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Digital eSports Trading Cards

Epics.gg Recently Received Funding to Launch eSports Memorabilia

— February 1, 2018 — Tech
Collectible cards and sports go hand-in-hand and thanks to Epics.gg, eSports trading cards will soon be up for collection. Raising $2 million in a seed round, Epics.gg is set to launch its first run of digital collectors cards. Being dubbed the Epics cards, these collector pieces will be completely digital and will feature rich media like GIFs, stats, in-game items and digital signatures. Going beyond trading cards, Epics.gg hopes to create an integrated marketplace and trading system in which users can buy, sell and construct their own collections.

Epics.gg's move to create eSports trading cards fits particularly well with the company, as the website already deals in certified digital memorabilia. The ultimate goal of this project will be to intersect the growing eSports market with the massive sports collectible market. It seems as though collectible memorabilia may be the exact thing eSports leagues need to legitimizing the sport. Much like baseball cards, Epics.gg is hoping to create a separate collector culture within eSports and will hopefully build a distinct marketplace for this culture.
Trend Themes
1. Digital Esports Collectible Cards - Epics.gg is pioneering the creation of digital eSports collectible cards, raising its first funding round of $2m to develop the rich media-filled cards.
2. Integrated Esports Marketplace and Trading System - Epics.gg hopes to create a marketplace and trading system for collectors to buy, sell, and construct collections of their own digital memorabilia and trading cards.
3. Cross Over to Sports Collectible Market - Epics.gg aims to intersect the growing eSports market with the massive sports collectible market, creating a new collector culture for eSports.
Industry Implications
1. Esports - Epics.gg aims to carve a niche in the growing eSports industry through the creation of certified digital memorabilia, digital trading cards and an integrated marketplace and trading system.
2. Digital Collectibles - The digital collectibles industry will see innovation opportunities through the creation of certified memorabilia, trading cards, and a collector culture for eSports enthusiasts as pioneered by Epics.gg.
3. Sports Collectibles - Epics.gg's pioneering of digital trading cards that bridge the gap between the eSports and sports collectibles industry can disrupt how collectors purchase and trade limited edition sports or eSports memorabilia.
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