In line with Avocado DAO's vision to systematically and passionately empower and uplift the lives of our expansive community of gamers and contributors, we have designated Play2Empower as one of our core philosophies. Along with Play2Enrich and Play2Educate, Play2Empower forms a core aspect of Avocado DAO's operational framework through which we aim to generate value through community building.Avocado DAO’s Play2Empower Initiatives
Some of Avocado DAO’s Play2Empower initiatives are as below.
- Axie Infinity Scholarships
As a leading Web3 gaming guild, Avocado DAO’s scholarship covers one of the top games in the Web3 gaming domain, Axie Infinity: Origins. This new battle version of Axie Infinity has incorporated more exciting gameplay mechanics, improved in-game graphics and design, and fine-tuned narration and effects, sparking a revival for the Axie Infinity franchise.
Axie Infinity Scholarship (Source: Avocado DAO)
Tapping into the renewed interest among the Web3 gaming community in all things Axie-related, Avocado DAO has structured our Axie Infinity scholarship to maximize yield generation for our scholars by allowing them to keep 100% of their $SLP earnings. At the same time, we are keeping the barriers to entry to our Axie Infinity scholarship to a minimum through the program’s low entry requirement of 1,300 matchmaking ratings (MMR) in the previous season. Thanks to these features, Season 2 of our Axie Infinity scholarship saw 63% of our scholars qualify for the game’s leaderboards and earn $mAXS rewards.
- GenoPets Scholarships
In line with the rising popularity of Move-to-Earn (M2E) games, our scholarship program has been extended to cover GenoPets, one of the top trending games in the Web3 gaming domain. As an evolution-based M2E game, GenoPets encourages players to be physically active to raise their digital pets and earn money as they improve their workout routines.
GenoPets Scholarship (Source: Avocado DAO)
Tapping into the rising interest in the Fitness Finance (FitFi) movement, Avocado DAO has structured our GenoPets scholarship to allow for easy sign-ups using Phantom wallet and a well-balanced 50-50 rewards split mechanism. To top it all off, we have devised an almost rent-free system that costs only 1 $KI for our scholars to get their hands on the GenoPets crafting game.
- King of Fighters Arena Scholarships
The King of Fighters franchise dates back almost two decades to the King of Fighters '94, which SNK released on 25 August 1994 for arcade game stations. King of Fighters Arena (KOFA) is the first installment in the franchise. It incorporates Web3 elements using cryptocurrencies as utility tokens and in-game currencies for its micro-economy and NFTs for its upcoming Fighters' card collection.
King of Fighters Scholarship (Source: Avocado DAO)
Unsurprisingly, KOFA is a big hit with Web3 gamers, so we have launched our scholarship for the game. 30 Avocadians have been selected for our new KOFA scholarship which brings with it the opportunity to earn $FM tokens. Through our KOFA scholarship, we aim to support our community members in mastering this knuckle-busting game.
- Apeiron Programs
In May 2022, Avocado DAO partnered with one of the top games in the Web3 domain, Apeiron. As the world's first God Game on the blockchain, Apeiron is an action RPG card-battler that has taken over the Web3 gaming domain. Given Apeiron's immense popularity, we have participated in and organized programs based on the game for our community. Firstly, Avocadians had the opportunity to participate in the Apeiron cross-guild Speedrun Leaderboard Challenge. Two of our players competed in the leaderboard by completing the game in under 60 minutes.
Apeiron Dungeon Depth Clearance Quest (Source: Avocado DAO)
They were awarded 2x Mini Blackholes NFT each, but unfortunately, our players’ timings were not good enough to be ranked in the top 5 of the leaderboards for better rewards. We are looking forward to competing in Season 2 of this event in April 2023. Fret not, however, as Avocadians can always participate in our Dungeon Depth Clearance quest. The quest requires participants to clear the Dungeon Depths in the Apeiron Battle Demo for AXP rewards.Avocado DAO’s All-Round Personal Empowerment
Avocado DAO is constantly on the lookout for ways in which to use Web3 gaming to bring about a positive impact on the lives of our community members. To recap, we have come up with a quarterly lookback video report to revisit some of our Play2Empower scholarships and programs. The empowering elements of the scholarships and programs are as below.
- Financial Empowerment
As mentioned, our Axie Infinity scholarship program allows our scholars to retain 100% of their $SLP earnings. This boosts the element of financial empowerment for Axie Infinity scholars, which motivates them to play harder even when the going gets tough in the game. As A.G.Snake advises in our quarterly lookback video report, "Just keep on grinding (though) there are gonna be times where things may not come the way you planned."
A.G.Snake’s Feedback (Source: Avocado DAO)
- Health Empowerment
As an M2E game, the key to getting ahead is GenoPets is to keep walking. As the saying goes, "10,000 steps a day keeps the doctor away." In addition to health benefits, our GenoPets scholarship program allows our scholars to be financially rewarded as they get to keep 50% of their in-game rewards. Health is wealth, and you can have both with our GenoPets scholarship program. As A.G.Taki observes in our quarterly lookback video report, "GenoPets helped me a lot especially in my health...I am making my body healthy and at the same time, I am making money."
A.G.Taki’s Feedback (Source: Avocado DAO)
- Character Empowerment
In March 2023, top Avocadian fighters participated in the PGDAO King of Fighters Arena Festival against other Web3 guilds. Although our fighters were close to achieving the second runners-up spot, we ended up with a 2-3 loss. Nonetheless, this defeat made our scholar fighters even more determined to succeed in future KOFA cross-guild competitions. As A.G.Aiko notes in our quarterly lookback video report, "All the sweat, hard work, and dedication will soon be rewarded, and we will come back stronger than ever."
A.G.Aiko’s Feedback (Source: Avocado DAO)
- Psychological Empowerment
As a God Game, Apeiron’s control element helps players learn to see the bigger picture through a philosophical perspective. This was reflected in the feedback from our community members who participated in the game's cross-guild Speedrun Leaderboard Challenge and our Dungeon Depth Clearance quest. As A.G.Kyura reflected in our quarterly lookback video report, "It's okay to let the avatar die and start from the beginning of the depths to level up."
A.G.Kyura’s Feedback (Source: Avocado DAO)Conclusion
Avocado DAO is constantly garnering feedback from our community members to learn more about how their Web3 gaming experience has transformed their lives. This feedback helps optimize our efforts to stimulate yield generation for our community members in a manner that supports the long-term sustainability of the Web3 gaming space. Stay tuned for our next quarterly lookback video report.