Bowled.io, a sports-based social gaming platform, announced that it has been selected as one of the first five studios to build and launch games on Ronin, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) blockchain forged explicitly for gaming.
Launched by Sky Mavis, the creator of Web3’s Axie Infinity title, which has generated over $1.3 billion in revenue, Ronin can scale a single game to accommodate millions of daily active users and claims to have processed over $4 billion in NFT volume.
Building on Ronin will enable Bowled.io to access Sky Mavis’ battle-tested infrastructure and expand its audience and reach to global Web3 natives.
As a partnership component, every Bowled.io user can access the Ronin wallet and marketplace, facilitating secure and efficient transactions. Bowled.io users will also get the chance to participate in consensus and earn rewards for supporting the network.
“Axie is a global digital nation where people come together to play, work, and make lifelong connections. Even though the gaming industry is expanding, even the most successful games' shelf life is shrinking fast. At Bowled.io, we believe that sports have the power and appeal to attract and retain people across the globe. We are thrilled to be able to offer the Axie community a new gaming experience while leveraging Ronin’s infrastructure,” commented Rahul Singh, co-founder, of Bowled.io.
“Bowled.io’s team has a proven track record in the sports and gaming domains, working with brands like McKinsey, Disney, Star Sports, and Facebook. We are excited to welcome the Bowled community, which is predominantly mobile-first, blockchain-friendly, and full of sports enthusiasts. We look forward to growing the Axie Universe together,” commented Kathleen Osgood, Head of Business Development at Sky Mavis.
With plans to expand its offerings to basketball, soccer, tennis, and combat sports, Bowled.io is working to become a major player in the industry. Fueling this ambitious vision is the recent infusion of $3 million in funding from global investors and industry leaders.
Additionally, the company has received a significant vote of confidence from cricket expert Harsha Bhogle who joined the company as a strategic investor. He assists the start-up in developing newer formats for cricket-based games on the platform.