Sorare Makes Its Debut in Baseball Through a Home-Run Partnership with the MLB
The powerful non-financial trading (NFT) platform Sorare, which specializes in football (soccer) trading cards, has made its very first foray into the wider world of sports by forming a collaboration with Major League Baseball in the United States (MLB).
The new platform, which is being referred to as “Sorare MLB NFT” at the moment, will be the first free-to-play, NFT-based baseball game. In addition, it will concurrently introduce the 11.75 million people who watch Major League Baseball to an entirely new method of interacting with the sport.
Although additional information on the platform is scheduled to be published closer to the time when the product will be launched (which is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2022), it looks like the game will be very similar to its ever-popular football equivalent. Fans will be given the opportunity to participate in a gamified experience that will see them building the best possible squad of MLB player NFT cards, which they can then share with their friends and celebrate together. In addition, chances for members of the community to interact with players and clubs during live baseball games are planned to be made available to the community.
The historic partnership was made possible by OneTeam, the licensing partner of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). The Chief Product Officer of OneTeam, Henry Lowenfels, had this to say about the collaboration with Sorare: “We are proud to have collaborated with visionary partners in Sorare, who have reimagined the fan experience through their NFT-based games. Through this agreement, we will explore new kinds of gameplay and collection, which will allow fans an even greater opportunity to connect with the exceptional MLB players that they look up to.