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Sport in Web3 - Ozil looks to launch own coin, Dapper Labs land Durant & Socios continue to build



OZIL TO LAUNCH COIN

Former Arsenal footballer, Mesut Ozil, has hinted he will be dropping his own coin soon to help grow his M10 brand. His recent Twitter activity saw him polling his followers on their preference between Bitcoin and Ethereum.



DAPPER LABS PARTNER WITH KEVIN DURANT

The two-year partnership will span sponsorship and activations across the sports business media network and will include a creative development role for Kevin Durant and Thirty Five Ventures. Durant, who is NBA Top Shot’s tip-off athlete, will curate and create NBA Top Shot Moments, video content, and more.



CRYPTO BETS BIG ON FOOTBALL

An interesting feature from Coin Telegraph that looks at how Crypto is trying to score big within football, discussing some of the opportunities that are coming to light.



FTX ADDS ICC TO EXPANDING SPONSORSHIP PORTFOLIO

The agreement will see FTX sponsor all global events up to the 2023 men's WC in India. The partnership includes the ICC Cricket World Cups and Twenty20 World Cups for both men’s and women’s teams, plus the men’s U19 Cricket World Cup, as well as the men’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers. FTX now has sponsorships covering F1 with Mercedes, MLB and naming rights to Miami Heat's home stadium.



LAKERS BECOME SOCIOS' 24TH NBA TEAM

Socios will become the official presenting partner of the LA Lakers for the 2021-2022 season, and become the 24th NBA franchise that the crypto platform has partnered with. The Lakers will join the ever-expanding Socios network, that now counts FC Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester City and the Argentina and Portugal national football teams, as well as a number of leading teams from F1, esports and cricket as partners.


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