Pro e-sports team, Pittsburgh Knights, has announced a forthcoming NFT drop on entertainment-centric NFT marketplace, ThetaDrop. Besides owning the NFTs, holders will enjoy special benefits n their interactions with the team. These benefits will include ticketing privileges, special access to the team’s merchandise, and one-on-one chats with influential personalities in the Knights Organization. Other benefits will include physical merchandizes earning digital generative characters, which serve as ThetaPass tickets.
The NFT drop will begin in April, with three more to follow in the year. For Theta NFT, this partnership with the Pittsburgh Knights follows a long line of collaborations with major names in entertainment. Previous collaborations involved Katy Perry, Dionne Warwick, World Poker Tour, Jukin Media, Fuse Media, and Fremantle.
The decision to launch on Theta Lab’s ThetaDrop was due to the network’s cutting-edge technology and network efficiency. Particularly, Theta Network specializes in developing video, music and entertainment NFTs. Also, it has super-fast transaction speeds, up to 100 times faster than Ethereum. Furthermore, it uses proof-of-stake protocol, using a small fraction of electricity, thereby making it friendlier to the environment. Additionally, transaction costs are substantially lower.
Mitch Liu, CEO of Theta Labs, alluded to Theta Lab’s foundation, which emanated from gaming, VR meta world, and e-sports. He expressed confidence that the partnership with the Knights will offer fans great value and exciting experiences. Knights director of business development Matt Roche, added his voice, stating, “As an organization, it’s a main goal of ours to share opportunities and access with gaming fans – it’s something that we do with our events, our community programs, our pug lobbies, and now with Theta Labs, we’ll be able to do that with NFTs.”
About Pittsburgh Knights
Founded in 2017, Pittsburgh Knights is a professional e-sports team based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. It seeks to disrupt the e-sports market and is backed by notable brands from Pittsburg, including Pittsburgh Steelers, Wiz Khalifa, and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin.
The Knights field teams in eight different competitive video genres, featuring a renowned roster of players. In the Halo Championship Series, their team is the LATAM region’s best team, and are still undefeated. The number one North American PUBG Mobile team is also affiliated with the Knights. Aside from that, they have the eighth-ranked Valorant team in North America competing in the Valorant Champions Tour Playoffs.
About Theta Labs Inc.
Theta Labs Inc is a blockchain-centric company behind the Theta Network blockchain and Theta TV, which offers decentralized live streaming services. The Theta Network is a proof-of-stake network, specializing in the provision of video, media, and entertainment solutions in the blockchain space. This has made the network a favorite of many entertainers and multimedia companies.
Lionsgate, MGM Studios, and NASA are just a few examples of companies in this market segment working together with Theta Labs. Recently, the company launched ThetaDrop, which is Theta Network’s dedicated NFT marketplace.
The network boasts of high transaction speeds, low energy consumption and low transaction costs. This is due to its use of a bottom-up proof-of-stake protocol.