NFL Partners with Mythical Games to develop Blockchain game called NFL Rivals
The National Football League has entered a strategic partnership with Mythical Games to build NFT Rivals, a blockchain game that connects with football enthusiasts.
The National Football League has collaborated with Game technology company, Mythical Games to create a blockchain game called NFT Rivals.
In the Fantasy football game, gamers play the role of the NFL team’s general manager, building their teams and making them formidable against the competition. The Game will feature all 32 NFL teams alongside the league players as tradeable NFTs and will be structured in an arcade-style with 3D models.
In addition, NFL Rivals will have a solo gameplay mode that will involve players pitting their team against a real NFL lineup and a non-live player vs. player (PVP) mode in which players can compete against teams from other players’. The Gamers will have complete control of the gaming operations relating to team tactics, formation, and further necessary details to secure a win.
This move is a laudable one and establishes the faith of the NFL in the blockchain gaming industry and its commitment to becoming a major player in the space. According to the League’s Senior Vice President of Consumer products, Joe Ruggiero, this move into the blockchain space is considered a long-term opportunity because the league believes in the potential of blockchain technology to drive future fan engagement
NFL Rivals will drive the league’s popularity and activate a sense of community among fans of various teams.
The partnership with Mythical Games is laudable, but it is not the first interaction between the two corporations. During the Mythical Games Series C round back in November, 32 Equity which is the investment arm of the NFL, contributed to the $150 million funding.
According to the NFL Vice President of Video Gaming Ed Kiang, the league will be working closely with the Mythical team through the development process to deliver a game with immense benefits for football lovers and gaming enthusiasts.