Animoca Brands subsidiary Motorverse launches motorsport avatar NFT collection “Torque Squad”

NFT project supported by top racers Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano, Brad Binder, Rene Rast, Sebastian Montoya

25 March 2022 -- Motorverse Corporation, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced the launch of the Torque Squad project - a collection of 8,888 racing avatar NFTs called “Torqies” that act as the entry point to the Motorverse ecosystem, which is partnered with the REVV Motorsport ecosystem. Torqie NFTs are generated with individually styled details and intricate hand-drawn artwork to delight motorsport enthusiasts. The first Torqie presale starts on 2 April 2022; for more information see https://www.torquesquad.io.

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The Torque Squad project has partnered with various of the top racers across the world of motorsport, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano, Brad Binder, Rene Rast, and Sebastian Montoya. 


Grammy nominee Tina Guo and composer Steve Mazzaro, who have worked on music for various major motion pictures including Inception, Dune, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Interstellar, No Time To Die, Batman vs Superman, and others, have composed “The Soundtrack to Motorverse”, which can be heard at https://www.torquesquad.io and will be available on Spotify soon.

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More than just images or profile pictures (PFPs), Torqies offer true utility across multiple areas in both the real and virtual worlds. Ownership of a Torqie provides entry to the Motorverse ecosystem, which is being integrated with REVV Motorsport and is adopting the REVV Token as its ecosystem utility token. Additionally, various REVV ecosystem NFTs will be supported in several of the upcoming Motorverse experiences. 

 

Motorverse is a lifestyle blockchain platform consisting of games, fashion, events, DeFi, and much more. It is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse and the driving force behind the pioneering REVV Motorsport ecosystem that includes REVV Racing, MotoGP™ Ignition, and Formula E: High Voltage.

 

Currently in development, the Motorverse platform will feature the following: 

  • Real-Life and Virtual Events, such as Grand Prix tickets, VIP trackside experiences, competitive esports, live streams with your favorite drivers, and more. For details on upcoming events, see https://www.torquesquad.io.

  • Fashion and Streetwear goods both real and virtual. Produced in partnership with a world-class designer based in London, the Torque Squad fashion and streetwear line is designed to exceed the quality and expectations that are standard in the market, and will stand out both in real life and the metaverse. 

  • The Motorverse: gain access to the first-of-its-kind, Web3 social platform for motorsports enthusiasts. The Motorverse connects participating users on a decentralized hub as a gateway to the metaverse, with interoperable NFTs and interactive experiences including 3D games and more.

  • Future NFT Releases will be made available first to holders of Torque Squad avatars. Holders will either be immediately eligible or automatically whitelisted for releases from Torque Squad and Motorverse. NFTs will include custom vehicles, equipment, and branded NFTs developed in collaboration with key partners.

  • Part of the Animoca Brands network, a key driver of the evolution toward the open metaverse. Torque Squad NFTs will be given utility in certain Animoca Brands products, with details to be announced.  

 

Yat Siu, the executive chairman and co-founder of Animoca Brands, commented: “The launch of Torque Squad and Motorverse is a fantastic time for motorsport and blockchain enthusiasts and the REVV ecosystem. Motorverse is developing exciting NFT and physical products that focus on connecting the real and virtual worlds, which is a key element of the open metaverse.”

 

Matt Solomon, co-founder and CEO of Motorverse, commented: “The Torque Squad is the first step into the Motorverse. We’ve put an incredible amount of effort into the artwork and community, so we can’t wait to see the avatars come to life! We’re building some amazing products for motorsports enthusiasts with Animoca Brands, and are fully committed to contributing to a metaverse based on openness and interoperability.”

About Motorverse

Motorverse, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is a motorsport-centric lifestyle platform on blockchain. It is an ecosystem that operates around key pillars including games, fashion, events, DeFi and more, all accessible through NFTs in an ecosystem that puts its community first. Motorverse aims to increase the participation of motorsport enthusiasts and gamers in the wider blockchain space, with the avatars (PFPs) of Torque Squad at the forefront of this initiative. Mototverse and Torque Squad are partnered with the REVV ecosystem, as well as various established motorsports interests including real-life racing teams, competitions, and manufacturers, esports, gaming, media, and more to offer a truly authentic experience across all motor racing disciplines.

 

For information visit www.torquesquad.io or follow Torque Squad on Twitter and Discord.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEEnWay, Pixowl, Bondly, Lympo, and Grease Monkey Games. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 150 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects that are contributing to building the open metaverse, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

Contacts

Animoca Brands global contact: press@animocabrands.com

Motorverse contact: info@motorverse.com

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