Virtus.Pro NFT Cards Coming In a Collaboration With Lympo
Virtus.pro is an esports org with fans all over the world, and now they can own their own NFT cards based on the squads. Specifically, the first DOTA 2 and CSGO rosters will have NFTs that fans can purchase on the NFT platform Lympo. Lympo is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, a company focused on blockchain technology, AI, and gamification. It’s interesting to see esports orgs get into NFTs, but it’s a trend that has certainly divided opinion. Nevertheless, now’s your chance to own your own NFTs of Virtus.Pro in the form of virtual cards.
Trading Cards, But Virtual!
This was really a matter of time when you think about it. As soon as NFTs became popular on the internet, esports orgs would no doubt take a look at them as a way to show love to their fans and secure more revenue. These feel similar to the classic baseball and basketball cards of old. Sergey Glamazda, Virtus.pro CEO talked about this announcement:
“The tradition of collecting player cards goes back a hundred years. The idea behind it was simple — to release a card with an image of a baseball player on it. Years later, it became popular and spread across a lot of different sports: people started collecting, trading and bequeathing the cards of their idols, which led to a fully grown ecosystem. Today the price for some of the hundred-year-old cards could reach several million dollars. With the help of blockchain technologies, this ecosystem has now been incorporated into the digital world. It’s great to have this kind of tradition in esports as well and we are happy to be a part of it courtesy of our partners from Lympo.”
It is likely we’ll see the following players as a part of this NFT drop:
- Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
- Illias “Kingslayer” Ganeev
- Vitaly “Save” Melnik
- Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin
- Danil “gpk” Skutin
- Timur “buster” Tulepov
- Dzhami “Jame” Ali
- Sanjar “Sanji” Kuliev
- Aleksey “Qikert” Golubev
- Mareks “Yekindar” Galinskis
Esports Getting Big on NFT
This isn’t the first NFT announcement in the esports space. Back in April, 100 Thieves teased their NFTs as a part of the Infinity Merch Drop. It sounds like this might be a bigger launch though. The difference is that Virtus.pro has their NFT cards dropping on a reliable NFT platform, in the form of Lympo. Lympo has experience with NFTs of major athletes and orgs, so seeing esports stars joining them is a pretty big deal.
The NFT cards for Virtus.pro will be on the Lympo minting platform, and the owners will be able to sell or trade the cards with zero restrictions. We’ll just have to see how available they are, prices, and more as details emerge. Unlike traditional digital content, NFTs are assets that are actually owned by the person who purchases them. The authenticity of these NFTs, as well as the scarcity and provenance of these, are going to be verified and secured on the blockchain. As a company with experience in this matter, the buy, sale, and trade of the NFTs should be easy and secure.