Fast-growing industry with huge upside eSports are the Olympics of the 21st century where pro players are the athletes and video games are the disciplines. The 300M eSports audience is expected to double in size by 2020. In 2016 the total advertising budgets spent in eSports were close to $600M.
LEAP will do for eSports, what the FIFA*, organizer of the world cup, did for football To reach its full potential and become mainstream eSports needs more pro players, which will result in more pro teams and national teams. LEAP will energize the industry by making it very easy for advertisers and sponsors to distribute their budgets across a huge amount of eSports stakeholders via a smart contracts platform.
This way local and national pro teams will be formed and compete in the annual eSports World Cup, which will reach a massive global audience. Decentralized, corrupt-free and governed by the community instead of corporate oligopolies or the Billionaire class.
Although FIFA has done and continues to do great work it has been plagued by corruption and abuse of power. By using the immutable ledger of the blockchain alongside with smart contracts, corruption and abuse in LEAP will be practically impossible. We will enable tournament organizers to encode tournament rules into smart contracts so there can be no cheating before, during, or after competitions.
Founded by industry veterans. Trusted by Silicon Valley investors. LEAP was founded by the team behind GameLeap, which has a proven track record of building the leading online educational platform for Dota 2. The team is now building the first eSports university and has the backing of 41 angel investors from Europe and Silicon Valley via the eSports syndicate on AngelList.
LEAP is building a blockchain platform to govern relations and transactions between major video game stakeholders in the eSports industry via smart contracts. Think of LEAP as FIFA for eSports.
LEAP will enable anyone to benefit from the growth of the virtual worlds, either as players, coaches, investors or simply fans and make video games and eSports as ubiquitous as football/soccer is.
Video games like League of Legends, Overwatch, Dota 2 and many others are in fact virtual worlds, where you choose which hero you are and what superpowers you want to possess. All you need to access virtual worlds is a computer, Internet connection and to install a video game. Some games already support virtual and augmented reality devices, offering a much more immersive experience than traditional games do. And as AR/VR hardware continues to advance, virtual worlds will become more important in our daily lives as a form of entertaining escapism.
To cater to the competitive nature of people, video games are competitive by design. The moment you enter you start competing. Most games require you to kill or destroy the “enemy”. But unlike in the real world, if you die and lose in a virtual world, you can simply restart the game and play again. This is what makes video games highly addictive.
This is the single moment in history where we as fans, players, coaches, and viewers can unite and create an organization which is not owned by Billionaires or corporations. Since eSports is just starting to get mainstream, now is the time is to launch the LEAP organization.
Doing a token sale is the perfect way for LEAP to get widespread support and a critical mass of players, coaches, fans, and sponsors to adopt the LEAP smart contracts platform and to become ambassadors of the eSports World Cup.
Although FIFA has done and continues to do great work, it has been plagued by corruption and abuse of power. By using the blockchain alongside with smart contracts to govern relations among eSports stakeholders, corruption and abuse will be practically impossible.
Thanks to the immutable blockchain ledger we can log interaction among eSports stakeholders and enable them to define their relations with smart contracts. The fact that the blockchain smart contracts are completely public will bring a level of transparency that no other sports industry has ever seen. And transparency is greatly needed in eSports, where currently the majority of contracts are very unfair.
- 60% Token Purchasers (20% reserved for future sale)
- 15% Ecosystem
- 15% Team
- 5% Bounty
- 5% Advisors, Media, Partners
- Ivan Georgiev - Founder/CEO
- Dimitar Todorov - Co-Founder/CTO
- Dmitry Groshev - UX/UI/Design
- Alexander Kleydints - VP Product & Blockchain
- Georgi Manolov - Advisor Strategy
- Nikolay Nedelchev - Advisor Marketing
- Evgeny Yurtaev - Advisor Blockchain
- November 2017
GameLeap 2.0 Beta supporting the Overwatch game
- Q1 2018
Developing additional features for GameLeap 2.0, such as LEAP token integration and personalized data analysis
- Q1 2018
Porting the current Dota platform to GameLeap 2.0
- Q2 2018
Launching GameLeap 2.0 for League of Legends
- Q2 2018
GameLeap 2.0 available in Russian, Spanish, German
- Q3 2018
Launching GameLeap 2.0 for PuBG
- Q3 2018
- Q4 2018
Pro Team Services
- Q4 2018
Machine learning, AI services