[PRE-ANN/DISCUSSION][COMPANY] Firstblood.io - Decentralized eSports Platform



  • Hi Crypto Central,

    we are Project FirstBlood! An upcoming DAPPs built with smart contracts and oracles in the blockchain. We want to build a platform that lets eSports players challenge each other in the field and win rewards.

    Project FirstBlood

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    FirstBlood.io is a platform that lets eSports players
    challenge each other in the field and win rewards.
    Made possible by smart contracts and oracles in the Ethereum blockchain.




    International Versions

    ENGLISH | CHINESE 中文 | RUSSIAN русский | KOREAN 한국

    Project Links

    Communication : Project Slack
    Presentation: Chinese 中文版 | English Version| Russian русский | Korean 한국어
    Home Page: Click Here | or https://www.firstblood.io

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    How does it work?

    The Overview

    FirstBlood.io (“FirstBlood”) is an upcoming eSports gaming platform that will allow individuals to test their skill and compete in 1v1 and team vs team matches for popular online games, such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. FirstBlood will launch with support for a single gaming community,
    with plans to quickly expand to encompass all the most popular skill based eSports.

    Autonomous

    FirstBlood’s innovations will allow skill based competition to take place independent of middlemen, such as financial institutions or casinos. Ethereum allows for fast, secure and reliable processing of results and distributions from competitive eSports matches. Unlike existing platforms (both skill and game of chance based), all FirstBlood’s transactions are publicly verifiable, viewable, resistant to counterfeit, and not subject to the risk of institutional processing.

    Decentralized

    Traditional online businesses with a centralized structure are subject to hacking, strict financial regulations, and onerous overhead costs. P2P decentralization allows skill based competition without reliance on payment processors, reduces regulatory burdens, and protects against organizational corruption such as fraud and embezzlement.

    Fully Automated

    Each match outcome will be automatically verified by data obtained directly from game servers using a custom oracle. Payouts will be rewarded to the winner based on the data from the gaming server.
    This will eliminate the risk of fraud reporting that is rampant on similar platforms.

    Justice & Protection

    Cheating has been an issue in the gaming industry from day one and continues to negatively affect competitive gaming. To combat this risk, FirstBlood will deploy a decentralized adjudication system (Jury Voting Portal or JVP) to deal with in-game disputes. A deposit fee will be required from the player who opens the dispute.
    This fee will be used pay a randomized jury to adjudicate the claim.


    Gamification Design

    We plan to add a gamification element to this eSports platform by introducing concepts
    like global ranking (leaderboard style), dynamic Matchmaking Ranking (MMR) , reputations and achievements badges (on GUI).

    Our Community

    When we first introduced our concept to the digital currency community, we received an overwhelmingly positive response; we’ve become one of the top prospective projects in the space! We are expanding our community outreach to inform other cryptocurrency gamers about our upcoming closed Alpha test.

    Future Vision

    FirstBlood aims to be the preferred global platform for skill based eSports competitors.
    The project will initially focus on one gaming community but will expand to include all the major competitive eSports games.

    In time, FirstBlood aims to become a leading brand in competitive eSports,
    affiliated with P2P gaming as well as influential regional and global tournaments.
    Our team will work with leading game developers to enhance the gaming experience for all users,
    encouraging higher levels of participation on all parties platforms’.

    Our Team


    Stay Connected

    Communication : Project Slack
    Home Page: Click Here | or https://www.firstblood.io

    ***We are now providing invitations to our private alpha test! Space is limited, get your invite at https://www.firstblood.io/invite today!***



  • Hi CC Community!

    CC Admins were kind enough to set us up with an account and make a few OPs for us, Thank You!!

    We updated the initial post and are updating the other ones. Do you guys have any questions for us? We'd be happy to answer any questions here or on our Slack.

    Looking forward to being an active member of this community :)


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    @firstblood said:

    Hi CC Community!
    CC Admins were kind enough to set us up with an account and make a few OPs for us, Thank You!!
    We updated the initial post and are updating the other ones. Do you guys have any questions for us? We'd be happy to answer any questions here or on our Slack.

    Looking forward to being an active member of this community :)


  • *** Special Announcement***

    Hi Guys,

    We are happy to announce that FirstBlood Fans will be able to access our closed alpha starting next week! This will be available to anyone who’s signed up on our Slack group: https://firstbloodio.herokuapp.com/

    Since starting this project, countless individuals from all over the world have come forward to translate, market, and even code, asking nothing in return except that we build a successful platform. We are blown away by this support and would love for our community to play a roll in FirstBlood’s continued development. This is why we have created a poll for all of you to select the first major eSports title that FirstBlood will support.

    The choices are:

    - League of Legends
    - CS:GO
    - Dota 2
    - Hearthstone

    There is also a write in option if your game of choice has not been listed.

    Visit the link below to submit your vote:
    https://firstblood.io/vote

    Looking forward to seeing you on the battlefield! Vote and let the games begin!! Grin

    Sincerely,
    The FirstBlood Team



  • Happy to announce we successfully tested our first game!




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    Smart contract and oracle are working 100%. Our Slack users will be able to test the alpha in about a week.




  • White Paper of First Blood:




    https://github.com/Firstbloodio/white-paper/blob/m...


    Table of Contents Read Full White paper as per above link:


    Abstract
    Autonomous
    Decentralized
    Fully Automated
    Market
    Opportunity
    The Solution
    Future Vision
    Licensing
    App Token
    Token Acquisition
    Token Presale
    Playing Matches
    Match Result Verification
    Witnesses
    Jury Voting Pool
    Sybil Attack Prevention
    Dynamic Reward Formulas
    Hosting Tournaments
    Referral Rewards
    Gamification Design
    Global Ranking
    Lessons and Mentorships
    Matchmaking Ranking
    User Reputation System
    Reputation Incentive
    Platform Design
    Applications UI/UX
    App Availability
    Desktop App
    App Architecture
    Security Audit
    Timeline
    Funding breakdown
    The Team
    Experience and Traction
    Members
    Advisors
    Disclaimer




  • Interview

    Marco Cuesta from Firstblood.io





  • Razer Mechanical Gaming Keyboard International Giveaway




    How do I win?

    The guys at FirstBlood are giving away this awesome keyboard to one lucky winner. "Give it to me now" you say? Well to be in the running, you have to do just a little work and help spread the word about FirstBlood for us. To enter, head over to https://firstblood.io/giveaway/2 and follow the instructions. Good luck!




    Play eSports, Win Rewards

    FirstBlood.io is a platform that lets eSports players challenge each other in the field and win rewards.

    One lucky winner will win a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard

    Revisit daily to complete tasks for a greater chance of winning!

    WARNING: USERS CAUGHT UNDOING ANY TASKS LIKE DELETING TWEETS, UNFOLLOWING, UNSUBSCRIBING ETC WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED AND WON'T BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR UPCOMING GIVEAWAYS. IT'S ADVISED BETTER NOT TO PERFORM A TASK RATHER THAN LOSING ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES.





  • FirstBlood Presented at Ethereum Meetup in HongKong



    FirstBlood Presented Its Plan to Bring Blockchain Technology to eSports.


    Video will be uploaded soon.









  • Easy Guide: Use MyEtherWallet to participate in FirstBlood Crowdsale [Infographic][Critical Update!]













  • Inaugural FirstBlood Social Tournament!

    What?

    Rather than sitting on our hands waiting for @zackcoburn to code up the alpha, let's get down to doing what we all game here to do; play more video games!
    For the fun and lulz of it, and to get to know the community a little better, we've decided to set up a very informal League of Legends tournament! Hopefully the first of many.
    We say informal because we wont actually be using FirstBlood, instead one of our trained monkey's will handle everything behind the scenes.


    When?

    On Sunday the 20th of November at 2PM EST.


    Prizes

    Have not been decided just yet, but everyone will get a couple of stickers and give a little something extra to the team that emerges victorious at the end of the day!

    Signup

    To sign up, reply to this thread with your summoner name before Wednesday the 16th of November.

    Format

    Games will be standard 5v5 games on Summoner's Rift using a tournament draft.
    The tournament will be a single elimination bracket, the size of which will be dependent on how many signups we get.

    Teams

    To ensure that everyone meets some new people and talent is divided evenly, we'll divide players up by rank randomly split the talent between teams. So you'll be on a team with some other random FirstBlood community members that are probably a very different skill level.



  • Win 7200 RP in the Inaugural FirstBlood Social Tournament


    Event link: http://events.na.leagueoflegends.com/events/228607



  • Reward the Journey


    First and
    foremost, I want to say a huge thank you to the incredible community of
    crypto nerds and gamers that made it possible for us to start on this
    journey together. You guys are flat out amazing and we can not wait to
    deliver this platform for you.Let
    me tell you all a little about myself to help everyone understand why
    this project means so much to me. I’m sure this is a pretty familiar
    story to a lot of you, but growing up there was an endless argument
    between my well wishing parents and me, a video game obsessed kid who
    just wanted to grind my way up through whatever game I was into at the
    time. “Stop wasting your life away,” “go out and build something,” “do
    something that’s going to help you get a job some day.” It’s a conflict
    that has stayed with me as an adult; doing what I love vs doing
    something that can actually become a career.Despite
    that conflict, as a kid I committed endless hours leading a guild,
    organizing raids, and playing 5v5 on those ancient Dota maps. Purely for
    the joy of it. As an adult, I’ve spent way more time than I probably
    should grinding my way to Diamond in League of Legends. The challenge,
    community, camaraderie, and sense of accomplishment has been something I
    have rarely experienced anywhere else. As a n00b or vet, the challenge
    of grinding out games and honing skills is an endless motivator; I
    relish the respect gained by working my way up to the point where I can
    crush my buddies.This
    time and effort was purely for the love of it. While I was growing up,
    the dream — making a living playing video games — was there, but never
    felt like it was something that was actually within reach. The industry
    was still finding its feet. Tournaments were frequent, but prize pools
    were negligible, and full time pro gamers were few and far between. In
    hindsight, it’s easy to see my parents’ concern. Video games and esports
    were not a viable career option at the time.Enter
    the esports boom! A whole generation of video game obsessed kids grew
    up into video game obsessed adults. A radical increase in consumer
    computing power and internet bandwidth developed, and at some point in
    the last decade the internet exploded with Kappas. Now it seems like
    every gamer on the planet is broadcasting gaming prowess and fails on
    Twitch. Suddenly, the impossible dream is within reach. With prize pools
    for some of the major tournaments in the tens of millions and online
    viewer ratings at all time highs, the pay and celebrity of top tier
    gamers now rival that of traditional sports. Hell, pro-gamers in Korea
    are practically gods! Anyone playing League of Legends now has about as
    much justification for practicing his or her last hits as someone
    playing basketball practicing his free throws; there are legitimate
    career opportunities and, with a whole host of universities beginning to
    offer esports scholarships, the opportunities are expanding.So
    where does FirstBlood fit into all this? We want to help bridge the gap
    between the pinnacle of esports and that player sitting at home holding
    on to the dream. While streaming services like Twitch have lowered the
    barrier to entry for gamers to monetize their passion, success on Twitch
    is reserved for those with the rare combination of skill and
    personality. To be a truly successful streamer, you need to possess the
    same kind of charisma that would make one successful as any kind of
    media personality. We want to lower the barrier to entry even further.
    Monetizing your passion should be a matter of who has the most skill. We
    see FirstBlood as the answer to this.The
    climb should be as rewarding as the summit. With FirstBlood, you’ll be
    rewarded for winning. And as you win, you’ll climb. So rather than the
    countless hours spent grinding, hoping for the eventual reward, if and
    when you finally reach the peak, gamers can be rewarded for their entire
    esports journey, not just for reaching the summit. This venture excites
    me because it represents an opportunity I never felt like I had as a
    gamer; a way to monetise parts of the journey. FirstBlood is a new
    avenue for gamers to chase the dream that so many of us were, and still
    are, discouraged from, because it just didn’t seem real. With
    FirstBlood, the dream is right there for the taking. If you have the
    skill and perseverance, put your money where your mouse is, and reach
    out and grab it.

    Dev Update

    Fear not, we’re doing stuff.



    Normally
    we work as a globally distributed team — we speak 7 languages between
    us and it’s not uncommon for us to occupy three or more continents
    simultaneously — but this past week we took advantage of a rare
    opportunity with us all under one roof up in Boston. We used the time to
    really fine tune some of our concepts and strategies moving forward,
    along with making some really solid progress on our backend and UI
    design. We look forward to sharing some sneak peaks over the coming
    weeks.


    Defend the Ancients!


    After
    some long internal debates and a great deal of API testing, we’re
    excited to announce that we’ve finally decided on the game we will
    support for the alpha; and the winner is… Dota 2! It was a tough
    decision, there are a lot of great esports titles out at the moment and
    we all have our own individual favourites. But with Dota 2’s friendly
    API and massive competitive user base, we’re confident that we’ll be
    able to produce a fantastic product from day one.












  • Dota 2 FirstBlood Social Tournament!



    Sign Up

    To sign up, add your Steam username to thie click here or reply to this thread with your summoner name before midday (EST) Sunday the 18th of December.

    What?

    Following our announcement earlier this week, we're keen to really get involved with the Dota 2 community.
    So,
    for the fun and lulz of it, and to get to know the community a little
    better, we're running a very informal Dota 2 tournament.
    We say
    informal because we wont actually be using the FirstBlood platform (it's
    not quite ready yet), instead one of our trained monkey's will handle
    everything behind the scenes.

    When?

    On Sunday the 18th of December at 2PM EST.

    Prizes



    1st Prize:

    • US$20 Steam Credit
    • a FirstBlood T-Shirt
    • a couple of FirstBlood stickers

    2nd Prize:

    • US$10 Steam Credit
    • A FirstBlood T-Shirt
    • A couple of FirstBlood stickers.

    3rd Prize:

    • A FirstBlood T-Shirt
    • Acouple of FirstBlood stickers.

    Everyone else will get a couple of awesome stickers as well.

    Format

    Games will be standard 5v5 games.
    The tournament will be a single elimination bracket, the size of which will be dependent on how many signups we get.

    If we don't get enough numbers to fill out a 5v5 bracket, we'll drop back to either 3v3 or 1v1.

    Teams

    To ensure that everyone meets some new people and talent is divided
    evenly, we'll divide players up by MMR and randomly split the talent
    between teams. So you'll be on a team with some other random FirstBlood
    community members that are probably a very different skill level.



  • Meet FirstBlood’s russian co-founder bent on world domination +Dev update+#SocialSunday

    eam Member Spotlight — Anik

    Name: Anik Dang

    Role at FirstBlood: Co-founder and Developer

    Gamer tag: Dirassi




    What do you do at FirstBlood?

    Currently I do web development at FirstBlood, which mainly involves building the frontend application, along with some occasional backend development. I work closely with Zack, who handles most of the backend and smart contract development, to ensure that everything integrates smoothly. My responsibility is to ensure that the frontend is operating as expected; so that our users will spend less time in menus and queues, and more time beating down their buddies in Dota 2!

    You’re one of our international team members, can you tell us a little about where you are from and how you ended up here in Boston?

    I was born and raised in Russia, but moved to the US for school 6 years ago for university. I love Boston — it’s an incredible city, an education and culture hub, overflowing with brilliant and ambitious students. The startup scene here is really taking off and the gaming scene here is huge. With the tight-knit community of entrepreneurs and gamers, FirstBlood is definitely in the right spot.

    How old were you when you first really got into gaming and what was the game that hooked you?

    I’ve been gaming since I was 6 years old. My first console was NES — did you see they just re-released it! — and my favourite games were Tanks and Duck Hunt. It’s crazy to think that these can easily be run on smartphones today. The thing that I really love about video games is that they actually allow me to expand a real world. When I play a game, I forget about the world around and sink into the realm of fantasy; epic creatures, colossal wars, intense fights, incredible kingdoms and, of course, the mind bending challenges. All accessible with a controller, joystick, or a mouse and keyboard. Video games throw me into a world that I control.

    But more than that, video games relax me. I find the way they simplify reality somewhat soothing. I could model whatever I wanted in-game and see the consequence of those actions pretty quickly. In short, games allow me to enhance reality, relax and at the same time enjoy the fun, plot, challenge, or intense peer competition. Hence the life-long love affair.

    What is your favorite game of all time?

    My favorite game of all time has to be the Civilizations Series. I loved taking on the role of an empire builder — what an incredible sense of power! This vastly simplified version of national governance allows one to practically play god, and meddling with the different aspects of life and governance provided a game that was endlessly different every time I played it. Plus it satisfies my yearning for world domination.


    What is your most memorable gaming moment?

    One of my most memorable gaming moment was in CSGO. I was playing with a group of friends that were way above my rank, and somehow managed to clutch a 1v4 round. It was a crazy adrenaline rush. I felt like i made the impossible happen.

    What game are you playing right now?

    I mostly play CS:GO and Civilizations, but have started playing a lot more Dota 2 since it is the first game we will support. It’s slowly taking up all of my gaming hours, and the other guys at FirstBlood still haven’t figured out how to stop my Luna.



    What did you do prior to co-founding FirstBlood?

    Prior to Co-Founding FirstBlood I worked as Front-End Developer at Alt-Options, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform.

    How did you first get involved in ethereum/blockchain tech?

    My first experience with Blockchain was actually when I was still a teenager. I bought some Bitcoin for fun on a forum. Well, turns out I sold it way too early and missed out on the massive value increase. But this experience primed me for my first professional experience with blockchain technology at Alt-Options. This experience really helped me gain much more awareness of the technology and was one of the seeds to the idea of FirstBlood.

    What is your vision for FirstBlood and why does it get you excited?

    I believe FirstBlood will be the number one platform for competitive amateur esports; where players from all over the world can challenge each other, join tournaments, and be rewarded along the way. I feel like you can brag so much harder when you take someone’s loot as well as handing them a loss! What excites me the most about FirstBlood is that we are building something that could make it easier to fulfil dreams of passionate gamers; allowing them to make a living while playing games. As we enhance the technology and player experience, it will lower the barriers to entry for amateur gamers to enter the world of competitive esports. Evening the playing field for any gamer to live out their dreams of becoming a recognized esports athlete.

    Dev Update

    The past week we’ve been busting our butts to deliver the pre-alpha on time. On the frontend, we’ve been focused on getting the UI design straight, finishing up specifications and documentation for our growing dev team, along with closing a structure and APIs for the frontend application. There is a still a lot of work in front of us, but we we’re are reasonably sure that we’ll have the pre-alpha in good shape by the end of this year.

    Social Sunday

    #SocialSunday is new biweekly social Dota 2 tournament that we’re hosting. It’s a casual but competitive event, designed to help players meet some new people and expand their roster of friends they would actually queue with. Individual players sign up and are randomly assigned to teams, balanced by role preference and average MMR. Then progress through a single elimination tournament until a victor is crowned. More details on #SocialSunday over on community.firstblood.io. If you didn’t catch our #SocialSunday Dota 2 tournament this past weekend, you can check out some of the action over on our YouTube channel. It was an epic day of hard fought matches, as three teams battled it out for the title.








  • Dev Update


    We’re
    so close we can taste it! The pre-alpha product is rapidly approaching a
    usable state. The whole team is furiously bug hunting the current UI/UX
    as Zack, Joe, and Anik
    are putting the final pieces of the puzzle together. There is some
    definite excitement building as we near internal play testing; last step
    before rolling out the pre-alpha to our first lucky users.

    Social Sunday


    Social Sunday 2 is this weekend at 2pm US EST. Join our Discord server to sign up, or tune in over on Twitch or YouTube. You can get some more information over on our forum.


    #SocialSunday
    is new biweekly social Dota 2 tournament that we’re hosting. It’s a
    casual but competitive event, designed to help players meet some new
    people and expand their roster of friends they would actually queue
    with.


    Individual
    players sign up and are randomly assigned to teams, balanced by role
    preference and average MMR. Then progress through a single elimination
    tournament until a victor is crowned. More details on #SocialSunday over
    on community.firstblood.io.


    If you didn’t catch#SocialSunday 1 on December 17th, you can check out some of the action over on our YouTube channel. It was an epic day of hard fought matches, as three teams battled it out for the title.

    We’re Hiring!


    If
    you have a mad skillz and a burning desire to change the face of
    competitive esports, then we want you! We are currently in the process
    of expanding our team, and have a few key roles that we would like to
    fill immediately.


    Director of Marketing: We
    are looking for someone US-Based (preferably Boston or New York), with
    experience in digital marketing (bonus points if it’s in video
    games/esports), a creative growth hacking mentality, and a 4k+ Solo MMR
    in Dota 2. Ok that last one isn’t a requirement, but it definitely
    wouldn’t hurt your chances.


    Senior Full-Stack Engineer:
    We’re looking for a javascript wizard who can navigate popular
    frameworks (Angular2, React) with ease, integrate them with a node.js
    backend, build outstanding API, build the whole stack to scale smoothly
    (we’re planning on growing quickly), and confidently manage a dev team.
    Bonus points for every hour you’ve logged in-game on steam.


    If neither of these roles fits your skill set, fear not! We’re expanding quickly, so keep an on firstblood.io/careers as we post more position. Oh and don’t worry about our buzz kill lawyer, we stopped inviting him to the fun stuff.



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