Solana-based ‘Legend’ NFTs are bringing stars like Muhammed Ali to the metaverse

By Shaurya Malwa

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Solana-based Blockasset, a sports platform aimed at connecting athletes and their fans through decentralized technologies, has revealed five heroes of its upcoming stellar ‘LeGENds’ NFT drop, it said in a release shared with CryptoSlate.

They include ex England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, ex-UFC champion, sports analyst and commentator Mike Bisping, world-renowned New Zealand rugby superstar Jonah Lomu, international hockey star Alexander Ovechkin, and the boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

‘‘The drop features special art designed to honor each of the five athletes, both those still with us and sadly departed, evoking some of the most memorable moments of their careers,” commented Ryan Wilkinson, Head of product at Blockasset. “Through this campaign, fans will be able to reconnect with their heroes, collect each one of these moments in the form of personalized digital art, and showcase it in their virtual sticker books.”

The GREATEST is coming to #Solana

Official @MuhammadAli generative NFTs by @dosbrak

November 4, 14:00 UTC @RaydiumProtocol pic.twitter.com/4wipMbMNAI

— Blockasset (@Blockassetco) November 2, 2021

Rare NFTs on Solana

The NFTs have been verified by each of the athletes — or, in the case of Lomu and Ali, their official executors. Each non-fungible token will feature the art by Dosbrak, a renowned digital artist that will apply his particular style to the athletes’ images. 10,000 collectible tokens with different degrees of rarity — 2,000 for each of the five athletes — will be available exclusively via Blockasset’s NFT marketplace.

The team targets a drop on November 4th on Raydium DropZone, the NFT platform on the Solana-powered decentralized exchange.

LeGENds NFTs include a number of unique utilities written into the metadata, including access to an exclusive ‘Legends Club’ where fans can chat with Blockasset athletes, take part in athletes’ AMAs, and even compete against them in fantasy sports leagues.

Besides that, NFT holders get discounts on the Blockasset marketplace, priority access to upcoming P2E games and ‘on this day’ real-world rewards, where Blockasset celebrates key moments from the Legends’ careers. Those collectors holding all 5 Legends will gain early access to all future NFT drops on the Blockasset platform.

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