• Web3 fantasy sports game Sorare is working with the French National Gaming Authority to introduce an alternate entry method for players based in France due to a proposed regulatory framework surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
• This temporary solution is currently live for its flagship category Sorare: Football and will roll out for Sorare: MLB on May 26, 2023 and finally for Sorare: NBA in the fall.
• The new entry method will still allow France-based players to access Sorare, but with restrictions that alter gameplay.
Web3 Fantasy Sports Company Introduces Alternate Entry Method In France
Sorare, a Web3 fantasy sports company, is introducing an alternate entry method for players based in France to abide by the country’s proposed regulatory framework surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The company is actively working with the French National Gaming Authority (ANJ) to help legally onboard these players while continuing to develop their long-term roadmap amid ongoing regulatory discussions.
Temporary Solution Is Live For Flagship Category
The temporary solution is currently live for its flagship category Sorare: Football and will roll out for Sorare: MLB on May 26, 2023 and finally for Sorare: NBA in the fall.
Restrictions To Altered Gameplay
Players in France can access the game by submitting a phone number and proof of residence. After providing this, they will no longer be able to compete with the NFT versions of the digital cards that come with unique rarity traits, but instead will have lineups composed of non-blockchain versions of cards that have similar qualities as Sorare’s NFT-based cards.
Pressures From French Authorities
The news comes after the French government announces plans for a bill that will more robustly regulate trading of in-game assets. However, this has led companies such as Sorare needing ways to abide by these rules in order to keep operations running smoothly within France.
Inclusive Ecosystem For Fans Of All Kinds
Sorares’s goal is ultimately create an inclusive ecosystem uniting tens of millions of sports fans and support its mission to bring these fans closer to the players, teams and leagues they love. It does not impact the structure of their core game or competition nor their cards which they continue offering free access too for users all around world.