NFTSTAR superstar squad will be featured in a Global Sports
Village experience in The Sandbox open metaverse developed jointly
by The Sandbox and NFTSTAR through a partnership with Smobler
Studios, Fac Bros and Web3 company Forj, which includes licensing
of unique Bored Ape Yacht Club characters.
SINGAPORE and LOS
ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Prolific
Brazilian player Neymar JR., Asian football superstar Son Heung-Min and Portuguese football legend
Luis Figo will all be featured at
NFTSTAR's new residence on The Sandbox, the leading decentralised
gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands.
The trio have been exclusively signed by NFTSTAR as part of its
multiverse plan to build an integrated global sports metaverse
platform for billions of sports fans who also have an affinity for
gaming. NFTSTAR intends to engage the global community with regular
meet and greets, AMAs, exclusive NFT drops and a virtual sports
arena, through a partnership with renowned Web3 brand experience
provider Forj, another subsidiary of Animoca Brands.
Abe Ren, Co-Founder of NFTSTAR
notes, "We are excited to partner with The Sandbox metaverse as a
way to promote our own brand, celebrities and proprietary NFTs.
This collaboration allows us to collectively grow the community of
sports, esports, and gaming enthusiasts."
As a first step, NFTSTAR enlists Smobler Studios, an investee
studio and one of the preferred and official builders of The
Sandbox for this partnership. Loretta
Chen, Co-Founder of Smobler Studios elaborates, "This marks
the beginning of an exciting adventure that will include avatars,
phygital experiences as well as the creation of a Global Sports
Space that will expand into fully playable social hub experiences
including a Stadium in The Sandbox. To better realize our vision,
we are collaborating with our partner studio in South Korea, Fac Bros, as well as Forj, a Web3
solutions provider that delivers authenticated digital-first goods
such as their Bored Apes to appeal to non-sports fans."
The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a
decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds
and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their
creations. Sebastien Borget, who is
Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox says, "Sports are an important
part of global culture, and as such it's a pleasure to welcome
NFTSTAR into The Sandbox metaverse as we continue to grow our
sports-based experiences and activations."
Harry Liu, CEO of Forj adds,
"When it comes to user adoption and growth in the Web3 space,
entertainment and sports will be among the most powerful drivers.
We are excited to partner with NFTSTAR, The Sandbox and Smobler
Studios in creating a truly unique branded experience in the
metaverse that pushes the boundaries for fans."
NFTSTAR, backed by The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY), aims to build
the largest sports fandom social platform with a Web3 community
connecting global stars and fans. Its vision is to become a digital
brand that paves a new way towards sports ecology in Web3 world. By
building a community that engages with stars and their fans,
NFTSTAR aims to house a GameFi and SocialFi playground for Web3
fans globally. For more information, visit www.nftstar.com and
follow the regular updates on Twitter, Instagram, Medium, and
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the
decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent
growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major
IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids,
Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5,
Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari,
ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and more. Building on existing The Sandbox
IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The
Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and
intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game
experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their
creations. For more information, visit www.sandbox.game and follow
the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.
Forj is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and is at the forefront
of NFT technology, bringing together creators and fans from a
variety of industries such as music, entertainment, gaming and
collectibles. Forj executes each step of the process with a suite
of products and services designed to support the entire blockchain
About Smobler Studios
Smobler Studios is a metaverse architecture firm headquartered
in Singapore. It is an investee
studio of, and a recognized The Sandbox builder. It specializes in
world building, brand marketing, IP creation and metaverse
development for The Sandbox Game. Smobler Studios also keen on
co-creating a diverse ecosystem with a strong academy and phygital
experience emphasis. Its recent clients include Mighty Jaxx,
1-Group, The Food Bank Singapore and Tools of Rock NFT amongst
others. To learn more, visit www.smoblerstudios.com.
SOURCE Smobler Studios