Should the following $15,400 grant in the Sponsorship category be approved?
HK Web3Sports is dedicated to organizing Web3 sports-related events.
Our mission is to unite communities through sports activities, fostering stronger connections and promoting healthier lifestyles among individuals in the Web3 industry.
By prioritizing physical activity and social engagement, we strive to create unique and impactful events that bring together like-minded individuals and create lasting connections.
15,400 USD in DAI
HK Web3Sports organises monthly sports meet ups with Web3 project owners and individuals. Our events are unique since they include different sports like Running, Muay Thai, Surfing, Football, etc. We have been organising events in Hong Kong and our groups are only growing every time.
Nothing bonds communities better than sports. We see it in both professional and amateur sports. Sports not only give a feeling of belonging but also promote a healthier lifestyle while forming meaningful connections in a less stressful environment, foster stronger relationships, build trust and improve mental health, productivity, overall health and well-being.
Our events are also less overwhelming as an entry point for people interested in Web3 than the usual, more formal events and we are seeing almost 50% of attendees being their first ever Web3 event they attend.
Why Hong Kong
The Hong Kong government has recently legalised cryptocurrency retail trading, which added to the low tax, the strong financial system and the lifestyle of the city, makes Hong Kong a prime spot to rapidly grow its numbers of builders. The proximity of China and their huge Web3 community is another point to have in mind and a migration of builders from mainland China to Hong Kong is already happening. We can expect Hong Kong to become one of the most important Web3 hubs in the world in a short period of time.
How does Decentraland benefit
By becoming the sponsors of these events Decentraland will achieve a unique position in a very young, rapidly growing Web3 community in Hong Kong. Our events are also perfectly positioned to welcome newcomers to Hong Kong since they are very casual and a great way to not only learn about Decentraland but to meet other Web3 folks and rapidly become part of the community.
Our events always end up with what they call in Rugby “third half”. After our activities there is time to chat, meet the others and present the projects that have sponsored us. This “third half” can last from 1.5 hours to a whole day hence reinforcing the ties between the participants and making them a lot more responsive to project presentations.
The Chinese Web3 community is specially interested in NFT and Metaverse projects which align perfectly with Decentraland’s views.
A showcase of our past events can be seen in our website: https://hkweb3sports.com
Our intention is to organise a meet up every 3 weeks approximately.
The grant will help us fund events for the next 4 months or 5 events.
We expect to reach 100 attendees per event in the next 2 months.
August → Successfully organise and execute a ‘Surfing the Web3’ event with an introduction to surf delivered by professional coaches, drinks, a barbeque and a presentation of Decentraland. Expected attendees: 50
End of August/Beginning of September → Successfully organise and execute a ‘Bubble Football’ event with drinks, dinner, DJ and a showcase of what the attendees from the previous event have built on Decentraland. Expected attendees: 70
End of September → Successfully organise and execute a ‘Paintball’ event including drinks, food and showcasing how Decentraland can help the existing projects the attendees already have built. Expected attendees: 100
The rest of the events are yet to be organised depending on various factors like weather conditions, venues availability and our own community preferences.