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June 02, 2022

Former footballers acquire land in Sports Metaverse

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Former footballers Shaun Wright Phillips and Jordan Stewart have purchased land in the Sports Metaverse.

Shaun Wright Phillips, former star of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers, announced he will use his land to display his NFTs. He shared his excitement regarding this new venture and said the land will also be used for events.

“I’m excited to be involved in the Sports Metaverse,” Philips said. “This is the new frontier when it comes to sports. The metaverse and owning a piece of it is about interaction and co-creation—watching live sports with friends all around the world, hanging out with friends, and buying and selling NFTs are some of the things I’m looking forward to doing here.”

The sports sector has been eyeing the metaverse for a while now. Adidas has its own plot of land, Dapper Labs is releasing NBA Top Shot next month, while NFL fans can get commemorative NFTs for their game attendance.

The possibilities for new metaverse ventures are endless—not just memorabilia. There can be virtual view parties with sports stars; people can view sports games from private lodges at VR stadiums. Virtual gaming is also huge, with the sector market estimated to be worth $400 billion in 2025, according to Grayscale Research.

“Both Shaun and Jordan have played at the top of their profession, so it’s an honor to have these athletes join the Sports Metaverse,” SportsIcon COO and Co-Founder Alexi Yovanoff said. “I still remember the goal that Shaun scored against Manchester United in 2004, and Jordan has had a great career here in the UK and the USA. What strikes me the most about these two is their passion for web3, communities, and the interaction with athletes that the Sports Metaverse will give to consumers.”

Phillips and Stewart are not the first football players to plunge into the metaverse. Earlier this year, David Beckham also announced a partnership with DigitalBits and became the ambassador for the company.

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Karolina is a writer and journalist with a background in literary studies. She loves exciting tech solutions and art, and NFTs are often a perfect amalgamation of the two. Outside of work, she’s a plant mom, a vintage fashion enthusiast, and a gamer.

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Karolina Gaszcz
Karolina Gaszcz

Karolina is a writer and journalist with a background in literary studies. She loves exciting tech solutions and art, and NFTs are often a perfect amalgamation of the two. Outside of work, she’s a plant mom, a vintage fashion enthusiast, and a gamer.

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