The Skill-Based Fighting Game Will Include Legendary Boxing Icons Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder as NFT’s
Esports Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of award-winning advanced esports wagering products and technologies, announced today that it signed a non-binding letter of intent with Turnt Gaming to be the exclusive esports data provider for Taunt Battleworld. The skill-based fighting game simulator built on Polygon’s blockchain solution will feature NFT’s of boxing icons Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder. The highly anticipated game is targeted for release in early 2022.
Esports Technologies intends to provide odds, game balancing, outcome math and logic models to power Taunt Battleworld. This unique predictive modeling will provide live in-game data and events to create new gaming products and second-screen experiences for players around the world.
Bart Barden, COO, Esports Technologies, said, “We look forward to becoming the exclusive in-game data and wagering partner for Turnt Gaming, starting with Taunt Battleworld. We are focused on creating new and engaging ways for players to interact with live content. We can’t wait to start leveraging the power of our quantitative analytics, modeling, and AI platforms and products to unleash a whole new experience for gamers on the blockchain and off.”
Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder represent the first of several real-world fighters from boxing and MMA slated to appear in Taunt Battleworld. The ability to own real fighters as NFT’s and using their attributes to compete against the unique characters and races in Taunt Battleworld will add an unprecedented level of excitement to NFT gaming.
Undefeated former world champion Floyd Mayweather said, “I’m honored to be one of the first combat sports athletes to appear in Taunt Battleworld and can’t wait to see the game come to life. Taunt Battleworld and Stardam Images are reimagining the future of gaming. I’m proud to be officially part of it.”
Jeff Liboon, founder of Turnt Gaming, said. “We are fortunate to have an alliance with two of the most respected technology providers in the world, Esports Technologies and Polygon. Also having secured two of the greatest entertainers in boxing, Floyd Mayweather and Deontay Wilder, shows our commitment to delivering unique experiences to NFT gaming. The launch of Taunt Battleworld represents the first milestone in our long-term strategy of aggressively combining high-value IP with NFT gaming to deliver the best games and products on any blockchain.”