Short-video platform Triller announced on Monday that it has launched ‘’Metaverz’’, its new metaverse platform that will allow users to join and watch live concerts and sporting events like Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Triller Fight Club and Verzuz, and also engage with celebrities and influencers within the platform.
“We are extremely excited to debut the Metaverz and open up direct access to creators from all corners of the world,” said Triller’s Chief Executive Officer Mahi de Silva. “We are committed to expanding offerings for our users, creators, and businesses, and entering the metaverse strategically positions Triller at the forefront of several compelling trends including Web3 and decentralization. We are now on the frontline of the future of creator content – from NFT-backed collectibles and memorabilia to virtual concerts to gaming and shopping, the Metaverz ecosystem will be groundbreaking.”
For the launch of the Metaverz, which is now accessible through browsers, Dutch DJ Sam Feldt will host the ‘’Amsterdam Dance Event’’ on October 22, which will be free to anyone that joins the Metaverz.
Christopher Taurosa, Head of Metaverz, commented: “When your favorite sporting event is a continent away, you can still be there with front row seats, sharing unforgettable moments with other fans. If you want pursue a new digital shopping experience, you can shop at one of the stores in our virtual shopping malls, or, if gaming is something you enjoy, you can play along with your friends and interact with the community in so many new engaging ways only available in the Metaverz.“
Triller also announced a partnership with Epik, a Singapore-based global licensing agency that allows brands to offer digital experiences and items in games reached by over 1 billion gamers around the world. Triller said that they will create various games for the Metaverz and also unveil partnerships with top gaming companies in the future.
“I am very excited to partner with Triller on the launch of the Metaverz,” said Victor David, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Epik. “This is a perfect marriage combining Triller’s social network, creator platform, celebrities, events and content with our technical expertise, video game network and membership programs. By working together, we are one step closer to mass adoption and the result will be a rapid expansion into all things metaverse.“
The announcement arrives weeks after the TikTok-rival Triller announced that it has secured $310 million from Luxembourg-based alternative investment group Global Emerging Markets (GEM). Late last year, Triller announced that it was set to go public via a reverse merger with SeaChange International. The companies terminated the merger in June and Triller filed to go public via a direct listing just two weeks later.