Italian soccer champion AC Milan becomes the first soccer club to partner with Web3-based NFT soccer gaming platform MonkeyLeague.
The game features teams of at least 6 NFT MonkeyLeague players competing against real players. Rewards are based on league performance and players are rewarded with the digital currency MonkeyBucks ($MBS).
According to the news report, the collaboration will allow MonkeyLeague to achieve its aim of bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3 world while also allowing fans and supporters of AC Milan around the globe to have new digital experiences, bringing them closer to the club they love.
The game will benefit from the biggest stars of the Italian champion, who will make suggestions to improve the game to make it as accurate and attractive as possible for the players. In the future, AC Milan will also organize sports tournaments that will bring together the best players in the game from around the world, and big prizes await the winners.
“We are particularly proud to be the first football club to partner with MonkeyLeague, bringing the game to our fans around the world and offering them an innovative new way to interact with their favourite team,” said AC Milan’s Chief Revenue Officer.
AC Milan’s Involvement In Crypto
AC Milan’s collaboration with MonkeyLeague isn’t the soccer club’s first foray into cryptocurrency. The club debuted its NFT campaign in 2021 with Chiliz, which ensures fans are rewarded with the AC Milan Token ($ACM) through the Socios.com rewards program.
Crypto giant Binance also made an announcement to list the $ACM one month after the token was launched. Binance offered a 25% discount to customers prior to the token’s trading at the time.
In July, AC Milan partnered with Sorare’s NFT-based football game, modeling similar moves from other sports clubs like SL Benfica. According to the club, the new partnership is an important development to improve its Web3 development.
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