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Fan Controlled Football Unveils “Ballerz Collective” NFTs

Last Updated: July 20, 2023
Four sets containing a total of 8,888 Ballerz Collective digital collectibles are included in FCF’s first NFT mint.

After adding four new “Ballerz Collective” Teams for the second season of Fan Controlled Football, the league has announced that it will release its first Ballerz Collective NFT mint. The release will include four separate collections containing 8,888 digital collectibles. 

FCF’s Ballerz Collective is a collection of non-fungible token avatars with never-before-seen utility. Holders will enjoy team governance rights, play-to-earn game mechanics, and unique real-world access and VIP experiences at FCF’s brand new, state-of-the-art venue at Pullman Yards in Atlanta.

“I think this is going to create some incredibly die-hard and rabid fans for these teams,” said FCF founder and CEO Sohrob Farudi in an interview. “At the end of the day what we’re building is fandom and community around these teams. The communities here are incredibly welcoming and strong. That is where I felt like this could really translate to sports. We are a digital-first league, so creating a strong sense of community between the fans of the team is something that we were figuring out how to foster that and NFTs became a natural fit. 

The Ballerz Collective NFT teams include:

The mint will take place on Friday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. ET, the NFTs will be priced at 0.1776 ETH each. Prior to the public sale, a presale window will be open on February 3 at 5 p.m. ET. for holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club, all Gutter Cat Gang species, Knights of Degen, 888 Inner Circle, and Steve Aoki NFT holders. Each holder will receive a 50% discount (0.0888 ETH).

Outside of the NFTs, the FCF’s year two expansion involves growing all facets of the organization. The season will extend from six weeks to nine weeks, players will see an increase in pay, and fans can vote to decide bonuses for players in various categories such as best interview, best touchdown and touchdown celebrations.

From a business perspective, Farudi and FCF will gain a new stream of revenue from fan attendance. In year one, fan experience was entirely virtual, but with four new teams and fans in the stands, year two is already a new ballgame.

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