Onefootball, Animoca Brands, and Dapper Labs Launch New Comic Book–Inspired NFT Collection Featuring World Cup Stars.
Ahead of the World Cup Final, OneFootball has released its latest NFT project, Footballer’s Journey, which is currently accessible on the OneFootball marketplace.
Storied Careers Through NFTs
Footballer’s Journey, developed in collaboration with industry leaders Dapper Labs and Animoca Brands, tells the experiences of seven elite footballers from childhood to prominence in comic-style books, with each chapter having special NFTs referred to as “panels.”
The collection includes tournament luminaries like as Brazil’s Vincius Jnior and France’s Raphal Varane, a staunch defender and semi-finalist.
After a sold-out pre-sale, Chapter 1 panels are now accessible for purchase and trade on the OneFootball marketplace, with packs of four panels costing $29 each. 155 of the 20,195 NFTs minted in the first drop are rare, allowing collectors the opportunity to possess a truly one-of-a-kind piece of the famous careers of the athletes.
Completing a chapter by collecting the major milestones in a player’s journey gives the collector access to rare benefits made available by OneFootball’s unique relationship with the player roster, such as the opportunity to meet these footballing heroes in person.
The free books will be shared by the seven players on their own social media accounts so that fans may begin collecting Chapter 1 panels; subsequent chapters will be published in 2023.
The seven-star players are: Vinícius Júnior (Brazil / Real Madrid), Sadio Mané (Senegal / Bayern Munich), João Félix (Portugal / Atlético Madrid), Alphonso Davies (Canada / Bayern Munich), Raphaël Varane (France / Manchester United), Serge Gnabry (Germany / Bayern Munich), Minjae Kim (South Korea / SSC Napoli).
Jean-Charles Gaudechon, CEO OneFootball Labs, said:
“With the world gripped by football fever, we’re excited to be bringing a whole new NFT format to collectors and fans. Through our partnerships and access to some of the biggest players in football, it’s a major step towards our goal of giving people accessible, affordable, and unique Web3 experiences that encourage widespread adoption of blockchain technology in football. We can’t wait to bring fans even more in the future.”
OneFootball is the most popular football media platform for the next generation of fans. OneFootball Labs was created in 2022 with Web3 champion Animoca Brands and blockchain pioneer Liberty City Ventures. OneFootball Labs will enable teams, leagues, federations, and players to release premium digital assets and fan-centric experiences on the Flow blockchain so fans can get their favorite moments through the easy-to-use and secure wallet, Dapper. OneFootball helps clubs, leagues, federations, and players build direct interactions with fans and create innovative digital experiences.