Fantasy football game Sorare has added the Russian football club Krasnodar to their portfolio. First edition cards are now on auction. Krasnodar is the sixth club from Russia joining the fantasy football game after Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Krasnodar is the youngest club to ever join Sorare. The Russian club was granted professional status in 2008, and they’ve been in the Russian Premier League since 2011. Thanks to their third place in the competition last year, they are now competing in the Champions League for the first time.
Auctions are already ongoing. A rare card of Norwegian striker Marcus Berg sold for 27 EUR (0.077 ETH), while a rare card of goalkeeper Matvey Safonov went for 217 EUR (0.636 ETH). Dutch international Tonny Vilhena, and the Belgian striker Wanderson are likely to also generate quite some revenue for Sorare. Buying collectible cards can be done with ETH or using a credit card.
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. For example, the game is among the most active 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. As a result of the performance of that player on the actual pitch, card holders will earn points. Weekly Sorare is handing out hundreds of playing cards and more than 7700 dollars in prizes.
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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