- The İstanbul Başakşehir ($IBFK) Fan Token will go on sale on blockchain-based fan voting and rewards app Socios.com before the end of the year.
- $IBFK Fan Tokens will provide fans with many engagement opportunities, including the chance to directly influence the club by voting in polls on Socios.com. Fan Token holders can also look forward to digital and real-life rewards, VIP experiences, the opportunity to be recognised as a super fan of the club and many club and sponsor related discounts.
İSTANBUL November 11st 2020: İstanbul Başakşehir, in partnership with with Chiliz (Binance: $CHZ, Paribu: $CHZ) have announced that they will launch their $IBFK Fan Token on Socios.com before the end of the year. The agreement covers both the club’s football team and İstanbul Başakşehir Esports.
The club, which is just six years old, won the Turkish Süper Lig for the first time and also made it to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League last season. On November 04th they won their first ever Champions League fixture beating Manchester United 2-1.
$IBFK holders will be able to influence club decisions, voting in many polls each season on Socios.com and earning rewards linked to the club, including innovative digital experiences and real-life activations, such as meeting players and watching games as a VIP when fans return to the stadiums.
Fan Token holders can also look forward to digital and real-life rewards, VIP experiences and a host of club and sponsor related discounts. A Leaderboard feature, allowing fans to compete to become the number 1 fan in their region/country will be launched in the near future as will a Chat feature.
İstanbul Başakşehir ($IBFK) will become the third Turkish club to join the Socios.com platform, following Galatasaray and Trabzonspor. Socios.com are also primed to open an İstanbul based office with an initial staff of 20 as they work towards their stated aim of delivering 100M Turkish Lira to the country’s sports industry.
Additional Socios.com partners include FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AS Roma, CA Independiente, Apollon Limassol, BSC Young Boys, Sint-Truidense V.V and esports organisations, NAVI, Team Heretics and OG. Socios.com also has a global fan engagement partnership with UFC, while the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will launch a Fan Token early next year. Many more clubs, including Turkish teams, are set to join the Socios.com platform before the end of the year as well leading IPs from sports and entertainment.
Details on the price of $IBFK Fan Tokens, the total supply and the launch date will be revealed in the near future.
Mustafa Eröğüt, CEO of İstanbul Başakşehir said : “I believe we have a lot in common with Socios.com; a young, successful, energetic and technology driven initiative. As a 6-year old Club, we’re always in search of new partnerships that can help both sides grow. Together with Socios.com, we look forward to offering innovative and fun ways for our new, fast growing global fan base to get to know and engage with us better.”
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO and Founder of Chiliz and Socios.com said: “İstanbul Başakşehir may not have been around for very long, but their burning ambition, together with strategic long-term planning and clear goals have seen the club transform into a real competitor on the domestic and more recently European football scene.
“We too are relatively new to the scene, but we have clear goals and are working strategically towards our mission of establishing Fan Tokens as the next generation of transaction based engagement for sports fans both in Turkey and around the world every day.
“ İstanbul Başakşehir are our third Turkish based club and our 15th partner overall. As our roster of clubs grows, so does the overall network effect of these partnerships. That means the sharing of technological innovations and, ultimately, a stronger all round product with better features for fans leading to increased revenues for all of our partner clubs .”
For Further Information:
Chiliz / Socios.com
Andrew Clarke – Head of PR