Diego Armando Maradona and the Argentinian football team of Gimnasia are now part of the blockchain fantasy football game Sorare. The legendary former football star is the first coach to become part of the fantasy football game. However, the card doesn’t provide any utility within the game yet.
Cards of the entire team are now available on the Sorare website. Rare cards have a starting price of 0.01 ETH ($2.08), while blue-colored super rare cards start at 0.1 ETH ($20.75). The one-of-a-kind unique cards start at 1 ETH a piece. In total there are 13 cards of Maradona available in the blockchain fantasy football game. There’s one unique card, two super rare ones and ten red-colored rare cards.
Sorare ditched the second-layer solution Loom earlier this month, and is now operating its collectible card service entirely on the Ethereum blockchain. Currently Sorare is one of the most active apps on the blockchain with 12 thousand transactions in the past seven days.
Fantasy football without football
Blockchain fantasy football platform Sorare is thriving despite the postponement or cancellation of all national football competitions in Europe. They are keeping the competitive spirit of fantasy football alive amidst the COVID-19 outbreak with a new game mechanic and rewards for successful players.
Sorare is now ‘replaying’ previous weeks from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 football seasons. Players need to make their teams. After all teams have been created, the week is randomly chosen. This way one of the core mechanics of Sorare fantasy football can continue: leveling up cards and earning rewards from league results.
Invest some to make money
When you start playing Sorare, you’ll receive a free pack of common cards. These cards can be used to play with, but their score multiplier is very low. That means that there’s a big chance you will never earn a reward. To make things ‘worse’, you can’t sell them on the public marketplace. Only rare, super rare and epic cards can be bought and sold on the in-game marketplace.
That’s why you need to buy yourself into Sorare. A rare card starts in price at $1.60, while a super rare card often has a minimum price of 15 dollar. However, the more wanted a card is, the more prices will go up. An unique card sell for hundreds or even thousands of euros.
One of my league rewards was a rare Michel Vlap card. I’ve been able to sell this card for 0.3 ETH, which equaled approximately 40 euro. Other rewards I haven’t sold yet. So far I’ve invested approximately 50 euro into the game, and I haven’t cashed out anything. The value of my collection has quadrupled.
Also published on Medium.