Paris-based Sorare, a fantasy football game where fans can trade official blockchain cards, has signed an agreement with Spanish and German giants Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF and Schalke 04, to bring the benefits of blockchain gaming to football fans.
For decades, Football fans have traditionally collected and played with physical player cards, but when it comes to the digital world, this has never been possible.
Sorare, founded in 2018, offers blockchain player cards as limited edition digital collectibles, which gamers can own, freely trade and use in a global fantasy game. In Sorare, managers compose teams of 5 blockchain cards to compete in Fantasy Football Leagues to earn prizes and unlock achievements. Managers get ranked based on the performance of their players on the pitch, and bonus points related to the power of their blockchain cards.
Sorare is already officially licensed by 30 football clubs, with dozens of other major clubs lined up and ready to be announced throughout the remainder of the season.
Nicolas Julia, Sorare Co-founder and CEO, said: “We are very proud to have signed these agreements with Spanish and German heavyweights, and we thank them for their trust in Sorare. We see this as a game-changing announcement for the blockchain gaming and the football industry. Today’s announcement marks a new step in our vision to create a global open gaming ecosystem.”
Susana Martínez, Atlético Madrid Head of Licensing, commented: “Sorare’s innovation and expertise make them a perfect partner to introduce this ground-breaking game and what we believe will become coveted digital collectibles for Atlético Madrid fans around the world. With already 30 football clubs officially licensed, Sorare is clearly leading the way in this new market.”