- Inter joins a roster of over 100 major global sporting organisations that have already embraced the Socios.com app to enhance the fan experience for their supporters. The list includes football giants such as FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Juventus, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, AS Roma, Galatasaray and many more.
- The partnership with Internacional expands Socios.com’s Brazilian roster to six clubs, all part of the so-called Big 12, and confirms Brazil as the fastest growing market for the company.
PORTO ALEGRE – DECEMBER 20TH: Sport Club Internacional, in partnership with Chiliz, the leading blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that they will launch their official Fan Token $SACI on the Socios.com all-in-one fan engagement and rewards app.
Based in Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Inter, as it’s popularly known, is one of Brazil’s most successful football clubs, having won the Copa Libertadores (2006 & 2010), the Copa Sudamericana (2008) and the FIFA Club World Cup (2006) as well as three Campeonato Brasileiro Série A titles.
The $SACI Fan Token will unlock unprecedented opportunities for Inter’s local and global fan bases to engage with and influence the team. $SACI Fan Token holders will be able to have a say on a number of decisions such as kit designs, squad numbers for new signings, celebration songs, inspirational messages and other fan-related topics by voting on binding polls on Socios.com.
Influencing the club is just one of the many perks of this innovative tool that is changing the way fans connect with their teams and heroes across the global sports industry. $SACI holders will also enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions as well as the chance to earn unique rewards, from signed merch and VIP tickets to NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), which will allow fans to hold and collect the most memorable moments in the history of their beloved team like never before.
Fans will also be able to connect with other Colorados 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.
The launching date of the $SACI 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.
Sport Club Internacional joins a network of over 100 sporting organisations worldwide that have already embraced Socios.com’s cutting-edge blockchain technology to enhance the experience of their fans. The roster features football giants such as FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Juventus, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, AS Roma, Galatasaray and many more. Other Socios.com partners include leading MMA brands, Formula 1 teams, esports clubs and NHL, NFL, MLS and NBA franchises.
The partnership with Inter expands Socios.com’s Brazilian roster to six clubs, all part of the so-called Big 12, and consolidates the country as the fastest growing market for the company, both in terms of partners and users. Up to 40 percent of the new users that have joined the app since September are Brazilian.
With 1,3 million users across 167 different countries, Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that uses blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organisations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fanbases. The company has major expansion plans and is targeting many more Fan Token launches throughout the world. Socios.com recently opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo and Buenos Aires, and will soon open offices in Italy and North America.
According to Alessandro Barcellos, President of Sport Club Internacional, Inter could not miss out on this global trend that is gaining worldwide strength every day. “We are constantly seeking new ways to bring the club and the team closer to the fans, and we’re confident that this partnership will bring us many benefits in a short period of time. We are looking to build on this partnership so that Colorado fans can be part of something global and give them the opportunity to be more present in the Club’s routine,” he said.
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Sport Club Internacional, one of the most successful clubs in Brazil and Latin America, and taking another step forward in our Brazilian expansion and reaching the southern region of Rio Grande do Sul, home to millions of passionate football fans.
“Brazil is the world’s capital when it comes to love for football and we are proud to now have six clubs on our roster, all of whom belong to the country’s famous Big 12. Our arrival in Brazil just four months ago was a game-changer for Socios.com. Our Brazilian partners and our Brazilian users are making a huge contribution to the growth and development of our product, and I’m sure this partnership will allow us to continue building a stronger platform and even better experiences for the fans.”