Zenit St. Petersburg — the top soccer club in Russia’s Premier League — has signed on to the Ethereum blockchain-based fantasy soccer game Sorare platform.
As of Oct. 15, Zenit players will be released as collectible and tradeable digital cards as part of the blockchain-based game, joining 100 other international soccer clubs among them Juventus, PSG, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Blockchain player cards can be exchanged with other managers and gamers can play games as soon as they have a minimum of 5 digital cards. The score of each player card is tied to their real-life performances in soccer league tables.
Sorare CEO Nicolas Julia says the platform aspires to create a global fantasy soccer blockchain game that includes the top 10 leagues in the world.
Since its launch in March 2019, Sorare has grown 52% month-on-month on average and today counts 40,000 users globally. Interestingly, Russia has grown to become Sorare’s third-largest marker worldwide, witnessing 70% month-on-month user growth.