Weekly Esports Wrap Up | Mar 22
by Community Gaming in Web3 · 2024-03-22

Immutable and Polygon team up for $100m Web3 gaming fund

Immutable and Polygon Labs have joined forces to establish a $100 million fund called the Inevitable Games Fund (IGF), aimed at catalyzing innovation in Web3 gaming. Alongside US-based venture capitalist firm King River Capital, this collaboration by Immutable and Polygon seeks to support early-stage startups in the blockchain gaming space, fostering growth and development in this emerging sector.

With an initial funding round already reaching $30 million, the IGF targets investments in game development studios and infrastructure providers to elevate Web3 gaming to a AAA studio-level experience. Read more from Immutable on their site.

More DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO gameplay revealed

A recent gameplay presentation has provided fans with a detailed look at DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO, the latest 3D fighter from Bandai Namco inspired by the beloved anime series. The game features a familiar third-person camera system, reminiscent of previous titles in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, but introduces several new mechanics to shake up the fighting gameplay. The trailer also unveiled 11 new characters joining the already massive roster, bringing the total to 35 fighters.

However, despite the exciting showcase, the release date for DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO remains undisclosed, leaving fans eagerly awaiting its arrival on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Visit the official Sparking! ZERO site to wishlist the game on your platform of choice.

Sony announced as an Esports World Cup founding partner

Sony has been announced as a founding partner for the inaugural Esports World Cup (EWC) in Saudi Arabia, solidifying a multi-year agreement with the Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF). Sony Pictures Entertainment will create a documentary series showcasing players and games, while Sony Music Entertainment will produce the tournament's anthem. The EWC, with the backing of Sony, aims to set new standards in live esports events and elevate the gaming experience globally.

The Esports World Cup will take place in Riyadh this summer. Read the official Sony press release here.