LaLiga’s Real Sociedad Signs On With Sports Blockchain Provider Chiliz To Release RSO Fan Token

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SAN SEBASTIÁN, JULY 12TH: LaLiga’s Real Sociedad de Fútbol has partnered with Chiliz, the leading sports blockchain provider. Through the partnership, the club will launch its official Fan Token $RSO on the Socios.com all-in-one fan engagement and rewards app. Sevilla FC was the most recent LaLiga club to partner with Chiliz for their Fan Token launch.

Fan Tokens are digital assets that give sports fans across the globe access to a new service provided by their favorite clubs. More than 1.5M users from 167 countries have downloaded Socios.com. Fan Token owners are able to influence their favorite teams in polls, earn rewards, VIP experiences and access games, competitions and exclusive offers on the Socios app.

Socios is on track to run at least 500 polls this year for its growing community of Fan Token holders, enabling them to influence fan-centric decisions on matters ranging from kit designs to squad numbers and celebration songs. Socios will also reward more fans than ever before with as many as 17,000 fans set to watch games for the teams they love in style in 2022.

Fan Token holders can receive unique digital rewards, including NFTs, as well as merchandise and match-worn jerseys. They will also be eligible to access exclusive discounts linked to club sponsors and other special offers and incentives linked to major brands.

Real Sociedad History

Based in the Basque city of San Sebastián, Real Sociedad is a founding member and two-time champion of LaLiga, Spain’s top tier professional football league. La Real, as they are popularly known, is amongst the most successful clubs in Spanish football, having won the Copa del Rey three times and having earned its way to four editions of the UEFA Champions League.

In recent years the club has also seen success off the pitch, with the brand being internationally praised for its commitment to innovation and to enhancing the experience of their fans through technology.

Socios Major Football Partners

Real Sociedad joins a growing list of over 150 major sports organizations worldwide. Big football names from Socios’ extensive roster include Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, Valencia, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus, AC Milan Inter Milan, River Plate, Flamengo and Corinthians. In addition, well over 50 major US sports franchises from the NBA, NHL and NFL, MMA outfit UFC, several Formula One teams and leading teams from the world of esports are also all on board.

The launch date for the $RSO Fan Token will be announced soon.

CEOs Outlook

Alexandre Dreyfus, Founder and CEO of Socios.com, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Real Sociedad, a club with a unique history, deeply rooted in the local community but with an extensive and loyal global fan basen. With this partnership Socios.com adds another LaLiga champion to its roster, strengthening our leadership in the considered best football league in the world.”

Jokin Aperribay, President of la Real Sociedad: “We are happy and proud to join Socios.com, a platform that gathers the biggest sporting brands across the globe. By partnering with Socios.com we continue to build on our ongoing digitalization process and to reach new audiences and new markets. Technology is changing our lives and at Real Sociedad we want to make sure we keep up with the changes and offer our fans the latest tools to connect with the team. We’re hearing and reading a lot about the Metaverse and we also want to keep close to this new reality”.

Socios is an Official Partner of LaLiga

The partnership with Real Sociedad confirms Spain once again as a key market for Socios, where the platform is already an official partner of LaLiga and six of its clubs and where the company is building a marketing and activation hub.

Socios.com is powered by Chiliz, the world-leading blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industries. Chiliz employs nearly 300 staff and has regional offices in Madrid, London, São Paulo, Istanbul, Miami, Malta, and Lyon. The company will open an office in Milan in the near future. Chiliz $CHZ the digital currency of the Socios.com platform and network enabler of the new Chiliz Chain 2.0 (CC2) blockchain, that enables sports and entertainment brands to unlock the huge potential of Web3, is available on all of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges.

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