BAS Beta & Gamester NFT Collection Utility (October 20, 2021)

Disclaimer: Some information included in this article is no longer accurate. For a detailed look at the current iteration of the beta, please read here: BAS Beta FAQ
The BAS Gamester NFT collection shall allow holders to access the BAS beta rewards phases that we will conduct throughout development. This will be a form of gamified farming; more play time will directly correlate to more rewards. Apes playing and testing the game will be able to mine BAS upon submitting feedback.
The Gamester NFTs can be deposited within a beta rewards farm contract, where testers are rewarded whilst they play.
The Gamester NFT line will have a champion mechanism (like a scholar mechanism), this allows the owner of an NFT to nominate an address/player to play on their behalf. There is a direct 50/50 reward split between owner and player for this process. This may be amended in future beta stages.
Deposited NFTs will have an owner and a selected Champion. An owner can be his own champion, however 2 NFTs cannot have the same champion. This means that each NFT will require a different player to play on its behalf even if the owner is the same.
These NFTs will be the premium beta access players for the current and all future BAS games.
The BAS Farming rewards token allocation shall slowly be released to reward players participating in BAS beta phases.
All Beta games will also be playable by non gamester champions who will not be able to earn through the game. All player results are however recorded and displayed on a game leaderboard. The BAS team will retain some of the Gamesters and turn some of the highest ranking non-earner players on their leaderboards into Beta testers under the scholar model.
As the Gamesters are going to be randomized on chain with Chainlink and have encoded metadata including rarity coefficients, they shall in subsequent Beta phases be able to farm and earn in game utility tokens used to mint, breed, level up and govern the BAS world. The rarities of Gamesters shall dictate the rewards for play in these future beta phases.

Launch Information

12 November Cost per NFT — 0.33 BNB
Reveals will occur in stages, e.g. every 1000 mints -> Reveal.
The collection will be listed and tradeable on Pancakeswaps NFT marketplace.
Marketers and Ambassadors will be able to register for a referral link.
By sharing their referral link on launch with their audiences, for each user purchasing with their link they shall receive 0.025 BNB (around 12 USD). They shall be able to withdraw these funds during the sale.
So basically if a marketer has 10 purchases with his link, he shall earn 120 USD directly withdrawable, if he has 100 purchases he shall earn 1200 USD, and so on.
There shall be a whitelist allocation of NFTs based on a series of competitions and a BAS staking round in order to reward holders. The team will reserve 100 NFTs for the team, 100 NFTs for Marketing and 50 NFTs for the Play to Grind Champions model.
The Staking round shall open 1 week before the NFT line launch and close 2 days prior to launch. A total of 2500 WL spots shall be reserved for it.
The amount of WL spots per person will be calculated based upon the amount of BAS staked within the pool, more staked -> more WL spots.
The Whitelist round will last 3 hours, after which minting will be open to everyone.

BAS Beta Rewards Phase 1

The inaugural BAS Beta Rewards phase shall allow Gamesters to play and earn by playing Block Ape Scissors. The provisional release for the BAS game beta will come shortly after the collection release — TBA.
There will be 1.5 million BAS to mine in the first beta phase.