

About AxieCon

AxieCon is the biggest gathering of Axie Infinity players, influencers, supporters, and builders. The conference will feature community and developer panels, lounge parties, merchandise booths, and the Classic World Championship tournament.

Aside from Sky Mavis team members, guest speakers at the AxieCon includes industry experts such as Animoca Brands Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Yat Siu, multimedia platform Second Life Founder and Strategic Advisor Philip Rosedale, and Web3 Guild QU3ST Co-Founder Akhil Jindal, to name a few.

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