At BLVKHVND, our mission is to be at the epicenter of gaming, esport, and culture. But to get there, we need more than a name, we need more than wins, we need image. What’s in a brand that you can wear?
BLVKHVND aims to tell a comprehensive fictional narrative story about the HVND. As such, each year (in current form) is a narrative arc spanning three seasons. These seasons build on each other providing LORE scattered throughout NFT drops, community events, and other immersive experiences. Story content is available for members and non members alike.
Land of the HVND: Black Marrow is a special material that is both super-light, and incredibly dense. It's cultivated from the bones of an ancient giant race that once roamed the Earth. A special faction called the HVND operates in secret pockets around the globe, subtly influencing events to benefit their agenda. Ancient rituals (hand holding ceremonies) performed in specific ruins fill black marrow with a special force that reacts differently to each user. A new faction surfaces, threatening peace on Earth if the HVND is not wiped off the face of the planet.
Over the past few weeks, we have gathered the most requested games for the combine event leading up to out bid to compete in several tournaments next year. For more information related to our Combine and our Initial Game announcements, please check out our post here:
1st place will be added to the combine, 2nd, 3rd will be part of our Community Tournament at the end of this month! For next race, we hope to have more collaborative process with our members to add the choices in themselves. For now, please consider voting on any of these 15 games!
We want more fans and members of the HVND to contribute to what we play competitively, so for this race, anyone who holds at least 10 $HVND can contribute to the voting of our community choice game. Before voting starts, a snapshot will be taken at 12 noon eastern time to know how many wallet holders have 10 $HVND. Soon after, at 3pm, the race will begin and live for two days until the 4th. After the voting period closes, we will conclude our combine applications and kickoff preshow content for our Combine Event on the 6th.
As we approach the end of the 2021, BLVKHVND is excited to announce the start of our Scouting Combine! This year, we’ll be inviting 50 players (of various skill levels) to try out for our HVNDpro and Amateur teams to train and compete for our roster of games next season. We hope that through this method, we will be able to discover and bring raw talent into the spotlight. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in playing for a global community, curious about crypto, and want a new opportunity to not just play the games you love, but to change them.
Last week, we launched the “Heavy is the HVND” crowdfund to raise capital for our decentralized gaming community and competitive teams. To great success, we raised over 337 ETH ($1M~) through a combination of NFTs and contributions. For the backers that purchased our NFT tiers, “HVND OF AFFLUENCE”, we wanted to reward them with a special edition version that is not only more trackable within secondary markets like OpenSea, but is deployed with our own custom smart contract.
Last Sunday, we captured a snapshot of 236 addresses that owned the original HVND OF AFFLUENCE and wanted to do batch airdrops through our multisig. At the same time, there were a multitude (and a continued wave) of NFT drops from The Hundreds, to LOOT, and everything in between causing a huge sustained spike in gas cost. We thought about what to do, and decided to delay the airdrop in the hopes things would calm down significantly enough for us to deploy our airdrop. \n \n At the same time, in collaboration with Mirror, we worked to build a custom contract with their platform that would allow folks to claim the airdrop—it would just take a few more days. Now, that it’s Thursday, post hurricane for us northeast folks (NYC, Philadelphia, etc), we have the token ready to be claimed. \n \n Your NFTs should be viewable on OpenSea shortly after receiving them. We are currently updating the metadata on our contract’s profile page.
We are excited to announce the BLVKHVND Liquidity Mining Program. As we continue to build towards community ownership of BLVKHVND, creating liquidity for HVND via the community is an important step. To do this, we worked with Forefront to stand up our LP site and guide.
BLVKHVND will allocate 10,130 HVND from the treasury for this program that will get distributed to HVND/ETH Uniswap V2 liquidity providers over a period of 60 days, starting at 16:30PM on Sept 3rd, 2021 (EST Time).
BLVKHVND is a dSports gaming organization powered by a community of gamers, creatives, and fans to have fun, learn, and build together while earning in the process. Earlier this week, we launched the “Heavy is the HVND” crowdfund initiative to raise funds standup our HVND DAO and aggressively acquire assets of the most anticipated crypto-native trading card game Parallel before their card holding snapshot. We could not have been more lit. Within the first 1 minute we reached our funding goal of 100 ETH. Within hours, we eclipsed 200 ETH. In the final stretch, we ended with 337.75 ETH—a $1m seed round.
Our raise told us a few things, but the most glaring fact was the recognition that the gaming industry needs something different. Something that blends culture + gaming, something that equitably distributes value through competition, content creation, and career pathways that touch all areas of the gaming industry. They are betting on BLVKHVND’s success and we know that we’ll make it because of our community and partners like Lemniscap whose impact in crypto and gaming is well established.
As we kick off our first season, we want to thank each and everyone of our backers, supporters, and fans looking forward to seeing our community grow. Nothing is done in a silo and we are forever grateful—we could not have written a better story.