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NETWORK TO LAUNCH WITH SALE OF FIRST-OF-A-KIND FOUNDER BUNDLES CONTAINING UNIQUE NFTS
- RUSH – the utility token used in the real-time strategy game, Hash Rush – will commence burning on Friday 20 August.
- Set to be one of the largest token burns in gaming history and will encourage holders to burn tokens in return for minted NFTs.
- Vorto Network to launch at 14:00 (UTC) on Monday 23 August with the sale of Founder Bundles containing NFTs to be used in the re-release of Hash Rush.
THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2021: Vorto Gaming has announced a mega-burning of the utility token RUSH, coinciding with the launch of the Vorto Network and its first-ever NFT bundle sale.
One of the largest utility token burns in gaming history, the burn will see over 60 million RUSH enter the Ethereum blackhole, 0x0. In return, the first 500 users to burn 100 RUSH or more will receive a specially minted NFT that can be used in the upcoming re-release of the real-time strategy game Hash Rush or be traded between other users on the Vorto Network over the coming months.
The burning will also give RUSH holders the opportunity to become the first to hold assets on the Vorto Network, which is operating using the open-source blockchain platform, NEAR.
To coincide with the burn, crypto enthusiasts and gamers from across the globe will also be able to pick up limited NFTs as the Vorto Network opens its doors with the sale of its ‘Founder Bundles’ – providing a unique set of heroes that will be playable in the re-imagined version of Hash Rush. The network will go live at 2pm (UTC) on Monday 23 August with a limited number of bundles available for purchase.
Commenting on the announcement, Kris Vaivods, CEO of Vorto Gaming said: “We have made significant strides over the past few months, signing up several partner studios and making considerable developments around our token – but the launch of the Vorto Network marks the biggest step in our journey to date and one that I have been looking forward to for a long time.
“Hash Rush has been a central pillar of our development, and we are so thankful to those RUSH holders who have been on this journey with us since day one. We are looking forward to welcoming many of them to the Vorto Network and starting a whole new chapter in our story.”
Crypto burnings have become a common way of boosting value in a token, and whilst Vorto Gaming is encouraging RUSH holders to burn their stash, it is by no means the end of the road for RUSH; as Vorto Gaming continue to look at ways of utilizing the original token across the network.
“We are constantly evolving the Vorto platform, and we owe it to our users to look at ways of integrating some of our original assets – like RUSH – into this ever-expanding metaverse,” Vaivods added.
About Founder Bundles
There are three individual bundles available to purchase for $25 (USD), all featuring a unique hero in the form of an NFT, plus an additional skin. The fourth bundle is a combination bundle and features all three hero NFTs, plus the additional skin and is priced at $60 (USD).
- The Conjuror’s Bundle: Carex the Conjurer + Ursara Ernack worker skin
- The Grand Sage’s Bundle: Melighar the Grand Sage + Ursara Ernack worker skin
- The Crystal Shield’s Bundle: Farion, The Crystal Shield + Ursara Ernack worker skin
- The Triumvirate: All three heroes + Ursara Ernack worker skin
To buy the Founder Bundles, find out more about the RUSH burning, or to discover more about Hash Rush visit www.HashRush.com.
Notes to Editor
Founder Bundle Sale Global Timings
- 07:00 (PT) – Los Angeles, Las Vegas
- 10:00 (ET) – New York, Washington D.C., Toronto
- 15:00 (BST) – London
- 16:00 (CEST) – Stockholm, Paris, Rome
- 18:00 (GST) – Abu Dhabi, Dubai
- 22:00 (CST) – Beijing, Singapore, Manila
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About Vorto Gaming
Vorto Gaming AB is a leading Swedish-based blockchain gaming company that provides advanced gaming solutions for an ever-expanding industry.
Vorto Gaming is behind the development of the blockchain platform, Vorto Network – a free-to-access digital economy, providing a platform for developers to host games operating on blockchain technology, as well as a transparent, user-centric, and democratic economy where players can trade NFTs.
The network operates a play-to-earn model that gives power and control back to the player; meaning the more you play, the more potential you have of earning. It celebrates player dedication to creating bespoke virtual spaces and experiences with financial reward.
Vorto Gaming has a vision where trading between its community can happen freely, without direct influence from big tech, publishers, and developers – creating a more diverse and accessible economy. An economy that can legitimately provide a living for its members.