Sports and Web 3.0 are definitely going hand in hand. The very prestigious French tennis tournament, Roland-Garros, has announced the inauguration of a virtual version of the famous Philippe-Chatrier court and the launch of a collection of 5000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) called “RG game, seat & match”.
Roland-Garros launches into Web 3.0
For the 2022 edition of the famous tennis tournament, Roland-Garros and the French Tennis Federation (FTT) are launching into the world of Web 3.0. May 22 will be marked by the inauguration of the virtual Philippe Chatrier court and the launch of a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Called “RG game, seat & match”, it will be launched on the Polygon network (MATIC), a second layer solution of the Ethereum blockchain (ETH). It will be composed of 5000 unique NFTs, sold at a unit price of 200 euros, each representing a virtual seat numbered Philippe-Chatrier court.
Owning an NFT from the “RG game, seat & match” collection will allow you to join a community of tennis fans and access unique experiences. It will also allow you to participate in various contests to try to win interesting gifts and benefits.
The seat numbers on the NFTs will make it easy to draw winners. For example, NFTs holders will be randomly offered the 55 balls that will be used on center court during the tournament, from the first rounds to the final.
As of May 19, it will be possible to purchase an NFT from the collection directly on the Roland Garros website. This is an important initiative, especially when you know the size of this Grand Slam tournament. For the year 2021, France Televisions has counted 39 million unique viewers on its antennas.