The Wildcard Alliance has successfully raised $46M in a Series A led by Paradigm, a firm known for backing disruptive crypto and Web3 companies and protocols, with additional support from Griffin Gaming Partners and Sabrina Hahn.
Backed by Paradigm, The Wildcard Alliance will onboard “the next billion gamers” to Web3 with ease, accessibility, and fun at the forefront with this $46M raised in a Series A.
Brief Overview of Wildcard
Wildcard is a first-of-its-kind hybrid of the multiplayer online battle arena, real-time strategy, and collectible card games. The game is the brainchild of Paul Bettner, a veteran video game developer renowned for developing games including Age of Empires, early VR hit Lucky’s Tale, and co-creating the wildly popular “Words with Friends.” With a penchant for exploring and harnessing new technology, Bettner is now entering the world of Web3 gaming, intending to create an engaging game franchise with fun at its core.
“Web3 platforms present a tremendous opportunity to build entertainment that can include, empower, and onboard millions of new players,” said Paul Bettner, Co-Founder and CEO of The Wildcard Alliance. “Despite this opportunity, the current focus of Web3 game development tends to be on finance over fun, economy over engagement, currency over the community. With Wildcard, we’re focused on fun first, building a next-generation. ‘spectator sport’ to welcome the entire community of competitors, collectors, sponsors, and fans to play together.”
Paradigm’s investment in The Wildcard Alliance underscores a shared belief that interactive entertainment will be a primary driver of growth in Web3.
Powered by Polygon
Wildcard is powered by Polygon, the world’s leading Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development platform. To deliver a game that is cutting edge in both creative approach and technical implementation. Polygon’s focus is on improving crypto’s carbon footprint. And has been a key factor in the Wildcard Alliance’s decision to leverage the Polygon suite of technologies.
The Wildcard is beginning a new genre of online games designed to be the ultimate spectator sport. Being a fan is as fundamental to the experience as being a competitor.
Wildcard uniquely leverages Web3 technologies. Elevating roles within the community enables competitors to connect, interact, and transact directly with their fans and supporters.
About The Wildcard Alliance
The Wildcard Alliance is a game development studio creating at the cutting edge of Web3 technology.
Paradigm is an investment firm that supports tomorrow’s great crypto/Web3 companies and protocols. Their approach is flexible, long-term, multi-stage, and global.