On Friday the fantasy football game Sorare will introduce a new card rarity type, the so-called Limited Card. These cards will have a yellow color, and each season there’s a maximum of 1,000 cards per football player. The idea behind the cards is to make the fantasy football game more inclusive.
Until now Sorare offered four types of cards with each a different rarity. The light grey common cards aren’t stored on the blockchain, and serve as a free-to-play option for the game. However, the red, blue and brown ones are all NFTs. Each season there are a maximum of 100 red cards per player, 10 blue cards and 1 brown card. The addition of the 1,000 yellow cards, will probably mean a cheaper alternative for the red ones.
Cheaper cards, also means that it’s easier to get started. In Game Week 194 (GW194), that’s Friday August 20th, players can use these Limited cards for the first time. Sorare will open a new division, Division 5, starting with the Global All-Star league. One week later, in GW196, players can also use the Limited cards in for example the Champion Europe league or the Champion Asia one.
In Division 5 players will need 5 Limited cards. Sorare doesn’t allow the common grey ones and the rare red ones in Division 5. In Division 5 gamers can win more Limited Cards and ETH prizes for when they reach the podium. For now Limited cards can’t be used in Division 4.
How much does it cost
We don’t know yet how much a Limited card will cost. These cards will be offered to the market through an auction. It’s very likely that the first edition cards will go for a higher auction price than the 34th edition. Nonetheless it’s within the line of expectations that a Limited card will be significantly cheaper than a rare card. A very good rare card will easily cost you 0.3 ETH, which currently equals roughly $900. Super rare cards go for at least a couple of hundred up to thousands.
Considering there are 1,000 Limited cards per player, I wouldn’t be surprised of the price of these cards will be between $10 and $50 on average, while only the super famous players might go for more. Because we shouldn’t forget that there’s also a sense of collectability to the Sorare fantasy football game.
However, buying the right Sorare cards isn’t easy. There are different things you need to look out for, and your budget is just one of them. Does this player play a lot of matches? Are they injured a lot? Do they score? Assist? Receive bookings? Read our guide on how to earn in Sorare here. Keep in mind, the article doesn’t go deep into card rarity, but tells you how to optimize your Sorare purchases and start earning from the game.
How to play Sorare
You can play Sorare for free, but that takes away lots of the excitement to be fair. You need to purchase collectible player cards, and the players on these cards will become your team. Each game week you select the players, each represented by an NFT card, of which you think they will perform best.
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.
If you make enough points, you will earn 0.01 or 0.02 ETH. Are you among the best? Then you will receive a free card, which are much more valuable. Learn more on how to play and earn in Sorare here, or sign up for the game here.
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 Online Magazine. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.