Fantasy football game Sorare has welcomed the Japanese football competition J-League to its list of licensed clubs and leagues. Starting from Tuesday August 18th players and collectors can buy cards from players from the Japanese football competition. This is the second Asian league joining the fantasy football game after they added the Korean league one month ago.
The addition of the Japanese competition brings some interesting cards on the market. Soon gamers will be able to buy cards of the legendary Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta. His card will be sought by many.
Even more legendary is Kazuyoshi Miura. He’s the oldest player and oldest goalscorer in the history of professional football. With still more than 11 hours on the countdown, the first rare card of Miura is already 0.134 ETH ($56.75). The most expensive rare card ever is one of Junior Negao, which sold for 3.328 ETH, followed by the same guy (2.929 ETH and 2.777 ETH) and Cesinha (2.749 ETH).
In July Sorare got a 4 million dollar investment, and pledged to double the number of licensed clubs before the end of the year. This was a promise after the company already incorporated the South Korean K-league and the Major League Soccer. Therefore we can expect a lot more competitions and clubs to be added in the months to come.
What is Sorare?
Sorare is a fantasy football game powered by blockchain technology. The project also has support from game publisher Ubisoft through the company’s entrepreneurs lab. Blockchain technology introduces actual scarcity to digital cards, so these cards have a limited supply.
Players can use the cards they’ve bought to create a fantasy team. Each card represents a real player. Based on the performance of that player on the actual pitch, the card holders will earn points. Every week the teams with the most points will earn new cards as a reward.
The cheapest cards generally sell for a couple of dollars, while the most wanted ones go for well over a thousand dollars a piece. Join the game!
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast, but above all he’s a father and husband who moved to another country in 2014. One year later he got in touch with crypto, and the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.