Former Argentine footballer Kun Agüero has partnered with The Sandbox to create a metaverse of his own called Kuniverse, where he will launch a collection of 9,320 NFT avatars.
Agüero, a five-time Premier League winner, and considered one of the best strikers in world soccer, wants to bring new experiences to his fans.
Kun, who also played for Spanish club Atlético de Madrid, jumped into the gaming and e-Sports universe after being diagnosed with an arrhythmia.
⚽ AGÜEROOOOOOO ⚽
Delighted to welcome none other than @aguerosergiokun to The Sandbox! 🤝 The 𝘒𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 will hold football-themed games, dancing and many more surprises!
Stay tuned for more… pic.twitter.com/ewj71bAPEf
— The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) October 6, 2022
Kun Agüero at The Sandbox
The Sandbox announced on its Twitter account that the former soccer player will allow his fans to enjoy the sport from a new reality.
It will also launch a collection of 9,320 NFT avatars on Kuniverse, offer e-sports, a dance floor, exclusive benefits and several more surprises for his fans such as a trip to Qatar to meet him at the 2022 World Cup.
“I’m very excited to have my first space in the metaverse we created with Eter Studio inside The Sandbox to play and stream with my fans around the world. The first season of Kuniverse will be full of surprises and benefits related to the 9,320 avatars that were specially created,” said Sergio “Kun” Agüero.
¡Sean bienvenidos a KUNIVERSE!
Whitelist access/Acceso a whitelist: https://t.co/6AUyFSi4YO
¡Vamo a jugar, que esto ya comienza!
— Kuniverse ⚽️🎮🎶🚀 (@Kuniverse_GG) October 6, 2022
Kuniverse is a space built in collaboration with the company Eter Studio, which specializes in immersive experiences in the metaverse.
“The metaverse and Web3 open infinite universes to connect with people from all over the world and build fun digital communities, where everyone has the freedom to build their characters as they prefer,” further said Sergio “Kun” Agüero.
The first season of Kuniverse and the NFT avatars will officially launch on November 6. Although the platform already offers early access through a whitelist on Kun Agüero’s Discord channel.
¡Les presento mi nuevo espacio en @TheSandboxGame!
Vamos a jugar al fútbol, a los videojuegos y hasta haremos comida a la parrilla. ¡Y mucho más! Los invito a seguir todas las novedades en @Kuniverse_GG 🤟🏽#Kun #Kuniverse #SandBox #Metaverse pic.twitter.com/ofDxy6eQhQ
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 6, 2022
According to The Sandbox, those who sign up for the whitelist will be able to access the pre-sale of NFTs one day before the public sale.
The Sandbox will limit the sale of NFTs to a maximum of 5 avatars per wallet to ensure a fairer distribution.
“Kun Aguero’s popularity has transcended the global soccer and gaming communities, and we are thrilled to bring him to the open metaverse with The Sandbox,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Kuniverse come to life as a creative space full of fun activities, not only for Kun fans but for The Sandbox community as a whole.”
Kun stated that this first phase will be full of surprises and benefits related to its 9,320 NFT avatars, created to be able to explore and be part of this virtual world.
The avatars are inspired by the different facets of Kun’s career and his most important moments in the sport.
In total, there are 5 levels of rarity for these avatars: Football Kuns, E-Kuns, Future Kuns, Robot Kuns and Special Kuns.
A virtual soccer stadium
The Sandbox revealed in a statement that Kuniverse will take the form of a huge stadium with football-themed games in its first season.
It will also include dancing and even a “food truck” or food trailer that will offer Argentinean grills and dishes, among other experiences.
Kun assured that he will play an active role within Kuniverse to welcome users and connect more directly with all his fans.
The former soccer player will play live and also share Kuniverse content through his Twitch streaming channel, the metaverse platform reported.
Kun Agüero launched his Esports club KRU last year, which gathers more than 4 million followers through the Twitch streaming platform.
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