Who is Erling Haaland?
Considered one of the best strikers in football, Erling Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer. He plays as a striker for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and also for Norway’s national team.
What is Erling Haaland NFT?
Like other sports celebrity collectibles, Erling Haaland NFT also has similar artistic features, but it comes with unique usefulness. The NFT broke previous sales records after selling for more than 600,000 US dollars, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo’s NFT behind.
In an auction on Sunday night, a Sorare digital trading card of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland sold for 684,000 US dollars. This made the transaction one of the most expensive in the world of sports NFT. Safe to say that it is now the most valuable digital sports item.
Sorare is an Ethereum based blockchain technology football fantasy game in which participants use digital player cards to purchase, sell, trade, and manage a virtual club.
What it means for the NFT holder.
Unlike most Non-fungible tokens, Haaland’s NFT is not just a digital asset but also a digital soccer trading card that can be used inside Sorare’s upcoming video game.
This utility factor gives the card special status and affects its overall market evaluation. The NFTs’ producers, Sorare, even said before the auction that the Haaland NFT “may go down in platform history as the most expensive auction.” Well, it certainly did.
The buyer, Zima Blue, bid double the amount in the last phase of the auction and won the auction. This increased the card’s value by more than 70% (sourced by the previous Sorare market records).
Sorare’s fantasy football game.
Zume Blue can use the card in Sorare’s upcoming next-gen football fantasy game. But he is not the only player with such a super-powered trading card.
Earlier, an NFT of Christiano Ronaldo game card was also sold with the label ‘Christiano Ronaldo: One of a kind.’ There will come plenty of other opportunities to buy such cards of different players once Sorare mints them.
The card launch format.
The cards will come in three formats having different attribute possibilities. The split will be as unique (1 of 1), super-rare (1 of 10), and rare (1 of 100). These cards can be used in various competitions and cash contests to give an extra edge inside the video game.
The fantasy game is based on real-life performances, with players getting 0-100 points every game for positive (goals, assists, etc.). Similarly, the on-field judgment will include bad (yellow/red cards, etc.) acts. This directly translates to your strengths being based upon football knowledge in the real world.
What it changes for Sorare and us.
The French blockchain company has licensing agreements with three of Germany’s biggest clubs, namely Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Schalke, and starting the previous year, and they also made agreements with the Bundesliga last year.
These agreements give Sorare the permission to use the clubs’ players’ profiles in their NFTs.
The significant boom in the company’s selling due to Haaland’s card is bound to create opportunities for the company by opening the paths to other football teams in the league.’
This is a piece of welcome news for both the fans of the club and investors interested in buying the NFTs. Now their team will reach new highs, and their investments will reach new markets and value!