- Socios.com To Bring Multi-Sports Fan Zone To The Sandbox Metaverse
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Socios.com To Bring Multi-Sports Fan Zone To The Sandbox Metaverse

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  • Fan voting and rewards app Socios.com has purchased 576 LANDS in a 24×24 Estate in The Sandbox Metaverse.
  • The Sandbox is a gaming virtual world where players can play, create games, socialize and interact next to major IPs and Brands, leveraging NFT digital assets and native tokens
  • Socios.com will build a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in The Sandbox metaverse, for the fans of partner clubs such as FC Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Sports fans, gamers and crypto enthusiasts will be able to benefit from digital collection and engagement experiences in the Socios.com neighbourhood.
  • Socios.com will be able to promote assets throughout The Sandbox Metaverse which includes major brands such as Atari, Cryptokitties, Opera and Square Enix.

MALTA, October 20th, 2020: Blockchain-based fan voting and rewards app Socios.com today announced plans to build a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in The Sandbox metaverse, a blockchain powered community platform where creators can monetize assets and gaming experiences.

The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain using NFTs and $SAND, the platform’s utility token. LANDS are  non-fungible token (ERC-721) NFTs that represent unique digital locations in the universe of The Sandbox

The Sandbox has already secured over 60 partnerships with award-winning game companies such as Square Enix, Atari, top decentralized games such as Crypto Kitties, and major brands such as RollerCoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, and Shaun the Sheep as it builds a fun, creative “play-to-earn” gaming platform offering virtual worlds and game experiences owned and created by players. By allowing players to experience iconic games, characters, and brands in conjunction with player-created content, The Sandbox offers a rich experience joining the global impact and awareness of popular brands with fresh experiences created by players themselves. This unique combination allows the gaming platform to be at once recognizable to players around the world while offering the chance to express unparalleled creativity and imagination.


Socios.com has acquired 576 LANDS in the metaverse (as a 24×24 extra large Estate) and will use its location into a digital ecosystem to feature all the partner clubs of the platform and engage with its community through social gaming experiences within The Sandbox virtual worlds; building a sports and entertainment neighbourhood featuring partner clubs such as FC Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Socios.com allows sporting organizations to engage with and monetize their global fanbases through Fan Tokens. To date, 11 major sporting entities, including FC Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have launched Fan Tokens on Socios.com. Fan Tokens are digital assets that provide owners with engagement opportunities, such as voting rights, the ability to compete in leaderboards and soon-to-be-launched features, including  Chat and Games. Fan Token holders can also earn unique rewards and experiences linked to their clubs. Many more organisations from football and other sports are primed to launch Fan Tokens before the end of 2020.

Sports fans, gamers and crypto enthusiasts will be able to enjoy various collection and engagement experiences in the Socios.com neighbourhood, which is set to feature digitally recreated stadia for every partner club. Socios.com assets, potentially including NFTs, could also be available in The Sandbox Marketplace, while the platform’s Game Maker feature will provide additional gamification opportunities for sport fans.

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO and Founder of Chiliz and Socios.com said: “The Sandbox will allow us to recreate the Socios.com ecosystem in the metaverse. We’re going to build a vibrant digital home for all the fans of our partner clubs, where they can check out digital stadia and enjoy a wide variety of digital collection and engagement experiences. We’re also going to be on the same map as other major blockchain and commercial entities, opening the door for further creative collaborations.”

Sebastien Borget, COO & Co-Founder of The Sandbox said: “We’re pleased to welcome Socios into The Sandbox metaverse, bringing millions of football and sport fans the opportunity to discover and engage with new interactive entertainment experiences that will allow them to socialize in a 3D virtual world. Progressively, we are turning our vision of building a mainstream; family-friendly gaming virtual world into reality through the addition of major sporting organisations in a multi-sports fan zone hosted by Socios.com. Together, we’ll expand the meaning of a Fan Zone with the use of tokens and NFTs in a mainstream context.”

                                                                                      -ENDS-

For Further Information:

Chiliz / Socios.com

Andrew Clarke – Head of PR

andrew@chiliz.com

For more information please visit www.socios.com

About Socios.com

Socios.com launched in late 2019. To date, 11 major sporting organisations, including FC Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have launched Fan Tokens on Socios.com. Fan Tokens are digital assets that  provide owners with engagement opportunities, such as voting rights, the ability to compete in leaderboards and forthcoming features including  Chat and Games. Fan Tokens also enable holders to earn club-related rewards, as well as discounts and other benefits linked to their clubs and club sponsors – a USP boosted by the launch of the Socios.com ‘I Am More Than A Fan’ VISA Debit Card.   Dozens more organisations from football and other sports are primed to launch Fan Tokens before the end of 2020, with many more IP holders set to join the Socios.com roster of partners which already includes MMA giants UFC. We expect Fan Tokens to become the next generation of transactional based engagement for sports fans.

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is a leading creator of world-building experiences, with over 40 senior staff with 10+ years of experience building and maintaining game live operations with millions of players. The Sandbox is a community-driven gaming platform that will allow creators to monetize assets and gaming experiences on a blockchain, allowing them to benefit from their creations. Scheduled for release in December 2020 and building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox will offer players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize creations through blockchain. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Medium and Discord.