Sorare, the renowned sports game platform built on blockchain technology, has initiated an auction for the first-ever officially licensed NFT digital collectibles featuring the top five NBA draft picks. This groundbreaking move allows Sorare’s extensive community of five million players across 180 countries to own, trade, and interact with these exclusive digital assets.
Among the notable rookies included in the auction is Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs. Aspiring “managers” on the Sorare platform can now participate in bidding, acquire, and integrate Wembanyama’s unique NFT card into their fantasy Sorare: NBA lineups for the upcoming NBA season.
However, the auction doesn’t stop at Wembanyama. It also showcases the digital avatars of other emerging stars, including Brandon Miller of the Charlotte Hornets, Scoot Henderson of the Portland Trail Blazers, Amen Thompson of the Houston Rockets, and Ausar Thompson of the Detroit Pistons.
These limited edition cards feature a rookie badge, classifying them as rare cards for the 2023-2024 season. They offer more than just aesthetic appeal—they also provide a 10% XP bonus throughout the season.
Sorare, at the intersection of sports and blockchain
Founded in Paris in 2018 by Nicolas Julia and Adrien Montfort, Sorare has consistently aimed to bridge the gap between sports fans and their favorite teams and players. Today, with a valuation of $4.3 billion and an impressive lineup of athlete investors, including Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, and Zinedine Zidane, Sorare is at the forefront of redefining fan engagement through the integration of blockchain technology and NFTs.
By leveraging the power of blockchain, Sorare has created an immersive and innovative platform that revolutionizes the way sports enthusiasts connect with their beloved teams and athletes. With the NBA draft NFT auction, Sorare continues to push boundaries and provide a unique digital experience for its global community of players and collectors.