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Alpha Metaverse completes Shape Immersive

2022-05-05 12:01 ET - News Release

Mr. Brian Wilneff reports

ALPHA METAVERSE TECHNOLOGIES COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF SHAPE IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Further to its news release dated April 13, 2022, Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc. has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding share capital of Shape Immersive Entertainment Inc. from all of the former shareholders of Shape.

Shape creates three-dimensional and non-fungible token (NFT) content and experiences for brands, including Red Bull and the Olympics. Shape has also created metaverse experiences for NFT leaders RTFKT (recently acquired by Nike) and Star Atlas. Bringing Shape's next-generation content creation abilities into the company's portfolio of gaming solutions are intended to accelerate the company's metaverse production capabilities, provide cross-selling opportunities across business units, and allow further gaming intellectual property development and speed to market. Shape will function as a business unit within the company and Shape's management team will continue to lead the studio.

"Acquiring Shape accelerates Alpha's positioning as a global leader in metaverse technology, NFT content creation and Web3 gaming. Shape's reputation and skillsets are important assets to add to Alpha's growing portfolio of gaming software-as-a-service applications and metaverse capabilities. The acquisition will allow the company to both invest in Shape's growth and capacity while also giving Alpha the ability to build recognized metaverse gaming experiences in-house," stated Brian Wilneff, chief executive officer of Alpha.

A leader in metaverse development since inception in 2018, Shape was founded by Vancouver VR/AR Association co-presidents Alex Chuang and Dan Burgar. Mr. Chuang is a British Columbia Business 30 under 30 award winner and founded Launch Academy, Western Canada's largest tech incubator, which has helped its members raise over $2-billion since inception. Mr. Burgar is an official top 15 technology voice on LinkedIn and a leading voice generally in the global metaverse community.

"The metaverse is anticipated to be worth between $8-trillion to $13-trillion by 2030. By combining Shape's talent and experience in Web3 with the existing gaming portfolio and user base of Alpha, Alpha will further its expansion into Web3 and position itself to capitalize on the unique tipping point in technology disruption," stated James Basnett, chief executive officer of Shape.

In connection with the acquisition, the company also announces that 3.5 million performance warrants that were issued on Sept. 1, 2020, to certain consultants have vested in accordance with their terms and become exercisable.

About Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc.

Alpha Metaverse Technologies is a technology company that focuses on emerging industries in e-sports, mobile, console and Web-based gaming, e-commerce, and other high-growth opportunities such as augmented reality/virtual reality Web3 and blockchain-based businesses. Through a strong portfolio of technology assets and products such as GamerzArena and HeavyChips, Alpha brings a unique mass appeal focus to modern gaming platforms.

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