A New Platform Emerges on Zilliqa — ZilArena
ZilArena is the first release on the V3 update of ZilChill. It is a decentralized platform to host, play, manage and organize battle arenas. A battle arena consists of different battles. To understand arenas and battles more easily, we can refer to them as tournaments and games. ZilChill powers ZilArena and helps to bring the gaming ecosystem to the platform. All the games that are currently available on ZilChill such as Ludo Dice and Chess can be used to create arenas.
There will be two types of the arena and they are:
- General Arena
- Sponsored Arena
1. General Arena
General Arena is the tournament platform for ZilChill. A General Arena will be held once a month, which will eventually lead to a Grand Arena at the end of the year. General Arena will be open for everyone and anyone can join this arena. To join these arenas, a player has to pay a base REDC fee. With the introduction of General Arena, the gaming on ZilChill will also have an option to play games for free.
Moreover, every General Arena will also have a prize pool allocated to it and the top 3 winners are also qualified for the Grand Arena. We will be introducing a win-to-earn point system called ZAP( ZilArena Points). ZAP can be earned by playing and winning the games in the general arena. If you win, ZAP increases and decreases if you lose. ZAP reflects the skill of the player. The top 5 ZAP Ranks are also qualified for the Grand Arena.
This will be a year-long buildup for the Grand Arena with a gamified experience and a fair chance for everyone. In Grand Arena, there will be the distribution of different awards in the form of NFTs for Best Player of the Year, Most Games Played, Highest Number of Wins, and many more.
2. Sponsored Arena
In Sponsored Arena, any other community can easily host their arenas on the ZilArena. All the resources and games required for the arena are managed by the platform itself. The Sponsoring Community has to pay a certain fee to host the arena. The main aim of the Sponsored Arena is to bring along partnerships and players from other communities to the ZilChill. This will ease the Sponsoring Community to create the community engagements.
The winners of this arena can earn the prize decided by the Sponsoring Community and Redchillies Labs. These arenas can be free or paid for as per the decision of the Sponsoring Community. One winner of each Sponsored Arena will also be qualified for the Grand Arena. However, players cannot gain ZAP by playing the battles in sponsored arenas. ZAP can only be gained from General Arena only.
So, there might be different types of queries regarding the platform. We will try to cover up a few of those queries here.
Why a new platform is required for hosting tournaments?
Firstly, we conducted the first ever Zilliqa Chess World Cup a couple of months ago and it was a grand success. We have been getting a lot of queries for the second iteration of the tournament. Also, the Chess Worldcup was conducted with a limited and closed number of participants. So, this time we want to make this thing bigger and better. We want all the ZilChill as well as Zilliqa Community to come together to play some games. Also, we want to expand our community and create a name for ourselves among the other communities too. So, we are expecting that to be coming from Sponsored Arenas. Moreover, we are offering games to be played for free on ZilChill, so that it can be a practice ground to join the further arenas happening on ZilArena.We want to introduce the concept of competitive gaming and bring community engagement with the help of the ZilArena platform.
What does it mean to a REDC Community?
All the transactions on the ZilArena platform will be done in REDC itself. Also, all the changes that are being introduced in the further updates of V3 will also be present on ZilArena too. You can find more updates about V3 over here. We strongly believe that this initiative will help to bring more users and communities to RedChillies. Also, there is a huge task of the rebranding of gaming platform and prediction market on the upcoming updates and this will be helping a lot in the part of new community formation too.
The future of ZilArena will be a sort of plug-and-play model. Any games can be plugged into the platform and the arena can be hosted on those games. This will help a mass adaptation of gamified ecosystem developments and encouragement for new developers and users to come to the blockchain platform.
Stay tuned in for more updates!