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 Play Hellebore aims to bridge the gap between Web3 and traditional fantasy sports leagues

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hellebore – which is led by Zappos founder and Golden State Warriors co-owner Nick Swinmurn – announced the launch of Play Hellebore Tuesday, the world’s first NFT-powered play-and-earn sports prediction game. By purchasing low-cost NFT (non fungible token) players called Sibers for .03ETH (approximately $50 USD), individuals across the globe can predict the outcomes of real-life games in the NFL, NCAA football, MLB, and international soccer. Players have the opportunity to increase the value of their NFTs, unlock physical and digital prizes, and compete against friends, family, and complete strangers in traditional “Pick’Em” style fantasy sports leagues.

“Everybody knows what fantasy sports are, and chances are that at some point most individuals have also taken part in some kind of ‘Pick’Em’ league with friends, in their neighborhood, or at their office,” said Hellebore founder and CEO Nick Swinmurn. “With the Web3 and NFT spaces continuing to proliferate at a rapid pace, it is only natural that these worlds would collide to provide both hardcore and casual sports fans alike with a fun new way to be a part of the game and compete for rewards and bragging rights.”

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.

As their Siber ratings increase, players can unlock the League level, which launches September 8th, coinciding with the start of the 2022 NFL season. Beginning immediately, players can also pick NCAA football, MLB, and international soccer games and matches. Similar to 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.

Unlike many other NFTs, Hellebore’s NFTs immediately offer players both real world and in-game utility. With their Sibers, players can unlock digital and physical rewards, including additional NFT prizes, merch, and unique fan engagement experiences. Additionally, individual Sibers’ ratings increase with each correct pick, giving them the power to tilt the odds in a player’s favor by allowing them to alter the game’s point spread.

“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.”

To get started, players can visit PlayHellebore.com to purchase their sport specific Sibers and begin picking games. In addition to NFL, NCAA football, MLB, and international soccer contests, NBA, NHL, and NCAA basketball games will be available on Play Hellebore once those seasons begin this fall.

About Play Hellebore

Play Hellebore is the first NFT-powered play-and-earn sports prediction game that brings together the best features of traditional sports ‘Pick’em’ and player-based fantasy sports leagues on one easy-to-use platform. Play Hellebore players can predict the outcomes of games in the NFL, NCAA football, MLB, and international soccer to earn NFTs (called Sibers), unlock physical and digital prizes, and increase their player rating–ultimately allowing them to tilt the odds in their favor. Players can also create or join custom leagues with friends, family, or complete strangers to compete directly against other players, similar to traditional player and statistics-based fantasy sports leagues. For more information or to start playing today, please visit www.playhellebore.com.

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