The English Premier League Signs a Multi-Year NFT Deal with Sorare
With this exclusive agreement, players of Sorare can now buy and trade officially licensed Premier League NFTs and enter weekly tournaments with their favorite stars.
Sorare teams up with The Premier League to launch NFT cards and P2E matches
Leading football fantasy game Sorare has secured a 4-year NFT licensing deal with the English Premier League. The latest move comes after the famous football league was rumored to be in talks with Sorare about its Web3 entrance in October.
Through this collaboration, fans will be able to collect, buy, sell, and trade officially licensed digital cards featuring every player from the Premier League's 20 clubs. Users can play with their favorite stars in either league-specific or global football competitions.
Each of these Premier League competitions will follow existing Sorare: Football rules and gameplay, with no costs to sign up or play. From the start, Managers will get to draft eight players from dozens of professional leagues across the globe, including the top soccer clubs in Europe. They can then select a five-a-side team and enter free weekly tournaments. By doing so, they can potentially win more cards and exclusive prizes to progress further in the game.
But that's not all. According to Sorare, this partnership also provides fans of the Premier League - the world's most-watched football competition - a new way to connect with their favorite players.
"The way that supporters follow their favorite teams and players is evolving, and the Premier League is always looking for ways to engage with fans," said Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League.
"Sorare's digital cards and innovative online game represent a new way for them to feel closer to the Premier League whether they are watching in the stadium or from around the world. We believe that Sorare is the ideal partner for the Premier League, and we look forward to working closely together."
Earlier this month, Sorare introduced a host of new gameplay features, which include league-specific competitions, draft-based gameplay, and capped-mode competitions. Eventually, these features will be integrated with all Premier League-based tournaments.