World of Warcraft Veteran Taewon Yun Joins Web3 MMO Worldwide Webb
With a $10 million raise, a successful first ranked season, and now Taewon Yun’s expertise, Worldwide Webb is leading the way for Web3 games!
At the time of publication, John held 1 Worldwide Webb Small Apartment NFT, purchased for 0.214 ETH ($393 USD). This NFT was acquired via the secondary market.
This fast-growing Web3 MMO has just received a huge shot in the arm!
Yesterday, Worldwide Webb – the browser-based 16-bit Web3 MMO – announced former Live Ops Lead for World of Warcraft and Ultima Online, Managing Director at Wargaming (World of Tanks), and Chief Business Officer at Super Evil Megacorp (Vainglory), Taewon Yun, as Strategic Advisor.
Yun will utilise his wealth of experience at the pinnacle of MMO gaming to drive Worldwide Webb forward, and is especially keen to extend their Web3 and AI expertise, where he also advises a myriad of up-and-coming startups.
What is Worldwide Webb?
Debuting in 2020, Worldwide Webb is a free-to-play, browser-based 16-bit Web3 MMO. Currently in early Alpha, the game sees players take part in exciting minigames – including reverse bullet hell experience Rugbusterz, and ranked 2v2 PVP mode Blockbusterz – for honour, glory, and NFT rewards.
Built on Ethereum, the game allows players to utilise their PFPs as their in-game avatars, with custom visuals and animations – pitting Bored Apes against Cool Cats, Deadfellaz against CyberKongz and many more – with hundreds of popular collections supported.
The game raised $10mil in February 2023, thanks to a seed round by Pantera Capital, and has big plans to grow across the rest of this year and beyond, with regional servers, in-game dungeons, a mobile release and much more in the pipelines – which gave Worldwide Webb the Honourable Mention spot in our Top 10 Most Anticipated Web3 Games of 2023!
Speaking of the appointment, Taewon Yun said:
“I’m grateful that I have always been able to work on world-changing projects with the best talents in the industry. I’m not interested in repeating what someone else already has done. The team at the Worldwide Webb is no exception to that and I’m beyond excited to be a part of their journey to build a completely new kind of living, breathing MMO by creatively leveraging Web3 and AI as key tech stacks.”
Thomas Webb, Founder & CEO at Worldwide Webb, added:
“With a proven track record of shaping the landscape of top MMORPGs since their inception, Taewon brings unparalleled expertise and a keen understanding of what works and what doesn’t within the gaming industry. His steadfast commitment to building living, breathing virtual worlds ensures that his guidance will be laser-focused, enabling us to refine our vision and execute with precision.”
For more information about Worldwide Webb, visit their website, follow their Twitter, and join their Discord community.