Football superstar Lionel Messi is joining the Fantasy Football NFT trading game Sorare as an ambassador. The news confirms that Messi, the PSG and Argentina footballer, will help Sorare set new standards for connecting fans and players. In addition to his new ambassador role, Messi is also now an investor in Sorare after taking an equity stake in Sorare as part of the deal. So, what is Sorare, and why is Messi joining them?
Messi and Sorare team up!
Lionel Messi is one of the most popular football players in the world, and many consider him the greatest footballer ever. Therefore, he is one of the most iconic figures in football history, and even has record seven Ballon d’Or awards! Now, Lionel Messi is joining the web3 space and taking on a new ambassador role.
“We are incredibly excited and proud to have Lionel Messi join us as in Sorare,” states Nicolas Julia, Sorare chief executive. “We created Sorare because we are, first and foremost, football fans, so to have one of the game’s greatest ever players join us for the next stage of our journey truly is a dream come true.”
As part of the deal, Sorare and Messi will work together. They aim to develop new features and improve user experience on the platform. Furthermore, Messi has recently opened his own investment firm. Interestingly, this focuses on sport, media, and technology, which is a perfect fit for Sorare.
Sorare has a free-to-play World Cup game
The World Cup 2022 Qatar starts next week, and Sorare is launching a game to celebrate the occasion. Sorare: Global Cup 22 is a free-to-play game. Users can create teams of eight from eighteen officially-licensed national teams.
Significantly, this includes three former world champions – Argentina, Germany, and Spain. Finally, there are huge prizes up for grabs, such as match tickets and excellent merchandise.