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First Lionel Messi Card in Sorare Sold for $11.000

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Sorare has welcomed Paris Saint German to their game, and with it legendary football star Lionel Messi has entered the fantasy football NFT card game. The first card auctioned of the Argentinian superstar was a Limited card, selling for $11.192. A card with the serial number 2 sold for $3356, showing how much value users put in the first mint.

Despite the Limited card selling for well over 11 thousand dollars, it’s important to note that this is indeed a Limited card. These yellow-colored cards have been newly introduced, and have a supply of a maximum of 1000 cards per football player per season. Currently Rare cards are also listed for auction, the first one of these sold later today for more than $24.000.

Paris Saint Germain is just one of the latest additions to Sorare. The fantasy football game keeps expanding its footprint. Last week the first club from Peru joined the game, while the week before the game welcomed La Liga.

Sorare has recently moved its ecosystem to a layer-2 solution, allowing users to trade NFTs without having the deal with gas fees. Not only can users see their transferred and earned NFTs much faster, but Sorare also doesn’t need to cover all the gas fees. It’s really a win-win situation that’s saving the tech startup millions of dollars per year.

Explain Sorare to me please

Sorare is a fantasy football game powered by blockchain technology. 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!

Ultimately, Sorare’s attraction is twofold. On the one hand you want to have the superstars, purely as a collectible. However, from a gameplay point of view you’d want the cards of players that do important work for their team. For example players with a high pass completion, or strikers that score lots of goals, and defenders that make lots of tackles.

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.

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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.