Thirdverse, which is developing a blockchain game based on the story of the popular 80s football manga Captain Tsubasa, has raised $15M in funding in the latest funding round.
Major investment funds such as 8DAO, B Dash Ventures, Double Jump.tokyo, Fenbushi Capital, Flick Shot, Holdem Capital, Kusabi, OKCoinJapan, OKX Ventures and Yield Guild Games were among the participants of the investment tour managed by MZ Web3 Fund.
Thirdverse, a Tokyo-based Web3 and VR gaming company, had previously raised a total of $20.3 million in three rounds, including the 2021 Series B round featuring Web3 gaming giant Animoca Brands. The company left questions unanswered about whether this round is a Series C.
- The funds raised will be used to acquire rights and develop more games, including VR games. There are currently three different projects in Thirdverse’s library, two of which were released this year and a third is in development.
Thirdverse is also working on its first blockchain-based game. Earlier this month, the company announced a partnership with Polygon and will offer fans Captain Tsubasa Rivals on the Polygon chain by the end of this year.
Captain Tsubasa manga or Although the name means little to those who are not interested in football, more than 80 million copies of the manga have been sold worldwide since its release in 1981. Thanks to this blockchain game, fans will be able to have players in the format of an NFT avatar, develop them and participate in PvP battles.