Splinterlands partners with the MLSPA to create Genesis League Soccer
The play & earn soccer title will be the first Web3 game on Genesis League Sports, a new sports gaming platform.
The developers of Splinterlands, a popular play-to-earn card game, have announced a partnership with the Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) to create Genesis League Soccer, a play & earn soccer Web3 game.
The goal of this new partnership and game is to not only bring MLSPA players into Web3, but also to allow those same players to “connect with their fans in new ways across both desktop and mobile devices.”
Genesis League Soccer will be made by the Splinterlands company, and represents the first game of Genesis League Sports, a new sports gaming platform. In this upcoming NFT title MLSPA players will take on the form of in-game tradable cards, with points and wins to be affected by various in-game events and player stats, which will be “mimicking real-world soccer performance in a digestible, digital format.”
Dan Jones, the Chief Operating Officer of the MLSPA, said the following:
"As the MLSPA continues to expand our players' commercial footprint, we strive to identify partners at the cutting edge of innovation, technology, and new category creation. Joining forces with Splinterlands, a pioneer and demonstrated leader in the fast-expanding world of play-to-earn gaming, allows our players to shape the future and create new gaming experiences to engage fans around the world."
A card pack sale is slated to start sometime in October this year, while those who sign up on the mailing list on the game’s website may have a chance at winning 50 Genesis League Soccer player card packs.
This partnership was achieved thanks to OneTeam Partners, a global sports company who is also the group player licensing partner of the MLSPA.
The co-founder and CEO of Splinterlands, Dr. Jesse “Aggroed” Reich, added:
“This is an incredible innovation in the sports industry, and MLSPA is one of its biggest players. Web 3.0 offers new standards and development possibilities set by its community members, and these form a new pathway to massive opportunity for all involved: for those within the industry as well as for fans and sports enthusiasts. We're thrilled to be partnering with them in this groundbreaking model, and I look forward to these exciting ways of connecting sports, gaming, crypto, NFTs, DeFi, and blockchain technology.”
There is currently no info on when the game and platform will release at the time of writing.