OKX Ventures, the venture arm of OKX, has signed an investment and partnership agreement with Thirdverse Group (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Hirohisa Kunimitsu), a corporate group led by Thirdverse Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Thirdverse Group") for the advancement of Web 3.0 game development and consumer adoption.
“In particular, we are especially excited about the launch of CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-, which sits at the intersection of Web 3.0 gaming, soccer, and popular Japanese manga. The timing of the launch is great as it coincides with this year’s World Cup. We believe that this project will be a great start for Thirdverse and look forward to the upcoming games in the future,” said Jeffrey Yunan Ren, head of OKX Ventures.
OKX has a long history of sponsoring premier sports teams, including the English Premier League champions Manchester City FC.
“Mass adoption, with no doubt, will be key to the future of Web3. To realize this, we are convinced that developing killer web3-first content with user-friendly UI/UX and marketing is a must. We chose OKX as our partner not just of their global track record but also their strength in branding including supporting world-class athletes and sports teams towards mass adoption. We look forward to introduce Web3 to the global audience together, starting from CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-. Web3 is Now!” said Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO of Thirdverse.
Captain Tsubasa is one of the most popular and long-lasting Japanese manga series. It first appeared in print in 1981 and went on to spawn numerous additional volumes, as well as several animated television shows, the last of which aired in 2019. Over 80 million copies of Captain Tsubasa have been sold worldwide, making it one of the most successful manga series of all time.
In regards to the joint partnership, OKX Ventures will be providing marketing and business development support in additional to capital. Furthermore, OKX Ventures will act as a gateway for Thirdverse to potentially engage in additional partnerships with OKX, including but not limited to: sponsoring NFTs, developing on OKX Chain, and token listings.
#### About Captain Tsubasa -Rivals-
"CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is an upcoming blockchain game that allows you to train the characters from the original manga "Captain Tsubasa", and play against other players. In "RIVAL Mode", players will play against rival characters and reproduce the original story, whereas in "PvP Mode", play against other "rivals" online.
The characters come in generative NFTs, together with special-shot 3D movies as well as generative BGMs that are played inside the game. Enhance your one-of-a-kind NFT, form your unique team, and play against your rivals.
For further details, please check the latest announcements from the official Twitter account.
#### Official Links
**Twitter (English):** https://twitter.com/TsubasaRivalsEN
**Twitter (Japanese):** https://twitter.com/TsubasaRivalsJA
#### About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
**Company name:** Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
**Representative:** Hirohisa Kunimitsu, CEO
**Established:** April 30, 2013
**Head office:** 11F KANDA SQUARE, WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
**Business:** Virtual reality and web3 game development and distribution
**Corporate website:** https://www.thirdverse.io/
For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact
Thridverse Co., Ltd.
#### About OKX
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