Welcome to south-east Asia’s biggest blockchain gaming guild, Yield Guild Games South East Asia (YGG SEA).
As a subDAO of the Philippines-based YGG, YGG SEA provides a localized play-to-earn (P2E) experience and facilitates crypto adoption through gaming in the SEA region.
At the time of writing, YGG SEA currently boasts a presence in five different SEA countries – Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.
In total, they have enrolled over 10,000 scholars into their program, and they’ve invested in more than 70 P2E games.
Among the games YGG SEA is partnered with are: Axie Infinity, Wonder Heroes, Thetan Arena, Star Sharks, Wasted Lands, Karmaverse, Space Wars, Fancy Birds, Aavegotchi, and Mecha Morphing.
In essence, YGG SEA supports locally developed P2E games and attends to the needs and interests of SEA’s player base. They provide language-specific support from trained leaders and their goal is to onboard scholars into their blockchain gaming ecosystem.
As a blockchain gaming guild, they acquire the assets required for their scholars to start playing and earning, with no up-front fees. In return, the scholars will share a small portion of their revenue with the guild.
“As we roll out across the world, subDAOs like YGG SEA are core to YGG’s expansion strategy as they have the local knowledge and networks. The team launching YGG SEA has deep experience driving tech adoption in the region, and the demand for play-to-earn games throughout Asia is incredibly strong,” said Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games.
Backed by major investors
Earlier this year, YGG SEA secured a whopping $15 million in two private funding rounds led by crypto.com and Animoca Brands, amongst a host of major Web3 investors.
With the investment, YGG SEA has grown their scholarship base exponentially and introduced a leadership development program as they seek further expansion in the region.
YGG SEA co-founder and Indonesia Country Manager, Irene Umar, said: “We are building a community, and earning through playing games is just the beginning. We are here to create real impact in people’s lives – not just financially but also socially and personally. We are here to open opportunities to everyone and we could do so because in the YGG SEA ecosystem, everyone has the same equal opportunity.”
YGG SEA scholarships
As mentioned, the YGG SEA scholarships provide more than just an onboarding experience into the blockchain gaming ecosystem.
Indeed, YGG SEA are leadership developers and mentors and perhaps above all, they provide the opportunity to join a huge community of like-minded gaming enthusiasts.
Players can participate in the scholarship by joining the guild’s Discord channel, filling in an application form, and minting a badge on the guild’s website.
Following an interview with the guild, scholars will be onboarded into a game of their choice and receive training, mentorship, and various benefits including:
- Free access to multiple P2E games.
- The opportunity to take on leadership and community-building roles
- Being part of a global community, which provides localized, language-specific support
- A bridge into the world of Web3 through gaming
YGG SEA has built an impressive infrastructure for P2E gaming in the SEA region. They’re currently the largest guild in the region and provide life-changing opportunities for scholars to do what they love and make an additional income in the process.
It has been well documented how Axie Infinity, during the crypto boom last year, provided supplementary income to a large number of underprivileged players in countries like the Philippines. It was the work of guilds like YGG SEA which facilitated these earning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With guilds like YGG SEA working tirelessly to develop the P2E scene and onboard players in a friendly, engaging way, the P2E ecosystem appears to have a very bright future.
You can see co-founder Irene Umar as a panelist at the Play2Earn Expo in Bangkok on August 11th, speaking about ‘The Role of Guilds in the P2E Ecosystem’.