Smart League – Blockchain on Sports
Smart League is the fulfillment of the promises of Blockchain technology to society in the field of sports. There are 1 billion people in the world who practice some kind of sport, but only 0.5% are professionals. Sport professionals have access to technology and management services that are not available for the sport amateur, due to the concentration of these resources in the hands of few corporations and institutions. Smart League proposes to offer excellence in the amateur sports practice, connecting athletes and event organizers, and providing these athletes with the same technology and competitive atmosphere experienced by professionals. The platform features extremely powerful tools and intelligent solutions that will revolutionize the way you manage tournaments and leagues, in a very simple and professional way. As in professional tournaments, Smart League breaks territorial boundaries to connect and integrate all events, athletes, and rankings into a globalized platform, creating the largest and most comprehensive tournament and individual performance network in the world. The Tennis MVP is the first of a series of 17 applications that will be made available to build a global community through an ecosystem of sports platforms.
When we think of sports events, what comes to mind are the great professional events organized impeccably, with the latest technology, by institutions like FIFA, Olympics, Champions League, NBA, among others. However, these events are the tip of an iceberg and represent only 0.5% of the total sports events in the world. In this gigantic market, we have the centralizing institutions, like federations and leagues, with a participation of 13.5% in revenues; however, their actions are restrictive, limited to a specific region, and onerous for both organizers and competitors. On the other hand, the absolute majority of events - 86% - are considered amateur, performed by clubs, gyms, schools, universities and associations, with precarious management technology. The absence of the latest technology means that the organization of amateur events is carried out with limitations. It goes in the opposite direction of the current process of globalization and connection of the world. Moreover, the technology that supports the organization of large professional events has huge appeal for promoters of amateur events.