LOS ANGELES – The LA Clippers have announced a new partnership with fan influence and rewards platform Socios.com, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry. The multi-year relationship will include Socios.com integrations into Clippers social media, digital and mobile platforms as well as hospitality experiences.
“At the Clippers our fans come first, and our relationship with Clipper Nation is built around engaging, seamless interactions with fans at every touchpoint,” said Scott Sonnenberg, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, LA Clippers. “Socios.com is a global fan engagement leader, and like us they understand how technology and innovation drive the sports industry forward. We’re thrilled to partner with them and grow our relationship in the blockchain space.”
“I’m delighted the LA Clippers have become the latest major U.S. team to join our rapidly expanding network,” said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Socios.com and Chiliz. “The Clippers fully understand how our fan engagement platform will enable them to scale their brand globally and I’m very excited by our plans with them. This is yet another step forward in a very exciting period of unprecedented growth in the U.S. for our business.”
Driven by the central belief that transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport, Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fanbases.
The Clippers join Socios.com’s 50+ network of major international sporting properties, which also includes FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Arsenal, the UFC, NASCAR’S Roush Fenway Racing, the New Jersey Devils and several other NBA teams.
About the LA Clippers
Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the LA Clippers have competed in 50 NBA seasons and appeared in the Playoffs in nine of the past 10 seasons. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the LA Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. Visit the Clippers online at www.clippers.com or follow them on social media @LAClippers.
Transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport. Our vision is for an extensive network of the world’s leading sporting organizations to achieve this through Fan Tokens and transactional fan engagement on Socios.com. Fan Tokens, collectible, digital assets minted on the Chiliz blockchain, and the Socios.com fan engagement platform enable the world’s biggest sporting properties to plug into a fan influence and fan reward ecosystem. Socios.com has already generated $150M in revenues for sports teams in 2021. Over 40 major sporting organisations, including UFC® , FC Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Valencia CF, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and the Argentina and Portugal national teams have partnered with Socios.com. Aston Martin Cognizant and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN of Formula One™ have launched Fan Tokens. Leading esports organizations Team Heretics, NAVI, OG and Alliance have all launched Fan Tokens on the platform. NHL side New Jersey Devils recently became the first US sports franchise to partner with Socios.com, before being joined by the 76ers and Boston Celtics of the NBA. Three leading IPL sides have also joined the Socios.com roster. Many more leading sports and entertainment properties from around the world are set to launch Fan Tokens in the near future. Chiliz, the crypto unicorn behind the Socios.com platform has 140+ employees and has already opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo. The company will open a new office in North America in the near future. Chiliz $CHZ has been listed on a host of major cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, including Coinbase and Binance. Socios.com - creators of Fan Tokens - also own www.fantokens.com which will launch soon. The Socios.com app is available in 10 languages. For more information please visit www.socios.com.