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October 12, 2023

​​NBA Stars LaMelo, Lonzo Ball, and BigBallerBrand Family join StrayShot Game on SKALE | SKALE

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Web3 Game StrayShot launches Open Beta on SKALE with BigBallerBrand family 

iBLOXX Studios, the developer behind the soon-to-launch third-person shooter game, StrayShot (previously recognized as 0xBattleGround), proudly announces its collaboration with powerhouse NBA personalities, LaMelo, Lonzo Ball, and the entire BigBallerBrand family.

LaMelo Ball recently inked a staggering $260 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, one of the most substantial in basketball history. He is a recognized NBA All-Star, Rookie of the Year, and is regarded as one of the top 5 basketball talents under 22 globally. Alongside his older brother, Lonzo Ball, initially the number 2 draft pick by the Los Angeles Lakers and an All-Rookie Team honoree, made a significant impact with the Chicago Bulls, driving them to the Eastern Conference's top seed before a knee injury sidelined him.

The Ball family is excited about the launch and the opportunity to play directly with their fans in the StrayShot game. LaVar Ball said, “My boys and me will not only dominate the basketball court, we will also dominate the battleground of StrayShot!“

The exciting collaboration introduces the basketball giants and family as in-game playable characters, set to be unveiled after the official launch of StrayShot. Distinct from the majority of Blockchain-based games, StrayShot has been meticulously crafted to prioritize a top-tier gaming experience, subtly integrating Web3 functionalities in the background to enhance, not overshadow, the gameplay. 

A Seamless Web3 Integration

• In-Game NFTs

One of the implemented Web3 features is in-game NFTs, such as skins/outfits, specialized players, and weapons. These NFTs can be won in-game, discovered in-game, or purchased in a marketplace. For example, if a player picks up a weapon they immediately have this weapon as an NFT in their wallet. 

• Invisible On-Chain Transactions

Thanks to SKALE’s fast and gas-free transactions, all of this can be executed behind the scenes without the player needing to confirm a TX in a wallet. Additionally, all critical aspects of the game are recorded on-chain in near real-time. This includes who is in the round, who shot whom, who survived, who won etc. On-chain gameplay provides transparency and trustlessness to critical events that impact rewards. 

• In-Game Rewards

Speaking of rewards, players can win in-game rewards, in the form of a native ERC20 token or in-game assets/weapons, in the form of NFTs. Players will be able to put the game’s native currency into pools to gain access to tournaments or special matches. Players can also purchase items in the game store with the game currency.

SKALE and StrayShot are Positioned for Success

“In a move to further elevate our offering and engage with our fans, we are very excited to announce our partnership with the BigBallerBrand Family and their elite NBA athletes. This collaboration underscores our commitment to delivering unparalleled gaming experiences to our community and we could not think of a more influential squad to work with than the Ball family” said Domenik Maier, CEO of iBLOXX Studios.

The seamless Web3 gameplay is enabled both by a phenomenal UX design from iBLOXX Studios and by the gas-free, high-speed performance of SKALE Network. SKALE is both the fastest growing blockchain in terms of the number of users and transactions and is also recognized as the fastest blockchain network in a Dartmouth blockchain performance study against the world’s leading blockchains.

These characters won't just be confined to the gaming world. iBLOXX Studios will also release the Ball NFT collection as exclusive NFTs, tradable across all major NFT marketplaces including OpenSea. StrayShot is also building its own digital gaming assets marketplace where players can purchase in-game NFTs as well.

Go here to download and play StrayShot with ZERO gas fees.

About iBLOXX Studios

iBLOXX Studios is the gaming division of iBLOXX Group and the developer of StrayShot, a forward-thinking Web3 Shooter Game. It combines immersive gameplay with blockchain technology to offer players a unique and engaging environment. In StrayShot, in-game assets gain real-world value, creating an innovative gaming ecosystem.

About SKALE

SKALE is the world's fastest blockchain, designed for fast, secure, user-centric Ethereum scaling. SKALE chains offer zero gas fees to end-users and have advanced features such as ML/AI smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, and enhanced security features. The SKALE network enables developers to deploy their own EVM blockchain in minutes without sacrificing speed, security, or decentralization. 

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