The sci-fi MMORPG, EVE Online, has introduced NFT collectible kills for its Alliance Tournament XVII. With this move, characters who deliver the “final blow” can claim Kill Certificate NFTs. The players can also trade and collect these NFTs, which are minted on the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain.
The game’s developer, CCP Games, chose Tezos as it is “embracing innovation and sustainability”. In a press release, the company further added, “Clean NFTs on energy-efficient Proof of Stake networks, such as Tezos, ensures that the impact of this new medium to share creative expression is not offset by unnecessarily high energy consumption.”
What is Eve Online?
Eve Online is a free to play, community-driven sci-fi massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The game allows players to build and pilot spaceships, explore space, and visit solar systems. Furthermore, it offers immense PvP and PvE battles as well as mining that adds to the player economy. Additionally, players can take part in various in-game professions and activities such as war, politics, piracy, trading, and exploration.
According to the game’s website, the game features over 350 spaceships and more than 7800 star systems. While players destroy over 750 ships every hour, the game has one million daily market transactions.
Alliance Tournament XVII explained
Eve Online’s Alliance Tournament XVII, whose first event was held in 2005, is one of the first e-sports in gaming. This year marks the seventeenth edition of the tournament. During the Eve Online tournament, players have a chance to win Kill Certificate NFTs to “memorialize their participation”. This means, every time a player makes a kill, it will be minted into an NFT on the Tezos blockchain.
As CCP Games is conscious of the environmental impact of NFTs, they have calculated the energy consumption of these NFTs. This is around 200mWh per token and the game will mint only a maximum of 4,000 NFTs in total. Hence, the entire consumption will be less than that is required to run a mid-tier gaming PC for 3 hours, Eve Online wrote in a blog.
Furthermore, winners of the tournament can take home 280 limited-edition ships. The forty-team tournament features a 10v10, dual elimination four-day main event, that begins this weekend (November 6 and 7) and continues the next weekend. The finals will take place on Sunday, November 14. In addition, a two-day ‘Feeder’ tournament took place early this year.
Furthermore, throughout the tournament, Eve Online will hold several giveaways where viewers get a chance to win SKINs. This includes the GalNet Streamcast series and several physical prizes such as EVE watches and USB hub Rifters. Vouchers for EVE merch and a number of ship models are also up for grabs!
Overall, 80 teams, representing over 100,000 players, entered this year. The event is taking place at CCP’s headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, in partnership with the production studio, EVE-NT. CCP Games is also streaming the event live on Twitch.
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