If you have heard a lot of hype about Battle Infinity lately, you’re not alone. It seems as though news about this NFT gaming platform is everywhere. And it is all glowingly positive. But is there more to Battle Infinity than meets the eye?
Now that the public sale is over, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look.
How does Battle Infinity work?
The concept of Battle Infinity is very enticing. Battle Infinity is an NFT gaming platform that allows users to battle it out in fantasy sports-style games.
The Battle Infinity ecosystem was designed to host multiple P2E battle games within the ‘Battle Arena’, an immersive, virtual world where gamers can interact, perform, watch, explore, and more.
The platform runs on its own token (IBAT) that allows users to trade their battle cards (NFTs) on a marketplace, as well as use them to play games and earn rewards. It also offers a Battle Stake feature where users can lock and hold their IBAT tokens to earn a percentage of the platform’s profits.
The project claims to be the world’s “first decentralized blockchain NFT-based fantasy sports game integrated with the Metaverse.” But is this true?
Well, sort of.
If we go back to 2018, Sorare launched as a global fantasy football game with a unique twist: all the players are digital cards, which are stored on the Ethereum blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). And whilst it may not market itself as linked to the Metaverse, this is really a moot point. The fact is that NFTs stored on a blockchain, which is a decentralized platform, already naturally integrate with the Metaverse. So in this sense, Battle Infinity is not really groundbreaking.
Whilst their marketing message may be slightly misleading, is there anything else about Battle Infinity that is cause for concern?
What’s with all the sponsored posts?
We mentioned earlier how everywhere you look, there seems to be exciting news about how Battle Infinity is set to revolutionize the world of NFT gaming. The only problem is that most of this coverage is sponsored content from influencers who have been paid to promote the platform.
Typing “Battle Infinity” into Google will reveal a slew of sponsored posts from well-known crypto platforms influencers. Either that or it’s a cut-and-paste job from the Battle Infinity website.
For example, from ICO Hot List:
“Our vision is to bring a new revolution to the traditional world of the gaming industry, by integrating gaming with the metaverse and blockchain making it completely decentralized, giving users and creators true ownership in which the gaming ecosystem is completely tamper-proof i.e. impossible to destruct by the unethical trespassers with a secure and limitless immersive experience.”
This happens to be word for word from the project’s whitepaper.
Not very good investigative journalism, you have to say.
When investing your hard-earned into a new crypto or NFT project you must have access to accurate, objective information upon which to base your decisions. Otherwise, you could end up falling prey to a well-orchestrated marketing campaign and buying into a project that is all sizzle and no steak. Or even worse, a scam.
Take, for instance, the OneCoin scam which managed to dupe billions of dollars out of investors before it all came crashing down. Now, we’re not saying that Battle Infinity is a scam. But the fact that their marketing message is so heavily reliant on influencer-led, sponsored content necessitates digging a bit deeper to see if the project is worthy of all the hype.
How legit is Battle Infinity really?
We took a good hard look at Battle Infinity, including the team behind the project and couldn’t find anything else that set the alarm bells ringing. Normally, there would be some clear red signs like a lack of experienced and reputable team members, delays in roadmap milestones, or no working product.
But with Battle Infinity, we couldn’t find anything else that made us go “hmmm.”
The Indian team behind the project seems to have a decent amount of experience in blockchain and they have hit all their roadmap progress goals to date. In fact, IBAT represented one of the fastest crypto presales in 2022, reaching its hard cap requirement an impressive two months ahead of schedule.
To piggyback on this success, Battle Infinity founder Suresh Joshi, is bringing together some of the biggest names in Bollywood and Indian sports to further promote the project.
What’s their vision?
With all the marketing noise around Battle Infinity, it’s easy to lose sight of the project’s actual vision. But when you take a step back and look at what they’re trying to achieve, it’s actually pretty ambitious.
In a nutshell, the team wants to disrupt the $20 Fantasy Gaming industry by bringing NFTs to the mainstream and making them more accessible to everyday gamers. Fantasy Sports represents a huge opportunity for NFTs. There currently exists no major platform that dominates the space, so there’s a clear opening for Battle Infinity to make its mark.
Whether or not it will be successful remains to be seen. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s probably them.
Will they become the best NFT gaming platform?
Let’s finalize this Battle Infinity review by addressing the question we posed in the title. Is Battle Infinity the best NFT gaming platform?
The answer is: probably not.
Not when you consider the major competition it is up against. Some crypto and NFT pundits are claiming Battel Infinity is poised to become the next Axie Infinity. But we highly doubt that will happen.
Axie Infinity is in a league of its own when it comes to NFT gaming platforms. It’s been around for much longer, has a more battle-tested product, and boasts a large and engaged community.
But that’s not to say Battle Infinity can’t find success in the NFT Fantasy Gaming space. They have a strong team, a solid vision, and they’re off to a great start. Only time will tell if they can live up to the hype.
After taking a closer look, we believe there is some merit to the Battle Infinity project.
We’re not saying that Battle Infinity is a sure thing. But we are saying that they have a chance to be one of the most disruptive players in the NFT gaming space. So, if you’re thinking about investing in the project, do your own research and due diligence first. But don’t write them off just because of the marketing noise.
After all, as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover.
What do you think? Is Battle Infinity the next big thing in NFT gaming? Or is it all just smoke and mirrors? Let us know.