BUENOS AIRES, FEBRUARY 1ST: Club Atlético River Plate, in partnership with Chiliz, the leading blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that they will launch their official Fan Token $RIVER on the Socios.com all-in-one fan engagement and rewards app.
River Plate are the reigning Argentinian champions and a true powerhouse of Latin American football, with 36 league titles and over 10 international trophies, including four CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores and a FIFA Intercontinental Cup.
The Fan Token $RIVER will give the club’s estimated 20 million global fans the chance to engage with and influence the club like never before. For the first time ever, fans will be able to take part in decision-making processes by voting in polls to choose kit designs, squad numbers for new signings, celebration songs, inspirational messages and other fan-related topics.
Influencing the club is just one of the many perks of these digital assets that are redefining the way fans connect with their teams and heroes across the global sports industry. River Plate Fan Token holders will also enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions, as well as the chance to earn unique rewards, from signed merch and VIP tickets to club-related NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).
Through the Socios.com app, fans will also be able to connect with other fans around the world, putting their skills to the test in games and quizzes, competing in global leaderboards and earning real-life and digital club-related rewards, benefits and experiences along the way.
In 2021, Socios.com Fan Token partners launched over 300 Fan Polls on the app and rewarded 5,000 Fan Token holders with club merch, tickets, VIP experiences and other prizes.
The launching date of the $RIVER Fan Token will be announced soon as will the subject of the first Fan Poll, which will be available on the Socios.com app as soon as the Token is released.
“We are extremely excited to add another global powerhouse to our roster. River Plate is one of the most iconic sporting brands in Latin America, but also a club followed and admired all over the world,” said Alexandre Dreyfus, founder and CEO of Socios.com.
Jorge Brito, Presidente of River Plate, added: “We are very happy with this agreement, which will see River Plate join global powerhouses such as FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter Milan amongst others. This is much more than a sponsorship deal for us, it’s an important step that will see River explore the world of digital assets and create a new revenue stream while enhancing the experience of our millions of fans.”
River Plate joins a network of over 100 sporting organisations worldwide that have already embraced Socios.com’s cutting-edge blockchain technology to empower and enhance the experience of their fans. The roster features football giants such as FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Juventus, Inter Milan and Arsenal amongst others, but also major MMA brands, Formula 1 teams, esports clubs and NHL, NFL, MLS and NBA franchises.
The Socios.com mobile app, launched by leading blockchain provider Chiliz in 2019, is available for iOS and Android and currently hosts a growing community of 1,3 million users in 167 different countries. The company has headquarters in Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, Madrid, São Paulo and Seoul and will very soon open its first offices in Italy and the US.
Socios.com grew by 500 percent in terms of partners and clubs in 2021, and is aiming to sustain the growth in 2022. “We set the bar very high in 2021, but this partnership with River Plate proves that we are not going to settle,” Dreyfus said.