The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the affiliated union – the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) – are collaborating with Dapper Labs, known from CryptoKitties, to release a new crypto collectibles game.
Creator CryptoKitties enters basketball.
According to an official announcement on the NBPA website, the launch of the game is planned for early 2020.
The game, called NBA Top Shot, will offer a social experience built around digital collectibles, as well as an additional head-to-head game that is designed to create a fun, authentic and accessible “fan engagement” on blockchain. to create.
Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs, gave his perspective on the offer of the planned game and said:
“Dapper Labs is proud to partner with the NBA and NBPA to create an unparalleled digital experience for sports fans. Via NBA Top Shot, basketball fans can interact with their favorite players, teams and each other in completely new ways. We use the latest blockchain technology to create assets and experiences that are guaranteed to be limited edition and authentic, not to mention portable and permanent in a way that has never been digital before.”
Like other sports games, fans who play the game are charged with making their ideal team, but in NBA Top Shot their rosters are built by acquiring live in-game moments of the NBA season.
These moments, such as a Kevin Durant triple point, or a LeBron James opinion, acquired as digital collectibles or tokens, can then be owned by the fan forever or used to compete against other fans in online tournaments and competitions at the blockchain.
By introducing innovative functions and mechanisms into the team building experience and simplifying the head-to-head gameplay, NBA Top Shot offers a fun and engaging experience that is accessible to basketball fans of all ages.
“Thanks to the innovation and expertise of Dapper Labs, they are a perfect partner to introduce this groundbreaking game, and what we believe will be the coveted digital collectibles for basketball fans around the world,” said Adrienne O’Keeffe, NBA Senior Director, Consumer Products & Gaming Partnerships.
The combination of sports (clubs) and blockchain technology has recently taken on increasing proportions and will only benefit the adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
As previously reported, a number of European football clubs, including AS Roma and Paris Saint German, have joined the Socios.com blockchain-based voting platform.
Furthermore, Miami Litecoin (LTC) was recently welcomed as the official cryptocurrency of the Miami Dolphins.