Hellebore, led by Zappos founder and co-owner of the Golden State Warriors – Nick Swinmurn – has announced the launch of Play Hellebore this week. Billed as the worlds first NFT-powered P2E sports prediction game, Hellebore aims to bring players all the excitement of sports, with the accessibility of lower-cost NFTs.
By purchasing any ‘Sibers’ – the game’s low-cost NFTs, all of which cost .03ETH (or $50USD), players can predict the outcomes of real-life games across the NFL, NCAA Football, MLB and even international football.
By predicting correctly, these same NFTs can increase in value, even unlock various physical and digital prizes, while also competing against others in a traditional Pick’Em sports league.
“The sports industry is unmatched in its ability to bring together millions of people around the world in pursuit of a shared interest,” said Hellebore COO, Roshni Cox. “By leveraging the capability of Web3 and NFTs, we are providing individuals a new way to engage with the sports they love.”
Play Hellebore provides casual sports fans and fantasy sports enthusiasts with an easy on-ramp into Web3 by providing a user-friendly interface and one-click, intuitive gameplay all accessible on any device. By simply picking the winning outcome in sports matchups 365 days a year, players can immediately increase the value of their NFTs and improve their odds of winning future contests.
Along with being cost-accessible, NFT-based Siber’s can increase in ratings with player use. They can move up league levels – which launched on Sept 8th. From the outset, players can select specific matches across a range of sports to bet on the outcomes.
Like traditional player and statistics-based fantasy sports leagues, players can become league managers. You’ll be able to set up custom leagues of up to 64 teams and play with your friends & family in head-to-head matchups.