Legend has it that Kabaddi originated from Tamil Nadu over 4,000 years ago. The state renowned for its intricate temple cravings and exhilarating hill stations is also the home of fierce and passionate Kabaddi fans. Emerging from these roots, Tamil Thalaivas, a high-octane and spirited Pro-Kabaddi team, has recently joined SportZchain, an India-based blockchain-powered platform establishing an invested fan base for the country’s wide range of sports teams.
As part of this collaboration, SportZchain’s logo will be endorsed on the sleeves of Tamil Thalaivas players during their upcoming matches in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). It is pertinent to note that SportZchain is an exclusive Official Sports Token (OST) and Non-fungible Token (NFT) provider for Tamil Thalaivas.
Next to only Indian Premier Leagues (IPL), PKL is the second-most-watched league in India. The game and the league hold a special place in the hearts of Kabaddi fans across the country, but they don’t have a direct say in influencing their favorite sports team. Addressing this need-gap, SportZchain envisions to link the space between fans and their chosen sports team through a blockchain-based fan engagement platform.
This platform grants powers to sports fans by equipping them with officially branded sports tokens. Though the tokens are yet to be launched, the initiative itself perfectly articulates SportZchain’s ultimate goal to empower fans. Furthermore, it is crucial to note that SportZchain’s unparalleled initiative does not limit itself to one sport. Be it cricket, football, or Kabaddi, the platform aims to create an invested fan base everywhere. Through these tokens, fans will be able to influence the core team decisions of their favorite sports teams while also gaining monetary benefits and money can’t buy experiences.
Speaking about this latest development, Siddharth Jaiswal, Founder and CEO of SportZchain, said, “We are thrilled to associate with Tamil Thalaivas–a team that embodies the true spirit of Kabaddi through its pro-fan stance and phenomenal history. Kabaddi has originating links from Tamil Nadu, because of which the team has a vehement fan base in almost every region of the country, especially in its home state. However, most sports enthusiasts don’t have a platform to get directly involved with their favorite sports teams. With our blockchain-based platform, both the sports teams and fans get a common platform to engage effectively while earning mutual monetary rewards. Our partnership with a Kabaddi team further strengthen our position as a company which is very much focused on strengthening Indian sports ecosystem and Indian fan community. We are incredibly excited to have Tamil Thalaiva on board and look forward to empower fans and take fan engagement to new heights.
‘We are thrilled to welcome SportZchain into the Tamil Thalaivas family. We were keen to look at new and more innovative ways to enhance our fan experience, and together with SportZchain, we feel we can build something very unique to engage our enthusiastic supporters. I thoroughly look forward to a long and fruitful association together,’ said Nikhil Bhardwaj, Director, Tamil Thalaivas.
An instrumental member of the 2014 Asian games Gold Medallist team, Surjeet Singh, is the captain of Tamil Thalaivas.