Sorare created a combination of fantasy football and trading card game with the help of the blockchain. South Korean professional soccer players are now also available to users of the digital soccer management game. The South Korean K League has signed a license agreement with Sorare. Since June 18, players and teams from South Korea have been available for the blockchain-based fantasy football game. Asia’s oldest professional league is also the first soccer league from the region to be represented on the blockchain platform.
According to the press release, the K League would like to use the cooperation to increase its international profile and provide new fan engagement opportunities. Nicolas Julia, CEO of Sorare:
“We have noticed growing interest in the K League among our community of Sorare managers, especially since football has resumed there. Football is booming in South Korea and we are proud to help fantasy managers deal with players and their various clubs. This agreement is an important step in our vision to create a global fantasy football game.”
Trading cards meet football management
The Sorare platform has been around since March 2019. It uses the Ethereum blockchain to offer token-based trading cards from professional footballers. Sorare users can collect and exchange these digital collectibles. They also have the opportunity to test themselves as managers of a fantasy football team.The managers put together a team from five of their player cards, which they compete against each other on a weekly basis. As usual for fantasy football, the performance of fantasy players depends on that of their real counterparts. Successful managers can unlock rewards and achievements on the blockchain platform.