Asura Coin has announced it will be adding PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite to its platform. Asura Coin is an eSports platform to be built on the NEO blockchain that will allow gamers to “bet, compete, learn, discuss, and earn.”
Asura Coin note the growth in “battle royale” style games as a consideration in the addition of the two games. Fortnite’s monthly player count currently tops 40 million, whilst the PUBG Global International 2018 boasts a $2 million prize pool.
Asura Coin will offer the gaming communities regular tournaments and customisable betting rules.
In a separate announcement, Asura revealed it has struck a partnership with China-based Fujian eGaming Tournament Group, which hosts eGaming events for mobile game: King of Glory.
With over 50 million active daily players and 200 million active monthly players, King of Glory is the currently the world’s most played game.
Fujian eGaming allows amateur teams to compete in provincial and city tournaments, and will be opening 5 additional eSports arenas across China to accommodate the growth of China’s eSport market.
As part of the expansion, Fujian eGaming will begin to provide cryptocurrency prize pools alongside RMB.
The partnership between Fujian eGaming Tournament Group and Asura World LLC will include a 5 million RMB investment. Asura World will fund Fujian eGaming tournament prize pools with ASA tokens, and Fujian eGaming will receive 3 years of exclusive hosting and branding rights within Asura World, as well as a spotlight on all its tournament news.
Asura Coin hope that the partnership will increase the visibility of ASA tokens being used as a reward in eSports markets in China, and that the additional exposure will drive adoption and brand value.
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