Gaming

CARV has raised $4M in seed funding led by Vertex, Temasek Holding's venture capital arm with participation from EVOS (ATTN Group), SNACKCLUB (Loud Gaming), Infinity Ventures Crypto YGG SEA, UpHonest Capital, Lyrik Ventures, Lintentry Foundation, PAKADAO, 7UpDAO, Angel Investor Aliaksandr Hadzilin (NEAR's co-founder), among others. Many investors bring infrastructure and gaming ecosystem synergies to CARV, especially across the US, Europe LATAM, and Southeast Asia markets.

The Los Angeles -based company set out with a mission to empower gamers with data sovereignty via gaming credentials. "Gamer activities span across devices, platforms, and into real life. However, their time, effort, and money spent remain data points scattered across isolated ecosystems, with limited value to gamers." Says Victor Yu, CARV's co-founder and COO. "By creating the infrastructure to piece these breadcrumbs together, we are unlocking tremendous opportunities in how gamers interact in the gaming universe." Gamers now own and self-sovereign their data, with which they can achieve their hard-earned achievements and be recognized for community contribution on CARV.IO . Moreover, gamers can explore the semantic discovery of friends & games, and unlock credential-gated gaming premiums and governance privileges based on their past gaming experience.

CARV is also building data infrastructure and analytics to empower game studios to accurately recognize gamer activities, capture an insight-driven understanding of the user base, and reach the desired group of users effectively. "There is a paradigm shift in how games think about user acquisition, business model, and in-game economy design. With the shift comes challenges to games' sustainability. CARV is uniquely positioned to work with game partners to address these challenges." comments Victor.

CARV launched its Alpha version in May 2022 after graduating from UPenn Wharton's Cypher Blockchain Accelerator. Since then, CARV has integrated with more than 20 blockchains and enabled more than 300K registered users to view their all-in-one achievement display. A credential-based governance experiment is CARV's Guardian Program , where more than 2000 community members applied to contribute towards community management and content creation. CARV has also worked with more than 100 game studios. These game partners include triple-A and innovative games globally, such as Illuvium, Apeiron, Splinterlands, Genopets, Delysium, Drawshop Kingdom, Big Time, Ultiverse, and more.

Amongst downturns in macroeconomic conditions and the crypto market, the timing of this round speaks volumes to investors' conviction in CARV's vision and execution capability. "With the belief that gaming will be the most important segment track for linking traditional users and enthusiasts in the web3 world, we are very optimistic about the future market of web3 gaming." Comments LI Wei, partner at Vertex, the venture fund which invested in Binance in 2018. "Besides game studios, we focus on the infrastructure of web3 games, particularly on gaming identity platforms. Therefore, we deeply believe that CARV has the potential to be the fast-growing head player in this section."

With the new funding, CARV will onboard additional talents and continue to build the interoperable credential infrastructure alongside ecosystem partners. CARV states that "the open infrastructure that encourages collaboration is important. But, more importantly, as an early mover, it is also our onerous to create world-class applications, tools, and support communities for gamers and games alike, to educate and onramp more users in an enjoyable, seamless way." CARV's team is situated in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles , and Singapore , tapping into each region's tremendous engineering, product development, and game operations talent pool. Many of CARV's team come from product-first tech and gaming companies like Google, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, dLive.tv, Facebook, Microsoft, Tencent , and Garena.

CARV is continuously building the gaming space with partners. Recently, CARV has formed collaborations with 30+ games and ecosystem partners within BNBChain and kicked off a mega campaign - BNBChain Game CARVnival from Nov 22 to Dec 9 , consisting of tournaments, game nights, insightful AMAs and various in-game quests with rich rewards supported by partners.

About CARV

CARV is building an interoperable credential infrastructure focused on gaming, enabling gamers with an all-in-one achievement display, semantic friend and game recommendations, and access to credential-gated gaming premiums. At the same time, CARV empowers games to recognize gamer activities, capture insights to better serve gamer base, and reach the desired group of gamers.

Website | Newsletter | Blog | Twitter | Discord

About Vertex

Vertex is a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and is a global network of venture capital funds. The operator-investors manage portfolios in the U.S., Israel , China , India and Southeast Asia . The firm is a trusted partner to some of the world's most innovative entrepreneurs, supporting them with unmatched operating experience and deep access to the capital, talent, partners and customers they need to build truly global businesses.

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Victor Yu
contact@carv.io

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The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

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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Epic Seven x aespa enlivens the center of New York, Times Square Billboard advertisement revealed

  • Large outdoor advertisements placed on five buildings in New York , including one in Times Square, and Los Angeles
  • Large outdoor advertisements using 3D technology displaying AESPA members in a lively manner placed in Korea's hub, including Gangnam Station, COEX, etc.
  • Collaboration Heroes released at the end of the video attracts many

- On Thursday, the 1 st Smilegate Megaport (In-a Jang, CEO) announced that its global hit mobile RPG "Epic Seven", serviced by Smilegate Megaport and developed by Super Creative ( Hyung-Suk Kim and Ki-Hyun Kang, Co-CEOs), placed large outdoor advertisements in New York including Times Square to celebrate Epic Seven's collaboration with one of the best K-pop groups, aespa.

Epic Seven x aespa enlivens the center of Los Angeles! OutFront Wilshire Grand advertisement revealed!

The advertisement features aespa on an adventure to Orbis in the world of Epic Seven. It has also attracted attention from Epic Seven fans around the world, as it revealed ae-aespa reborn as Heroes in Epic Seven.

The advertisement will be placed in a total of 5 places, i ncluding the center of New York Times Square at The Cube at 2 Times Square, Time Square Wedge, as well as other places such as Bryant Park Digital, NY, Midtown West Digital, NY, and OutFront Wilshire Grand, LA.

Starting today, Smilegate Megaport will post large outdoor advertisements in Korea to promote the Collaboration. The advertisements will be displayed in Seoul's popular areas, such as the K-POP Square in COEX, IS-LIVE at Gangnam Station, and G-LIGHT at the Nonhyeon Intersection. In particular, advertisements at the IS-LIVE and K-POP Square implemented 3D technology to display skills used by aespa members in a lively manner. The Collaboration advertisement will also be played in 118 CGV theaters nationwide.

The Epic Seven x aespa teaser videos, which were released on November 15 th , accumulated more than 20 million views within a week. In addition, Epic Seven has climbed the Google Play Chart as of November 29th in Korea and Taiwan , being placed 2 nd and 1 st respectively. It is very unusual for a mobile game, which marked its fourth official launch anniversary to climb the charts in such a manner. To celebrate, Smilegate Megaport will distribute a 5-star Hero Summon Ticket to all players.

"We think this could be a good opportunity for us to promote Epic Seven to gamers and aespa fans around the world. We will always strive to make Epic Seven a more beloved game IP in the future," says Jae-Hoon Jung , department head of Smilegate Megaport.

For more information on Epic Seven, visit the website.

( https://epic7.smilegatemegaport.com/beginnerguide )

Official YouTube Channel

( https://youtube.com/@EpicSeven )

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Outfit7's Talking Tom Time Rush Now Available Worldwide

An out-of-this-world chase begins in Outfit7's new runner game

Talking Tom Time Rush the newest runner game from Outfit7 one of the leading players in the endless runner segment is now available to download on all major platforms worldwide. And, for the first time ever in Outfit7's endless running portfolio, all six characters are unlocked and available to run with from the beginning of the game.

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Fnatic Announces Strategic Partnership with Hivemind Capital to further Web3 ambitions

Fnatic to Focus New Efforts on Gamer Performance and Ownership of Digital Assets, Expanding In-Game Digital Economies Using Web3 Tech.

Fnatic, the world's leading esports performance brand, today announced a strategic partnership and investment with Hivemind Capital, a leading crypto asset manager, in order to accelerate the Company's ability to partner as well as natively develop and scale Web3 applications across its award-winning esports platform.

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SIDUS METAVERSE to Lead GameFi Mass Adoption: 'Zeus' Partnership Ensures Esports Standards

The famous Ukrainian Counter-Strike pro player Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko joins the SIDUS GATES GameFi publisher inside the crypto metaverse. He signed a 10-year contract for the release of exclusive NFT collections. To celebrate this extraordinary event, the team has launched a $100,000 giveaway!

$100,000 giveaway to celebrate Zeus's arrival in the SIDUS METAVERSE (PRNewsfoto/SIDUS METAVERSE)

"I studied many areas, including crypto technologies and NFT," he said. "I met the SIDUS METAVERSE founder and I was inspired by what they're doing, so I decided to join the team. I plan to use my vast experience in esports to help popularize new products, fit them to cybersports standards and attract a global audience.

We plan to release a limited-edition NFT collection. It will be represented by a new race: cyborgs with unique skins and value for all SIDUS users. Holders can receive a unique resource demanded by all SIDUS METAVERSE users."

A game publisher for a new era

SIDUS GATES is an exclusive game publisher that onboards gaming studios and their projects to SIDUS METAVERSE. All future games will adhere to a unified lore and utilize native tokens. With multiple games planned for the launch, Zeus and other players can apply their experience and skills to create products that can compete with giants.

" We're already tightly negotiating with multiple stellar esports athletes and plan to involve them in developing new products. I can't tell you names but they are pretty impressive."

SIDUS GATES, Co-Founder, CEO Roman Povolotski also commented on the latest addition to the team. "We are pleased to announce our partnership and will do our best with high-profile releases and gaming products," he said. "To celebrate this event, we decided to make a special giveaway worth $90,000! 300 NFT kits are at stake!"

Anyone can participate by filling out this form and share a huge prize pool with a guaranteed reward of $100 -worth in-game gadgets: https://forms.gle/gj6iBe2HQkK6YyBK8

Road to metaverse gaming

Now it's official - Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko joins the metaverse as an ambassador and spokesperson for significant changes and NFT mass adoption. Let's watch his progress closely!

Find out more about SIDUS Metaverse:

Website | Twitter | Discord | Reddit | Telegram | Medium

Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko official social media accounts:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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BOSTON BREACH ANNOUNCE TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE MAJOR II & CHALLENGERS TOURNAMENT

ICONIC FENWAY PARK WILL HOST CHALLENGERS TOURNAMENT IN STATE STREET PAVILION

Oxygen Esports (OXG), the owners of the Boston Breach, are excited to announce that tickets are now on-sale for both Call of Duty League™ (CDL) Major II and the second event of this year's installment of CDL's amateur circuit, Call of Duty ® Challengers. The Breach and Fenway Sports Management are thrilled to share that Boston's second Challengers tournament will be hosted at the State Street Pavilion inside one of America's most iconic sports venues, Fenway Park .

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Visit KOREAN HERITAGE Campaign's New Project to be Connected with Generation MZ: We're in Sync!

The K-Heritage universe in your hands

The Cultural Heritage Administration (Administrator Eung-chon Choi) and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (President: Young-chang Choi) unveiled a new project of the 2022 Visit KOREAN HERITAGE Campaign: "We've Got the Feel: Being In Sync!" in an effort to more closely communicate with Generation MZ "Millennials" born in 1981-1996, and "Gen Z" born in 1997-2012 - using metaverse contents and videos.

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