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Metafight receives investment from Animoca Brands, reinforcing its position in the combat sports and blockchain gaming space

Paris, France - 15 December 2023

MetaFight, a leading blockchain-based mixed martial arts (MMA) management game, announced today it has received a strategic investment from Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse. The investment marks a significant step forward for Animoca Brands in the combat sports space and reinforces its commitment to innovation in blockchain gaming.
MetaFight, known for its digital trading card game and social entertainment platform in the MMA universe, is distinguished by its ability to offer an immersive and interactive experience to MMA fans around the world. Through this collaboration, MetaFight will benefit from Animoca Brands' extensive network and expertise in the blockchain sector, enabling significant expansion of its operations and improvement of its gaming offerings.
"Animoca Brands' investment in MetaFight is a major milestone for us," said Julia Mahé, founder and CEO of MetaFight. "With Animoca Brands' support, we will be able to accelerate our growth, expand our reach, and continue to innovate in the blockchain gaming and combat sports space."
Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, expressed excitement for the investment: "MetaFight embodies innovation and passion in the blockchain gaming and combat sports space. We are thrilled to support Julia and her team as they continue to revolutionize the gaming experience for MMA fans around the world."
Through this investment, MetaFight and Animoca Brands express their commitment to provide enriching and innovative gaming experiences, consolidating their positions as leaders in the rapidly growing blockchain gaming sector.

About MetaFight

MetaFight is an ecosystem dedicated to digitizing MMA and connecting it with the real world. With over 700 licenses, it offers various unique approaches: The Management Card Game (MCG), the first experience released, utilizes collectible cards of professional MMA fighters. Coming up in 2024, the next version of the MCG will introduce new, exciting features, along with a new platform focused on delivering unique experiences from MMA figures directly to the fans.
The broadcast of fight nights offers a novel way to watch fights, enabling friends or other supporters to connect and enjoy the events, even from afar. With over 200 individuals invited to MMA events and numerous signed items from fighters, MetaFight is just beginning to blend these worlds.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help to establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, Gryfyn, and Azarus. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on X (Twitter) or Facebook.

Contacts:

MetaFight: [email protected]
Animoca Brands: [email protected]