This one-of-its-kind memorabilia consists of the matchday jersey signed by Surjeet Singh, a plaque commemorating his 300 tackle points, the first in the history of PKL
New Delhi, May 31, 2022: Stirring up the existing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) space in India, Sportzchain, a fast-growing market-leader in India’s blockchain-based fan-engagement ecosystem, has achieved another milestone. Sportzchain’s exclusive phygital NFT of Tamil Thalaivas, a Pro Kabaddi team’s captain Surjeet Singh was sold within 24 hours of listing. Praveen Ramasamy, an avid fan of Tamil Thalaivas digital collectables, is now the proud owner of this unparalleled memorabilia.
The memorabilia consist of the matchday jersey signed by Surjeet Singh, in a plaque commemorating his achievement to become the first cover defender in the history of Kabaddi League to score 300 tackle points. It also has a QR code representing the smart code that can be used to access the validation of NFT ownership details.
It is pertinent to note that Praveen bought this classic memorabilia to complete his treasured collection of Tamil Thalaivas NFT collectables. Before making this purchase, he had 26 distinctive collectables. With this recent addition, Praveen is now the top collector of Tamil Thalaivas remarkable NFTs.
Earlier this month, this phygital memorabilia was hand-delivered to Praveen in Chennai by the Chief Business Officer (CBO) of Sportzchain, Vinayak Yannam. Praveen also received the digital twin of this phygital memorabilia, which comes with certain premium fan privileges, including match day tickets, lucky draws, and other exciting perks.
Vinayak Yannam, Co-Founder and CBO, Sportzchain, said, “Being the first to launch a phygital memorabilia in the sports segment, we had to make it memorable. So, we decided to give this moment a personal touch and personally deliver this to the buyer. Meeting Praveen was a great experience. We had so much to talk about as we are both NFT and sports fans. He shared his views on NFT collections and expectations from the Tamil Thalaivas team during the upcoming season. As we gear up to launch the NFT collections of more sports partners, we are becoming increasingly curious and excited about connecting with like-minded fans and enthusiasts.”
Praveen Ramasamy, the proud owner of the exclusive phygital NFT, said, “I had no clue that this was the first time in India that a phygital sports NFT was launched. My goal was to become the top collector of Tamil Thalaiva NFTs. So, it made no sense to lose this incredible opportunity to buy an exclusive phygital NFT. Words aren’t enough to express my joy. I have already made space in my living room to put this up. I am thankful to the Sportchain team for explaining the utilities for this NFT. I am graciously looking forward to meeting the extended team, attending training sessions and getting first access to the Tamil Thalaivas fan tokens in the future.”
Recently, Sportzchain has secured USD 600k in the seed funding round led by SUNiCON Ventures and MAKS Group. Through this latest funding, Sportzchain plans to boost its web development growth and harness the power of advanced marketing techniques to onboard more Web 2.0 users.
SportZchain, India’s blockchain-based fan engagement platform connects sports teams and fans through a single thread, which will not only result in radical fan engagement but also lay the foundation of creating a massive invested fan base. The platform aims to revamp fan engagement through a belief that sports fans deserve a basic right to be heard by their favourite sporting teams and also be able to guide and influence some key decisions of their favourite team.