$CHZ token now listed on Binance DEX, and Socios.com confirms first esports partnership with DOTA 2 World Champions OG.
Its been a dramatic start to July for Malta-based Chiliz and Socios.com, with the $CHZ token now listed on Binance DEX, and Socios.com announcing a multi-year partnership with DOTA 2 World Champions, OG.
OG will be making history as the very first esports team to be tokenized through Socios.com, joining top-tier football clubs Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and West Ham United (see the Socios.com TV advert featuring Juventus).
Socios.com – driving radical fan engagement
The Socios.com mobile app gives sports and esports fans the ability to radically engage with their teams through the use of branded Fan Tokens.
These tokens can be purchased, earned or hunted through the app, allow fans to have real input with team-delegated binding and non-binding polls, and compete to win experience and rewards. Fans using Socios.com will also get exclusive access to special merchandise, games and leaderboards.
Its all powered by $CHZ digital currency, which can now be bought and traded on Binance DEX.
OG – DOTA 2 World Champions
OG, which was originally founded as (monkey) Business by Johan “n0tail” Sundstein, is one of the most successful esports teams, having emerged during the Frankfurt Major way back in November 2015, before going on to win the 2017 Kiev Major, and becoming the first Dota 2 team to rack up four Dota Major Championship titles. Their most spectacular victory yet came when they won The International 2018, the final tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit, bagging nearly $12 million in prize money and confirming them as World Champions.
More than 850,000 fans around the world follow OG on its social media platforms, with the launch of the OG Token sure to help drive engagement and fans close to the team.
In a release, CEO of OG, Johan “n0tail” Sundstein, said:
“Socios.com is an exciting and innovative way for us to offer our fans new experiences, a means to engage with the team they love, and a part to play in the decision-making process of the club. We are proud to be the first esports partner of Socios.com in shaping the future of entertainment, alongside big sports names such as Juventus, West Ham United and Paris Saint-Germain.”
While CEO & Founder of Socios.com, Alexandre Dreyfus, added:
“I’m delighted to welcome OG – our first esports team to the Socios.com platform. Esports has experienced phenomenal growth over recent years, and with an impressive fan base, this growth is set to continue.
“We’re building a strong ecosystem of top-tier clubs from many different sports verticals and we’re very excited to have OG, the Dota 2 World Champions, to drive that evolution of esports fan engagement. Including esports as a Fan Token vertical in the app, means we can educate a huge audience of mainstream consumers to the benefits of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.”
The OG Fan Token will be available exclusively through Socios.com in Q4 2019, and will be tradeable against the platform’s native token, $CHZ. $CHZ is listed on Binance DEX – Binance’s decentralized exchange.