Have you heard about Sorare from a friend, but you haven’t taken the plunge yet? You might not even have quite understood what this game is all about. No problem, we’ll give you a quick six-point recap on the fantasy football game created by the French start-up company of the same name, which recently saw a record-breaking investment.
What is Sorare?
Sorare is a French company created in 2019 by two developers. Their eponymous game very quickly met with growing success. So much so that after two initial rounds of already promising fundraising, the start-up achieved a record fundraising in September 2021, amounting to around €600 million, the most ever raised in France. Since then, interest in this platform has exploded, appealing to many clubs around the world.
What’s the goal of the game?
We are talking about an online fantasy football game, which allows you to obtain, trade and play with digital cards of real players, from over 200 clubs around the world. These cards are unique, rare and verified by Ethereum’s blockchain technology, which allows them to be certified and therefore unable to be copied, according to the principles of NFT (non-fungible tokens).
Collectez et échangez vos joueurs préférés sous forme de cartes numériques uniques. Jouez avec vos amis et gagnez des prix chaque semaine 🎁
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) August 19, 2021
How does it work?
You can build up a squad with several player cards, which you can get using cryptocurrency. The goal? Form a team with your top five players, to compete every weekend. You can join different leagues in order to compete in tournaments, the results of which will be based on the performance of the players in real life, with plenty of rewards for success.
What does it look like?
In short, Sorare is a kind of mix between your old Panini game, your career in Football Manager, your MPG team and your FUT (Football Ultimate Team) squad on FIFA. Are you a fan of all these games? You have now found the perfect way to combine your passion for football and your interest in discovering stars of the future.
That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands." The rest is history 🏆
— Sorare (@Sorare) November 11, 2021
How many kinds of cards?
There are four different card levels: Unique (1 card per season), Super Rare (10 / season), Rare (100 / season) and Limited (1000 / season). Obviously, the rarer the card owned, the more valuable it is in the market (like a Pikachu card). But good news, you can also have fun without breaking the bank trying to get the unique Erling Haaland card, thanks to the “Common” cards, which are unlimited.
What about AS Monaco?
The majority of the Principality’s club players already have their card on Sorare. Recently, Aurélien Tchouameni’s unique card was even showcased after his good performances with the Rouge et Blanc and France. It’s up to you to find the card that will help your team win.
⌛️ 𝙏𝙞𝙘 𝙏𝙖𝙘…
📢 Il ne reste plus que quelques heures pour ajouter à votre collection la carte unique @sorare d'un joueur monégasque et international français ⤵️
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 14, 2021