Starzplay has launched Fantasy Sports, the first free to play Web 3.0 sports game in the region.
It has been released ahead of the new Series A season and will be exclusively available on Starzplay Sports.
Players can make predictions around live matches and other regional leagues, from forecasting scores and possession percentages to identifying the first goal scorer via in game arenas to win prizes.
The game adds a new dimension to watching live matches on the platform, allowing users to immerse themselves in the new season and regional football.
Starzplay Fantasy Sports awards users real prizes including an in game currency which can be used to buy NFTs and redeemable vouchers, subscriptions, Serie A and football merchandise, match tickets and meet and greet experiences with football stars, starting with the Supercoppa Italiana finals.
Prizes will also be offered to players by third-party sponsors, opening a new commercial avenue and a unique way for advertisers to reach online gaming and sports fans on the Web 3.0 platform.
While the game is completely free to play, players can buy and trade NFTs in a real time marketplace to create their own team and boost their predictive performance.
Alessandro Masaro, Chief Strategy Officer at Starzplay, said: “Starzplay Fantasy Sports is the first of its kind blockchain service in the region, which will give customers a new dimension to engage with sports while competing to win incredible prizes.
“We believe this is the first step of a larger plan which will see the game expand into other leagues and sports in the near future.”
The launch marks a significant leap forward in the realm of fantasy sports by utilising Web 3.0 and blockchain technology.
The platform also features western content, Arabic and Turkish shows, anime and live sports, positioning itself as a multi-faceted entertainment hub.