Yet another exhilarating edition of the annual World Series of Trading (WSOT) has come to a triumphant conclusion! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in this virtual battle for the city.
Staying true to the vision of championing the spirit of competition and fair play with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space, WSOT returned with an imaginative twist and took our traders on an epic expedition with dragons, legends and treasure troves.
A grand total of 34,738 traders participated in WSOT this year — that is a whopping 280.86% of last year’s turnout! This also significantly drove up the total prize pool to a historic $4.09 million, a remarkable increase from last year’s $1.27 million. We saw team players from 136 eligible regions joining forces in the main event, reinforcing our vision to cultivate camaraderie between crypto traders from around the world. In addition, the competition was also joined by A-list esports athletes from NAVI, Astralis, Alliance and Virtus.pro, who were undaunted by the battleground and took on the challenge as troop captains of their respective teams.
Other impressive WSOT 2021 figures:
- Troop Throwdown Prize Pool — 2,400,000 USDT
- Solo Showdown Prize Pool — 1,500,000 USDT
- NFTs awarded — 1,339
We are truly humbled and honored for the continuous support of our customers, partners and the larger global crypto community.
Hats off to all of you for the stellar performance!
We at Bybit and WSOT are also delighted to continue our partnership with UNICEF in empowering girls’ education in East Asia and the Pacific. With 5% of the prize pool and additional contributions from Bybit, the total BTC donation came up to $400,000 — quadrupled from our previous contribution. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the traders who made it possible for us to put science and technology education within reach for marginalized groups with innovative solutions.
Despite this astounding success, we are not resting on our laurels. We at Bybit remain committed to our mantra of Listen, Care and Improve. We will continue our journey in forging the path to the future of crypto and provide an unparalleled trading experience for our traders.
Stay tuned and gear up, for what we have in store for you will be even more phenomenal than you can imagine!
Thank you once more for your support and for making history with us through WSOT 2021. Stay safe, everyone!
Ben Zhou CEO, Bybit