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Animoca Brands and Lympo Partner with Play Magnus Group on Blockchain Anichess Chess Game



Source: Cryptonews

Animoca Brands  and its subsidiary Lympo, one of the world’s leading sports NFT ecosystems, today announced that they are developing aniches in partnership with Play Magnus Group (PMG), a world leader in the chess industry providing eLearning and entertainment services. through its brands in the chess market. Anichess is a blockchain-based chess game with a play-and-win ecosystem, and when it launches in 2023 it will merge the worlds of chess and GameFi to create superior gaming experiences.  

Play Magnus Group, founded by Magnus Carlsen in 2013, the same year he became World Chess Champion, is focused on providing the best online services and experiences to increase the number of chess players around the world. With over 60,000 monthly paying users, Play Magnus Group caters to users from all over the world and covers key areas of chess including learning, playing, competition, training and watching.

Lympo, an experienced GameFi and Sports NFT expert, will lead the development and launch of Anichess, a chess-inspired blockchain-based game. Partnership with Play Magnus Group allows Lympo to access more than 30 chess grandmasters, including Magnus Carlsen, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Liem Le and others, to advise, monitor and test Anichess as an immersive gaming experience for chess players. experienced and casual. fans and enthusiasts of strategy games.

The unique partnership will bring chess players to blockchain games and vice versa. Play Magnus Group will invite top chess players to support and advise on the implementation of chess engines in Anichess to help novice players and provide casual and experienced players with fun gameplay. Anichess will use Lympo’s $SPORT token as its primary utility token, which will act as a gateway to the broader Lympo ecosystem, enhancing the gaming experience and value proposition of the game.

“Chess has become one of the fastest growing esports. By partnering with Play Magnus Group to create Anichess, we will create unparalleled experiences for chess players, casual gamers and fans,» said Yat Siu, Co-Founder and CEO of Animoca Brands.

“The Anichess concept will amplify the traditional chess experience with a phenomenal new strategic layer that will produce never-before-seen situations. Well-established game designers, chess grandmasters, esports stars and casual gamers are working together to deliver an action-packed blockchain chess experience,” said Tadas Maurukas, CEO and co-founder of Lympo.

About the Play Magnus group

Play Magnus Group is a global leader in the chess industry focused on providing world-class digital experiences for millions of chess players and students. The company offers e-learning and entertainment services through its market leading brands: chess24, Chessable, iChess, New In Chess, Everyman Chess, Silver Knights, Aimchess, Play Magnus App Suite and Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The Group’s mission is to grow chess to make the world a smarter place by encouraging more people to play, watch, study and make a living from chess. Play Magnus Group is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo under the ticker PMG.

About Lympo

Lympo, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is building an ecosystem of GameFi products based on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from officially licensed athletes. Lympo’s products include NFT Minting and NFT Staking Platforms, as well as upcoming sports-themed play-and-win games based on basketball and chess management. In addition to NFTs, Lympo operates $SPORT, the main token in the Lympo ecosystem. Lympo owns the intellectual property rights of more than 50 world-leading athletes, including the current five-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Learn more at or get updates on Twitter, Telegram, or Discord.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific High Growth Companies 2021 list, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain and gamification working to advance digital property rights and help establish the metaverse. open. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products using popular intellectual properties, including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has several subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of over 340 investments including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas and others. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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