Ballon d’Or®, the prestigious football award from the French group L’Équipe is all set to make a grand Web3 entry. Created by France Football in 1956, the 66th edition of the award will release the Ballon d’Or NFT collection. Naturally, the NFT owners will get access to one of the most exclusive football circles in the world.
What is the Ballon d’Or NFT collection?
One of the main goals behind the Ballon d’Or NFT series is to make the trophy more accessible. To clarify, each NFT acts as an access to a slew of benefits. This contains access to the prestigious Ballon d’Or award ceremony for the next 20 years.
Additionally, NFT holders will have access to exclusive live experiences. Apart from this, Fantasy football fans will have a chance to collect limited edition Sorare mystery cards. Besides, all five winners of this year’s awards will receive a digital twin of their trophies.
With this NFT series, L’Équipe group aims to establish itself in the growing Web3 space. Eventually, it aims to attract tech enthusiasts to the ever-growing Ballond’Or football community.
These NFTs are based on pyrite – the stone which forms the base of the coveted prize. Pyrite is an extremely rare mineral composed of precious metals and atoms, making these trophies really one-of-a-kind. Due to the NFT series, football fans will currently have a chance to own its digital version.
Additionally, the NFTs are based on the Tezos blockchain. As reported by L’Équipe group, Tezos’ scalability and low carbon footprint made it the excellent choice.
5 Digital Ballon d'Or Awards
The Ballon d'Or is also going digital for the first time. A unique copy minted on the blockchain will be given to each winner of the trophy.
These special NFT will only be offered to the winners of the 5 awards presented during the Ballon d'Or ceremony. Also created by the crypto-artist Léo Caillard, these 5 NFT are the most exclusive and will belong to the best players on the planet.
These 2022 Fragments also formed the base of the Ballon d'Or®. Today, once digitized, they have incredible properties and offer you the possibility to enter the most private circle of football
When does the collection drop?
Firstly, L’Équipe group auctioned three unique 3D NFTs designed by Caillard last month. The winners will get access to the awards ceremony on October 17 at the Théâtre du Châtelet. As previously mentioned, each winner will get an NFT from the collection during the ceremony.
Then, on October 23, a 24-hour-long private sale will go live. During the day, 1772 NFTs of the total 2022 NFTs will be up for sale in Tez for whitelisted users. The NFTs will cost 199 Euros per piece. Later, the collection will officially drop on October 25. The NFTs during the public sale will cost 249 Euros.
Finally, on November 8, L’Équipe group will auction two unique NFTs by Caillard. The single prints will be auctioned by the auction house, Millon.
All in all, a major group like L’Équipe’s entry into the Web3 space spells big things for the industry. You can learn more about the Ballon d’Or NFT collection on its website. Make sure to follow Ballon d’Or on Twitter and join its Discord server for all the latest updates!