The NBA has announced that it is collaborating with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and fantasy sports game platform Sorare to make the first officially licensed NFT-based fantasy basketball game available. As part of the multi-year deal, Sorare has become the official NFT-based fantasy game partner of the NBA. It was stated that the game will be presented to the game enthusiasts in the autumn months of the 2022-2023 season.
According to the transferred details; Players will be able to collect blockchain-based cards representing their favorite players for free as part of the game, by auction, by purchasing or selling them on Sorare’s official marketplace. Users will need to have one player card from each position on the field. The points of the cards will be determined according to the statistics of the NBA players in the real league. Via these player cards, it will be possible to compete in the weekly tournaments in the game.
Prizes in tournaments will also include unique player cards, which can be sold in the online marketplace, allowing players to build their collections. According to the NBA; The partnership with Sorare will offer NBA fans a new way to interact with teams and players.
Sorare network has more than 2 million registered users
On the other hand; Sorare’s network currently has more than 2 million registered users residing in 185 different countries. The NBA sees the project developed with Sorare as part of its goals to take its Web3 presence one step further.