This digital asset makes it possible to associate a digital object such as an image, a video, a sound clip, etc. to a proof of ownership that is validated by the principles of the blockchain. The NFT thus offers the possibility of realizing digital scarcity.
The newfound popularity of NFTs translates into numbers: the market literally exploded last year with a record growth of 21,350%. (source: NFT Markets Annual Report 2021 NonFungible.com, January 2022).
And the phenomenon continues to grow. Not a week goes by without a brand launching its own project.
Today, Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes (CSSA) is playing the avant-garde by creating the first NFT collection based on the mascot of a football club.
An original, innovative and exciting project… that of a popular football club with a prestigious past, a promising future and its legendary symbol, the wild boar of the Ardennes.
Thus, through its subsidiary Metaplus, a cooperation agreement was signed between the CSSA and Coinception, an agency specialized in the creation of NFT devices for brands, which manages the operational aspect of the project.
“Through its values, the CSSA is much more than a football club. Truly rooted in trends, the integration of non-fungible tokens into the club’s vision has naturally imposed itself on us. We are delighted to share such an experience with our community of supporters.”
Marc Dubois, President of the CSSA
100% Unique CSSA Bears
The Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes (CSSA) caused a surprise by creating an NFT collection with 11,011 characters, depicting the club’s mascot.
This predetermined number is a nod to the 2 teams of 11 players on the field (11 against 11). It also reflects the fully committed multidisciplinary team of 11 people committed to the success of this project. 11… like the 11 players on the field!
Each CSSA Boars is unique as it is hand drawn by the designer and randomly generated using an algorithm of 150 attributes. These attributes (accessory, eye color, football jerseys, etc.) give each NFT a unique character and determine its value in the collection based on their rarity.
Another originality of the project that will appeal to football fans: the collection is divided into 5 categories of CSSA boards, each representing a key position on the field and a specific quality (endurance, concentration, technicality, agility, strategy).
Each supporter will thus be able to find “his” wild boar among the proposed teams:
• Defender – 2500 NFTs (0.05 ETH): The central defender and the fullback represent the first defense for the keeper.
• Midfielder – 2500 NFTs (0.10 ETH): Defensive midfielder, runner or attacker, they have stamina to defend and attack.
• Goalkeeper – 2500 NFTs (0.15 ETH): A key role in a match, as you must never let the ball go over the line.
• Attacker – 2500 NFTs (0.20 ETH): Center striker or striker, support striker or winger, all have a strategic position.
• Staff – 1,011 NFTs (0.25 ETH): Trainer, Physical Trainer, Doctors, Manager… are the essential players in the shadows.
A collection that will make you want to put on your crampons
By investing in a CSSA Boars NFT, supporters not only buy a unique digital artwork, but also join the few “happy few” who can enjoy a VIP experience.
CSSA Boars provide access to a community of “crypto supporters” who are rewarded with benefits that evolve over time. Gifts will be regularly awarded to holders; they participate in a preview of exclusive virtual events or get privileged access to capsule collections on the occasion of future collaborations… But that’s not all, the community will participate in all future developments, for example by voting on strategic choices.
Football fans will be really convinced by this participatory project and its long-term vision!
How to get a CSSA bears?
From April, the project’s launch date, anyone can try to get their place on a whitelist to access the private sale that will take place on May 17, 2022. This will allow the CSSA bears to be purchased at a preferential rate.
CSSA Boars Defender: 0.03 ETH instead of 0.05 ETH
CSSA Boars Midfielder: 0.07 ETH instead of 0.10 ETH
CSSA Boars Guardian: 0.10 ETH instead of 0.15 ETH
CSSA Boars Attacker: 0.15 ETH instead of 0.20 ETH
CSSA Boars Staff: 0.20 ETH instead of 0.25 ETH
But be careful, there are only 2202 seats available for this preview!
The next day, May 18, the public sale is open to everyone. For the biggest fans, a discount of 0.025 ETH will be applied from 3 NFTs purchased.
You’ll then have to wait until Friday, May 20 to find out which CSSA bears have been awarded to buyers and how rare they are. After all, for the sake of fairness, the distribution of works is done randomly, as in a kind of artistic lotto.
The (big) little extra: people on the whitelist also participate in a raffle for Airdrop. In June, 11 of them will get a chance to win a free NFT after a draw.
About Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes (CSSA)
Founded in 1919, the Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes (CSSA) is a real institution that enjoys a strong sympathy in the eyes of the public.
One of the oldest clubs in French football has built an exceptional record. After being French champions of D2 (1955) and D3 (1991), winner of two French cups (1956 and 1961), the club has a rich and fascinating history. Between 1954 and 1975, the CSSA gave fifteen internationals and two coaches to the French team, as well as internationals to many African teams.
“Les Sangliers” have welcomed many future talents (Luc Sonor, Mustapha Dahleb, etc.) and great players such as René Charrier, Ulrich Ramé, Olivier Quint, Maxime Fulgenzy (the record holder for the number of league matches) or the excellent scorer Claude Breny (149 goals).
Strength, rigor, solidarity, humility and enthusiasm: the CSSA has always conveyed strong values, associated with the desire to be part of a resolutely innovative attitude, like a simple but ambitious club.
“Investing in a CSSA Boars NFT is investing in a project for the future led by a football club that is more than a century old! » Marc Dubois, President of the CSSA
NFT CSSA Boars project website: https://www.cssaboars.io/
CSSA website: https://www.cssedan-ardennes.com/sedan/