CARY — Kronoverse, a Cary-based startup developing a platform by the same name and a 3D role-playing game called CryptoFights, is getting ready to scale.

This week, it has announced a partnership with one of the the world’s largest esports companies ESL to help develop its game and platform.

“ESL knows what it takes to succeed in the ever-growing esports industry as the oldest and most successful esports company in the world,” said Adam Kling, CEO and founder of Kronoverse, in a statement. “We’re confident our partnership with ESL will enable us to fully develop the Kronoverse platform. This includes everything from attracting more indie game developers to solving problems in competitive gaming such as cheating.”

Founded in 2000, ESL operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems.

Kling said ESL will serve as a “strategic partner and facilitator” in Kronoverse’s growth.

Kronoverse CEO and founder Adam Kling

Founded in 2018, the Kronoverse platform is creating a new world of competitive gaming by combining blockchain technology with online gaming. Built on Bitcoin SV, Kronoverse is a monetization and technology platform that helps game developers thrive in the fast-growing esports industry.

This January, Kronoverse completed its second round of beta testing for CryptoFights, a skill-based strategy fighting game.

“We’re excited to move forward with ESL because we share the vision of creating opportunities for progression and participation in the esports industry,” said Kling of Kronoverse’s development partnership with ESL.

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