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Wondr Gaming Corp
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Shares Issued 163,410,545
Close 2021-11-12 C$ 0.20
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Wondr Gaming to auction first NFT

2021-11-15 12:27 ET - News Release

Mr. Jon Dwyer reports

WONDR GAMING LAUNCHES SPORTS.WONDRNFT.COM, BECOMING ONE OF THE FIRST PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES IN NORTH AMERICA TO MINT AND SELL NFTS ON ITS WHOLLY OWNED MARKETPLACE

Wondr Gaming Corp. will launched its first non-fungible auction today at 9 a.m. EST on the Wondr NFT website, showcasing Olympic decathlon gold medalist and closing ceremonies flag bearer Damian Warner.

The NFT captures the process and final pencil sketch that shows Mr. Warner's Olympic gold medal performance, captured by renowned pencil artist from London, Ont., Dan Pietens.

Mr. Warner and Mr. Pietens were classmates at Montcalm Highschool. "It is an unbelievable coincidence that the 'greatest athlete,' and arguably one of the greatest pencil sketch artists in the world, attended the same high school, at the same time, in London, Ont.," stated Jeff Fischer, Fischer & Associates.

"This drawing of me, which has combined my image from the podium and the end of the race, looks like a photograph. You need to see the time lapse to believe he actually drew it," stated Olympic gold medalist Mr. Warner.

The drawing took Mr. Pietens over 35 hours to complete. "The medal alone was an eight-hour session, but I wanted to get it right," said Mr. Pietens. In the foreground, Mr. Pietens has captured what has been dubbed the "last man standing," at the end of the final event of the decathlon.

"Although my focus has primarily been NHL players," Mr. Pietens continued, "it is fitting that the launch of the limited edition, signed series is with my friend, classmate and teammate from high school ... who just happens to be the greatest athlete!"

A portion of the sale will go to support the next generation of Mr. Warners through KidSport Canada.

Wondr has partnered with a leading Canadian crypto custodian in order to mint NFTs on its own white-labelled NFT platform, as well as payment API solutions provider Wyre to exchange crypto to fiat to ensure Wondr does not hold crypto on its balance sheet. Wondr has built a seamless process that allows music, sports and gaming fans to purchase NFTs of their favourite musicians, athletes and gamers.

"The success of an NFT drop relies heavily on the story behind the NFT itself, and the go-to-market strategy and network behind the drop. Through our affiliated media network, Wondr reaches almost one billion views per month, across 20-plus owned and operated channels. We harness this network to showcase our NFT drops, and to expose them to a massive market primarily located in North America. The incredible story of Pietens and Warner growing up together, and the narrative behind how this NFT came to be, is a major catalyst for market demand and subsequent NFT trading of the asset. This is the first of many unique, story-enriched NFTs that Wondr will curate, mint and sell," stated Jon Dwyer, chairman and chief executive officer, Wondr Gaming.

About Wondr Gaming Corp.

Wondr Gaming, a publicly traded entertainment company on the Canadian Securities Exchange, builds partnerships and fosters community within the e-sports, professional sports and music industries through loyalty and rewards, NFTs, and its growing media business. Wondr Gaming generates revenue through brand partnerships hosted on its loyalty and rewards platform, the sale of NFTs focused on gaming, sports and music, and through media sales hosted on its variety of partner platforms.

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