Update March 30: All Frankfurt shirts are now completely sold out, although the product is still in beta. Nonetheless, it’s worth sticking with! Because the TFC immediately announces the consequences – with the next drop of the VfL Wolfsburg shirts. Here, too, the owners of the jerseys can expect a big prize pool in US dollars – it’s best to subscribe to the Discord server to stay up to date.
The metaverse is fast approaching. This is mainly due to advances in the NFT field. Because they are now more than just JPGs of monkeys, pixel punks or snippets of artwork. Blockchain pioneers long ago began connecting to the analog world through NFTs, laying the groundwork for the Metaverse boom.
One of these pioneering companies is The Football Club. The German startup has managed to merge a football platform and an NFT marketplace, launching the world’s most popular ball sport into the Metaverse.
The Football Club is the world’s first football metaverse, combining avatars, licensed digital collectibles and competitions. The Football Club offers all football fans the opportunity to create a personalized avatar and add unique elements to it. Additionally, players can collect NFT jerseys, create teams, and pit them against each other. Digital football shirts serve as entry tickets to fantasy football tournaments where you can earn FUSD, the stream blockchain’s native stablecoin. In principle, everyone can choose any player from the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga, which makes the game much more skill-based than competing games.
The Football Club thus makes the link between analog fan communities, fantasy gaming and the technological innovations of Web 3.0. here. Visually, NFTs also don’t have to hide from Cryptopunks, Cryptokitties and Co. Jerseys, players and accessories are carefully designed, which increases the collector factor and, above all, the attractiveness of digital jerseys. If you are lucky enough to acquire one of the rarest digital collectibles, you also have the opportunity to profitably sell it on the market.
Customizable avatars give players the ability to bring their own personality into the game and change it to their liking. Unique NFT lifestyle items also enhance the latter and contribute significantly to bringing the fun of the game to a new level.
Anyone who participates in The Football Club manages their team and allows them to participate in one of the many challenges. Not only can you earn FUSD, but you can also earn XP and let your digital kickers ensure you play at the top of the board. There are enough players to choose from: The Metaverse currently has over 1,000 licensed players.
Cooperation with Eintracht Frankfurt brings new blockchain jerseys
It was only on March 15 that The Football Club announced a cooperation with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Behind Football Club’s push is nothing less than the goal of building a sustainable digital ecosystem for the fan community.
CEO Ante Kristo (former founder of Kickbase) sums it up in a few words:
We strongly believe in the revolutionary blockchain-based NFT technology that will dramatically change the way we consume and use virtual goods in the future. That’s why we will make the most of it by creating meaningful, useful and value-added applications.
Football Club CEO Ante Kristo
A first step in this direction are the Eintracht Frankfurt NFT shirts, which were created as part of the cooperation.
These come in three different versions, each with different properties. The designs are home kit, away kit and third kit. All jerseys also come with varying degrees of rarity:
- Uncommon (900 per player)
- Rare (180 per player)
- Super rare (60 per player)
- Epic (30 per player)
- Single (3 per player)
First of all, of course, the support of the football club comes first. With NFT jerseys, this can now also be displayed in the digital domain. This way, the emotions you have for your team and the support you have for your team are visible to everyone and stored on the blockchain forever. But The Football Club does not stop there. Because the selected jerseys also have a use in the analog world.
If you’re lucky and get the right shirt, you can use your NFT as a ticket to the stadium or a VIP lounge. Because there is the place where everything is found: in the stadium.
Play2Live: enter the 15,000 FUSD prize pool with jerseys
The Football Club has also come up with something for in-game utility. Each kit rarity will have its own league. Anyone who owns one of the shirts also gets entry into the respective league.
Each league has one competition per week where you can earn money in the form of FUSD and jersey duffel bags. These, in turn, contain new jerseys, which are necessary to participate in subsequent competitions. Because the entrance price increases over time, so later on you will need several jerseys to participate in a challenge. But it is not absolutely necessary to spend money to participate. Basically, The Football Club is Free2Play.
The Football Club has set up a prize pool of 15,000 FUSD for all leagues which will be shared. Thus, members of each league can earn 3,000 FUSD. The distribution of the 3,000 FUSD later looks like this:
- Unique: The first 5 places
- Epic: Top 20 Places
- Super Rare: Top 30 Places
- Rare: Top 50 places
- Unusual: Top 100 Places
Going forward, The Football Club also plans to increase the utility of each jersey. In the future, you can improve the performance of each player by putting the right jerseys on them. The following applies: The higher the rarity, the higher the performance.
So, if you want to get one of the jerseys, you have to hurry, because the stocks are limited. The jerseys are sold in packs at a price of 29.99 FUSD. However, all players will be able to purchase a maximum of 20 packs per session. There are 5,000 packages in total, 4,500 of which go directly to football fans.
The community exchanges information about all upcoming events on the Football Club Discord server.
Curious? So let’s go for the first kick. Eintracht Frankfurt shirts have been available in limited quantities since March 24. Simply click here and secure your digital jersey.
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