Fantasy football game Sorare has released a series new NFT cards of clubs that became champions in their national competitions. The Champion Edition cards are rare cards, the most common ones, but with a special design. There will only be one Champion Edition card per player.
Among the clubs that are part of the Champion Edition series are Ajax, Lille OSC, Bayern Munich, Sporting, Inter Milan, Zenit St. Peterburg and Athletico Madrid. The player cards are now on auction with the first auctions ending at 9pm UTC.
These cards don’t add any extra gameplay opportunities to the game, as they function just like normal regular cards. However, the cards are visually distinctive and could perhaps become a nice memory for fans of the champions of the 2020-2021 season.
New play-to-earn mechanics
Aside from the Champion Edition cards, this will also be the first week that the new dynamic reward system launches. According to Sorare this model is scalable, sustainable and dynamic. Basically it means that when there are more active teams, there will also be more rewards. When there are less teams (because there’s a summer break), there will be less rewards.
Regions will open up if there’s at least one club active. The Global All-Star pool opens up when there are at least two regions active. Global Nations, the mode in which national teams get into the action, works like a Special Weekly. The first one starts this weekend thanks to some matches in South America and Asia. Read more about the new mechanics here.
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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 popular applications on the Ethereum blockchain. In addition the company received a four million dollar investment to push the game forward, while signing FC Barcelona star Pique as a spokesperson and adding Real Madrid to the game.
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!
For every game week managers will need to select a team from the player card collection. They will need one goalkeeper, one defender, one midfielder, one attacker and an extra field player. Players earn points based on the real-life performance of those players. Therefore players that play regularly, are active in winning team, hardly make mistakes, and score a lot of goals, are generally valuable. Each card can only be used once during a game week, but if you have enough cards you can join in multiple leagues.
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, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.