Token 2049 Prelude – Dubai Web3 Gaming Grand Party Concludes Successfully

On April 17, 2024, just before the commencement of the Token 2049 conference in Dubai, the Dubai Web3 Gaming Grand Party, hosted by Sonic and ABGA, and co-hosted by BinaryX, took place at the iconic Burj Khalifa Armani Hotel. Sponsored by MixMarvel, Yeeha, Aura, BitcoinCats, Supra, and ARPA, with additional support from Mirror World, ICC, and Gam3girl Ventures, the event celebrated the theme of Web3 gaming. Despite recent extreme weather, the participants’ enthusiasm was unbridled, further ignited by Dubai’s spectacular night skyline. The event brought together Web3 industry experts and gaming leaders to explore the limitless innovative potential of Web3 gaming, paving the way for the future.

The event featured compelling speeches and major partnership announcements, along with three insightful industry panel discussions, covering Web3 gaming technology, strategic development in gaming, and industry trend exploration.

Speech Highlights

Following an impressive opening Fire Show, Kevin Shao, Executive President of the Asian Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA) and consultant to ICC, delivered opening remarks, outlining ABGA’s mission and vision. Chris Zhu, Co-founder and CEO of Sonic/Mirror World, then discussed how Sonic supports developers in building efficient Web3 games, showcasing Sonic’s development trajectory and ecosystem strategy. Their speeches set a positive tone, kicking off the event on a high note.

As the title sponsors, representatives from MixMarvel and Yeeha Games shared insights during the Title Sponsor Sharing Session. Jade Zhang and Nancy Liu, founders of MixMarvel and Yeeha respectively, along with FD, founder of Gam3girl Ventures, highlighted their companies’ achievements and future directions. They also introduced GGI (Galaxy Girl Interactive), a new brand collaboratively launched by MixMarvel and Yeeha Games. Melody He, from Spartan Group, shared the GGI brand story in this context. GGI aims to forge a next-generation co-creation platform for Web3 gaming and AI, integrating a comprehensive ecosystem from Web3 infrastructure to distribution platforms, powered by AI and Rangers Protocol.

Panel Discussion Insights

Panel Discussion 1: Catapulting Web3 Gaming

  • Moderated by Devon Mojito of Sonic/Mirror World, with panelists from BinaryX, Supra, Bitcoin Cats, and Aura, this discussion explored key issues like user acquisition, blockchain innovation in gaming, cross-chain functionalities, and network performance, providing deep insights into the future of Web3 gaming.

Panel Discussion 2: Exploring the Renaissance of Web3 Gaming

  • Led by Marko Okhman of XTON Launchpad, with leaders from Mythical Games, zkSync, and aelf Ventures, the panel delved into how blockchain technology can transform gaming, discussing innovative gameplays and business models that could revitalize the Web3 gaming sector.

Panel Discussion 3: Shaping the Future of Web3 Gaming

  • This panel focused on infrastructure perspectives, with discussions led by Yoka of ABGA and representatives from Manta Network, Solana Foundation, and Metis L2, examining the role of infrastructure in advancing Web3 gaming.

The Dubai Web3 Gaming Grand Party was a milestone event, gathering pioneers to deeply analyze and shape the future of Web3 gaming. It set the stage for continued exploration and development in this dynamic field, with the next major event, SG WGS, scheduled for September during Token2049 in Singapore.

About Sonic

Sonic is the pioneering Gaming Chain on Solana, offering a scalable architecture, HyperGrid, to assist developers in managing game states and events efficiently, with full EVM compatibility and native game engine support for comprehensive on-chain game development.

About ABGA

The Asian Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA) is a coalition of leading blockchain gaming enthusiasts and organizations, fostering industry growth through events, discussions, and project incubation.

About ICC

Imagine Creation Combinator (ICC) specializes in integrating blockchain technology with the gaming industry, offering comprehensive services in event management, PR, and Web3 gaming entrepreneurship.

About MixMarvel

MixMarvel is a leading blockchain content incubation and creator community platform, offering investment, incubation, and publication services, connecting Metaverse entrepreneurs, investors, and users through a decentralized application ecosystem.

About Yeeha Games

Founded in 2021 with $50 million in funding, Yeeha Games is a leading platform in interactive entertainment, offering a wide range of games and fostering innovation through user-friendly tools, with a significant global user base engaged in various gaming activities.

About Binary X

BinaryX is a leading Web3 gaming platform dedicated to creating immersive and engaging gaming experiences like Ai Hero and Pancake Mayor. Built on the BSC Chain, BinaryX leverages the latest technologies like blockchain and AI to provide players with unique opportunities to own in-game assets, participate in decision-making processes, and experience the true potential of Web3 gaming.

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