Playzap is a platform that offers multiple games in one app with an esports-style format, allowing players to compete against each other and win tokens and NFTs. The co-founder and CEO, Abhishek Vani, has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry and created Playzap to solve a common problem in blockchain gaming: complexity. Playzap offers simple, casual games that are optimized for skill-based gaming, providing a competitive community-driven experience. The platform is designed to be free-to-play with free tournaments, allowing players to win and earn native tokens, and also offers paid tournaments with small token entry fees and skill-based rewards.
I’m Ashton Addison from Block West Capital for Investment Pitch Media and The Crypto Coin Show, and today on Blockchain Interviews, we have Abhishek Vani, Co-founder and CEO of Playzap. Abby, welcome to the show, and thank you so much for taking the time.
Overview of Playzap
At a very high level, Playzap is a play-to-win gaming platform where players can play multiple games in one app, compete against each other in an esport-style format, and win tokens and NFTs. But, we are trying to solve the problem of complexity in the gaming industry. A lot of gaming projects are hard to understand, and for casual gamers, they are not easily adoptable. So, we are building a simple platform for our players to play casual games, engage with their gaming community, and win tokens and NFTs.
The Problem with Complex Gaming Projects
We noticed a common pattern among different play-to-win gaming projects that they are too complex for users, particularly for casual gamers who want to play simple games on mobile phones. The market size for mobile gaming is expected to be $140 billion in the next four years. At least 70% of the audience plays casual games on their mobile phones, so we want to provide them with a simple platform to play games and win tokens and NFTs.
The Vision Behind Playzap
We have positioned ourselves to provide a simple platform for casual gamers where they can play multiple games, choose whatever games they want to play, compete against their friends or their community, and win tokens and NFTs. We are building a mobile gaming platform that is optimized for skill-based gaming, so the players control the outcome, and it’s always competitive. Although we are focusing on casual gamers, we are building a platform for the future, and we are trying to keep it community-driven and compelling.
Blockchain Aspect and NFTs
We are trying to build an ecosystem of virtual goods or in-app items, where players can use these items in the game, and we are building an experience around them. We are providing our users with free tournaments, where they can compete and win tokens. If they are skilled, they can play in paid tournaments, where they have to pay small tokens to enter. The prize pool is collected from all the users who come to that tournament, and then it’s distributed among the winners. Our goal is not to make a platform based on time but on skills, so if you are skilled, you can win.
Playzap is a simple and compelling play-to-win gaming platform where casual gamers can compete against each other in esport-style format and win tokens and NFTs. It’s a platform that is community-driven, and we are building it for the future. Our vision is to provide a platform that is easy to adopt, where players can engage with their gaming community, play multiple games, and win tokens and NFTs. Thank you for joining us, Abby, and we wish you all the best with Playzap.