Solana-powered Play-and-Earn Game MonkeyBall Lands Investments from Alameda Research, YGG and Drive-by-Draftkings’ VC

December 6, 2021: The team at Play-and-Earn game MonkeyBall are pleased to confirm that they have managed to beef up their list of backers. 

MonkeyBall, a Solana-powered gaming platform, says it’s humbled that its partners wanted to join the MonkeyBall journey and are fortunate enough to be able to hand-pick backers with a solid reputation and considerable value-add. 

MonkeyBall’s latest backers include Alameda Research, DRIVE by Draftkings in their first-ever token round, Rainfall Ventures with their extensive gaming experience, the world’s largest guild: YGG, as well as the exchange.

DRIVE by Draftkings serves as a multi-stage company that invests in SportsTech and Entertainment. It’s on a mission to push forward the next frontier by supporting founders and teams with innovative products and technologies.  

A highly-experienced team and vast network across the sports and media industry have made DRIVE the leading strategic source for venture capital in SportsTech and Sports entertainment. 

MonkeyBall’s management explains that they will offer the first token that’s based round for Drive by Draftkings and they’re pleased to be selected for that. Aside from MonkeyBall, a few of DRIVE’s notable investments include Cardless, Papaya Gaming, Whoop, and Evaluate.  With their industry expertise, DRIVE will aim to support MonkeyBall in becoming the next-gen esports Metaverse.

About MonkeyBall 

MonkeyBall is a Solana-based, play-to-earn, turn-based soccer game, a kind of FIFA Street and Final Fantasy rolled into one fun monkey-themed game. Gamers can earn tokens by winning or simply enjoying other people’s matches.

The game offers a high production value gaming experience and is being developed on Unity, making it cross-platform with Desktop and Mobile.


  • Mia Patel

    Gaming innovator with a zest for exploring the potential of blockchain in fostering community-driven platforms.

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