In the last 24 months, NFTs have emerged as a distinct digital asset, expanding the possibilities of digital arts, collectibles, and gaming. The sports industry has embraced NFTs, but their capabilities go beyond speculation, and SportsIcoin is redefining NFTs in the sporting industry.
With bespoke cinematic footage delivered by NFTs, SportsIcon connects fans and superfans to their sporting heroes. This creates a level of connection with sporting heroes that has not previously been seen in the blockchain space.
Built on the Flow blockchain, which is extremely scalable.
SportsIcon is an innovative NFT platform created by Dapper Labs and Roham Gharegozlou that is built on Flow, the blockchain that powers NBA Top Shot. Flow is a blockchain protocol designed specifically for NFTs, with a highly scalable architecture and low transaction fees.
NFT collectors can amass NFT collectibles without the high transaction fees that plague traditional blockchains. SportsIcon aims to provide more value to NFT enthusiasts by issuing sports-focused NFTs in collaboration with athletes. This collaboration will entail the creation of 27 NFTs for each featured artist, divided into 9 chapters with increasing rarity as the athlete’s journey progresses.
SportsIcon will film each episode in high cinematic quality, focusing on the highs, lows, and motivations of featured athletes’ careers. It will also highlight the athletes’ physical abilities in their respective sports.
The NFT platform also offers a one-of-a-kind ecosystem for teams, athletes, and sporting organizations to curate and sell their drops through its dedicated NFT marketplace.
SportsIcon has collaborated with top athletes and sports brands.
SportIcon has already begun to secure exclusive partnerships with top athletes. Soccer player Romelu Lukaku and NFL legend Mike Vick are among the stars on its roster. It has also collaborated with the Mexican wrestling company Lucha Libre and the soccer club PUMAS.
SportsIcon will release 27 NFTs designed in collaboration with these athletes and sporting brands to commemorate specific historical moments in their careers. Each NFT art piece will be auctioned off, with NFT collectors able to purchase them for $10 to $999.
Some NFT packs will also include real-world prizes such as signed memorabilia or game-day box seats. SportsIcon has also collaborated with Dapper Labs and CMLL, and plans to collaborate with other key blockchain platforms in the future.
In recent months, SportsIcon has also reached significant milestones. The SportsIcon Lion Club NFT, a PFP protect with 9,000 unique Lions, sold out in less than 14 hours, generating over $1.4 million in sales. SportsIcon Lions is an innovative project that aims to bring more fans into the online sporting community by offering real-world benefits such as tickets to soccer games, NBA games, NFL games, and more.
Members will also have access to exclusive Q&A sections with legendary athletes, as well as the opportunity to meet their sporting idols in person. Furthermore, SportsIcon has stated its intention to collaborate with more athletes and sporting organizations around the world to connect with their fans via NFTs with utility.
The NFT platform also intends to create an immersive NFT metaverse in order to make NFTs more accessible to mainstream sports fans.