NFL Rivals, the NFT blockchain game created through a partnership between the National Football League and Mythical Games is bringing officially licensed NFL ‘Rarity League’ NFTs to their platform. The initial ‘Rarity League’ release allows fans of the Super Bowl winning LA Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals to engage with their team. They can do this by purchasing some of the generative art, which is a collection of unique helmets.
The initial Rarity League drop, which is happening on August 30th is set to feature the two reigning Super Bowl finalists, the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Each of the 5,000 fan-inspired helmet NFTs will be available for fans to purchase on the Rarity League website for 0.14 ETH.
The helmet NFTs can be purchased via credit card, and all fiat currencies are also being supported. For owners, the NFTs will be revealed to them at 1 PM EST on the day after the sale closes. Post-mint, users will be able to purchase the NFTs on secondary marketplaces like OpenSea and SuperRare.
Recent Rams and Bengals NFTs
The Rams recently released Super Bowl Ring NFTs on the NFL All Day platform through a partnership with Dapper Labs. Prior to the Super Bowl game, Leap Group released commemorative Cincinnati Bengals digital art NFTs on the OpenSea marketplace to benefit the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund.
2,500 NFTs will drop for every NFL Team
Beyond this initial drop, fans of each of the 32 NFL teams will also be able to purchase their team’s very own NFTs, too, with each team having 2,500 NFTs each on launch. The NFTs notably include over 500 traits, with varieties of rarity. This includes team-specific traits as well as highly limited backgrounds and animations.
The Rarity League collection will be adopted by NFL Rivals. They will provide owners access to special events, in-game rewards and other unique features. Loyal collectors who purchase multiple Rarity League collectibles within a single drop will also receive rare Founders Edition NFL player NFTs as bonus rewards from NFL Rivals, which will be playable in the game. Details on how one can qualify for these bonus rewards can be found on the NFL Rivals website.
NFL Rivals partnership with Mythical Games
NFL Rivals is the league’s officially licensed blockchain game, and was created in partnership with Mythical Games. It allows users to collect, upgrade and trade their favorite NFL stars with the goal of building their dream team.
In-game, users can play an arcade-style football experience that’s packed full of non-stop action. Users can climb leader boards and earn special rewards through limited-time competitive events.
The game is not released yet. However, throughout its roadmap, there is a game play reveal and beta version of the game planned before worldwide release in early 2023.
The game has partnered with the NFL and NFLPA (National Football League Players Association). Other investors/partners include OneTeam, FTX, Binance Labs, and more.
Mythical Games is led by Gaming Industry Veterans
Mythical Games is a venture-backed, next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics. Additionally, they are led by gaming industry veterans who helmed major franchises. These include Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Marvel Strike Force, Farmville, and Skylanders. Their goal is to create world-class products that bring the benefits of Web3 utility with secondary markets to players.