Uniswap won Battle of Titans, the web3 dev gaming competition organized by Starkware-based on-chain gaming ecosystem MatchboxDAO and webcast on Twitch.
Participants are from web3 firms, including Ledger, Uniswap, NEAR, Polygon, Yield Guild Games, OKX, Chainlink and Bybit.
The finals included Uniswap, Polygon, and OtterSec. In a fiercely competitive final between the three, Uniswap ultimately prevailed.
0xMonaco: Battle of Titans FINALS KICK-OFF 🚨🚨🚨
The best #web3 companies are on the starting grid competing on a F1/Mario Kart game/CTF in live streaming🏆
Support & vote for your team👇
On Twitch: Today 14:00 UTC -> https://t.co/KSG59ZxPsA
Drivers, start your engines 🏎💨🏁 pic.twitter.com/nnNqtuU1jZ
— MatchboxDAO (@matchbox_dao) January 29, 2023
Each team’s racecar is a smart contract, and the developers raced in a Mario Kart-like racing game designed to reward technical prowess. MatchboxDAO referred to it as the “chess and poker” of the web 3.0 era.
“I’ve been in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2016. This is actually my first experience with a web3 game like this,” Polygon Labs’ smart contracts technical lead Daniel Gretzke said.
Although many web3 games are moving merely their assets, rather than their whole gameplay, to the blockchain, 0xMonaco is an exception.
Before a race, teams must devise a plan for each vehicle, considering the expenses of acceleration, shooting rounds, super shells, and purchasing a shield. At the outset of each game, each player is given 17,500 coins.
Competitors need to code, but they also need to be able to predict moves made by other players.
Jonathan Giamporcaro, a blockchain research and development engineer at Ledger, stated, “I enjoy this type of competition because it allows you to show your skills,”
However, it’s not the only web3 game that allows programmers to show off their skills. According to Giamporcaro, he is also a big admirer of Node Guardians, a website for web3 builders that features several kinds of coding challenges.
The Uniswap group said they would release their 0xMonaco winning code to the public.