Fantasy Football Game Sorare hit big by signing up all 20 clubs of LaLiga top-billed by iconic team FC Barcelona. The Spanish premier division is rich with glittering players and expensive rosters that are guaranteed to spice up the game.
Moreover, this marks a historic moment for Sorare because LaLiga is the first of the top 5 world football leagues to get into NFTs through Sorare. The game already offers collectible cards for Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Real Madrid. However, the agreement guarantees that all clubs will join the game for the 21/22 season. This means that Real Madrid’s arch-rival, FC Barcelona, will make its long-awaited debut in the game.
What can you look forward to?
The partnership will kick off next week with the launch of the Limited Starter Pack bundles for all die-hard LaLiga fans. Each bundle will include a Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, Forward and an extra outfield player all from the same club. This means that players need to balance choosing cards of superstars and those that perform highly on specific metrics—for example, high pass completion or defenders good in tackling.
The partners are committed to delivering a new way for fans to connect with their favorite football clubs and players. Sorare and LaLiga plan to push for mass adoption of NFTs to football fans by offering Sorare cards, SO5, pitch-side ads and tickets for fans. Additionally, there will be “offering unique football experiences that money can’t buy”
Sorare CEO Nicolas Julia explained that It’s more than a partnership; it’s a shared vision. “La Liga is one of the best leagues in the world, home to some of the most exciting clubs and footballers on earth. We are very proud that they have chosen Sorare to enter the world of NFTs. We are looking forward to working together in the years ahead.”
LaLiga’s Unique Launch Event at Sorare
Sorare designed 6 stops around Spain to launch the partnership and announced new teams every 30 minutes. So you can think of the launch as a six-stop tour around the sunny regions of Spain:
- East Coast
- Basque Country
Javier Tebas, CEO of LaLiga is ready to go all in. “At the forefront of innovation, we are always looking ahead, looking to the future, to offer our fans new experiences. To constantly improve them and to offer better coverage for our brand, Sorare will enable us to reach out to new, young communities, especially in Asia and America. We are very excited to be working with Sorare — the most exciting Sports NFT project today.”
So why is FC Barcelona’s participation such a big deal for football fans all over the world?
While Real Madrid has won the most number of titles (34) to date, Barcelona leads in terms of the trophy count since the turn of the Millenium. According to Transfermrkt, FC Barcelona is ranked #1 in terms of squad value of €878.70m.