Members of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) — Neymar and Kylan Mbappé, as well as veterans like David Beckham, will have their own collectible digital player cards. Everything will be based on the Sorare blockchain platform.
The French football club Paris Saint-Germain will now be issuing collector’s items for fans. They will be token-based. All this will be achieved thanks to the collaboration with Socios.com.
The club has therefore become the hundredth football club to join the blockchain-based Sorare platform.
The result is that PSG players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, and David Beckham will be somewhat ‘tokenized’ — the platform will issue their digital player cards and in limited quantity. The value of the cards will depend on the actual performance of the players in the league tables, and the “rarity” of the collector cards is guaranteed by blockchain technology.
In a conversation with Cointelegraph, the Sorare spokesman explained that the card system had been tested since December 2019.
Entering the US market
The news about the new partnership also coincides with Sorare’s debut in the United States of America.
– We believe that by having [in our portfolio]100 clubs and three of the 10 best football clubs in the world — Juventus, PSG, Atletico Madrid, we are now well on our way to start advertising [our e-card] game,” said the platform spokesperson.
Prior to the US launch, he noted that the game “needed to be refined, in areas such as the scoring matrix and gameplay progress.”
Since its launch in March 2019, Sorare has generated as much as $2 million in card sales in 60 countries.
On Nonfungible, the ranking page for blockchain games and issuers of collectable, nonreplaceable tokens (NFT), Sorare is now ranked 5th. The platform’s seven-day volume is now $205.131 — compared to $954 231 from Cryptokitties, which is the current market leader.
The NFT model first gained significance in 2017 with the launch of Cryptokitties, which, like Sorare, is based on the Ethereum Blockchain.