- Real Madrid have joined the NFT Sorare football game.
- Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio, and more are now available to trade and own as NFTs.
- The update follows Gerard Piqué’s recent $ 3.6 million investment in Sorare.
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Real Madrid is now live on Ethereum. The Spanish football team has teamed up with Sorare, a fantasy game for trading digital collectibles.
Real Madrid is Moving On-Chain
Real Madrid, one of the world’s most famous football clubs, has moved to the blockchain.
The team’s all-star cast has been available as non-fun tickets, commonly referred to as NFTs, in the Sorare fantasy football game.
Team Sorare publishing the news via Twitter on December 17. The update enables NFT enthusiasts to trade the tickets of Real Madrid players like Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, and Luka Modrić and use them to compete in a fantasy league.
In this case, tickets have three levels of scarcity: 100, 10, or unique. They all live on the Ethereum blockchain.
Auctions for the digital collectibles opened this week and have already generated huge interest. Many of the auctions are expected to close over the weekend, with the highest bids in the thousands of euros. The highest priced ticket, one of Marco Asensio’s 10 cards, goes for € 5,036.82 at the time of writing.
There is also a bundle set including Luka Jović, Mariano Diaz, Andriy Lunin, Luka Modrić, and Sergio Ramos exclusive, and has already received an application from € 6,798.81 with only a few hours left.
Sorare Brings Football to Ethereum
The Real Madrid team is not the first to list with Sorare. The Bayern Munich squad is also available, with the most popular ticket of Serge Gnabry offering for € 2,064.02. Canadian and Cyprus teams are also listed among other players.
Last month, too, an exclusive signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé have sold for € 55,105.04 to a bidder called maxmersch.
The game has also caught the eye of the football world. This week, Barcelona midfielder Gerard Piqué publishing that it is making a $ 3.6 million seed investment in the company. “I see huge potential in the sports gaming segment in a digital economy where audience attention is the most important currency unit,” he said in a press release.
If Piqué is right, Sorare could have a bright future if they continue to draw interest across the sport.
The NFT space has been booming lately.
This week, super-rapper Lil Yachty auction off exclusive NFT for $ 16,050 to celebrate the release of its Ethereum YACHTY ticket.
A few days before, the legendary digital artist Beeple do over $ 3.5 million from its latest drop in the “Everydays” collection.
Both sales ran on Nifty Gateway, an NFT auction house run by the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. Another highly regarded NFT artist, Trevor Jones, arrived $ 55,555.55 and $ 111,377 for his pieces “Picasso’s Bull” and “Genesis.”
As DeFi experienced exponential growth on Ethereum in 2020, the NFT boom highlighted that other use cases for the blockchain followed a similar explosive path. Real Madrid on Sorare is just the latest addition to the movement.
Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this feature owned ETH among several other cryptocurrencies.
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