Sorare is on a roll! It secured a licensing agreement with French Football Federation to release Digital Card NFTs based on the French National Team. This partnership marks the release of the first-ever National Team cards in Sorare which previously only had Club Cards.
The national team’s digital cards are the newest addition to Sorare’s growing list. There are currently over 140 other licensed teams in the game such as Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid.
Les Bleus Welcome La France
Sorare is currently enjoying a massive international fan base of nearly 100,000 monthly users spread across 140 countries. The $70 Million worth of digital cards currently circulating in the game are all “Club Cards.” So the decision to incorporate national teams and introduce a new line, “National Team Cards,” is the next natural move.
Considering that France is the reigning world champion, it is the best choice to be Sorare’s maiden National Team Cards. Commenting on the partnership, Sorare’s CEO, Nicolas Julia, said: “Today is a historic day for Sorare as we release the World Champions to the game through our unique collaboration with the French Football Federation! The team is on fire and much more is coming soon to bring you the best of the world of football.”
Club Cards vs. National Team Cards
The licensing agreement permits the creation of Digital Card NFTs in time for the Euro Competition. The National Team Cards will have the same utility as the Club Cards. These cards are part of the current supply of 111 cards for each player per season.
Sorare will auction at least 5 National Team cards per player where the player’s total supply permits. For the 2020 season, the company will tokenize France national team players such as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, and Hugo Lloris into digital cards. In addition, player cards for the fantasy football game will have varied scores and rarity based on their performance stats stored on the blockchain.
Anticipating the fans’ excitement, the Top 29 in any Global Nations tournament will win a National team card starting Game Week 174. However, Sorare clarified that this number would be revised once they progress to knock-out stages and welcome a new National Team. Additionally, players can potentially win a National Team card for podium finishes in the Global All-Star divisions.
Sorare CEO Nicolas teased the fans a bit more. He said, “We’ve onboarded the World champions: the French Team. It is the first of many football associations that will be joining us in the coming weeks and months.”
Sorare’s Success Story
Sorare has come a long way, from chasing VCs to raising over $50 Million in Series A funding led by Benchmark. Sorare’s success is a good mix of flawless execution and cutting-edge technology. To be precise, Sorare is like an intersection between trading cards, fantasy football and NFTs. Combining the established physical sport collectible cards market with the emerging NFT Trend brought fantasy football to the next level.
The success of Sorare also demonstrates the importance of a strong community for NFT Projects. More than being a game, Sorare is a highly relevant, powerful & engaging way for fans to own their passion.