YGG TV: What's in Store for YGG and Gaming Guilds in 2023?
Yield Guild Games co-founder Gabby Dizon and YGG Pilipinas Country Manager Luis Buenaventura talk about what people should expect from gaming guilds, and the guild’s goals and vision for 2023.
YGG TV, dubbed “the ESPN of web3 gaming,” is the latest online show produced by Yield Guild Games where community members can tune in to learn more about web3 gaming, discover the latest games, and stay up to date on activities in the web3 space. John Sedano, YGG’s Community Marketing Manager, spearheads the production of YGG TV episodes, which are released every Thursday at 9 p.m. SGT.
The following is an excerpt from the YGG TV episode. Watch the full recording on YouTube.
Luis (3:27): YGG is a guild of guilds, in the sense that we're made up of other guilds. What do you think is the role of gaming guilds in this new space?
Gabby (3:36): First, gaming guilds have existed for a long time, as early as Ultima Online in the late 1990s, World of Warcraft in 2014. So the concept of guilds itself is not new. What's different is that guilds now have the ability to own assets that have value. So that's what YGG does. It owns assets that have value in different games, and then it attracts communities to these games to play them and improve the economy and funding.
Luis (4:04): What can we expect from YGG in 2023?
Gabby (4:07): We're building more on the reputational systems. We have the Guild Advancement Program (GAP), which we pioneered last year, where players play different games and then get token achievement rewards when they finish these quests. And we're expanding this into different universes of the games we're doing. We're also focusing on esports, where we had a successful Axie Open Manila tournament for Axie Infinity. We'll be doing more of this.
Luis (4:36): The Axie Open event was a highlight for YGG Pilipinas and all the folks involved. What can you tell us about the way Filipinos are finding out about educational initiatives?
Gabby (4:50): Education is exciting. We have the Web3 Metaversity program, which we’ll be expanding. This is our partnership with Nas Academy. And apart from the classes we have, people will also be earning achievements when they finish these courses.
Luis (5:10): You can actually get your GAP badges from being a learner in the Metaverse. That's pretty awesome. We're now a few years into the web3 gaming phenomenon. What are some of the games you're personally interested in?
You can watch the full YGG TV episode on the Yield Guild Games YouTube channel.