RankingBall is an innovative gaming platform that unlocks a new future for sports and esports, transforming fans from idle spectators to fully engaged participants. They have developed its first Bingo-format skill-based game using real-time data from sports and esports matches. This game on top of a game allows players to feel like they are a participant in the match they are watching live. RankingBall is set to provide on its platform:
- Real-time match updates with motion graphics with that keep you in the game.
- Live Sports Bingo that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
- A community where you come in as competitors, but come out as teammates.
- User reward and loyalty program unlike any other based on their blockchain ecosystem.
With these features, RankingBall is able create a unique gaming platform and lead the world of sports and esports.
Gearing up for the launch, RankingBall ran open beta tests during the last four years for sporting events in major leagues like the Korea Baseball League, Major League Baseball, English Premier League, and National Basketball Association. On April 2018, RankingBall successfully launched their platform to coincide with their ICO. They’ve already secured partnerships with major sports media in Korea such as KBS, KBSN and SBS, and are in talks with ESPN and CBS, in the US. In the growing esports field, they’ve already brought in League of Legends onto the platform, with other big names like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and DOTA 2 coming soon.
While up to now RankingBall has been running as an independent platform, it’s been built for collaboration and cooperation with game developers and publishers, streamers, and media. Attractive incentives, made possible by their blockchain ecosystem, encourages collaborators to leverage RankingBall’s full potential. Users who sign up can also unlock these incentives just by connecting their gaming profile to RankingBall’s platform and then playing their favorite online games to earn RankingBall Gold, the platform’s blockchain token.
Sports & esports media such as KBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Twitch can incorporate RankingBall’s platform into their own to offer a whole new layer of gaming features to viewers to generate engagement and additional revenue. This model has been tested and proven, working with KBS and SBS, two of Korea’s largest terrestrial broadcasters for three years. Partnerships with ESPN, CBS, and Twitch are also expected to be in place in the second half of 2018.
Additionally, RankingBall’s incentives and excitement can go beyond streaming. Viewers or players will be able to create or enter tournaments for a fee and compete head-to-head against their peers for prizes. RankingBall provides automatic matchmaking and creates smart contracts, enabling them to easily set up tournaments between two players or among many. Major game publishers can also tap into this service to promote their games, by giving players around the world greater incentive to compete and share.