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Premier League Football Stars, Shaun Wright Phillips and Jordan Stewart, Lead Investment in The Sports Metaverse

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The Sports Metaverse, the world’s first virtual world specifically focused on sports, has announced that former professional football players, Shaun Wright Phillips and Jordan Stewart, have purchased land in the Sports Metaverse.

Shaun Wright Philips will use his land for events and to display his NFTs:

“I’m really excited to be involved in the Sports Metaverse. This is the new frontier when it comes to sports. The metaverse and owning a piece of it is about interaction and co creation – watching live sports with friends all around the world, hanging out with friends, and buying and selling NFTs are some of the things I’m really looking forward to doing here.“

Investment into VR real estate in the metaverse has grown exponentially, with brands like Adidas and top influencers looking to establish themselves in the virtual world. In the metaverse where possibilities are endless, investors see the potential to rent a virtual space for parties with sports stars, private lodges to view sporting events in VR stadiums, or offer key brands a space for sponsorship appearances. As a result, early investors are already making tenfold, million dollar profits. The returns are expected to continue to grow as Grayscale Research predicts annual revenues for the metaverse at $1 trillion, with $400 Billion for gaming worlds alone.

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In addition to Shaun Wright Philips, Sports Metaverse announced that four companies have already pre-bought land. They include Phat Fantasy, Own the Moment, ThriveFantasy, Press Sports, and Beyond The Game Network. Brands can apply for the private sale here.

SportsIcon COO and Co-Founder Alexi Yovanoff said: “Both Shaun and Jordan have played at the top of their profession, so it’s an honor to have these athletes join the Sports Metaverse. I still remember the goal that Shaun scored against Manchester United in 2004, and Jordan has had a great career here in the UK and in the USA.  What strikes me the most about these two is their passion for web3, communities, and the interaction with athletes that the Sports Metaverse will give to consumers.”

Shaun Wright Phillips is one of the best players of his generation, playing for England in the National Team, and for Manchester City and Chelsea. Jordan Stewart has had a successful career in both England and the United States at clubs such as Leicester City and the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Sports Metaverse is a digital world devoted solely to sports. It unites the most prominent sports stars, brands, and clubs together in one place. Sports Metaverse is built by SportsIcon and industry veterans from Sony, Doom, Playstation Home, and Nvidia. You can trade NFTs, buy land, interact with iconic sportspeople, and visit stadiums.

SportsIcon is backed by rapper turned investor Nas, Dapper Labs, Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Youtube Founder Chad Hurley, Hedera and Reserve Founder Andrew Masanto, and ex NBA star Andrew Bogut.

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Besides Amanda Nunes and Romelu Lukaku, a series of sports stars and brands are lined up for The Sports Metaverse, with agreements underway with leading athletes from soccer, tennis, MMA, basketball, and baseball. A public land sale for the Sports Metaverse will take place in June, the whitelist can be joined here.

For more information on the Sports Metaverse, visit: https://sportsmetaverse.co/

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WOO’s first land sale set for Valentine’s Day

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Wrestling Organization Online (WOO) has scheduled its first land sale for February 14. At this time, whitelisted users will be able to buy packs containing in-game cities within the game’s first available territory. If there are still packs remaining on March 16, the sale will be opened to the general public. These cities will have various stats, similar to WOO’s other assets.

In WOO, players create and manage a wrestling organization with a roster of unique wrestlers backed by NFTs and the Hive ecosystem. Managers, promotions, championships and now cities can be staked and wagered in an effort to be the best of the best.

Founder and CEO Ian Withey says this is the latest step in making WOO the premier digital wrestling experience.

“Wrestling Organization Online brings old-school territory wrestling to the #HIVE blockchain,” he said. “With our first territory land sale, we will be one step closer to making that vision a reality.”

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To get on the whitelist, players must be one of the top 200 holders of in-game assets including NFTs, unopened packs from previous sales and $WOO tokens, so there is still time to get on the list before the sale.

Whitelisted users will have until March 14 to buy as much land as they can before the territory moves into a general sale two days later, if supplies last. Due to the limited number of whitelist slots and the abundance of users in the running, the WOO team anticipates fierce competition for the top slots.

Each pack sold in this first Territory of 10,000 cities will cost $20, payable through PayPal, Hive, HBD, BTC, and LTC, meaning assets can be purchased with both fiat and cryptocurrency.

WOO will release 20 territories over time, but this will be the only land sale before the game’s official release later in 2023.

Several big names in wrestling are partnering with WOO to create an experience aimed at wrestling fans and crypto enthusiasts. Perry Saturn, Raven, Sonny Onoo and Terri Runnels have all signed on to do their part.

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Partnered wrestlers receive 10% of the upcoming sale, a move Withey says is meant to pay back those who paved the way to what wrestling has become.

“We’re looking to leave wrestling in a better state than we found it,” he said. “Wrestlers in this country are seen as independent contractors, so they don’t receive the same benefits as many employees. To help with this, we have profit sharing with our partners, but what we’re really trying to do is bring awareness to this issue.”

As the newest professional partner, Runnels says she is excited to see this technology being used to bring light to something that is important to wrestling fans all over the world. The former manager, TV host and wrestler brings her experience with WCW, WWF and WWE to the newest era of fans with WOO.

“It is so great to see how the WOO team regards old-school wrestling and the traditions that so many have worked so hard for over the years,” she said. “They have somehow taken the newest technology and used it to pay respect to something that is near and dear to all of us, and I am looking forward to seeing it grow.”

WOO offers a full rundown of land and its mechanics at https://peakd.com/hive-167922/@wrestorgonline/woo-land-complete-utility-guide

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Richard O’Brien will be First Owner of The Rocky Horror Show 50th Anniversary NFT

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We would like to, if we may, take you on a strange journey… into the metaverse. The immortal characters from The Rocky Horror Show are being transit-beamed onto the blockchain to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

The Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien will be the holder of the initial Riff Raff NFT (non-fungible token) minted from the upcoming collection. Now the team behind the project is calling all stage production Frank-N-Furters, Magentas, Janets, Brads, Columbias, Eddies, Rockys, Riff Raffs and Phantoms past and present to claim a free NFT of their character before they go on sale to the general public.

Andy Leighton MD of Druidcrest, the head rights holder, and Interfishnet Ltd – a company owned by The Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien – is putting together a list of all cast members of the show and Online Blockchain plc will airdrop them their character.

In both the virtual and physical world, a Rocky Horror Show NFT is planned to act as a key to unlock access to experiences, opportunities and merch for holders as part of the planned The Rocky Horror Show metaverse. More details can be found here.

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Richard O’Brien’s Riff Raff character will be the first one released and other characters will be minted and airdropped to verified Rocky Horror players from its incredible 50-year history. The remaining exclusive collection will be minted and made available on NFT marketplace OpenSea later this year. Richard O’Brien and Interfishnet intend to donate a proportion of any proceeds from the NFT to charity.

“NFTs will be more than just collectibles and fandom, they represent a new form of identity. Don’t Dream It, NFT it; I see you shiver with anticipatio….nft,” said Andy Leighton.

Interfishnet and the team behind Online Blockchain have a relationship spanning almost 40 years, which dates back to the first The Rocky Horror Show video game.

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FashionTV Gaming Group set to take ICE 2023 by storm, introducing industry leaders to its revolutionary ‘brand to business’ model in signature FashionTV style – on its luxury boat, the ‘FashionTV Queen’

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The world’s foremost gaming, casino and sports operators are invited on board of the ‘Floating Booth’, to discover the power of the FashionTV brand, as they launch their own FashionTV-branded casinos, sports websites and more in their home markets.

 Following another year of standout successes, FashionTV Gaming Group, one of the industry fastest growing companies announces its next phase of development, showcasing its innovative and unique ‘brand to business’ model, implemented for iGaming operators, at ICE 2023.

FashionTV is enjoyed by over 2 billion viewers worldwide, with a reputation spanning 25 years as the leading global luxury, lifestyle and fashion broadcasting channel.

FashionTV Gaming Group is the exclusive licensor of the FashionTV brand for online games, with FashionTV-branded games already successfully developed and/or distributed by industry giants, including Playtech, Flutter Entertainment, PokerStars, Paddy Power, Sky Bet, Betfair, Evolution, NetEnt, Red Tiger, Caliente, Betconstruct, EveryMatrix and more.

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Now, the Group will take its ‘brand to business’ model direct to B2C operators, as it seeks to sign license agreements with those premier gaming operators worldwide that have substantial captive markets. Working with market leaders across regions and countries, FashionTV Gaming Group will give its partners access to the power of a global megabrand, harnessing FashionTV’s extraordinary content to transform new, no-name launches, into massive, branded businesses. Delivering new growth engines that leverage a brand loved by billions – at a fraction of the marketing cost.

 

Sailing a wave of success to ICE 2023

FashionTV Gaming Group will be introducing this revolutionary ‘brand to business’ model to industry leaders in signature FashionTV style, on the exclusive ‘FashionTV Queen’ boat, docked right outside the ExCeL.

The fully branded FashionTV Queen will sail under seven bridges on its way to the ExCeL, before docking on the morning of 7 February.

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Industry giants and leading partners are invited aboard this magnificent, luxury vessel – an authentic replica of a historic Mississippi Paddle Boat – for a packed schedule of FashionTV Gaming events, corporate meetings and parties.

The boat’s first luxury level will be dedicated to corporate business meetings, accompanied by delicious food and drink, freshly prepared by the FashionTV gourmet chef.

Meanwhile, the upper deck will host ICE visitors for music and mingling with the FashionTV business development team, who are on hand throughout the day to discuss future business opportunities.

The glamorous FashionTV models will welcome guests at the ‘Wall of Fame’ for stylish photos. And of course, sunset heralds the arrival of the inimitable FashionTV parties, with limited, C-level only VIP tickets for receptions on 7 and 8 February, from 17.30.

Guests can expect superstar cabaret performances courtesy of FashionTV icons, alongside a showcase of FashionTV-branded products already taking the market by storm. Presenting these branded luxury lines of gaming products at their very best, surrounded by the glamour of a FashionTV party, typifies the way in which FashionTV Gaming Group combines virtual and real worlds, for maximum effect.

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Visitors to ICE will find the FashionTV Queen docked outside the ExCeL, next to the Sunborn Hotel. Details are also on the ICE website and the FashionTV Gaming Group team and models will be available inside the conference centre to provide directions and schedule meetings.

Industry leaders coming from the city can be picked up by the FashionTV Queen’s Rolls-Royce, chauffeuring them directly to the first-level corporate deck for their scheduled meetings, where new business partnerships will be discussed.

With the promise of powerful industry partnerships to be forged, revolutionary FashionTV-branded games, websites, luxury lines of products and new growth engines to launch – plus star-studded parties on the FashionTV Queen – this is an ICE experience not to be missed.

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