October 19th Release Date Announced for Flamengo Football Club Fan Token Offering (FTO®)

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A total of 1.5 million $MENGO Fan Tokens will go on sale at 10:00 AM (BRT). This will make it the second biggest Fan Token Offering FTO® in the history of Socios.com.

RIO DE JANEIRO, OCTOBER 14TH:  Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Flamengo, in a partnership with Chiliz, the leading global blockchain platform for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that the $MENGO Fan Token Offering (FTO®) will take place on the Socios.com fan engagement and rewards app at 10:00 AM (BRT) (3PM CET) on Tuesday October 19th, 2021.

Fan Tokens are collectible digital assets, minted on the Chiliz sports blockchain, that provide owners with access to voting rights in polls, VIP rewards, exclusive promotions, AR-enabled features, chat forums, games and competitions on Socios.com.

1,500,000 $MENGO Fan Tokens will go on sale, making it the second biggest FTO® in the history of the Socios.com app, only after Arsenal FC. $MENGO Fan Tokens will be priced at 2 US dollars. The FTO® will be the only chance for fans to purchase Flamengo Fan Tokens at a set price.

The number of Fan Tokens each user can purchase will be capped to ensure that as many fans as possible can benefit from this opportunity. In the first wave (from 10:00 to 12:00), the cap will be set at 100 $MENGO Fan Tokens per user. In the second wave (from 12:00 onwards), cap will increase to 250.

The first poll, which will be available on the Socios.com app as soon as the FTO® is over, will give Flamengo fans the chance to pick the motivational message featured in a mural that will be installed in the team’s locker room at the legendary Maracaná Stadium, where Flamengo play their home games.

$MENGO Fan Token holders will also be able to put their knowledge to the test on the Socios.com app in a Flamengo-related quiz for the chance to win signed jerseys and other official products.

One Fan Token will be enough to vote on all the polls launched by Flamengo and to take part in all the Flamengo-related features, but the more tokens owned the higher the influence (vote is multiplied by the number of tokens owned) and the more chances to earn rewards.

Driven by the central belief that transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport, Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organisations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fanbases. The Socios.com app currently hosts a global digital community of over 1,2 million sports fans from 150 different countries.

More than 50+ sporting organisations across the globe have partnered with Socios.com to launch Fan Tokens, including football giants FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester City,  Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, the national teams of Argentina and Portugal, Formula One™ teams Aston Martin Cognizant and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN, MMA giants UFC and PFL and many others. Other Socios.com partners include LaLiga, AFA, several major esports organisations and over 20 NBA franchises.

Created by Chiliz, the leading blockchain provider for the global sports and entertainment industry, Socios.com has major expansion plans and is targeting many more Fan Token launches in LATAM and throughout the world.   $CHZ – the digital currency for sports and entertainment that powers the Socios.com platform, and Fan Tokens for several partner clubs,  is available on Brazil and South America’s biggest crypto exchange Mercado Bitcoin.

Gustavo Oliveira, Flamengo’s Communications and Marketing Vice-president said: “Flamengo will have the biggest Fan Token Offering in the history of Socios.com in Latin America. It will also be the second-largest offering in the world. Our partners thought that there is nothing big enough when talking about the World’s Biggest Fan Base. We are sure that our Nation will, once again, show its strength, supporting our club and being a part of this important project for Flamengo.”

Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com, said: “We are very excited with this FTO®, the second biggest in the history of Socios.com, which shows the huge reach and enormous potential of Flamengo.”

“The millions of Flamengo fans worldwide can look forward to joining a new and unique community of Mengo fans, one in which they can not only share their passion for the team, but also influence it and earn exclusive rewards.”

“I encourage Fans who don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to have everything ready when the FTO® begins at 10:00 (BRT), since I anticipate a very high demand.”

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