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Sorare Auctions Neymar for Record Amount

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Fantasy football platform Sorare auctioned an unique player card of the Brazilian footballer Neymar for over 28 thousand dollars. Fantasy football game Sorare holds auctions all the time for their cards, but it’s the one-of-a-kind cards that make headlines. It’s the biggest auction so far on the platform.

The auction of the Neymar card was hyped by Sorare. Ultimately a player called Mr.Karuppu took the card home. He started playing Sorare this summer, and probably spent well over one hundred thousand dollars on his 792 player cards. Mr.Karuppu has 50 unique players, including players like Andres Iniesta, Cristian Pavon, Nani, and of course Neymar.

As Neymar’s club Paris Saint Germain just recently joined Sorare, this is the first unique card of the Brazilian superstar. Kylian Mbappé and Marquinhos, both players of the same French football team, complete the top three biggest auctions on Sorare according to data from SorareData. However, Mbappé (31.18 ETH) and Marquinhos (22 ETH) don’t come close to Neymar’s 74.4 ETH winning bid.

Unique cards are the most valuable cards in the fantasy football game Sorare. There’s a maximum of one unique card per player per season. While rare cards sell for a couple of dollars up to a couple of hundred dollars, and super rares cost a couple of hundred dollars up to a couple of thousand dollars. The unique cards always go for a couple of thousand.

Even though prices are indicated in dollars, the auction actually happens in Ethereum. Gamers who join Sorare are able to buy cards using ETH, even though the fantasy football game also allows creditcard purchases.

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. The fantasy football game is enjoying lots of hype in recent months. Consistently the game is among the most applications on the Ethereum blockchain. In July the company received a four million dollar investment to push the game forward. Before the end of the year, the Paris-based company wants to have approximately 150 different clubs in their portfolio.

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!

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Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but 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 content manager and creator at heart, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.