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Valhallan Makes Its Arrival to the Esports Industry Known, Pursuing Aggressive Growth, Plans Global League Expansion Starting with the U.K.
New esports franchise concept Valhallan announced today its acquisition of the North American Esports League (NAEL), the largest youth (under 15 years old) esports league with more than 100 total teams. The move establishes Valhallan as a leader in youth esports, bringing its exclusive training program and arenas together with high-profile tournament play.
Valhallan plans to build on the NAEL's growth and introduce the league in major markets across the globe, including the launch of the United Kingdom Esports League (UKEL) in the coming months. Valhallan, the NAEL, the UKEL and future international leagues will combine to create Valhallan Holdings (VHH).
The NAEL was founded to create an opportunity for age-appropriate gamers to play against each other in an interactive, competitive environment. Teams play in-person and have pro-style tournaments to showcase their talents. The league hosts events throughout the year, with major events including the Summer and Winter World Series. Players currently compete in Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant, with more games coming soon. The NAEL and UKEL will continue to welcome teams from LAN centers, clubs, schools, and other organizations and incoming Valhallan teams.
"The acquisition of the NAEL and our global league expansion plans are exciting opportunities for Valhallan, our franchise owners, our gamers and their families and the entire esports industry," said David Graham , chief executive officer of Valhallan and its parent company FranchiCzar . "Valhallan can now offer esports players an established, high-profile platform to compete and test their skills with the best esports training and arenas available. We're continuing to build on the growth of the esports industry with the goal of giving players everything they need to realize their potential."
Given the rapid adoption of the franchise concept, with 13 agreements already finalized within the company's first month of franchising , Valhallan is actively seeking potential franchise owners across major markets in the U.S. and the U.K. The initial investment for a Valhallan franchise is approximately $52,950 to $201,400 in the U.S. Prospective franchisees in the U.K. can contact Valhallan for pricing information.
More information on Valhallan and how to inquire about franchise opportunities nationwide is available at in the U.S. and in the U.K.
Valhallan brings education, life skills, and inclusive competition to the world of esports while providing a path to esports business ownership to entrepreneurs. Based in Houston, TX , the Valhallan team has years of experience building platforms, curricula, training systems and franchise brands – including several team members with esports industry experience.
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East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.
Watch the launch trailer here .
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" The Office: Somehow We Manage offers players the chance to immerse themselves in iconic moments from the series and connect with their favorite characters like never before," said Darcy Taylor , Chief Executive Officer of ESGG. "Fans of The Office will absolutely feel the nostalgia through this new game."
" The Office: Somehow We Manage reimagines the cast as vibrant, animated characters for the first time, bringing a fresh new experience to The Office fans everywhere," said Jim Molinets , SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. "The game will transport players into well-known and hilarious episodes that have resonated with so many over the years and let them 'clock in' even more time with their favorite Dundler Mifflin employees."
The Office: Somehow We Manage will allow fans to relive memorable moments from the show like they've never seen them before – animated, all while tapping their way to record profits to save the Scranton Branch from downsizing. Featuring accessible gameplay for all types of players, this narrative idle tapper will give players the chance to unlock and upgrade iconic characters and their desks all the while participating in monthly special events for additional in-game rewards.
Tap, upgrade, and build desks for favorite characters from the hit NBC comedy The Office , including Prison Mike, Farmer Dwight, Pretzel Day Stanley, and of course, Three Hole Punch Jim, all appearing in animated form for the first time.
Click through memorable episodes in this free-to-play game, like "The Dundies" and "Dinner Party." Take a seat in Michael's office, get in line for Pretzel Day, or spend the weekend at Schrute Farms. Oh, and watch out for Kevin's famous chili! Additional episodes from all nine seasons of the show will be added to the game on a regular basis.
In-game events will introduce new versions of characters and more memorable moments, along with weekly and monthly special events inspired by elements from the show.
Manage Dunder Mifflin Scranton with the help of the whole branch! Get new leads and tap away as the in-game rewards start rolling in. Just make sure Michael doesn't spend the surplus on a new plasma TV!
Players can now run the world's best mid-size regional paper company branch in The Office: Somehow We Manage , available now on iOS and Android.
Visual assets for the game, including key art and logos, can be found in the online press kit .
East Side Games Group (formerly operating under the name "LEAF Mobile Inc.") is a leading free-to-play mobile game group, creating engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty. Our studio groups entrepreneurial culture is anchored in creativity, execution, and growth through licensing of our proprietary Game Kit software platform that enables professional game developers to greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of game creation in addition to organic growth through a diverse portfolio of original and licensed IP mobile games that include: Archer: Danger Phone, Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm , The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, It's Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile and Trailer Park Boys Grea$y Money , RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar and T he Office: Somehow We Manage .
We are headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and our games are available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For further information, please visit: and join our online communities at LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram .
Additional information about the Company continues to be available under its legal name, LEAF Mobile Inc., at .
Produced by Universal Television in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, The Office is a groundbreaking mockumentary television series that follows the daily lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper company. All nine seasons of the Emmy® Award-winning series are available exclusively on Peacock.
Peacock is NBCUniversal's streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood's biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal's unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Universal's Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. .
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Star Atlas, partners with MoonPay to support the ability of all Star Atlas citizens, whether they be MUD or USTUR, to make in-game purchases with fiat
– Star Atlas, a next-gen metaverse with triple-A game design and Unreal Engine 5 graphics built on the Solana blockchain, today announced a partnership with MoonPay, enabling players to purchase NFTs and in-game currency ATLAS instantly with a credit card. MoonPay is the leading global crypto payments infrastructure provider and will be responsible for facilitating fiat-to-crypto payments within the Star Atlas ecosystem.
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"We're excited to partner with MoonPay to make joining the metaverse easier," commented Michael Wagner , Co-Founder and CEO of ATMTA, Inc., the principal development studio of Star Atlas. "We've always seen the future of the metaverse as a public utility accessible to all. We want Star Atlas to be available to the global population, and MoonPay is helping us realize this goal. Being able to purchase web3 assets with a credit or debit card opens the doors of the metaverse to everyday people around the world, and we're pleased to be working with MoonPay to bring the next-gen world economy and entertainment experience to everyone."
MoonPay's fiat on-ramp provides a seamless way for everyday people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies and NFTs. It's easy to use, making in-game digital assets more accessible than ever – especially to those who are non-crypto native. Using MoonPay software, players with no blockchain experience and on-chain gaming experts alike can purchase a $15+ Star Atlas spaceship NFT with their credit or debit card and begin exploring the metaverse immediately. Direct fiat purchases help lower the barriers to entry to the metaverse.
Ivan Soto-Wright , CEO and Co-Founder of MoonPay, commented, "Our goal at MoonPay has always been to increase cryptocurrency adoption and illustrate the benefit Web3 technology can have in our lives. Our partnership is a blueprint for the industry to introduce millions to Web3, and move the nearly $200B gaming industry forward. Web3 will change the ways games are designed and built, the ways we incentivize and engage users and developers, and much more. We're happy to work with Star Atlas to be a part of this change."
Partnering with MoonPay is just one of Star Atlas's pushes to expand on its foundational pillars of Consumer Protection, Interoperability, Community, and Trust. Recently Star Atlas launched an initiative to establish a wider web3 security framework, partnering with Kudelski Security to explore and develop security standards and best practices in the metaverse.  As a secure software solution that enables people from all over the world to participate in web3, MoonPay helps create a safe, community-first metaverse and further establishes Star Atlas as a leader in metaverse security.
Star Atlas is a next-gen gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies. Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5's Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol establishes a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership.
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MoonPay is a financial technology company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto. Its on-and-off-ramp suite of products provides a smooth experience for converting between fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies using all major payment methods including debit and credit card, local bank transfers, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. MoonPay is active in more than 160 countries and is trusted by 450+ partners, including leading wallets, websites, and applications.
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Making dog racing great again in a new digital form that is cruelty-free
Meta Dog World the blockchain race-to-earn NFT dog racing metaverse, is opening the gates to its initial non-fungible token (NFT) offering, with the team aiming to digitize and gamify the sport with over 100 years of history . Meta Dog World is revolutionizing the industry via its use of the blockchain.

The reality of the sport can create conditions where dogs are raised in worsening conditions, while racing can cause injuries that can be fatal. There is also increased concern for dogs and their well-being once they are no longer racing.
The nature of Meta Dog World will ensure that the welfare of dogs and other animals traditionally involved in the sport do not come to harm by digitalising race dogs as NFTs on the blockchain that can race-to-earn.
As part of its 1.0 web platform release coming on July 8 , those interested in Meta Dog World can enjoy multi-functional digital dog racing. Users will start raising their dogs, feeding, and taking care of them, training them to increase their statistics, and racing for a shot at the top prizes. There are also mechanics for trading and breeding implemented in the process as well.
"1.0 is only the beginning, and we are hoping to roll out version 1.1 in the third quarter of the year on both mobile and web platforms," shared Founder and CEO, Hoang Le , a former engineer at Unity Technologies with over 10 years of experience in game development.
"We will deliver even more comprehensive economic features and open up more ways for players to get involved at various stages of the racing ecosystem. Let us all work together and make dog racing a spectacle for more people to enjoy."
This will come in the form of dog services and supplies, where users can become shareholders of the various industries and make their mark in the metaverse. Expect the intricacies of a supply and demand chain to come into play, as well as a full rollout of the betting feature to follow. Ultimately, version 1.1 of Meta Dog World will take another step towards transforming dog racing into a safer, greater, and more popular sport through the metaverse.
The betting feature, only available in countries where it is legalized and supported by licensed partners, will enable users to race-to-earn and make the most of their hobby, governed by true transparency afforded by the blockchain. The formula used to calculate the result of a race will be deployed as a smart contract on the blockchain. Each race result  will be a visible transaction for public viewing and understanding of the parameters, " A true practical application of blockchain technology into virtual sport betting," he further added.
Meta Dog World is also looking to introduce various dog breeds including non-race breeds such as Shiba Inus, Huskies, and Dachshunds that are more attractive to new players of the sport,  encourage participation of players from all walks of life and unite dog lovers across the globe.
"Part of the revenue will be used to support the organizations that are working on dog welfare issues specifically  and animal protection in general," said Founder and CEO, Hoang Le .
Meta Dog World is now open for fundraising of USD$1.8 million for 12% of the token share in the Private round. With a roadmap that includes community expansion, listing on exchanges, a mobile release, an initial DEX offering, and more planned for the rest of 2022, there is much to look forward to.
Interested partners can contact the team via for more information on the fundraising details.
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MetaDogWorld is a blockchain race-to-earn NFT dog racing metaverse where users can participate in dog races, safely breed NFT dog s, performance enhancements via training to increase success rates, share trading of the stadiums to earn a profit made from organizing races, participate in transparent betting and other earning features.
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16 invited streamers will participate in the Cobalt Protocol Streamer Invitational on June 26 to showcase new game mode and win prizes for their community
Video game developer Nimble Neuron today announced the launch of Cobalt Protocol, a new game mode to be included in Season 6 of Eternal Return . In partnership with Global esports organization Gen.G they also unveiled plans for 32 content creators to participate in the Cobalt Protocol Streamer Invitational on June 26 to engage their fans and have the opportunity to win prizes for the community.
16 invited streamers will participate in the Cobalt Protocol Streamer Invitational on June 26 to showcase new game mode and win prizes for their community.
Cobalt Protocol is a new 4v4 game mode in Eternal Return that will serve as a fun way for new players to get to know the characters of Lumia Island while also allowing veterans of Eternal Return to perfect their fighting skills. The goal of Cobalt Protocol is to deduct points from the enemy team's Life Score by killing enemies, Omega and Gamma, and capturing Power Beacons. During Phase 1 of the game, players will be separated into two 2v2 groups in restricted areas on the left and right ends of the map. As soon as Phase 2 starts, Sector Roadblocks are removed, enabling everyone to traverse the map freely. Players will continuously respawn until one team's Life Score reaches zero.
"Alongside Gen.G, we've been working very hard to make Eternal Return a truly unique experience in the sea of similar titles out there," said Seunghoo Kim, Executive Producer at Nimble Neuron. "The changes we have for the upcoming season will greatly reflect fan feedback and what we feel newcomers to Eternal Return should have at the start to better understand the game."
To continue the celebration of Eternal Return Season 6 and the launch of Cobalt Protocol, Gen.G and Nimble Neuron will host the Cobalt Protocol Streamer Invitational on June 26 . 32 Streamers in North America will be invited and form teams of 4, each team consisting of 2 North American streamers and 2 Eternal Return Partners. The teams will then be split off into two groups of 8 teams, with the top 3 from each group moving onto the Single Elimination Playoffs. The winners of the Cobalt Protocol Streamer Invitational will receive prizes to give away to their communities.
"As we continue to help foster communities of new and returning players to Eternal Return, we want to make sure that as these players come in, they are immediately engaged and have a reason to stay," said Martin Kim , CRO of Gen.G. "This invitational will serve as a catalyst for things to come within our partnership with Nimble Neuron and we hope fans enjoy the latest update and new game mode."
There have also been a number of changes to improve the overall gameplay experience for Eternal Return Season 6, including: improvements to crafting, auto attack/kiting improvements, mutated animals, transfer consoles and transfer drones, new Season 6 Eternal Return pass rewards, a rework around item rarity, graphics and player update, change to the UI in game lobby and a crafting UI change.
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Black Shark today unveiled its gaming flagship, Black Shark 5 Pro, and the Black Shark 5, to the global market. The Black Shark 5 series features an all-new sleek design and is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8 series chipset. With upgraded magnetic pop-up triggers, ultra-responsive 144Hz display, anti-gravity dual-VC cooling, and 120W hyper charge, the Black Shark 5 series delivers unparalleled mobile gaming performance. The Black Shark 5 Pro also offers an outstanding audio experience and ranks first in the DXOMARK Audio Ranking.
Mobile gaming flagship Black Shark 5 Series is available
Anti-gravity dual VC liquid cooling and unmatched gaming performance
Black Shark has been leading gaming smartphone cooling since the very beginning, and the latest Black Shark 5 Pro took another unprecedented leap in this regard. The Black Shark 5 Pro's cooling is upgraded to the new anti-gravity dual VC liquid cooling system. It is equipped with two VC liquid cooling plates that have a combined area of 5320mm². The new "anti-gravity" layer of the capillary structure on the VC liquid cooling platel increases liquid circulation speed. In the meantime, the main heat sources such as SoC, 5G antenna, and battery are connected to the VC liquid cold plate by a direct-touch copper alloy design, which accelerates heat dissipation from core heat sources to all edges of the chassis and ensures stable performance. Advanced cooling materials like graphite sheets, graphene, and phase change heat material are widely used to enhance heat dissipation efficiently and evenly. The Black Shark 5 series's GameEngine is also optimized with the new Thermal Control and AI process monitoring to achieve a more stable frame rate.
The Black Shark 5 Pro takes full advantage of Snapdragon's 8 Gen 1 5G Mobile Platform to unleash its unbridled performance. As the most advanced 5G platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is built with a 4nm process, the new Cortex-X2 CPU with a clock speed up to 3.0 GHz, and the re-architected Qualcomm® Adreno™ that is 25% more efficient and delivers 50%* faster graphics rendering. The Black Shark 5 Pro features UFS 3.1 and LPDDR5 (6,400 Mbps) RAM, increasing storage speed by 16% compared to the last generation, and with up to 16GB RAM and 256 GB storage, wastes no more time on installing games and loading apps. Enjoy the fast read and write performance for both gaming and day-to-day use.
In terms of network, the Black Shark 5 Pro supports up to 10Gbps 5G download speed through the X65 baseband and WiFi 6E. Certified with Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound and Qualcomm aptX lossless audio technology, the Black Shark 5 Pro delivers a detailed and crystal-clear audio listening experience.
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E-sport level gaming control with magnetic triggers
Black Shark has been pushing the boundaries of mobile gaming controls for years, from dual-zone pressure-sensitive display to magnetic pop-up triggers. This time, Black Shark 5 series upgraded the dual-zone pressure-sensing technology: the pressure-sensing effective area was expanded by 16%, enhancing gaming controls. Gamers can easily perform multiple actions with just two fingers in competitive gaming scenarios.
The second-generation magnetic pop-up triggers are built with a seven-level magnetic drive lift with gaming-grade microswitches, giving gamers a crisp and comfortable console-level gaming experience. The triggers are built seamlessly into the body, with just a flick of the side-mounted buttons to reveal the triggers. The magnetic pop-up triggers can be mapped into different   buttons for gaming. And apart from gaming, the triggers can also be customized with multiple functions like turning on the flashlight, taking a screenshot, and more. Additionally, the upgraded TouchControl takes control experience to another level. The touch algorithm architecture is restructured, including every node from touch IC to touch firmware, increasing touch computing power by 20% and touch response speed by 15%. Paired with the 720Hz touch sampling rate screen, every control is extremely precise and fast.
All-round visual and audio evolution
The Black Shark 5 Pro is equipped with an excellent 144Hz 6.67" OLED e-sport display, with 10-bit color depth, DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR 10+, and SGS eyecare protection, featuring industry-leading brightness, contrast, color accuracy, and color performance. The Black Shark 5 Pro also supports dynamic refresh rates in different use conditions to save power. Two ambient light sensors (one on the front and one on the back) are used to automatically adjust the brightness to fit lighting conditions perfectly.
Regarding audio performance, the Black Shark 5 Pro once again takes the crown in the DXOMARK audio chart, scoring the highest 86 points in the rankings. Two symmetrical premium 1216 P speakers with 0.8mm amplitude and 1.5 cc cavities deliver the best audio performance ever seen in the industry. Black Shark 5 Pro uses the 4-driver chip solution, equipped with two superpower Smart PAs up to 14V and two boost ICs, and combined with the best-in-industry NLC audio algorithm, to deliver the ultimate sound effect in games and other media content. Four microphones are placed respectively to create an outstanding sound recording experience: one in the lens module, two at the front, and one on the edge. WIth the microphone noise reduction solution and HDR algorithm tuning, the sound recording in gaming or phone calls is exceptional. Additionally, Black Shark's Audio Zoom allows audio focus to shift automatically with video focus, significantly improving recording quality in multi-sound-source scenarios.
The Black Shark 5 Pro upgrades the triple camera system to deliver crisp and vivid photography and videography. For the first time, the 108 MP main camera sensor was used on a gaming phone; the 120-degree ultra-wide camera and the 3-7cm AF macro lens present users with all kinds of photography solutions.
120W Hyper Charge
Say goodbye to battery anxiety thanks to the 4650mAh battery inside the Black Shark 5 series combined with the 120 Hyper Charge that can be fully charged in 15 minutes. The Black Shark 5 Series also supports bypass charging that  disables charging during  gaming when external power is plugged in, which prolongs the battery lifespan and cools down the phone effectively. The phase change heat material solved the temperature problem for high-watt charging and made the charging more stable. The 120W charging brick and 6A type C charging cable are included in the box.
JOYUI 13 and Shark Space 4.0
The Black Shark JOYUI 13 gaming system is built on MIUI 13 and inherits most of its functions, such as the Mi-Light Cone animation framework, intuitive visuals, super wallpaper, and natural notification sound of the system, etc. Through Shark Space 4.0 on JOYUI 13, users can quickly access network settings, performance adjustments, notification muting, and other functions during gaming. The "diving mode" is designed for hardcore players who want to  avoid being interrupted by phone calls or messages while in-game. Multi-tasking during gaming is also possible with Magic Window. It allows chatting, mailing, and watching videos to be performed simultaneously.
All-New Sleek Design
The new Black Shark 5 Pro achieved a breakthrough in design. Its back is built with 3D curved glass and covered with nano-optical coating, creating a futuristic appearance. The curved back design also makes it comfortable when holding the phone, even during extended sessions of gaming. The minimalist linear elements produce a sci-fi visual experience. On the back of the Black Shark 5 Pro, the mechanical lines meet with the customizable RGB light and form a highly recognizable new appearance.
The Black Shark 5 series offers a wide range of color options to satisfy gamers' demands. The Black Shark 5 Pro has two color variants: Matte Black and Explorer Gray; the Black Shark 5 comes with two colors: Stellar Black and Nebula White.
Black Shark Joybuds Pro
Along with the gaming phone lineup, the new Black Shark Joybuds Pro with noise cancellation features was also released. The Black Shark Joybuds Pro is equipped with the 12mm high-quality dynamic driver and uses the Qualcomm QCC3056 chip, offering users with a 24bit 96kHz sampling rate of high-quality music. Certificated by Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound, it aims to create a seamless and immersive audio experience. The Black Shark Joybuds Pro supports adaptive and active noise cancellation with up to 40dB of deep noise cancellation experience. Multiple preset noise cancellation modes are supported: light, balanced, deep, adaptive, wind noise reduction, and other noise cancellation modes. The Black Shark Joybuds Pro supports Bluetooth 5.2, apt-X, and Black Shark private protocol. When paired with Black Shark phones, the latency can be as low as 85ms, bringing ultra-responsive and high-quality sound effects.
Pricing and Availability
The Black Shark 5 series is officially available on June 9th .
For the Black Shark 5, the prices are:
For the Black Shark 5 Pro, the prices are:
The Black Shark Joybuds Pro is priced at $/€79.9, £67.9.
The Black Shark 5 Series and Joybuds Pro are available to order from the official website ( ), Amazon, and AliExpress.
The Black Shark 5 series is available in the following countries and regions:
United States , Canada , Australia , Israel , United Arab Emirates , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Austria , Belgium , Bulgaria , Croatia , Republic of Cyprus , Czech Republic , Denmark , Estonia , Finland , France , Germany , Greece , Hungary , Ireland , Italy , Latvia , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Netherlands , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Slovakia , Slovenia , Spain , Sweden , United Kingdom and more.
Prices and availability may vary in different markets.
Black Shark is a cutting-edge gaming technology company striving to develop a gaming ecosystem  with hardware, software, and services mainly on smartphones. Black Shark aims to provide an unrivaled and unique gaming experience and create the best gaming world with global gamers. Black Shark has offices in Beijing , Shanghai , Shenzhen , and Hong Kong .
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The Highly-Anticipated Illuvium Land Sale, sold out 20,000 land plots during the 72-hour launch event on Immutable X
Immutable X the leading Layer 2 (L2) Ethereum scaling solution for NFTs powered by StarkWare 's zero-knowledge rollup technology, today reported the launch results of Illuvium 's highly-anticipated June 2 Universe Land Sale selling out 20,000 land plots valued at $72 million during the 72-hour launch event, making it one of the most successful NFT sales of all time. This initial sale represents merely the first 20% of available land on Illuvium, with the remaining 80% to be released in the future and sold via Immutable X.
The Layer 1 ETH smart contract sale was run as a dutch auction, allowing the community to determine fair value; the average sale price was $3,615 ; with the lowest sale price being $567 and the top sale fetching $133,283 .
In comparison to other gaming-focused sales, Illuvium's Universe Land Sale, powered by Immutable X, generated 70x the value in USD (5x in ETH) of Axie Infinity's land sales in 2019 and 2020 combined, 20x the value of Splinterlands' land sale in 2021, and 10x of NetVRK's primary land sale. Further, Illuvium land sold more in this primary sale than most web3 games in all-time trading volume, including Alien Worlds, TreeVerse, TownStar, Voxels, World Wide Webb (land) and RaidParty.
By partnering with Immutable X as its exclusive protocol of choice, Illuvium delivers the next generation of blockchain gaming: a AAA game with true digital ownership, leveraging Immutable X's gas-free minting with near-instant and carbon-neutral transactions on L2.
"Immutable is the partner you want when that big moment hits," said Andrew Wall , Head of Marketing, Illuvium. "Our land sale launch went off without a hitch, and Illuvium land owners have been unanimous in their praise for Immutable's smooth minting process. Press the button, and it's minted – it's that simple."
"Our partnership with Immutable was an instrumental component in our successful land sale." said John Avery , CTO, Illuvium."  Their Immutable X platform enabled gas-free minting and provided  the APIs we use to drive our own marketplace experience. The Immutable X platform's performance was rock solid throughout the land sale. Working with Immutable was an equally smooth experience: they made themselves immediately available through a number of support channels, provided quick and accurate answers to our questions, and assisted us with timely operational support during both development and release. Immutable was also able to provide deep technical insight into Immutable X, and the blockchain as a whole, and they worked with us at the design level to ensure we took best advantage of their system. The results speak for themselves."
"We are beyond thrilled by the results of this monumental launch with Illuvium, being one of the most successful in history." Said Robbie Ferguson , co-founder of Immutable. "Achieving $72M in land sales is a testament to the incredible games that Illuvium is building – some of the first triple-A content in web3 – and the liquidity of Immutable X. Illuvium has an incredible shot of being the first major break-out gaming hit with hundreds of millions of players, and we're thrilled Immutable X can help enable that vision."
Illuvium is an open-world exploration, monster collector, and auto battler game, released on PC and Mac earlier this year. By building on the Ethereum blockchain, Illuvium brings its players a level of true ownership and interoperability of their digital assets never before possible in mainstream gaming.
Land in Illuvium allows owners to extract fuel, a critical element for catching and upgrading Illuvials, by building a virtual industrial complex in Illuvium Zero – the desktop and mobile partner game to Illuvium. There will be a total of 100,000 plots in the Ecosystem. The first 20,000 are now sold and minted with zero gas fees on Immutable X. As all in-game assets are blockchain tokens on Immutable X, players will also be able to sell fuel or other items on the IlluviDex marketplace shortly, rewarding them for their effort and investment.
Illuvium is an open-world exploration, monster collector, and autobattler game built on the Ethereum Blockchain, releasing on PC and Mac in 2022. Play-to-earn in an AAA sci-fi adventure and conquer the wilderness to help your crash-landed Ranger flourish
Race across crystal labyrinths, toxic deserts, and windswept mountain summits. Quest to uncover the cause of the cataclysm that shattered Illuvium. Hunt and capture Illuvials, powerful creatures who rule the land. Train and fuse your Illuvials into powerful evolutions. Build your ultimate Illuvial team to take into battles and tournaments in PvE and PvP Arenas. As you discover the capabilities of the Illuvials you collect, use your creativity to build unique synergies to outsmart your opponents. Hit a winning streak as you best other hunters to become the strongest Ranger on this planet.
Illuvium's collectible NFTs are interoperable across the entire Illuvium universe. The decentralized NFT collection offers players user-maintained custody never before possible in mainstream gaming.
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Ubisoft is launching Ubisoft RADAR, its first-ever $10 million investment fund dedicated to identifying, financing, and supporting games created by independent studios in Quebec .
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Ubisoft RADAR aims to support Quebec entrepreneurs in the video game industry by maintaining intellectual property in Quebec.
The fund will support gaming projects at one of the following key moments in their development:
"For 25 years, Ubisoft has contributed to the development of the video game industry in Quebec , now the third largest hub in the industry. With this investment fund, we want to reaffirm the importance of continuing to expand the fantastic local technological and creative ecosystem while supporting independent creators. These are the two essential levers for shaping the future of Ubisoft and more broadly, that of our industry," said Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO and co-founder.
In addition to providing flexible financing solutions adapted to each project, Ubisoft RADAR will provide the selected companies with personalized support from internal experts and external partners.
"Ubisoft RADAR is the latest addition to the partnerships, mentorships, and financial assistance offered by Ubisoft Entrepreneurs to support Quebec independent developers and encourage creativity in this vibrant industry. It's another opportunity to make sure our ecosystem thrives," said Francis Baillet , vice-president of corporate affairs at Ubisoft.
The profits generated by the fund will be reinvested until 2030 to support the creativity of the province's indie studios in the years to come.
The first round of funding will be distributed in the fall of 2022. Entrepreneurs can obtain information and apply for financial assistance today on the Ubisoft RADAR website.
Ubisoft—creator of worlds—is committed to enriching players' lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft's global teams have created and developed a diverse portfolio of games, including brands such as Assassin's Creed®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy's The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. With Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, earn rewards, and connect with friends on other platforms. The Ubisoft+ subscription service boasts a growing catalogue of over a hundred games and downloadable content (DLC). In the 2021–22 fiscal year, Ubisoft achieved a net book value of €2.129 million. For more information, visit: .
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