Two sports-related NFT projects have announced a collaboration to push the metaverse horse racing experience. Game of Silks and VaynerSports Pass (VSP) today announced that they are teaming up to enhance the appeal of thoroughbred horse racing in the metaverse, a collaboration that will unlock new value for both communities and pave the way for a more prominent thoroughbred horse racing presence in the growing Web 3.0 ecosystem.
Two Thoroughbreds Join Forces
VSP is a collection of NFTs that each provides holders with unique experiences, community rewards, game theory opportunities, curated partner mints, and collaborations with some of the best sports-related brands. Thanks to the partnership with Game of Silks, VSP holders will be given the ability to gain access to a VSP horse farm and estate in the Game of Silks metaverse where they can stable their horses and collaborate with fellow VSP community members to pool their racing winnings.
With its focus on the world of thoroughbred horse racing, Game of Silks is the ideal metaverse partner for VSP. It is the first derivative play-to-earn metaverse to mirror the real world of thoroughbred horse racing, with participants able to own, trade and interact with a variety of in-game NFTs. They can also earn rewards through skilled gameplay, affording them the full thoroughbred horse ownership and racing experience.
By joining forces, VSP Racing Stables aims to establish a significant presence in the Silks Metaverse, including a dedicated farm, stables and wider estate. The estate will play a crucial role in social gatherings, with VSP holders able to meet up, watch their horses race and engage in other shared interests.
Furthermore, VSP NFT holders can stable their horses in the VSP Stable, which will give them the opportunity to share in earnings with other horse owners. This is a similar premise to joint liquidity pooling, but in this case the liquidity is real-world and driven by competitive horse racing and the resultant performance.
Benefits on and off the Track
To commemorate the collaboration, VSP holders will be given access to a unique VSP Holder-only Silks avatar Mint, which they can use to represent the identity of each member dynasty. Beyond this, VSP holders will also be able to access major events in the horse racing calendar, including enjoying the Kentucky Derby from the Tropical Racing and Silks finish line suites. For more information on this and the many other benefits of owning a, see the project’s website and social media channels.
AJ Vaynerchuk, co-Founder of VSP, hailed the partnership, saying that, “The Game of Silks vision for blending together the real world of horse racing and the metaverse aligns perfectly with our vision of sports and NFTs.”
Vaynerchuk is also the co-founder and co-CEO of athlete representation firm VaynerSports, a highly reputable and established sports agency representing 100+ world class athletes from the ranks of professional American Football, Baseball, MMA and Esports. Vaynerchuk himself is a certified agent in the NFLPA, MLBPA and NBPA. The VSP team has leveraged this experience and knowledge of the sports market in building VSP, with its unique structure allowing VSP holders to connect with a genuine pro sports organisation.
Dan Nissanoff, Founder and CEO of Game of Silks, was equally as enthusiastic about the partnership, saying, “We are incredibly excited to build VSP Racing Stables as one of our first custom community-owned farms in the Silks metaverse.” Nissanoff launched Game of Silks in June 2021 with Troy Levy, and the pair have watched it become a top 15 sports NFT project on the Ethereum blockchain through Opensea.