The second drop from the Urbanball NFT collection will be on the 24th June, 11am UTC.
After selling out in its first drop on Binance NFT, Urbanball is now set for its second drop on the platform, this time featuring ‘Belgium Edition’ street football NFTs. The NFTs will be distributed through randomized mystery box packs and feature real life street football athletes who won tournaments in the cities of Brussels and Antwerp. 10,000 NFTs will be minted, and each Mystery Box will cost only $25.
Each mystery box will contain either a character or skill card NFT, both of which are required to play the Urbanball play-to-earn street football game, scheduled for release later this year.
Character cards feature a real life street football player, who earned their place in the drop and game through winning Urbanball 1v1 ‘fightball’ tournaments in their home countries. These tournaments are hosted by 2x World Freestyle Football Champion and social media sports icon; Sean Garnier, who’s character is also included in the drop as the top draw.
Skill cards consist of different football techniques that can be used to enhance the performance of characters in the game.
The game will offer players a variety of PVP and PVE modes to compete in, with winners earning rewards that can be redeemed for real experiences. This first-of-its-kind concept is led by 2x world freestyle football champion and internet sensation, Sean Garnier, who has 19 million social media followers and over 2 billion video views. Garnier has teamed up with EX Sports, a fan engagement platform, to give real athletes increased exposure and new potential revenue through innovative NFTs that can be used in future games.
As well as for the game, the NFTs also make for brilliant digital collectables, and have real utility through the unique revenue model that sees the majority of each primary sale go to the athlete, helping grow and develop their careers. Additionally, holders of the rarest NFTs receive exclusive rewards, such as meet and greets with athletes.
For example, the holder of the Sean Garnier ‘Flame Edition’ NFT was rewarded with an all expenses paid trip with Sean Garnier to Qatar, to meet superstar football player Neymar and watch the Redbull Neymar Jr tournament.
There are NFT drops planned every month in the run up to a full initial Game Offering (IGO), scheduled for December 2022. Each drop will feature new street football athletes from different countries who are winners of 1v1 fightball tournaments, with finals happening at prime locations in Dubai, such as the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, in partnership with Emaar Entertainment. The tournaments give millions of street football athletes the opportunity to feature in the game, whether they are in the favelas of Brazil, slums of Malaysia or Paris’s urban jungle.
Urbanball is a comprehensive street football ecosystem, comprised of a play to earn game, NFT collectables, 1v1 ‘fightball’ tournaments, micro-events, e-commerce and talent management, all of which are interconnected. There are over 10 athletes signed to the brand, including former and current world Panna and Freestyle football champions, who combined have over 30 million social media followers.
Official Website: http://www.urbanball.io
Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/urbanball