Cricket is not just a sport in India but an emotion that unites the entire nation. With a fan following of millions, cricket is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the country. Keeping this in mind, Tezos India and GoLive Games have launched Cricket Stars, India’s first NFT-based cricket strategy game, to offer a unique virtual experience of the sport.
Cricket Stars promises to revolutionize the gaming industry in India by offering a game that caters to the passion and knowledge of cricket enthusiasts. The game allows players to strategize, collect, trade and play with unique cricket-themed NFTs, adding a new dimension to the gameplay experience.
The game is an NFT-based multiplayer game with esports tournaments and doesn’t require a Pay-to-Play or Play-to-Earn model. This feature makes the game accessible to everyone who loves cricket, regardless of their financial status.
The game offers an opportunity for cricket lovers to showcase their knowledge and passion for the sport, making the game a perfect interface to play India’s most popular sport.
The enormous passion for cricket in India can be gauged by the astounding viewership figures of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In a recent match, the highest concurrent viewership of 21 million on JioCinema was clocked, which is a testament to the popularity of the sport in the country.
With the recently-launched ground-breaking game, the excitement of cricket has been enhanced, and players can experience the game like never before.
The NFT marketplace of the game is powered by the Tezos blockchain, allowing users with Tezos wallets to trade, buy, and sell their cards with other gamers through the in-game store without the need for any cryptocurrency. This makes it more accessible to a wider audience of gamers.
Cricket Stars has been launched by GoLive Games, a mid-core and esports game publisher in India, with more than 3 million gamers for its earlier games like Jungle Book Card Battle and Jungle Book Runner. The game publisher is now building mid-core games focused on Indian themes for Indian gamers, and Cricket Stars is their latest addition.
The partnership between Tezos India and GoLive Games is a significant advancement for the gaming industry and the Tezos blockchain. Om Malviya, President of Tezos India, stated that the collaboration signifies a fundamental building block of their mutual dedication to transforming the gaming sector.
“With this cricket game, players will be able to play, collect and trade unique cricket-themed NFTs, adding a new dimension to the gameplay experience,” Om Malviya noted.
“Our team is excited to collaborate with the gaming studio to bring this innovative game to life, and we can’t wait for players to experience the thrill of NFT-based gaming on Tezos blockchain,” Mr. Malviya added.
Ravi Kiran, Founder of GoLive Games, stated that the game offers an unmatched gaming experience to their valuable users in the form of unique NFTs.
“We understand the power of blockchain technology and its role in the gaming ecosystem. Our partnership with Tezos India is an astounding statement of blockchain technology becoming an integral part of the gaming industry,” Ravi added.
Tezos is a public, open-source blockchain protocol that relies on low power consumption and energy-efficient consensus while preserving decentralization. Using the governance, Tezos recently introduced Smart Rollups, with its thirteenth core protocol upgrade Mumbai, which can be deployed in a permission-less manner that helps Tezos scale up to 1 million transactions per second.
The partnership between Tezos India and GoLive Games is a significant milestone for the gaming industry and the blockchain ecosystem. The launch of Cricket Stars is an exciting development for cricket fans in India and promises to be a game-changer for the gaming industry.