Coinbase Cloud to Support Secure Flow Infrastructure for Turner Sports’ Blocklete Games
March 2, 2022
First installment - Blocklete Golf - built on blockchain to offer players opportunity to personalize and monetize NFT avatars and equipment on platform
Coinbase Cloud has announced that we are working with Turner Sports, an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, to provide secure Flow infrastructure supporting enhancements to their innovative interactive game franchise, Blocklete Games.
Coinbase Cloud will provide the secure node infrastructure for Turner Sports to run the first installment of the Blocklete Games franchise — Blocklete Golf — on the Flow blockchain and offer their fans a seamless, secure way to buy, sell, and trade collectible NFTs. As a trusted infrastructure partner, Coinbase Cloud will enable Turner Sports to partner with other leaders in the space to expand experimental engagement and blockchain participation for young fans and gamers.
“We are thrilled to offer this latest installment of Blocklete Games on the Flow ecosystem and to work with Coinbase Cloud to create a premium consumer experience in the game,” said Yang Adija, Senior Vice President, Digital League Operations, Growth and Innovation, Turner Sports. “Turner Sports believes that the future of sports engagement will be interactive, social, and built on the blockchain. Working with Coinbase Cloud will provide the opportunity for Turner Sports to learn, influence and lead the future direction of the ever-evolving NFT and gaming ecosystem.”
Blocklete Games is an NFT-based game that allows players to collect, train, trade, and compete with digital athletes while earning cash prizes. Its use of the Flow blockchain will enable an easier user experience for non-crypto native players, and offer fans an upgraded design of the game with new avatars and gameplay.
"Turner Sports believes that the future of sports engagement will be interactive, social, and built on the blockchain. Working with Coinbase Cloud will provide the opportunity for Turner Sports to learn, influence and lead the future direction of the ever-evolving NFT and gaming ecosystem."
— Yang Adija, Senior Vice President, Digital League Operations, Growth and Innovation, Turner Sports
“It is thrilling to see innovative companies branch into the crypto space to unlock new ways to engage with the technology,” said Joe Lallouz, head of product at Coinbase Cloud. “NFTs have been instrumental to the growth and mainstreaming of the crypto ecosystem over the past year. We’re excited to work with Turner Sports, enabling them to use blockchain technology to deliver new experiences to fans and drive innovation in sports entertainment.”
Blocklete Games on Flow will launch to consumers today on Android and iOS. This partnership is the first in a series of Turner Sports initiatives to bring sports products to gaming, building out their presence in the NFT space.
To learn more about Blocklete Games, please visit: https://www.blockletegames.com/
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About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its expansive partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the National Hockey League. The Turner Sports portfolio also includes Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the B/R app, with premier brands including House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Gridiron, B/R Kicks, B/R Betting, B/R Walk-Off, and B/R Gaming. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com – as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products. Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR.
About Coinbase Cloud
Coinbase Cloud offers Web3 APIs, services and blockchain infrastructure to power the next generation of software builders. Our suite of solutions covers a breadth of key crypto primitives including data access, staking, payments, trade and exchange, identity, and more.
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