English Football Club Arsenal announced on Tuesday that it will collaborate with Unagi to launch an NFT fantasy football game dubbed Ultimate Champions.
Ultimate Champions is a free to play cross-league fantasy football game that gives you the opportunity to build the best possible team with real-world players and earn rewards based on how the players perform in real life.
Users can play cross-league fantasy football for free and swap player NFTs with other platform users thanks to the long-term collaboration.
The in-game currency is also supported in the fantasy football game, which users may earn and spend on the platform. The game allows players to assemble the finest possible team of real-life players and earn rewards based on their performance in real life. Ultimate Champions’ scoring system takes into account all player positions.
The player NFTs, which are based on a play-to-earn basis, are digital versions of collectible football stickers. More game success translates to more NFTs, which can then be swapped with other players.
Users can, however, play the entire game for free without needing to purchase digital player cards. The $CHAMP token is the platform’s utility token, while the $MGC token, which symbolizes manager contracts, is the main incentive source for users.
Gaming to improve fan engagement
Arsenal’s chief commercial officer, Juliet Slot, stated that the alliance aims to be at the forefront of global fan involvement and to provide supporters with the ultimate gaming experience.
“Unagi’s Ultimate Champions is the next step forward in fantasy football gaming. We are honored to be the only Premier League club to join the free-to-play game and deliver this wonderful concept to our global followers, allowing them to apply their global football expertise and put their managerial skills to the test.”
Unagi’s CEO, Remi Pellerin, stated that the value of the NFTs will change over time based on each Arsenal player’s actual performance.
“Arsenal’s young crop of players is perfectly suited to our innovative fantasy game: users will be able to scout for young talent, collect their favourite players’ digital cards, and play with them every week.”