16 Aug 202223:44
MonkeyLeague AMA Recap
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Hello, everyone!😁
We are glad to meet here:
Oren Langberg|Head of Marketing&Partnership|@Oren_MonkeyLeague
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Hey everyone! Great to be with the CryptoDiffer community again! its been several months
thanks for having me
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Welcome, thank you for taking your time today!
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️🙌
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Our team has prepared some questions for you to start with:
Let`s start with the introduction !
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Awesome - lets get to it!
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Q1: Can you introduce yourself to our community?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️a lot has happened since our last AMA so I am excited to update everyone
I am Oren Langberg - head of marketing & partnerships at UnCaged Studios - developers of MonkeyLeague
I am a lifelong gamer and lover of marketing so its awesome to finally be able to combine those two passions
I have been with MonkeyLeague (UnCaged) since the beginning, employee #2
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Q2: Can you introduce MonkeyLeague to us?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️happy to
MonkeyLeague is the first release in a franchise of esports sports games that will leverage the same game assets (MonkeyPlayer NFTs).
It's a fast, turn-based arcade style soccer game where you build your dream team of MonkeyPlayer NFTs that fill the various positions on the field.
Train your Monkeys, win matches and tournaments, climb the league ranks, earn MBS as you go. And earn XP on your MonkeyPlayers and level them up as you go as well
MonkeyPlayer NFTs come with 32 total traits - including 11 Appearance, an Alpha Score, 4 Core Game Skills, 12 game perks
The 4 core game skills - Passing, Control, Accuracy, and Defense, come with starting stat levels and max potentials. So the current Gen 0 population of Monkeys has the highest concentration of high max potentials
Everything is centered around leagues in the game. So once PvP launches, you will be put into leagues based on skill. Climb the leagues to earn higher levels of MBS
Most important out of everything is that we are CHANGING THE GAME.
Gone are the days where anyone can just build a low quality game where earning is the primary incentive for people to play the game
FUN FIRST GAMING
We are pioneering top quality, fun first web3 gaming where equal emphasis is placed on quality
We have a firm vision for web3 gaming and that means bringing web3 gaming to the mainstream and for that to happen we need to build on the best of web2 gaming, not go down a parallel rebellious path.
Games are meant to be entertaining and fun and that's what we're about
Sorry friends i went on a rant there. I get so passionate about this
What we're building is bigger than the matchplay itself
it's just going to be one way to play and earn within the MonkeyLeague ecosystem
an interconnected multi-role ecosystem that offers a range of people to get in the game
Players, Teams, Managers, Scouts, Promoters, Streamers, Fans, Leagues
We will blur the lines between real & virtual
And when it comes to match players - those with MonkeyPlayer teams and play matches and tournaments, there will be a player trajectory that you can follow....
Whether you're a casual player that wants to just play for fun or you have your sights on being an Pro player with added benefits and status - there's a place for you
wow that was a lot
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Q3: Let`s now talk about the milestones you have achieved so far and about your upcoming plans?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Awesome
So in 10 months we....
- raised $3M Seed round
- have grown from 1- ~45 (everything is done IN HOUSE!)
- successfully launched our token & NFTs
- Increased our network to over 20 partners
- Launched the Pioneers Gear Up Feature
- Launched $MBS Staking 1.0
- Completed series a round of $24M - led by gaming's biggest - giving us the runway to complete our whole franchise of games
- Completed game prototype
- Organically grown the best damn community ON THE PLANET
Pioneers Gear Up is a FREE claim of in game essentials - been live for over 3 months!
$MBS Staking is currently live and PUMPING ! https://app.monkeyleague.io/staking
Upcoming we have a HUGE few months .
Next up is Breeding Capsules Drops and Breeding Season - Summer of Love
we have a special surprise in store before that 😉
During the next 6-8 weeks we will also have a super closed Alpha
Nothing is stopping us. bull bear or cheetah, we build build build
im rambling again haha
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Thank you for such detailed and interesting answers!
It is time to move to the community questions part.
Let's remind AMA rules to the community😊
❗️ AMA structure and rules: 👥
- Community questions part starts after the guest/guests finishes/finish answering the introduction questions asked by the moderator. Moderator unmutes the chat to allow up to 100 messages and mute it.
- Each person is allowed to write only one message containing 2 questions, violators will be disqualified from participating in the reward distribution.
- Copy-pasted questions from previous AMAs are strictly forbidden, violators will be disqualified from participating in the reward distribution.
- All questions&concerns regarding AMA members should send in dm to @cryptodiffer_admin
- Important, please don`t write to other CryptoDiffer team members, they won`t be able to help you.
- Winners are chosen by Guests.
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Lets do it!
Denis (CryptoDiffer)I will open the chat at 12:26 UTC, check exact time on time.is
Cryptodiffer Community1. What is the difference between MonkeyBall project and MonkeyLeague project?
2. What is the floor Price of MonkeyPlayer NFTs?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️we are the same, we just decided to change our name to MonkeyLeague early on. League represents the core of PvP gameplay
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Chat is muted! Thank you for your questions, everyone!
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️OOOOk - a lot of questions! Love it!
Cryptodiffer CommunityCurrently you are only supporting Solana blockchain wallet in your website in future are you going to support more blockchain wallet or you will stick with solana?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️We definitely have plans to be chain agnostic. one step at a time
Denis (CryptoDiffer)Oren Langberg|Head of Marketing&Partnership|@Oren_MonkeyLeague,please choose the questions you like and answer them! If you wish to have additional rounds, just let me know
Cryptodiffer CommunityI watched Your Trailer,
It Looks Fantastic,
Will there be roles of FANS in the Stadium as well?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️playing matches is only the beginning in an interconnected multi-role ecosystem that essentially becomes self-sustaining.
When you think about the sports industry like the NBA for example - most of the activity is not on the court and with the players, its around the game
Cryptodiffer CommunityHello 👋👋👋 @Oren_MonkeyLeague
Where can i get $MBS? what utilities does $MBS perform on your platform
I want to participate in the STAKING PROGRAM of $MBS, how does $MBS STAKING PROGRAM works and what rewards/APY % do i get for STAKING $MBS?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️You can get $MBS on FTX, Gate, bybit, raydium
Staking is currently live! It launched a month ago but still have 60 days left! It's a locked program that has a total of 5M MBS rewards.
Rewards depends on how much you stake, when you staked and total participants. We made it so rewarding that it is currently still pumping!
Cryptodiffer CommunityIs the MonkeyLeague platform only suitable for gamers? Can non-gamers earn income without playing games? Does holding your tokens provide long-term returns for investors?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️multiple ways to play and earn in the future yes
Cryptodiffer CommunityThere was also written about the breeding coming up next so, tell us some more information about this ?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Sure thing! We are super excited about Breeding Season!
You need at least two monkeys that aren't siblings or parent/child. Then you will need a breeding capsule. Capsules are single use but you have the ability to build out your team substantially through breeding.
Your new Monkey will have certain probability of getting a trait from one parent, a trait from another parent, and mutated traits! which is super exciting because we will also have some surprise traits thrown in
Cryptodiffer CommunityIn Many Countries,
Crypto Games have been an Opportunity for Investment,
Do You see Monkey League being the Long term Investment Gaming Project?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Our studio and game franchise is definitely a long term unicorn investment. But remember, we are pioneering the new age of web3 gaming where earning money in the game is not the primary incentive to play the game.
The question we ask ourselves and all web3 games should ask themselves when building their game is. —— if i didnt need the money would i play.
Cryptodiffer CommunityApart from MonkeyLeague, what other Web3 projects have been unveiled from UnCaged Studios? And how well placed UnCaged Studios as far as web3 gaming is concerned? What mission is leader the studio fulfilling?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️MonkeyLeague is the first in a franchise of games we will develop in house. In parallel we are already in talks with web2 and web3 companies looking to come out with their own game.
Our studio has over 100 years of combined experience in designing and developing explosive games so behind the scenes many in the industry are approaching us.
Stay tuned for updates on that! Set to turn some heads
Cryptodiffer Community❇️ When I started reading about MonkeyLeague I thought it was a classic soccer game like FIFA, but then I understood that it is a "turn based" game, why did they decide to do it this way and not the classic way? Did you validate this modality before designing the game? Is it interesting for the public to play turn-based soccer?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Correct - so its like fifa and chess had a baby :)
First - we wanted a super fun game that has mass adoption potential that fills a gap for more casual side soccer gaming
Cryptodiffer CommunityMany Traditional Gamers want to come and earn from blockchain gaming,
but the main issue with them is Blockchain gaming needs too much amount to start the game which Many gamer cannot provide,
what solution is there to help those Gamers?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️I tend to disagree with you here because people spend tons of money in games already. there's 2 main issues -
- current production value of most web3 games is bad. web2 gamers are used to AAA quality gaming which doesn't just mean graphics BTW its also how fun it is and the game mechanics and look and feel
- crypto has harsh borders and is scary to many. very volatile and so on.
For web3 gaming to go mainstream - first the production value needs to go up substantially and crypto's harsh borders need to become softer and that will happen over time
We are backed by the best and partner with the best.
Since crypto world is riddled with mistrust etc, we have also made it a mission from the beginning to be super communicative, transparent and strongly connected with our community
Cryptodiffer CommunityDoes a user need to have a team to play? Can you tell how many players it has? Also, is it possible to lease NFT?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️so there will be a free to play version where you can demo the game prior to investing in game assets. Once live, to start earning you will need at least one monkeyplayer. If you don't have a full team then you will rent temporoary players from the house to fill your team for that match
Cryptodiffer CommunityDoes Monkeyleague have PVE and PVP modes? What are the features that distinguish it from other Web3-based games, which game modes will there be?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️yes. first pve, then pvpv
Cryptodiffer Community$24 Million in Funding Round is alot,
This Funds should help You in Development of Project,
Can You tell us about the Backers of This Funds?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️yes sure. the round was led by Griffin Gaming Partners which is a world leader in gaming. It was joined by vgames, drive by draftkings, max stealth, maverick ventures israel, 6th man ventures.
The funding, let alone completed in the midst of a bear market, is huge because its a testament to what we are building and the team doing it. It gives us the runway and time to complete MonkeyLeague and the franchise of games. It also allows us to expand our network
Cryptodiffer CommunityI Like Your Project Very Much , But I Wants to Know about the "CLOSED CORE GAME ALPHA"
Would You Please Tell me More about the GAME ALPHA
When Can we Expect the Launch. ?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️the closed alpha will be very closed. we may have some spots for community members
Cryptodiffer CommunityNowadays, players get bored after playing a game for a while. So what are your plans to keep players from getting bored with MonkeyBall? What are the opportunities you can offer to keep the players in game and play them in the long term? Do you plan to organize in-game and local/global events?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️Our #1 priority is to create fun-first gaming and we have a team that has tons of experience creating games that last a lifetime
we will constantly improve our game and add meta features that add value to the experience
Cryptodiffer CommunityI Read that MONKEY PLAYERS and STADIUMS are Two Main Types of Pillars
Could You Please tell me More about these 2 PILLARS and What are their Main Role in the Platform ?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️yes. There will also be Stadium NFTs. where you will be able to own land inside of MonkeyLeague - to host matches, events, tournaments and earn proceeds
Cryptodiffer CommunityWhat will be there in Your Upcoming "MonkeyStore" which is Launching in Q4, 2022?
Can You Provide any Details on this?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️So we will have the MonkeyStore which is the in-game store where you can get in-game essentials like MedCare items, Nutritional items, and Energy to play matches
Which is a great point actually
You won't be able to play your monkeys endlessly, you will need in game essentials in order to boost their stamina and health points - just like in real life!
Cryptodiffer CommunityHow will we use MBS token in Monkeyleague? Do I need an MBS to attend award-winning events, what is the role of MBS?
Oren | MonkeyLeague 🐵 ⚽️great questions! that we didnt cover!
MBS is the main in game currency
it is used to breed MonkeyPlayers, it will be used to purchase items in the in game store and it will be earned through completing missions and winning matches
I wish I could answer everyone's questions here and now but need to go!
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I appreciate everyone's time! It's not taken for granted