Axie Infinity OG’s Purchase BIG3 Basketball Team

Axie Infinity OGs purchase majority shares in two time Big3 Championship team Trilogy.

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A group of Axie Infinity OGs purchased majority shares in a basketball team from Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league.

Axie Infinity CoFounder, Jeff Zirlin, Axie Chat hosts Baronar and Enjoi, along with Axie OGs, Artic, Cloudwhite, Flying Falcon, Coco Bear, RCTech, Aur, and Freak purchased a majority of the Fire-Tier NFTs unlocking ownership-like benefits in the defending Big3 Champion team. The Axie Infinity Decentralized Autonomous Organization (Axie DAO) who was also given a 1/25th portion of the team.

“Partnering with the largest NFT-based game in the world demonstrates BIG3’s commitment to a meaningful Web3. Hopefully with the Axie community behind the team, Trilogy, can pull out a win and go for the Championship 3-peat,” Flying Falcon said.

Source: Cloudwhite

The BIG3 NFTs were released on May 8 as a move by the 3v3 basketball league to empower the fans through blockchain technology.  NFT holders are entitled voting rights as owners in various decisions regarding the team, such as certain team management decisions, player of the game/week choices, and All-Star participants, among other benefits.  Other top tier fan services for NFT owners include reserved VIP owners seating section, player and coach meet-and-greets, and VIP parking and arena entrance, 

“Big3 is a rapidly growing league that provides highly competitive and entertaining basketball,” Flying Falcon explained. “We are impressed by the league’s commitment to enhance the relationship between team, fan and owner. Trilogy was an obvious pick given our belief in the players, coached by the legendary Stephen Jackson.”

Source: Ghazzhi

As the leading light of the PlayandEarn blockchain gaming space, Axie Infinity has promoted community as its main message. The ownership group’s purchase of Trilogy as a way to bring the Axie Infinity community closer together in supporting their new basketball team is consistent with that message.

“We think this is a great opportunity for the Axie community to celebrate a sports team together and welcome Trilogy as the “home team” of Lunacia,” Cloudwhite told BSC News. “We’re proud that we were able to further include the Axie community by gifting one of the 25 ownership-like tokens to AxieDAO. We hope it creates some interesting opportunities for fan engagement.” 


Out of the 12 teams in the league, only the Ghost Ballers, Bivouac, and the 3 Headed Monsters have no NFT Affiliation attached to them yet. Other prominent owners in the NFT scene are DeGods, affiliates of the Killer 3s, Dogecoin for Aliens, Veefriends for Triplets, Moonbirds for TriState, Wave for Enemies, Krause House for the Ball Hogs, The Whitelist Aces for Power, and King of Midtown for 3’s Company.

“Personally, I’m a basketball fan and have been hearing good things about BIG3,” Freak shared with BSC News. “I Admire Ice Cube’s work and like that they are experimenting with digital ownership. Hoping for great things to come from BIG3”


The BIG3 Championships is set for Aug 21, where Axie Infinity’s Trilogy will face off against The Whitelist Aces’ Power for the Big3 Title. Trilogy won two of the last four Big3 championship matches, while Power won the title in 2018.

What Is Axie Infinity:

Axie Infinity is a PlayAndEarn blockchain game where players breed, collect, and play with digital pets called Axies and earn from the interactions. It’s built on Ronin, an Ethereum-based side-chain developed by Vietnamese-based gaming studio Sky Mavis. The protocol put eyes on the PlayAndEarn gaming industry back in 2021. In addition, the team is building a digital nation where each community member comes together to play, earn, and live in Lunacia.

Where to find Axie Infinity:

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