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United City FC and Blocksport join forces to revolutionize club experience through Web3 technology

Manila, Zug 04 March 2024 – On the back of the successful launch of its dedicated Fan App, United City Football Club is thrilled to get its strategic partnership with Blocksport, a pioneering Swiss-based company founded in 2019, started. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for United City FC, as it embraces the power of Web3 and blockchain technologies to enhance fan engagement and unlock new revenue streams.

About UCFC:

United City Football Club (UCFC) is a SEC-registered Filipino professional football club company that aims to promote and build values such as equality, diversity, and leadership through sports. 

UCFC is a member of the Philippines Football League (PFL), the Philippines’ professional level of men’s club football in the country, and the official representative of the Central Luzon Football Association. UCFC, formerly known as Ceres-Negros before it changed its name in 2020, is currently the 4x defending national champion in the PFL and 2x winner of the Copa Paulino Alcantara. UCFC is also the 2x Philippines representative on the AFC Champions League group stage level (2021,2022), the biggest Asian football tournament.   

As a mission, the Club stands to help re-invigorate young athletes, families, and the local community through discipline, hard work, and passion. The ambition is to further set the gold standard for best practices in SE Asia – be it on the football field, or within the community – and to provide a pathway and equal opportunities for the next generation of young talent in their pursuit of sporting & educational excellence.

UCFC is the most followed professional football club in the Philippines and the only club active on all major social media platforms. Its winning tradition and the ability to bring the best Filipino players to play for UCFC has gained the Club the reputation of being the foremost football club from the Philippines with a strong reach into South East Asia and beyond

“At Blocksport, we are committed to empowering sports clubs with innovative solutions that transcend traditional boundaries. Our collaboration with United City FC signifies a bold step towards the future of fan engagement. Furthermore my trip to Manila a few months ago to participate at the Business of Football conference confirmed to us that the Philippines and the South East Asian region including Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, are the markets with a huge potential hence this partnerships marks the start of the Blocksport footprint in this part of the world. By combining the power of Web3 and blockchain, we aim to create a digital ecosystem that meets and exceeds the expectations of the modern fan. Together with United City FC, we are paving the way for a new era in sports technology not just in the Philippines but beyond.” – Samir Ceric, COO of Blocksport

The partnership between United City FC and Blocksport opens the door to various fan engagement activities, including but not limited to:

– NFT Games, Fan Points Booster, Digital Memberships, Premium Content, online ticketing, Exclusive Club content, Digital Collectibles, E-commerce, community chats, news updates, predictor games, live streaming, and much more.

Why Web3?

Gen Z Engagement: The next generation of fans, Gen Z, demands high digital and Web3 engagement levels from their favorite clubs. Embracing these technologies is crucial in attracting and retaining this tech-savvy audience.

Absolute Ownership: In Web3, fans have the exclusive ability to own, trade, and monetize their digital assets, fostering a sense of absolute ownership and connection with the club.

Transparency: Web3 technology ensures transparency in all transactions and relationships between clubs and fans. This transparency is essential for building trust and accountability within the fan community.

Security: Recognizing the value of fan data, Blocksport employs blockchain technology to uphold the highest security standards. This approach safeguards the privacy and integrity of fan data, treating it as the club’s most valuable asset.

“We are excited about the endless possibilities our partnership with Blocksport brings. As we step into Web3 and blockchain, we are not just transforming the fan experience; we are revolutionizing how clubs interact with their supporters. This is a game-changer not only for United City FC but also for Philippine Football, and we are proud to lead the way in embracing the future of sports technology.” – Eric Gottschalk, President of United City Football Club

United City FC and Blocksport are excited about the transformative potential of this partnership, as we work together to create a cutting-edge fan experience and position the club at the forefront of the evolving sports and technology landscape.