How Tappa and FCSE Are Changing the Fan Experience with the Victory Chain

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 2, 2024

Since the pandemic, the way people experience certain aspects of life via technology has changed. Few industries have seen this change as much as the sports industry, which is now poised for a transformative shift. None are as involved in this change as Tappa and Fan Controlled Sports and Entertainment (FCSE), who are collaborating to redefine the fan experience using the new Victory Chain platform.

Victory Chain is a Layer2 solution on Ethereum tailored for the sports industry with the ambitious goal of captivating 3.5 billion global sports fans. How? With top-notch interactive capabilities.

The first of its kind, the platform enables the creation of fan-run decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and sports-themed NFT collectibles, integrating blockchain technology into sports to allow for real-time updates and dynamic fan interaction.

By offering unique interactive elements and real-time movement, Victory Chain is changing how fans connect with their favorite sports in a significant way. Moreover, it is doing so with a digital, more accessible, format.

The partnership features the use of mobile technology, with Tappa ensuring fans can interact beyond the traditional — offering one-tap access to game updates, exclusive content, and interactive features. Through the integration, it can all be accessed directly from messaging apps.

Looking at the bigger picture, the integration into mobile technology is aiding the shift from passive viewership to active participation. With Tappa and FCSE joining forces, fans get to be active participants in the sporting events they love, not just spectators.

Central to the change is FCSE’s Control App. This element amplifies the interactive experience by giving fans the power to make real-time decisions that influence live sports events, akin to how one might control characters in a video game. This level of control transforms the fan experience from passive consumption to an immersive, interactive event.

The broader implications of such technologies are profound, signaling a significant shift in how sports organizations can leverage digital tools to expand and engage their fan bases. Integrating web3 allows sports brands to offer more personalized and engaging experiences, crucial in an era where fan loyalty is increasingly driven by digital interaction rather than mere spectatorship.

As these technologies continue to evolve, the potential for their application extends far beyond current implementations. The success of Tappa and FCSE in integrating these innovative solutions could serve as a blueprint for other entities within the sports industry and beyond. The scope for expansion includes not only other forms of fan-controlled sports but also broader applications in live events and interactive entertainment. Such advancements promise to redefine not only fan engagement but also to open new revenue streams and marketing paradigms for sports organizations.

Leo Giel, CEO of Tappa, emphasized the strategic importance of these technologies for brands seeking to cultivate a dedicated fan base. He remarked, “If you’re a brand that thrives on cultivating passionate fans, embracing keyboard technology is your strategic move.” The direct, real-time connection to consumers is invaluable for brands.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Spencer Hulse is the Editorial Director at Grit Daily. He is responsible for overseeing other editors and writers, day-to-day operations, and covering breaking news.

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