Decentral Games unveils fast-paced ‘Sit-n-Go’ tournaments in the newly launched ICE Poker Flex app
Back in June, we covered Decentral Games after the startup landed a $1 million MANA grant from Decentraland DAO to support ICE liquidity. The award, which followed a hard-fought battle, supported the Decentral Games’ $ICE token and the rollout of its much-anticipated sit-and-go tournament competition. Now, the day has finally come.
Today, Decentral Games announced the release of a new mode to its popular ICE Poker called Sit-n-Go (SNG) Tournaments to enable fast-paced, single-elimination tournaments where players compete for ICE wearables and token rewards in ICE and xDG.
ICE Poker SNG is a six-player poker game with mandatory 10/20 chips blinds, which double every 4 minutes. Blinds are a mandatory bet for all players, designed to keep the tournaments fast-paced. Each game is expected to last about 45 minutes.
The winners of each game win Tournament Badges, which can be redeemed for wearables, ICE accessories, ICE, and xDG tokens. Players in second place receive a refund for the Shine they spent to join the tournament.
The wearable and Shine system is used to join each tournament. Players must purchase either a Tournament, Flex or All Access wearable. Tournament Wearables can only be used within SNG tournaments, Flex Wearables only on the ICE Poker Flex App, and All Access Wearables can be used in both Decentraland and the Flex app.
Each tournament entry requires a certain amount of Shine on their wearable, which can be refilled using ICE tokens. Different tournaments and events will have different Shine requirements, while the number of Tournament Badges they’ll win is equal to how much Shine they used.
The entry requirements on Sit-n-Go tournaments are much lower than on the standard Challenge mode, allowing skilled players without major capital to start playing with a Tournament Wearable, prove their worth, and graduate to Flex or the All Access Wearable.
For the ICE Poker community, SNG tournaments are an additional use case and source of demand for the ICE token. Part of the ICE used for Shine is burned, instead of being redistributed to winners, which serves as a sustainable token sink for the game economy.
Commenting on the release, Matthew Howells-Barby, CMO at Decentral Games, said: “We’ve listened to our community, many of whom became priced out by our regular wearables. We wanted to create a fast-paced ‘entry level’ circuit of tournaments, which is why we developed Sit-n-Go. Thanks to the blinds and the ability to play on mobile, it’s guaranteed to be fast-paced and action-packed. Players can refine their craft and eventually accumulate enough to obtain the coveted All-Access Wearable.”
Powered by the Ethereum blockchain, Decentraland is the first decentralized metaverse that is built, governed, and owned by its users. The most popular game on Decentraland is Decentral Games, the play-and-earn gaming project launched in October 2021 that now accounts for ~60% of all traffic within the Decentraland metaverse.