Yield Guild Games (YGG) is gearing up to host the Web3 Games Summit from November 18th to 25th at Bonifacio Global City, Manila. This summit aspires to provide an in-depth exploration of the web3 gaming industry, bringing together a diverse audience, including gamers, developers, investors, and industry leaders.
What To Anticipate
Web3 Gaming Development
The summit will delve into the intricacies of world creation and game ecosystem development within the web3 space. Speakers such as Jeffrey “Jihoz” Zirlin from Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis, and Michael Wagner, co-founder of Star Atlas, will share insights into the landscape of game development.
User-generated Content and Community
Experts in the field, including Sebastien Borget from The Sandbox and Brittany Li from Planet Tota, will shed light on collaborations between brands and games. Content creators like YGG’s Een Mercado will contribute by discussing strategies for building online presence, educating about web3, and amplifying community stories.
Driving Gamer Adoption
A diverse array of strategies for expanding web3 gaming communities will be explored by thought leaders such as Juntaro from Sky Mavis, Caldie from Superfine, and Lisa JY Tan from Economics Design. The discussions will offer insights into what it takes to foster vibrant and engaged player bases.
The Business of Esports
Leaders in the esports sector, including Rohit Gupta from NYXL and Tryke Gutierrez from Tier One, will dissect the business dynamics of web3 esports. Attendees can expect a nuanced understanding of the intersection between gaming and the broader entertainment industry.
Venture Funding in Gaming
The intricacies of venture funding in the gaming realm will be unravelled by Animoca Brands Chairman, Yat Siu, and an array of renowned venture capitalists. Discussions will focus on how founders and investors can establish mutually beneficial relationships and effectively pitch projects in the web3 gaming landscape.
The expo will feature over 40 web3 games, providing attendees with a firsthand look at titles such as Ragnarok Landverse, Pixelmon, Axie Infinity: Origins, and Anito Legends. The summit will also host high-stakes tournaments, including the PROJECT XENO Tournament boasting a $100,000 prize pool.
A 24-hour hackathon, the Web3 Game Jam, will invite developers to code games and applications. Mentored by industry experts, this hackathon aims to foster creativity and innovation, with a prize pool exceeding $10,000.
The summit will conclude with a two-hour DJ set by Apl.de.Ap from the Black Eyed Peas.
The Philippines, boasting a burgeoning population of web3-ready gamers, serves as an ideal location for the YGG Web3 Games Summit. Mench Dizon, Country Head of YGG Pilipinas, highlighted the significance for the local web3 gaming community, stating, “The Filipino Web3 gaming community will be among the first to learn about where the industry is headed.”
However, the YGG Web3 Games Summit invites all from around the world who are interested in the future of web3 gaming to join them in this exploration. It offers a platform for enthusiasts, developers, investors, and industry leaders to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to the evolving narrative of web3 games. With this expo and the plethora of high-profile guests lined up for it, YGG is clearly solidifying its position as a thought leader in the gaming sector!
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