Los Angeles Lakers Announce Formal Team Sponsorship With Global Sports Blockchain Provider

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24 NBA Teams have now joined Socios.com’s program to enhance the global fan engagement experience.

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 15TH: The Los Angeles Lakers are proud to announce a new official team sponsorship agreement with Socios.com, the leading worldwide blockchain technology provider for the sports and entertainment industries.

Starting with the 2021–22 NBA season, Socios.com will be the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Lakers Facebook Group, where die-hard fans from all over the world live and breathe all things Lakers. Once they become a member of the official fan group, fans can chat, post and view content from other fans, as well as attend virtual events sponsored by Socios.com. Socios.com will also be featured across the Lakers Twitter polls, allowing fans to vote on a variety of team focused topics. Driving brand awareness for Socios.com will be supported by leveraging highly visible TV signage.

“As an organization that places great importance on serving and engaging with our fans, we are excited that Socios.com has a shared perspective and will help support our initiatives to serve the Lakers fan base,” said Tim Harris, President of Business of Operations, Lakers.

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com said: “The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most prestigious brands in sport and I’m thrilled to be working with them as Socios.com rapidly expands into the U.S. market. What an awesome way to round off another great incredible week of growth.

“We’ve laid down some really significant foundations to take fan engagement to the next level in U.S sport and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come next.”

The Lakers join a 90+ strong network of major international sporting properties on the Socios.com roster, which also includes European soccer giants FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid, Valencia, Manchester City, Inter Milan and Arsenal.  The Argentina and Portugal national soccer teams, as well as a number of leading teams from F1, esports and cricket have also partnered with Socios.com.

Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fan bases.

The partnership is part of Socios.com’s growing expansion into the US sports industry. The NHL’s New Jersey Devils became the first U.S. sports franchise to partner with Socios.com in late April, before MMA promotion company UFC® announced plans to launch a Fan Token on Socios.com in May. The Lakers are the 24th NBA team to partner with Socios.com.  In June, the Philadelphia 76ers became the first NBA franchise to team up with Socios.com.

Socios.com has major global expansion plans and will increase their existing presence in Europe, while targeting many more Fan Token launches in the USA, Asia and South America with the world’s leading sporting properties. Socios.com has multiple office locations around the world and has already opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo and Buenos Aires in 2021. The company will open a new office in North America in the near future.

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