Competitors in the fantasy football game Sorare have been winning cards since the game launched last year, and now the game has revamped its tournament rewards completely. The best players in each league will now win money prizes, while high rankings also provide card prizes. These rules apply to managers in all divisions.
From now on Sorare will be rewarding over 700 cards per week. Rewards will be based on the player’s ranking and – in some cases – on the amount of points accumulated. The first three positions within each league will win money, ranging from 0.2 ETH for a top spot in Regional Division 4 to 1.0 ETH for a top spot in All-Star Division 1.
In addition Sorare will offer tournament rewards in ETH, for reaching more than a certain amount of points. In Division 4 players will earn 0.02 ETH for getting more than 2200 points and 0.01 ETH for 1800 points or more. As a result of all these money prizes, there’s more than 20 ETH to win ever single week. That’s more than $7700 at the current exchange rates.
28 Thousand Dollars
Earlier this month Brazilian superstar Neymar become a legendary player on Sorare. His unique card was auctioned for 28 thousand dollars. As a result it became the most valuable card on the platform. Sorare is consistently among the biggest blockchain applications, according to data from Nonfungibles. The past 7-day sales were good for more than 176 thousand dollars in trading volume.
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.
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!
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 communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.