Basement Sports, a mixed reality gaming company, is dropping 32,000 unique Country and Player NFTs (1,000 for each of the 32 qualifying teams) for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The minting – which costs $10 per player, and follows our crypto success in 2022 for the Men’s World Cup – will happen through the Basement Sports app and website, where users get to choose and showcase these unique avatars on social media and use them in actual soccer gameplay within the app. Gamers can also livestream their own soccer games and earn reward points called Kidcoin when using NFT Teams.
“There has never been a soccer fan club like this, with gaming options where your character comes to life” says Basement Sports Founder, Arman Rousta, “By minting their own player NFTs, worldwide futbol fans get exclusive access to game features, Kidcoin rewards, sports merchandise and VIP experiences – both virtual and real world.”
On the technical side, a team of engineers led by Blueliner CTO, Kaiyes Ansary, built the Basement Sports app and now the NFT system, which includes Kidcoin payments integration and uses Arweave (Symbol: AR) for storage. “This is a unique cross-over project, that brings web3, crypto elements into a mainstream interface, using web and app platforms that kids and parents are used to engaging with. We chose the Polygon network to build the NFT architecture because of its speed and reliability, as it is a layer on top of the trusted and secure Ethereum Network.” Minters will also be able to pay using credit cards, keeping up with the trend towards a more frictionless user experience in the crypto space, so that users don’t have to jump around to several different wallets and go through hoops to get their NFTs.
The creative mind behind the NFT player artwork is Mustafa Farhad, Creative Director at Blueliner, a global digital agency. “We wanted to create player avatars that young soccer fans the world over can immediately relate to and through them share in our common excitement, passion, glory and heartache that is the World Cup.”
All the information about how to get these unique NFT avatars is on the company’s website at www.basementsports.com. Fans get to choose single teams like Brazil, USA or France, full 4-team groups as per the World Cup bracket, or the full slate of 32 countries. NFT Owners can ‘trade’, sell or buy skins through the app or on NFT exchange, OpenSea.