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Super Team Games Raised a seed round to create improved sports games with blockchain technology.
Griffin Gaming Partners, one of the largest venture funds specializing in games, led the round. Other investors include Forte, former Powerhouse Capital, Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan and Bennett Rosenthal.
Industry veterans Jerome Collin, Mike Saperstein, Sam Sheth and Andre Taube have launched an independent game studio to develop a new kind of sports game enhanced by blockchain integration.
“Identified sports game franchises have been around for decades and haven’t developed much,” said Jerome Collin, CEO of SuperTeam Games. “We’re working on creating a new generation of fast-paced sports games where users will find a truly unique online multiplayer experience.”
The company said that they will use this investment to introduce new concepts to the playing genre, citing what they have learned from their success at Glu Mobile and their decades of experience in the gaming industry.
Griffin’s managing director Peter Levin also joined the board of SuperTeam Games.
“We’re usually looking for a unique combination of innovative thinking, operational experience and industry knowledge that lays the foundation for success, and we’re excited to find it in the SuperTeam Games leadership team of industry expert builders,” Levin said. “Web3 and blockchain technology bring players new money and digital asset ownership, one of the most important technical advances in gaming history.”
SuperTeam Games’ partnership with Forte provides access to blockchain infrastructure technology. The Forte platform seamlessly integrates blockchain technology into games, providing features such as token wallets, non-fungable token (NFT) tokens and sales and other services to create safe and compatible growing economies.
SuperTeam Games has created a team of more than 25 developers with experience from Disney, Zynga, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, 3DO, GLU, Konami, Wizards of the Coast and Capcom.
Their first game will start this summer with a closed Beta. “We’re very pleased with how things are going and we can’t wait for sports fans to play what we’re working on there,” Collin said.
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