League of Ancients gives us a peek at its NFT marketplace
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena contender unveils hero skins... but you can't buy 'em just yet.
Future players of League of Ancients, a rapidly-approaching NFT MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, can now check and browse through NFT skins as the game’s marketplace enters its beta launch.
While still lacking functionality, the beta version gives us a good look at what the user interface is going to be like, with glimpses of future features as well as listings of upcoming NFT items like hero skins and game capsules.
Unfortunately, one of the key functions that are missing in the launch would be connecting or linking your wallet, which means that you may not be able to purchase any of the listed NFT items just yet. However, there seems to be a transaction log for items sold in the NFT auction — but as the addresses are not completely viewable nor can you click on the logs itself, it’s possible that these are just placeholders.
The prices seem to be also set at just 50 LOA or roughly ~$60 USD for all of the item listings, so players are advised to not perceive this as something final — actual prices may largely vary once the marketplace is fully launched.
League of Ancients is an upcoming NFT game in the MOBA genre. The gameplay became highly popular as an esport and includes games such as League of Legends, Dota 2 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
As a MOBA, League of Ancients will have players control heroes and go on PVP battles in large maps, commonly with three lanes. Players are also joined by AI controlled units such as creeps and jungle monsters, with the main objective commonly being to destroy the enemy team’s central structure located on the opposite side of the map.
The MOBA genre borrows a lot of mechanics from RPG games, like gaining experience, leveling up and using unique skills for every hero as well as real time strategy (RTS) mechanics like resource management.
The genre is such a big phenomenon that it is currently the most famous esports genre globally, with tournaments and events that give away millions of dollars in cash prizes. This level of popularity is what the team behind League of Ancients aims to leverage as they plan their launch in Q3 of 2022. They have already attracted a couple of big-name pro players as brand ambassadors, and we can expect more to come.