Web3’s ‘Immortal Chess Game’ Abandons Play-to-Earn Option Due to Cheating Issues

Web3's 'Immortal Chess Game' Abandons Play-to-Earn Option Due to Cheating Issues

Immortal Game recently announced the discontinuation of its play-to-earn (P2E) and non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles, redirecting its focus exclusively on enhancing its online chess platform.

Initially, the app allowed players to earn CheckMate (CMT) tokens through chess games. However, significant cheating issues led to the discontinuation of these crypto-based rewards, turning Immortal back into a free online chess platform without financial incentives.

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A return to roots

Immortal Game’s recent move to halt its play-and-earn and NFT initiatives signifies a realignment with its original principles. Initially, the company had delved into the play-to-earn sector, aiming to enrich the chess community and offer financial incentives to its players. Nevertheless, this strategy unintentionally led to a surge in cheating, adversely affecting the user experience and compromising the game’s integrity.

“We found that by offering large amounts of cash with no limit barrier to entry, we encouraged heavy cheating on the platform and degraded the user experience for our legitimate player base.”

Such developments negatively impacted the quality of gameplay, leading to growing dissatisfaction among genuine players. The feedback from this player base was instrumental in guiding Immortal Game to shift its focus away from these digital asset features.

“We have listened carefully to these players and taken their feedback seriously.”

Web3's 'Immortal Chess Game' Abandons Play-to-Earn Option Due to Cheating Issues

Adapting to new systems

Continuing with the significant changes at Immortal Game, the company outlined a detailed plan for its transition. In a move to streamline their services, they announced that NFTs would still be operational on the platform, specifically in the newly defined Immortal mode. Nonetheless, the in-game currency CMT would no longer be supported directly on Immortal Game. Instead, CMT transactions would be exclusively managed through, marking a significant shift in their digital asset strategy.

Additionally, the existing Immortal Game platform marketplace was scheduled for discontinuation, with all future transactions being redirected to the external site. This decision was part of a broader strategy to streamline the platform and focus more intently on the chess experience. In line with this, player balances in ETH and CMT were removed from the platform’s display. Players using custodial wallets were advised to connect to a personal wallet to facilitate the transfer of their assets.

“For those using a custodial wallet, you’ll need to connect a personal wallet to transfer your assets.”

In its endeavor to refine the user experience, Immortal Game also announced the removal of several features. This included discontinuing listings, play-and-earn developments, and all references to CMT and ETH on their website. The daily missions offering CMT rewards and the inclusion of crypto bonuses in their referral and tournament systems were also set to be phased out. Looking ahead, the company indicated that future tournaments might feature rewards in fiat currency, aligning with their new direction.

Web3's 'Immortal Chess Game' Abandons Play-to-Earn Option Due to Cheating Issues

Fostering a premier chess experience

This shift in strategy signifies Immortal Game’s renewed task of making its platform a premier destination for online chess. By distancing itself from the complexities and issues brought on by web3 technologies, the company aims to focus on providing an advanced and enjoyable chess experience.

“Our aim is to offer the most advanced and enjoyable chess experience online.”

This move raises a pivotal question: Can Immortal Game enhance its standing in the online chess community by focusing solely on the game itself, free from the influence of cryptocurrency and NFTs?

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