Huobi Ventures Weekly Report #27
Huobi Ventures Weekly Insights
Insight provided by Evans of Huobi Ventures
The Guilds under the GameFi Ecosystem
The concept of guilds has been around since the days of traditional games, and the Play to Earn element has pushed the financialization of entertainment to the top in the context of COVID-19.
Looking back on 2021, the guild sector has had a very bright performance, with YGG and Merit Circle becoming household names in the field of chain games. As of March 13, leading guilds such as YGG and Merit Circle still maintained a fully diluted market value of more than $2 billion respectively. However, guilds as a whole are growing much slower than their Roadmap, possibly because they are raising too much money from the market — Merit Circle raised more than $100 million through LBP. Most guilds are more like venture capital firms that focus on the NFT gaming sector under the guise of guilds. In addition, Scholars in the guild, similar to liquidity providers in DeFi, are mercenaries who are profit-seeking and the existing guild model is difficult to maintain user engagement.
We see the next generation of guilds as a one-stop service platform with DAO management tools, Learn to Earn, LaunchPad, Web3.0 Credential, NFT Leasing, and Gamefi data analytics to help on conversion from web2.0 to web3.0, thereby expanding the entire Gamefi user base. Achieving such a one-stop platform may rely on composability between protocols. In addition, we believe that The African and Latin American markets will be an important driver of Gamefi’s next explosion.
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