WSOT: A Message From Our CEO

Dear Troopers,

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the inaugural World Series of Trading (WSOT).

The world has been faced with an unprecedented crisis, both in magnitude and nature. Times of extraordinary challenges test our collective will, but also bring out the best of our collective humanity. While we’ve adopted novel ways to interact with one another to protect our communities’ well-being, it has also brought about moments of unease and isolation.

WSOT was conceptualized to bring cryptocurrency trading enthusiasts together to experience the exhilaration of crypto trading competition on a global stage. Those of us who worked to make WSOT happen, believe in the importance of empowering traders who embody the passion and vigor for crypto trading. This event strives to champion the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivate camaraderie between crypto derivatives traders from all over the world with the ultimate goal of creating positive change in the crypto space.

This summer’s edition of WSOT took our traders on a journey through the galaxy with various space-themed events and competitions. Traders who signed-up enjoyed many perks throughout the tournament, including bonuses, trading fee discounts, and exclusive WSOT merchandise. The grand prize pool was an unprecedented 100 BTC, double (yes, double!) the previous “Bybit Games: BTC Brawl” prize pool of 50 BTC!

Here are some other astounding WSOT figures:

USDT Prize Pool – 90,000 USDT
Total Participants – 12,368 Troopers
BTC Troop Showdown – 135 Teams totaling 10,240 Troopers
USDT Solo Throwdown – 2,128 Troopers

Aside from the prize pool’s two-fold increase, the 12,368 participants for WSOT far exceeded the BTC Brawl’s total of 7,608. We are truly humbled by the unwavering support of our customers and partners.

Another significant milestone for Bybit during WSOT was the partnership with UNICEF New Zealand. We pledged 5% of the final prize pool to assist in their efforts to help vulnerable children recover from the fallout of the global pandemic. We want to thank all our traders who supported us in this endeavor to give back to our planet.

Bybit is ever committed to the mantra of Listen, Care, and Improve. We will continue to grow with our traders while endeavoring to deliver an unparalleled trading experience to them. Brace yourselves, the next edition of WSOT will be even bigger, better, and more competitive!

Thank you once more for making WSOT 2020 a resounding success. Stay safe, everyone!

Yours sincerely

Ben Zhou
CEO, Bybit