Porsche takes a big step towards its blockchain vision with the launch of Fanzone. Forward 31, Porsche’s company builder, developed this NFT Platform which runs on the LUKSO blockchain. Fanzone combines digital trading cards and fantasy sports gameplay.
Porsche’s NFT Pivot
The German luxury brand has partnered with the German Football Association (DFB). The platform will offer signed digital card collections of the Men’s, Women’s and Under 21 National Teams. In addition, the users can strengthen their digital deck by competing for cards in fantasy games or by trading.
Christian Knörle, head of company building at Porsche Digital, explained the rationale behind the business model. He said, “The demand for classic trading cards and albums has been unbroken for decades. With Fanzone, we are now digitizing this promising market.”
Introducing Fanzone’s Digital NFT Cards
The Basic Edition – Squad is composed of 75 Common digital trading cards which will be the foundation of the players’ collection. In addition, it presents the 25 most common players from each team. This edition include players like Strikers Timo Werner, Jonathan Burkardt and Svenja Huth.
The next tier is Basic Edition – Most Games (Rare). Thirty-seven players with the most played games and who are rising stars get special cards. Only 1000 versions per player from these categories are available which makes them Rare. This edition includes players like Striker Alexandra Popp, Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Defender Ridle Baku.
The third tier Basic Edition – Most goals, assists and clean sheets (EPIC). For this edition, the Men’s and Women’s teams are divided into three categories: most goals, most assists and most shutouts/”clean sheets.” These cards are limited to only 500 copies of each and include well-known and talented players like Midfielders Dzsenifer Marozsan and Joshua Kimmich.
Finally, we have the Basic Edition – Legendary. Only 15 of our 247 cards will have Legendary status. Players with legendary status include midfielders Melanie Leupolz and Toni Kross and Under 21 goal-getter Lukas Nmecha. Additionally, only 100 of these cards exist for each of these players.
Fanzone vs. Sorare
The question that everyone’s asking right now is: will Fanzone be able to compete with Sorare?
Fanzone is starting on the right foot by offering its first card pack for free. Furthermore, early users have the chance to collect all 25 players from the Men’s, Women’s and Under 21 National Teams as special cards from these packs.
Another strategy that’s helping Fanzone compete is the easy sign-up process. Users can sign up with a simple email and authenticate their accounts, purchases, and collections using magic e-mail links. In effect, even non-crypto users can easily opt-in.
Fanzone is on a hot lap to catch up with Sorare. “We are convinced that innovative, digital interaction platforms between sports fans and their favorite teams offer huge growth potential,” says Dirk Weyel, CEO of Fanzone.