YGG’s journey began in 2018 when co-founder Gabby Dizon noticed a trend while breeding Axies and saw the opportunity to build something big. Here is his story.
A longtime member of the tech industry, Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games, one of the first gaming guilds in the metaverse, saw an opportunity to help Filipinos. The pioneering blockchain gamer took this opportunity to create one of the most successful blockchain gaming guilds in the world.
Dizon was one of the first players of the popular blockchain game, Axie Infinity, in 2018. After a few years of playing, in 2020 he noticed that more Filipinos were playing the game due to severe COVID-19 lockdowns in the country. . These Filipino Axie players learned the whole crypto journey, from wallet creation to fiat conversion, as a community. At that time, Dizon was one of the top Axie breeders, and he noticed that some people wanted to play the game but couldn’t afford to buy the NFTs he was breeding.
And that’s where Dizon found an opportunity.
Dizon created one of the first models of blockchain gaming exchanges which became the foundation of the guild he later founded with two other community members, Beryl Li and Owl of Moistness.
“The role of a guild is basically to bring people together to do something, whatever it is. Whether it’s to learn together, to play a game, to own an asset, that’s what guilds do,” Dizon told BSC News in an interview. “Right now you see the specialization of a lot of guilds. There are guilds that are Esports teams, game testers, or focus on content creation, but they all bring people together. addition of the blockchain is that these guilds can now own assets.
Dizon shared that by taking full advantage of the bull market in 2021, YGG prepares them for current market conditions. Now that the industry is in the depths of a bear market, Dizon and the rest of YGG are focused on building.
The guild has used its revenue to branch out into other blockchain games and expand into other countries through the creation of SubDAOs like SKYGG, YGGJapan, IndiGG, YGGSEA and many more. Each SubDAO has its own level of autonomy and is the guild’s local presence in their respective region, allowing for a more tailored experience and management to the region they manage. YGG Pilipinas is the only entity directly managed by YGG.
“We’ve expanded globally and are in over 50 games, and now that the market is down, we’re very focused on product creation,” Dizon added. “We want to create something that will essentially improve the skills and reputation of our users so that they can find other opportunities in the metaverse. One example is our partnership with Nas.io, the Web3 metaversity.
Web3 Metaversity is an online learning platform where students learn by watching videos taught by online moderators. Courses will include lessons that focus on different aspects of Web3 and at the end of a course, students are awarded soulbound tokens marking relevant skills based on the courses they have completed or their own experience .These are paid courses but holders of any YGG NFT can access the courses for free.
With so much going on in the guild despite market conditions, one has to wonder where the guild is heading in the future. A question to which Dizon answered “more or less the same”
“The vision hasn’t really changed since day one,” Dizon replied. “We want to bring a community all over the world into Web3. We want someone to have the same chance wherever they are. We want people to have the chance to participate in the Web3 economy.
What is Yield Guild Games:
Yield Guild Games (YGG) is a gaming guild to earn, bringing players together to earn through blockchain-based economies. The community invests in NFT assets and connects blockchain players around the world. The goal of the guidl is to build a network of gamers and investors who help each other get started and grow in the NFT gaming space. They call themselves Settlers of New Worlds in the Metaverse.
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