ESL Gaming has announced a partnership with Immutable X, the leading Layer 2 scaling solution for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Ethereum. In a bid to power carbon neutral and gas free trading of ESL Pro Tour NFTs, ESL Gaming plans to evolve their audiences’ experience by developing NFTs through Immutable X. 

ESL Gaming will introduce what they hope to be a strong NFT platform enabling esports enthusiasts and supporters around the world to buy, sell, and exchange NFT assets on ESL Pro Tour. The core partnership with Immutable X will ensure ESL is provided with the needed scaling infrastructure. Furthermore, the partnership will make certain that esports fans can access carbon neutral and gas free minting and trading of NFTs, while being able to trade with their mind at ease since Immutable X’s hyper-secure protocol directly inherits the layer-1 security of Ethereum.

“The Immutable team has gaming in their DNA and we share the same vision for the future of NFTs. In combination with a deep passion for the community, this is the only way to forge meaningful innovation in the space,” says Bernhard Mogk, SVP Global Business Development at ESL Gaming. “We could not be more excited to launch on Immutable X, the best possible community-driven and fan-centric collectible platform to buy, collect and own some of the most memorable moments in EPT history.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to build our EPT NFT offering on top of the Immutable X platform,” says David Hiltscher, VP Fan Value Management & Analytics at ESL Gaming. “Immutable’s solution to carbon neutral and gas-free trading of NFTs fits our needs perfectly, and we can’t wait to show fans what we’re building!”

Immutable X is built with bleeding-edge zk-rollup technology. Since its inception in April 2021, the Immutable X protocol has given impressive growth opportunities for its users and developers such as instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, and zero gas fees - while securing users’ digital assets on Ethereum. Immutable X has committed to offset any carbon footprint with certified climate-conscious partners, Trace and Cool Effect, making every NFT on its Layer 2 100% carbon neutral.

"ESL’s vision for NFTs for ESL Pro Tour moments has the fans’ experience top of mind,” said Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable X. “At Immutable X, we make it easy for leading gaming partners like ESL to integrate NFTs into their experiences without sacrificing security or speed. We are thrilled to partner with a leader like ESL and look forward to a great partnership in the years to come.”

ESL Gaming will announce further information as it becomes available.