SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2022 / Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3, and EPIC LEAGUE, a web3 games development studio, launches DARK THORNE, the first game series of EPIC LEAGUE.
This partnership combines EPIC LEAGUE's industry-leading blockchain game development services with Polygon's next-generation technology. Together, they celebrate the release of EPIC LEAGUE's debut game, DARK THRONE, and shared it with attendees of Web3 CONNECT, a Token 2049 side event, as part of the official joint promotional campaign that followed last month's announcement of the strategic partnership.
In conjunction with the strategic partnership announced last month, there has been another announcement that Polygon Ventures has also made a strategic investment in the company. EPIC LEAGUE recently secured its strategic and private round at a $60M and $100M fully diluted valuation, respectively, and has added Polygon Ventures to its roster of prominent investors, which includes Griffin Gaming Partners, Netmarble Company, Neowiz, WEMADE, YGG SEA, GBIC, and others.
The first game to be launched on Polygon is the AAA action role-playing game DARK THRONE, a hack-and-slash action RPG that allows players to explore dungeons and battle a variety of monsters. DARK THRONE boasts the striking and dramatic visuals of Art Director Jeehyung Lee (ArtStation-Jeehyung Lee), a cover artist for both Marvel and DC Comics. The team invested a great deal of time developing the UX, enabling players to enjoy dynamic gameplay (Preview Movie) with simple controls. The game also supports multi-platform, so users can play across PC and mobile devices using a single account.
DARK THRONE, launching on 28th September, completed a successful beta test in June 2022, demonstrating a notable 67.8% retention rate among its players on the seventh day of the beta test.
Urvit Goel, VP of Global Games Business Development at Polygon, said: "Epic League has the potential to bring new users to Web3 through its gaming ecosystem. The team's prior experience working with major gaming and entertainment firms bodes well for its future. We're delighted to bring Epic League into the Polygon ecosystem, and are excited for our customers to be able to play Dark Thrones and future Epic League titles."
Polygon recently attained carbon-neutral status and has pledged to go carbon-negative by the end of 2022. As a result, all dApps building on Polygon will become carbon neutral by default. With over 37,000 decentralized services ranging from decentralized finance to gaming, Polygon is fast becoming the de-facto platform for Web3.
Providing further details on this promotion, Sinhae Lee, Business Executive EPIC LEAGUE, said, "Since the beta opened last June, a new character, more monsters, more dungeon maps, more missions, and PvP Rumble Arena are added in the official version. And we expect that our fun game and GameFi hub will enable anyone to enjoy quality games and experience more advanced blockchain GameFi services with benefits. So, we resonate with Polygon's vision of an open and borderless world. We have collaborated with them as strategic partners in aggregating scalable, interoperable, and secured solutions to embrace the diversity of gamers. And it's been fantastic working with Polygon to promote DARK THRONE at Token2049."
About EPIC LEAGUE
EPIC LEAGUE refers to a blockchain-based ecosystem connecting AAA quality games with its NFT marketplace, NFT management tool, guild tool, etc. The EPIC LEAGUE team is a group of avid online-game enthusiasts with 200+ cumulative years of experience in global top gaming companies. The team consists of top-tier game developers who created global top games such as Lineage 2M, Marvel Future Revolution, Marvel Future Fight, and BTS Universe Story and blockchain experts. Jeehyung Lee, a cover artist for Marvel and DC Comics, participated as Art Director. Also, Younghoon Paek, a former Netmarble COO, and Thomas Vu, a former Head of Creative and current advisor to Sandbox, participated as advisors.
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