Bengaluru-headquartered blockchain-based esports fan engagement startup STAN has announced the roll-out of a first-of-its-kind Official Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and Limited Digital Collectibles’ (LDC) Collection in collaboration with 50+ well-known gaming creators and esports athletes in India. With this move, STAN has now become India’s first platform (app) to launch the NFTs of gaming and esports industry content creators and gamers. Notably, both the STAN NFTs and Exclusive LDCs are limited in quantity and are going to be made available for purchase for a very short period of time.
Being a web3 fan engagement platform, STAN intends to be the frontrunner in exploring and utilizing the NFTs’ use-cases of unique identity and ownership to optimally engage with the growing fans’ community in India. Among some of the prominent gamers/creators with whom STAN has tied-up for launching their NFTs and/or Exclusive Limited Digital Collectibles include: Jonathan, GHATAK, Total Gaming, Lokesh Gamer, and AS Gaming.
As a part of this initiative, STAN will roll out total of over 10,000 NFTs and over 2,000 exclusive LDCs are going to be launched over the next two months or so. During this time period (upcoming), STAN will also be conducting multiple in-app NFT drops and NFT sales for each of the signed creators on pre-specified dates. All the creators whose NFT and LDCs are going to go live on the STAN platform will additionally be engaged in a plethora of cross-marketing and promotional activities mainly aimed at notifying their users about the sale.
Unlike other NFTs that often consist just an image, song or any other creative asset, STAN NFTs stand out since they have the aspect of ‘utility value’ intrinsically attached to them; as the users buying STAN NFTs will instantly unlock certain perks linked to a creator/athlete for instant gratification. For instance, by owning STAN NFTs, the NFT-owners would be eligible to get access to a variety of perks such as Instagram shout-outs, talk shows, meetups, play-a-match with a creator live on stream, access to Creators’ Guild, personalized messages from the athlete/creator, and many more! Furthermore, these NFTs can also be withdrawn and sold or traded in NFT marketplaces like OpenSea.
Speaking on their NFT-launch initiative, Nauman Mulla, Co-Founder & COO, STAN says, “We at STAN are excited to launch the NFTs of an array of esports athletes and creators in India who are associated mainly with the Free Fire and BGMI games; and at the same time, we are extremely proud to be the first in India to do so. Soon, our users will be easily able to purchase NFTs and Exclusive Limited Digital Collectibles through the STAN mobile app. The idea and objective behind this is to enable the users – including non-crypto-native ones – to tap into the burgeoning NFT gaming economy, while also engaging them actively along with their favorite esports creators and idols.”