Starting in early 2021 players will be able to stake their AXS to earn weekly rewards. These rewards will initially start out high to incentivize user growth and gradually decline as Axie Infinity reaches maturity. AXS staking rewards will be escrowed for 1 year from when they are claimed and can be vested once the escrow period has concluded.
As the AXS yield is reduced the stakers can, through governance, vote in additional rewards from the DAO reserve pool.
% of total supply
Gradual unlock over ~5.5 years
Incentivizing stakers to add value to Axie Infinity - The Axie Score.
Those who stake to earn yield in Axie Infinity will be able to claim a weekly reward if they stake their tokens for a period of time (3, 6, and 12 months).
If the stakers provide additional value to Axie Infinity during the week before claiming, the rewards could be higher or even have a chance for a special NFT drop.
These are the current ways stakers can add value to Axie Infinity:
Participate in governance votes when required
Play the game
The required amount of games played per week is still being decided
The stakers who are not players or interested in participating in governance will be able to delegate their required "work" to other parties.
This might lead to a future where guilds or corporations with massive amounts of AXS will need to look for talented players who can ensure a high enough Axie score to collect weekly yield.