We would like to introduce ourselves and our community. arkade_delegate is the delegate dedicated to outreach geared toward gamers. Making up the arkade_delegate team is a group of passionate gamers with varied backgrounds and expertise in cybersecurity, low-level hardware engineering, electromechanical engineering, and statistical quality control.
Crypto on the rise: The growing acceptance of a decentralized financial marketplace along with the unmatched security and efficiency of distributed databases puts cryptocurrencies in a position of (continued) exponential success. This revolutionary technology is making its way to both the average investor and colossal tech companies like IBM. The cash pool is turning into an ocean, the whales are already peacefully drifting, and the sharks are starting to sense the action.
Esports on the Moon: The numbers have already been exploding in the realm of online competitive gaming. Gamers, streamers, and viewers now comprise a truly substantial consumer market:
Dota 2’s big yearly tournament, The International, hit an all-time high prize pool of $24M in 2017 Twitch reports about a million concurrent viewers for an increasing number of streamers Riot Games’ League of Legends boasts 100M monthly players and 27M consumers of their live streams Esports betting startups like Unikrn are being backed with up to $25M+ from investors like Mark Cuban ESPN’s presence adds to the mainstream legitimacy and adoption of esports across all generations
Ark on the beat: There is a tremendous opportunity to be found in conducting together the online gaming orchestra and the cryptocurrency symphony. Both markets are on the rise and are fueled by the upcoming generations. We are eager to use this delegate position as a means to feed the fire of competition that sets the gaming scene ablaze. We believe that offering prize pools for regular tournaments mainly in Ark will expose the participating gamers to basic crypto experiences like setting up a wallet and using currency exchanges. The team hopes to leverage Twitch and other streaming tools as a means to facilitate the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies.
The arkade_delegate team wants to bring Ark to communities of gamers worldwide. If you would like to join us in our quest, find us on Discord! While there, feel free to ask about your questions/comments/concerns or even join one of us in games such as Overwatch and Dota 2!
For the first month, our payout allocation is broken down below:
In order to attract a wide range of gamers and streamers, we aim to make Ark as simple and risk free as possible. Because of this we are promising REFUNDED VOTING FEES, TRANSCATION FEES, AND SECOND PASSPHRASE FEES TO OUR VOTERS FOR LIFE. Please follow this guide to your refunds! We do not want anyone to have an excuse not to participate in our community and reap the rewards.
Arkade_delegate’s payout frequency will be weekly - with customizable profiles coming with the website release. In order to prevent spamming, we are limiting refunds to those voters who are staking at least 2 Ark (aka if your wallet holds equal to or greater than 2 Ark, you can get refunds). Additionally, there is a requirement that voters must have been with us for at least 1 day (211 blocks) to get refunds. This is to prevent malicious spamming of our network.
After one month of forging, we will be changing the profit sharing portion to the following:
As a way of reaching out to the gaming communities, the arkade_delegate team is planning to use 6% of the 8% allocation to fund multiple weekly $500 automated online tournaments in various games such as Dota2, CSGO, Overwatch, League of Legends, and others. The other 2% of the 8% of the gaming outreach funds will be stored to annually sponsor a larger gaming tournament.
We are currently registered on FACEIT—an online automated esports tournament platform—as an Organizer. You can find our official organizer page here. Our promise is to have an automated online weekly tournament setup via FACEIT at least two weeks after we achieve rank in the top 51 delegates. We also want to be very clear that members from the team are explicitly prohibited from participating in said tournaments.
While smaller automated tournaments are excellent for building groundswell for Ark in gaming, larger tournaments serve as excellent awareness platforms. The team hopes to eventually reach the following games on a larger tournament scale. Initial exploration and research has targeted the games marked with italics to denote priority. We will continue to research and invest in other games given their popularity and the desire from our community.
Weekly Tournaments The team will begin by allocating 6% out of the 8% gaming outreach fund to provide weekly tournaments to anyone who wants to join, free of charge.
Each weekly tournament will have an Ark equivalent prize pool of ~$500 (minimal price fluctuations expected)
1st Place: $300 2nd Place: $150 3rd Place: $50
Payouts will be in Ark; however, we have put together guides here on how to transfer to other cryptocurrencies and fiat. Once we figure out logistics, we will be expanding payment options directly to ETH, BTC, LTC, and in the future fiat.
Annual Tournament With the remaining 2% out of the 8% of the gaming outreach fund, the team plans on sponsoring one annual large existing tournament. As one can imagine, the hosting of any LAN tournament, big or small, is extremely difficult and should be left to professionals. The goal is to reach out to a tournament where the amount of money we provide will be of comparable contribution to that of other sponsors. We plan to broadcast live updates of the current accumulated tournament prize pool amount—for transparency and hype!
The arkade_delegate team hopes to build and foster a community of gamers alongside the Ark Ecosystem. By providing weekly automated tournaments in numerous games and sponsoring a LAN tournament annually, ark_delegate hopes to give back to the gaming and crypto communities that have collectively given them so much and bring them together in what they believe is a natural partnership. Here are some more benefits of joining our community!
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