Real Madrid players become NFT characters of the cryptocurrency game Sorare
Blockchain games are gaining momentum. They are unusual, interesting, have a lot of advantages and are easy to monetise. Therefore, it is not surprising that interest in them is constantly growing
The other day, the Ethereum-based fantasy football game Sorare added collectible cards featuring Real Madrid footballers. Now everyone can buy team captain Sergio Ramos, midfielder Marco Asensio, striker Eden Hazard, midfielder Luka Modric or any other digital footballer.
The stellar line-up of players is represented by NFT-tokens, which have three degrees of rarity 100, 10 or one piece. The auctions for their sale started this week.
How much is a rare NFT
The most expensive is one of the ten cards of Marco Asenio, for which they give 5,036.82 euros. You can also buy a whole set, which contains cards for the strikers Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz, goalkeeper Andrei Lunin, midfielder Luka Modric, and a unique token of the defender and captain Sergio Ramos, for which a real battle unfolded. At the time of this writing, this NFT is worth 6,798.81 euros.
In addition to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich is available in Sorare (the most expensive token belongs to midfielder Serge Gnabry. Its cost is 2,064.02 euros. There are also teams from Canada and Cyprus. A total of 102 football clubs.
What drives the demand
In November, a unique token of the Paris Saint-Germain star striker Kylian Mbappe was auctioned for 55,105.04 euros.
Such popularity is not surprising. The digital NFT market is no less promising than DeFi. Given the exponential growth of financial projects on Ethereum in 2020, there is a real NFT boom ahead.
Sorare fits well into the overall strategy. We think that Real Madrid is not the last team added to the gameplay.
By the way, the players of the best club of the 20th century were added exactly two days after the Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, together with the Cassius Family fund, invested $3.6 million in Sorare. Gerard Pique also got a position of strategic advisor and board member.
The essence of the game is football battles. The player can buy and sell collectible football cards, assemble a team of five players, choose a lineup and compete with other gamers. Win, receive prizes and gifts. You can start with 10 free cards. Go for it!