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Introducing Sorare: Fantasy Football Meets Trading Cards

We’re happy to announce our new partner Sorare — a football card trading and fantasy sports platform. Please sign-up on Sorare with our link to get the most out of promotions we’re going to run with the website.

Sorare is a new platform for football fans based on tradable digital player cards. Every card is an official digital collectible, certified by a club or a league. You can collect them, trade on the market, and use in different gaming activities, such as fantasy football tournaments. Sorare sells the player cards in packs, you may as well acquire individual cards in auctions. But there’s more to it.

Football fans have been collecting physical cards for decades. However, up until now, it’s been impossible to build a collection in a digital world. Traditional game assets were neither scarce nor tradable. Unlike other digital trading cards, Sorare’s are based on Ethereum blockchain and are limited edition digital collectibles. There’s provable scarcity behind every card, and each one of them is unique.

Sorare is officially licensed by the Belgian professional football league, as well as dozens of top clubs. More teams and leagues will be onboard in the near future.


What is a Sorare Player Card?

We all love collecting goods. However, collecting requires scarcity. For the first 25 years of the internet, we’ve had no digital scarcity. Enter Blockchain Cards.

A Blockchain Card is a digital collectible that is attractive because of its provable scarcity (fixed supply). A Sorare Player Card is a specific kind of Blockchain Card. It represents a football player and is tied to a specific football season.

For the 2019-20 season, three levels of scarcity exist for each Sorare Player Card: Unique, Super Rare (10 copies), and Rare (100 copies).

The primary reasons to consider owning a Sorare Player Card are:

  • Its collectible desirability: each Player Card carries a unique level of desirability and, as a result, value to different people.
  • Its in-game value: in addition to the underlying collectible appeal and intrinsic value of each Player Card, they can be used in a world-wide Fantasy Football game called SO5 where it is possible to win rewards every week.


How To Play Fantasy Football With Sorare Cards?

Every Sorare Card can be used to play in fantasy football tournaments on the platform. There are currently only five-a-side games available. However, the scoring system, based on data provided by Opta, is rather advanced. You’ll get points for typical events like goals, assists, and clean-sheets, as well as for shots on target and tackles for defenders. You can see the complete scoring matrix below.
 

General (All Players)

Fouls Won

+0.50

Minutes Played

+0.02

Fouls Committed

-0.50

Yellow Card

-2.00

Red Card

-5.00

Goals

7.00

Assists

4.00

 

Goalkeepers

Clean sheet

+6.00

Pentalty Kick Saved

+4.00

Single Goal Match

+3.00

Saves

+1.00

Clearances

+1.00

Goals Allowed

-2.00

 

Defenders

Clean Sheet

+4.00

Single Goal Match

+2.00

Blocked Shots

+0.50

Clearance off the Line

+0.50

Tackles

+0.25

Passes Completed

+0.03

Penalty Kick Missed

-5.00

 

Midfielders

Shots on Target

+2.00

Clean Sheet

+2.00

Single Goal Match

+1.00

Passes Completed

+0.05

Penalty Kick Missed

-5.00

 

Forwards

Shots on Target

+2.00

Passes Completed

+0.03

Penalty Kick Missed

-5.00

 

There are also additional bonuses awarded for the Experience and Rarity of your card, so make sure to read and understand all the rules before you start playing.


Leagues and Tournaments Available

It’s important to mention that all the games on offer are currently free to play. So, if you’re a casual fantasy football fan, then Sorare might suit you very well. There are currently 3 Leagues available in the lobby that you can enter each week. 

  • All Star League: Our All-Star League contains 4 Divisions in which you can play with any combination of Player Cards (Unique, Super Rare or Rare). 
  • Under-21 League: Our Under-21 League contains 4 Divisions in which you can play with any combination of Player Cards (Unique, Super Rare or Rare) whose real-life age is under 22 years old.
  • Training League: Our Training League contains 4 Divisions in which you can play with any combination of Player Cards (Unique, Super Rare or Rare). 

Sorare plans to add more tournaments in the future. For example, the ones that are going to be based on specific leagues and championships.


Deposit and Withdrawal Options

You can currently buy packs of cards or individual cards on the market by using either Ethereum cryptocurrency or just paying in cash. The transactions are running pretty smoothly, and both options should be convenient for most of the users.

As for the withdrawals, Sorare tournaments currently reward winners with additional cards and Ethereum payouts — the cryptocurrency is used to cash out your winnings as well.

Feel free to check out Sorare, build your digital card collection, and participate in fantasy tournaments!

Mike Show
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