- Sit-n-Go tournaments have lower entrance criteria than usual Challenge mode.
- Decentral Games introducing quick-fire, single-elimination tournaments.
The Blockchain Sit-n-Go tournaments have far lower entrance criteria than the usual Challenge mode, allowing talented players without significant financial resources to start off with a Tournament Wearable, show their worth, and then advance to Flex or the All Access Wearable.
Matthew Howells-Barby, CMO at Decentral Games said;
We’ve listened to our community, many of whom became priced out by our regular wearables. We wanted to create a fast-paced ‘entry level’ circuit of tournaments, which is why we developed Sit-n-Go. Thanks to the blinds and the ability to play on mobile, it’s guaranteed to be fast paced and action packed. Players can refine their craft and eventually accumulate enough to obtain the coveted All Access Wearable.
The required 10/20 chip blinds in the six-player ICE Poker SNG game double every four minutes. All participants must place a blind wager, which is intended to keep games moving quickly. An average of 45 minutes should pass between each game.
Each game’s winners receive Tournament Badges, which may be exchanged for tokens, wearables, ICE accessories, and xDG wearables. The Shine that participants spend to enter the competition is returned to players who finish in second place.
To participate in each tournament, users have to use the wearable and Shine method, and either a Tournament, Flex, or All Access wearable must be purchased by players. All Access Wearables can be used in both Decentraland and the Flex app, while Tournament Wearables can only be used in SNG tournaments and Flex Wearables can only be used on the ICE Poker Flex App.
Each participant in a tournament must have a specific quantity of Shine on their wearable, which can be refilled using ICE tokens. The number of Tournament Badges they will win is equal to how much Shine they used, whereas other tournaments and events will have different Shine requirements.
Moreover the SNG tournaments are an additional use case and a source of demand for the ICE token for the ICE Poker community. Instead of giving rewards to winners, some of the ICE used for Shine is burnt, acting as a sustainable token drain for the game’s economy.