Football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently with the Manchester United Football Club, on Tuesday revealed that his debut NFT collection would go live on the 18th of November in an exclusive partnership with Binance. This partnership with Binance had been announced earlier this year and the partnership signifies his adoption of the web3 space and opens up the opportunity to be part of the legend’s web3 local area through his NFT assortment sending off soon on Binance.
Ronaldo’s first NFT collection slated to go live on the 18th of November 2022 is the fulfillment of an exclusive long-term partnership with Binance, one of the world’s driving blockchain environments and digital currency framework suppliers. This launch was supported by a worldwide promoting effort where Ronaldo gave his fans a prologue to Web3 through the universe of NFTs.
As an influential player with one of the largest fanbases, his collaboration will increase NFT engagements on the Binance smart chain. This partnership will add to the worldwide cryptocurrency crusade, and draw in additional users who seek to explore NFTs and the crypto space at large.
This NFT collection will feature 7 animated statues with four rarity levels showing the notable minutes in his on and off-pitch life. These rarity levels include Super Super Rare (SSR), Super Rare (SR), Rare (R), and Normal (N).
Following this announcement, He Yi Binance’s co-founder said that it is an honour to partner with such a great player as Ronaldo. In his words he said:
“We are honoured to collaborate with Cristiano to help more people understand blockchain and showcase how we are building Web3 infrastructure for the sports and entertainment industry.”
Commenting on this immortalizing move, Ronaldo stated “It was important to me that we created something memorable and unique for my fans as they are such a big part of my success,” adding that “With Binance, I was able to make something that not only captures the passion of the game but rewards fans for all the years of support.”
Mode of Auction
The 45 highest value CR7 NFTs (5 SSR and 40 SR) will be auctioned on the Binance NFT marketplace. This auction will last for 24 hours with the NFTs awarded to the highest bidder. Bidding prices for these NFTS will commence at 10,000 BUSD for the SSR rarity class and 1,700 BUSD for the SR rarity class.
The remaining 6,600 NFTs (600 R and 6,000 N) will be auctioned on Binance starting from 77 BUSD for the Normal rarity.
Each rarity level comes with its exclusive perks, ranging from a personal message from Cristiano Ronaldo to autographed CR7 & Binance merchandise to guaranteed access for all future CR7 NFT drops to complimentary CR7 Mystery Boxes and entry into giveaways with signed merchandise and prizes.
A limited edition of Ronaldo’s NFT will also be awarded to the first 1.5M Binance users who use RONALDO as their referral ID.
The unveiling and the outburst against Manchester United
The announcement of this NFT auction comes shortly after the five-time Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo took to the air to reveal his displeasure and grievances against his current club Manchester United.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo aired his opinion about his current team alleging that the football club he is currently playing for wants to get rid of him. The 37-year-old footballer also threw a subtle jab at ex-teammates and the current coach of the club for the criticism he has received from them.
This interview was met with mixed reactions by a lot of sports enthusiasts. All trending topics on most social media platforms were on Ronaldo. While still the talk of the town on most social media, the ongoing traction was leveraged when the news about the unveiling of Ronaldo-based NFTs was announced. With Ronaldo already trending for his interview with Morgan, the extent to which the news of his NFT unveiling had traveled is a no brainer. This news rode on the already running horse and got to a wider audience.