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Champions Ascension



Champions Ascension is a true play-and-earn adventure set in a fantasy world shaped by players. Own, train, and equip NFT champions, and find glory in the Colosseum Eternal.

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Champions Ascension brings back the Roman empire's gladiator days, but this time in the Colosseum Eternal arena. The game brings with it a high stakes adventure fighting gameplay and rich lore of the characters living within Massina's world. Engage in gladiatorial combat as your chosen Champion strives to bring glory to his or her House in Massina. Whether you become forgotten in the Ministry of Bone, or ascend as an Eternal, your fate will be determined by violent clashes between the essences themselves. 

Develop your own story, and influence Massina. Collect, train, equip, and manage your own stable of brave and brutal gladiators. In Massina, they worship the god of combat. Blood on the sand symbolizes sacrifice, as legends are made in the Colosseum Eternal. With taverns, games, adventure, and political intrigue, you will be able to make new allies, venture into Massina, and experience an immersive world. 

Champions NFTs

The world of Massina revolves around Champions NFTs. Each character within Champions Ascension has its own advantages and options in gameplay, so you can explore, take on quests, craft gear, and fight fierce battles against other players. You can collect and trade Champions, or breed new characters by combining two of your existing heroes' genes.

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Due to the fact that each part contributes to the Champion's abilities differently, this makes battles always feel fresh, as each Champion will be able to gain or lose different advantages based on the Family and Class it belongs to, as well as the essences of its parts. In addition to 12 Families, there are 6 Classes, 2 Families per Class, and 7 Essences that each Champion derives its power from. Their breakdown can be found below:

  • Life
  • Arcane
  • Death
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth
  • Air
  • Demon
  • Beast
  • Celestial
  • Humanoid
  • Dragonkind
  • Undead
  • Challenger
  • Gladiator
  • Eternal
  • Prime Eternal

The Prime Eternal are the highest tier of champions and what all players in Champions Ascension should strive to have. They are a collection of 7622 NFTs that are all unique and no more will ever be minted again. They bring special perks for their holders, namely exclusive in-game victory poses and emotes, only Champions that may possess Divine parts, VIP access to closed betas, early features and mechanics before they release, a free Pet NFT for each Prime Eternal you hold, and the list goes on.


The current pre-alpha stage of Champions Ascension focuses heavily on PvP, with the promise of PvE down the road as well. For now, your performance within PvP is influenced by four major factors; weapons, family, essence, and parts. The goal is simple, two players enter the arena, and only one can come out. All you have to do is make sure you are the better player and defeat your opponent to get rewarded and climb up the game's competitive ladder.

For better understanding of the aforementioned four major factors, here is a brief overview on each element:

  • Family: dictates certain aspects of a champion's traits, including speed, health, defense, damage, etc.
  • Weapons: Each weapon when equipped provides a base damage and a core weapon moveset to the champion wielding it. It is worth to keep in mind certain weapons are exclusive to certain families.
  • Essence: A champion's core essence plays Champions Ascension's own version of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Arcane, Death, and Life. This directly affects how much direct damage you can throw at your opponent.
  • Parts: Each champion can have up to five active parts equipped at any time. Each part provides the character with a unique special attack that is power rated based on the equipped part's rarity, and themed based on the Essence output at the time.

How to Get Started

The Alpha build of Champions Ascension is now available for download on their website (make sure to create an account first) or through the Epic Games Store. Be sure to download the game client and dive into the arena to defeat your enemies and ascend as a champion.  

About Champions Ascension


Rough House Games

Champions Ascension

Champions Ascension is a play-and-earn adventure set in a player-driven high-fantasy universe.


Rough House Games