YGG Community Roundup - May 2022
A recap of our biggest achievements and most exciting announcements in May 2022.
May was a busy month for Yield Guild Games, especially with the release of the latest Community Update, the Axie Retreat, and the introduction of new activities like the Thetan Arena Tryouts and Bootcamp. Here’s a recap of all the exciting events that took place.
YGG released its Q1 2022 Community Update. The report contains information on the guild’s newest partnerships, its new regional subDAOs, the launch of the CyBall scholarship program, and much more.
After the release of the report, an AMA with YGG’s core team was hosted by @leah_cb. To watch it, head over to the AMA section of this post. You can find the full report in the link below, or check out the Medium article that features some key takeaways.
Axie Bootcamp is still going strong! Because of its success, more bootcamps have been created, specifically for the games CyBall and Thetan Arena.
Special shoutout to all our Axie Bootcamp hosts!
In this round of the Managers Cup, @YGGEsports went up against @LootSquadGG. It was a close match, but YGG Esports were victorious, and they will be moving on to the semifinals. We’re now down to four teams.
Who will make it out on top? Keep watching this exciting tournament to find out. If you haven’t watched the match between YGG Esports and LootSquad, be sure to check out the link below.
Congratulations to @itachity for winning the Axie Retreat Championship Series and becoming the grand champion! He finished 3 to 1 in the tournament!
CyBall Academy continued throughout the month of May, hosted by @KAFI every Wednesday at 9 p.m. SGT.
If you need help or are just getting into CyBall, this is the perfect resource. @KAFI has been sharing lots of insightful tips and tricks on CyBall Academy, so be sure to watch it! Bonus tip: If you watch it live, you might get a chance to win a scholarship or receive learning opportunities for gaining a scholarship in CyBall.
The episodes for the month of May are linked down below.
There were many events for Thetan Arena this May. The month began with a learn-and-earn event under the Guild Accelerator Program for Thetan Arena. This event took place on May 8, and viewers had a chance to win part of the US$5,000 total prize pool in $THG.
YGG has also ranked Chancellor in the Guild Accelerator Program!
On May 17, YGG Esports began holding live tryouts for Thetan Arena to discover competitive talent in the community.
Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. SGT, @N0ACLs hosts the Thetan Arena Tryouts, where two teams go up against each other until there are only two teams left with the most points. These final two teams will come up against each other to determine the ultimate winner.
The winning team will get a prize pool of US$1,000 in YGG tokens. They will also be representing YGG in the official Thetan Arena tournament. To sign up and participate in the tryouts, check out the form below. You can also watch the tryouts if you haven’t seen them yet.
Thetan Arena Bootcamp
Thetan Arena has premiered its own bootcamp, kicking things off with @Syl. If you need help with the game, be sure to stay tuned!
Don’t miss the following streams on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook!
Thetan Arena with @N0ACLs on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. SGT (officially this time now)
League of Kingdoms with @maezing_gaming on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. SGT
Splinterlands with LastDragon on Saturdays at 10 p.m. EST / Sunday at 11 a.m. SGT
Game Hunters on Sunday at 10 p.m. EST
If you missed any of the streams, check out the links below:
League of Kingdoms
There were four AMAs this month, kicking off with Castle Crush, followed by Civitas and Nyan Heroes, and finally closing the month with the Community Update. In case you missed any of these insightful conversations, be sure to visit the links below.
May 20: YGG AMA: Civitas ft. Kent Byers
May 30: AMA: Q1 2022 Community Update
Articles About YGG
Here are a couple of must-read articles that featured YGG in May:
Game on: Yield Guild Games scholarships on the rise through Q1 – Cointelegraph
Blockchain games take on the mainstream: Here’s how they can win – Cointelegraph
Interviews With Founders
Last May 3, co-founder Beryl participated as a speaker for the @MilkenInstitute’s 25th Global Conference in a panel called “A Look into the Metaverse: Augmented and Virtual Reality.” The panelists discussed the many ways that the Metaverse can shape the future. Visit the link below to watch the full session.
At an a16z-hosted event during GDC 2022, Gabby and other prominent guest speakers had a discussion on the topic of NFTs and what’s next in Web3 games. The full transcript of the conversation is linked below.
Gabby was also featured as a Not Boring Founder on the Not Boring Podcast this month. Make sure to give the episode a listen!
Partnerships and Collaborations
Yield Guild Games gained two partnerships this month with Magic Eden and Cassava Network. YGG also collaborated with Coins.ph to help the community learn more about the YGG token. For more information, read the articles below.
Holders of the YGG Founders’ Coin had a chance to get a copy of the book “The Cryptopians” by pioneering crypto journalist Laura Shin.
It’s always amazing when a member of our community wins a huge tournament. Special shoutout to @itachity for winning the Axie Retreat Championship Series! YGG will continue to support our members so they can achieve and compete at the highest levels in Web3.
After all, as @ArcherPerezz says, we are like a family. And we’re a family that lifts up one another. See you next month!