Pranksy, one of the most famous personalities in the NFT space, teams up with SoRare, the most acclaimed Web3 sports card game. For this partnership called “Pranksy Plays”, the collector invested in Sorare football cards and will invite his community to participate in private leagues.
What does this partnership involve?
Players can already join two different private leagues. There will be prizes for the winners, including NFTs from the Pranksy vault, VIP Premier League tickets, and merchandise provided by Sorare. One league will require only free-to-play cards, whereas in the other only Super Rare or Unique cards will be eligible.
Moreover, the collector and his team invested in Sorare cards. They focused on Super Rare players under the age of 23. They pointed out that they bought them all from the auction house or the secondary market.
“Sorare has been on our radar for years – including a card drop for NFT Boxes in 2021, explained Pranksy on Twitter. The rights partnership with the Premier League recently caught our attention as regular Fantasy Premier League players.”
Pranksy also praised Sorare for being “consistently placed amongst the top 10 NFT projects for weekly volume, despite being less mentioned amongst mainstream collectors. They’ve successfully built an engaged audience outside of the regular NFT community, who we’re excited to connect with”.
Who is Pranksy?
Pranksy has multiple activities in the NFT space. He’s an NFT whale, market influencer, and project creator. Whereas his real identity is still a secret, his journey as a collector has been well documented.
He started by investing in Cryptokitties as soon as 2017, turning 600 dollars into 30.000 dollars. Above all, he sparked attention with his success as an NBA Topshot collector, recording almost $7 million profit.
Pranksy’s wallet net worth went down with the bear market, but his collection is still impressive. This Tuesday, DappRadar was estimating its total value at 6,7 million dollars, including 4,64 million dollars in NFTs. For example, the collector invested heavily in Doodles and owns now 40 of them, for a total value of 445,000 dollars.
With 437,000 followers on Twitter, Pranksy has a huge impact on the NFT market. Many just copy-trade him, following all his moves. Therefore, when he invests in a project it usually contributes to raising its floor price.
What is Sorare?
The partnership with Sorare can in fact create an interesting opportunity for both parties. With “Pranksy Plays”, the NFT card game hopes to attract some NFT collectors from Pranksy’s community. And in return, Pranksy could find a way to reach sports fans that are not so familiar with NFTs.
Sorare is the most popular fantasy sports game on the blockchain. It attracted more than 3 million subscribers since 2019 and has around 200,000 daily active players worldwide. After football, Sorare obtained a license for the American baseball league (MLB) and the American basketball league (NBA).
The game brings the concept of the Fantasy Leagues to the blockchain. Participants earn points with their cards, based on the real performances of the players. Sorare is free-to-play, but it is possible to buy rarer cards to participate in more prestigious leagues.