Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. is known for parties. So, it’s only right that he celebrate his new NFT collection with one….
On Friday, November 11th, Neymar Jr. held a live mint party on social media for his Beastmode NFT collection. The live party was for fans to connect, take part in the mint, and hear from Neymar and his team. It took place on Facebook Live and Twitter Spaces.
To bring the project and party to life, Neymar partnered with NFT marketplace NFTSTAR. NFTSTAR assisted the forward with the creation and execution of the Beastmode Metaverse, which kicked off with a free NFT mint on October 24th.
Today’s mint wasn’t free. To get a Beastmode NFT, collectors had to pay between 0.25-0.3 ETH, depending on if they had a whitelist spot. The collection is being rolled out in three phrases until all 4,000 NFTs sell out.
Beastmode is comic book-inspired NFT collection starring Neymar Jr. It will release in various phases, or “episodes,” revealing plot twists and new lore. During the live party, the team hinted that the community will influence each step of the story. Plus, they’ll get exclusive perks, like meet and greets.
With today’s launch party, Neymar celebrated his official entry into Web3. As for what he does next, we’ll have to wait and see. But if you’re a Beastmode holder, you might just help him decide….
Footballers Warming Up to Web3
Neymar Jr. isn’t the only soccer star taking a shot on the decentralized ‘net. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered many other footballers who are getting involved in Web3. Here are a few of the top stories.
First, Lionel Messi scored an investment in an NFT sports company. The Argentine soccer legend joined the NFT sports trading card company Sorare as an investor and brand ambassador. Although details were limited, it was reported that it was a multi-year deal to set a new standard in NFT fantasy sports.
Next, Cristiano Ronaldo netted a partnership with crypto exchange Binance. As part of the deal, the duo released exclusive CR7 NFTs on the Binance NFT marketplace. The Portuguese star also promoted the partnership to his massive Instagram following (495 million+ followers).
Even retired soccer players have gotten in on the action. Soccer legend David Beckham filed NFT and metaverse trademarks. The trademarks were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and shared on social media by a trademark attorney.
Neymar Jr. and his fellow athletes have been highly-active in the metaverse — buying, collecting, and launching NFTs. If they keep it up, it won’t be long until they’re key players in Web3.