The NFL has announced the launch of its first officially licensed NFT game, NFL Rivals, ahead of the 2023 Draft Day. Football fans can collect and trade NFT player cards as part of the league’s latest innovation.
Football fans are anticipating the league’s newest breed of super athletes as anticipation for the NFL Draft 2023 grows. The NFL is altering its approach this year, though. Along with introducing some of the best prospects in the nation, the NFL will also be making an exciting debut with NFL Rivals, its first officially licensed NFT title.
Kickoff of NFL NFTs in Web3
On Wednesday, April 26, Mythical Games, the creator of the first NFT game with an NFL license, opened early access to NFL Rivals on both Google’s Android Play Store and Apple’s iOS App Store.
This September, before of the start of the new football season, Mythical Games and the NFL will debut NFL Rivals globally, making it the first game of its sort for both organizations. In the fantasy football game, participants take on the role of general managers, where they must manage athletes, make plays, and defeat rival teams.
The game is free to play, but through Mythical Games’ online market, players can buy, sell, and trade NFL Player NFTs. Users are now able to build their ideal fantasy teams thanks to the developer’s acquisition of full licensing rights to NFL franchises and players.
Each NFL athlete’s NFT card has a unique price depending on their individual rarity, strengths, and other variables. While “legendary” player NFT cards can cost upwards of thousands of dollars, the “common” player NFT card is only about $8.
NFL Rivals recorded 150,000 participants during its beta period and over $1.6 million in NFT purchases, according to Mythical CEO John Linden. The developer hopes to draw over 10 million gamers by the start of the new season in order to take advantage of the increased interest in the approaching NFL Draft Day.
How would they carry it out? with occasions.
2023 NFL Draft
NFL Rivals plans to roll out player packs and themed in-game challenges to commemorate the 2023 NFL Draft. Both gamers and NFL fans can participate in these quests and get amazing rewards.
People who correctly predict the first ten picks of the first NFL Draft round are currently eligible to win exclusive prizes in the fantasy football game. Correct guessers will be entered to win NFL Rivals merchandise, player cards, and the chance to hang out with the team at the draft.
On the other hand the first-ever NFT fantasy basketball game will be released in 2022 thanks to a collaboration between the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association and the French Web3 firm Sorare. For the 2022 NFL Draft, the NFL introduced a number of NFTs with a card theme.
One of the most popular sports leagues in the world is the NFL. The Super Bowl regularly draws over 17 million viewers. The NFL’s endorsement of Web3 technology, decentralized ownership, and NFTs is a significant development for the cryptocurrency industry.