A subsidiary of Animoca Brands, Stryking Entertainment, has signed a licensing partnership with the German powerhouse, FC Bayern Munich. From now on, you can “turn” Bayern’s actual team players into digital collectibles. Famous stars like Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski, Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Hernández will all be part of this.
Stryking Entertainment aims to be a global platform for crypto collectibles. It focuses on popular sports licenses. To date, it has developed a Fantasy Sports game called “Football Stars” where users face off against one another in special challenges. Users will form line ups using their digital collectible and pit them against other users. The result of the virtual line-ups will match the real-life performance of the actual players. Besides, the owners of these digital collectibles will be able to trade them freely with other users.
Quoted from Dirk Weyel, Founder & CEO of Stryking Entertainment, “We are extremely thrilled to launch our new platform stryking.io with FC Bayern Munich as our first licensing partner. FC Bayern is one of the biggest football clubs in the world and their fans all around the globe should watch out for the first pre-sale with rare cards of their favourite stars coming soon. In the upcoming weeks and months, we will add more football licenses and other sports to the platform. Our vision is to build a truly global hub where sports fans meet to collect and trade as well as play with their digital collectibles.”
The German powerhouse
FC Bayern Munich is one of the most popular clubs in the world of soccer. It has amassed over 60million followers on social media and 260,000 official members.
Besides, they won the Bundesliga 28 times, Champions League 5 times, FIFA Club World Cup once and many other tournaments.
Animoca Brands has been diving deep into the world of digital collectibles and pulling in big names as well. They have an extensive portfolio of strong licensing partnerships in sports and entertainment which includes Formula 1®, Atari, Garfield, MotoGP, and many others.
To conclude, digital collectibles are becoming increasingly popular and companies are starting to see their value. Check out this article if you want to understand more about them.