The Uniswap developers team triumphed to take first place in the 0xMonaco: Battle of Titans gaming competition held for web3 developers. Notably, the team prevailed against other notable crypto firms' teams in gaming challenges, such as those held by Ledger and Polygon, among others.
Other contenders included a crypto currency exchange in Seychelles called OKX, a crypto currency exchange based in Dubai called Bybit, a gaming guild called Yield Guild Games, a decentralized blockchain oracle network called Chainlink, and NEAR Protocol.
Uniswap Developers Team Took the Title
Twitch was used to broadcast the competitive event, and the on-chain gaming environment MatchboxDAO was responsible for managing it. After the preliminary rounds of the competition, Uniswap, the security auditors OtterSec, and Polygon advanced (1) to the championship round.
The three competitors then engaged in a fresh series of intense matches, culminating in the Uniswap developers team taking first place in the gaming tournament known as 0xMonaco: Battle of Titans. The organization intends to make the game's winning code freely available to the public.
The game was a racing game in the vein of Mario Kart that rewarded players for their technical ability. In addition, each team's vehicle served as a smart contract, and MatchboxDAO likened the competition to a combination of chess and poker played via the web3.
The feedback from the players indicated that Monaco: Battle of Titans was a one-of-a-kind game. In contrast to the usual Web3 games, in which just the assets are stored on the blockchain, the game itself is stored there.
Daniel Gretzke, the technical head of smart contracts at Polygon Labs, stated that he had never participated in a web3 game similar to what you described.
Since 2016, I've been actively involved in the Ethereum ecosystem. In all honesty, I have never played a web3 game before, and thus, this is my very first time.
Before the actual competition in the 0xMonaco game, each player is given 17,500 coins to plan their strategy. Before the beginning of the game, each side develops a plan for how it would approach its automobile. They invest their money in creating projectiles, superprojectiles, or a shield, and they also concentrate on the resource management necessary for acceleration.
In addition to being able to code, one of the skills required to succeed in the game is the capacity to anticipate the moves that other players will make. Jonathan Giamporcaro, a blockchain research and innovation engineer at Ledger, says the following:
"Because it allows you to showcase your abilities. I love participating in this kind of tournament."
Developers can flex their coding muscles with the help of 0xMonaco
Giamporcaro mentioned in an interview (2) that 0xMonaco is not the only game providing space for programmers to demonstrate their coding prowess and that other games exist. He said he was interested in Node Guardians, a platform for developers and stakers that creates coding challenges.
In additional information concerning Uniswap, a Series B fundraising round in 2022 brought in a total of $165 million for the firm. Following the deal's completion, the crypto company's valuation increased to $1.7 billion. After receiving funding from Polychain Capital, a16z, Variant fund, Paradigm, and SV Angel, Uniswap achieved the status of a unicorn.