Today the Zenit St Petersburg team announced that it has signed a partnership with Sorare, a fantasy football blockchain company.
It’s essentially a blockchain-based game similar to fantasy football, and the players are digital collectables, better known as NFTs, i.e. non-fungible tokens based on the Ethereum blockchain.
By owning these digital collectables, users can compete by challenging other teams to see who wins. The teams are made up of 5 players and therefore 5 NFTs, while the rewards are in crypto.
Zenit St Petersburg is among the strongest teams in Russia, as it also won the Premier League in the 2019/2020 championship. As part of this agreement, all players of the team will be available as NFTs on Sorare.
Zenit St Petersburg and the other teams on Sorare
The decision to add this team probably also comes from the fact that Russian users are among the first to play with Sorare: they are in third place in terms of number and second place in terms of time spent playing.
Since its launch in March 2019, Sorare has seen an average monthly growth of 52% and now has 40,000 users worldwide.
Nicolas Julia, CEO of Sorare, explained:
“We are delighted to have the Russian Premier League Zenit Saint Petersburg join Sorare today. We are proud to help Zenit shine even more all over the world through our game. This agreement is a key step in our vision to create a global fantasy football game with the top 20 leagues in the world”.
Alexander Medvedev, General Director of Zenit, explained:
“FC Zenit is proud to announce the collaboration with a company Sorare. We look forward with great anticipation on future engagement with new partner and we see in that a possibility for developing new digital markets and accession of already current more than 15 millions army of fans new fans around the world.“