All Sorare are NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain network which can be kept as collectibles, traded and used in Sorare competitions as well as other platforms or games. Generating profit with Sorare NFTs is achievable by trading them after price appreciation or weekly earnings dependent upon the performance of the players in your line up. The following guide focuses on the use of Sorare cards in external platforms, specifically the SO5 competitions integrated through SorareData. Note, screenshots displayed below are taken from both the Sorare Data Desktop and App versions (they have slight distinctions on functionality).
SO5 Tournaments with SorareData
A notably favourable aspect of Sorare in comparison to numerous other NFTs is the specific play utility that these assets have. While simply buying cards for purely monetary speculation is a viable strategy, bi-weekly SO5 tournaments give users an additional reason to compete with their collectibles. The Leagues and Cups game modes (Play menu) on SorareData realise your cards at higher intrinsic value, allowing you to use them for other fantasy football tournaments. SorareData provides the option to challenge in a league with up to 100 managers of a comparable rank, rather than 1000s of other Sorare users. These evolve over 6 games, taking the format of a head to head or regional round robin cup.
SO5 Rewards and Requirements
Depending on the card scarcity, players acquire various boosts for the points they achieve and the league’s best managers in each receive card rewards. The combination of higher player points and winning cards help you achieve promotions to higher leagues and challenge for further rewards. In each competition, gaining over 400 points will earn you a Limited card with which you can assemble your team or traded or again used to take part in more advanced tournaments. Unlike some of the standard Sorare tournaments, Limited (blockchain) cards are entry level requirements to the SO5 leagues and cups, so initially you need a team of at least 5 of these. Additionally, some tournaments permit 11-card lineups, however, there might be stipulations regarding card scarcity, season and league. For further information on tournaments see SorareData Cup Rules.
SO5 Line-up Builder and Statistics
Though Sorare provides a tournament schedule a month ahead, only the current and upcoming game week are accessible for uploading your teams. Nevertheless, you can plan in advance to include players from particular leagues with SorareData’s Lineup Builder, under the SO5 menu. The interface is akin to the standard Sorare, but consists of further filters for player form and availability. For example, statistics enabling you to bypass players who commit the most fouls, receive the most yellow cards or are most injury prone. When selecting formations, the most recent 15 scores of your players and their average score per position against their next opponents are displayed. Such statistics are really convenient for those who aren’t able to examine the forthcoming matches prior to picking their strongest lineup.
Player Analysis and Searches
The Impact Players tab, under the Game Week Center page (SO5 menu) shows how many versions of a specific player have been entered in each league. You’re able to filter by region and player position to see each of your players next opposition, reducing time spent scrolling through individual matches and leagues. Given the vast array of Sorare global tournaments, this is a valuable tool for those who aren’t knowledgeable on the variety of players and clubs in a region. Impact Players is also excellent for research on new and completely undiscovered young players, allowing you to develop your scouting.
By conducting player searches, the statistics produced on individual cards are hugely beneficial in realising your possible ROI from SO5 competitions. The Cards tab displays the quantity of cards for each player that have been minted, the rarest cards and the ones that have the least auctions left for the season. This feature can also be helpful for grasping player prices and choosing to wait for an auction or alternatively, view the secondary market.
Scouting by Team
Under the Team Rankings page (Scout menu), users are provided a ranking displaying average positional scores of every real team for each match and from their last 10 opponents. For instance, you can check the extent to which opposing midfielders have scored in the last 10 matches, amongst many other stats. Alternatively, you could view the team with the lowest performance or if there is a deficiency in a particular league. Team rankings is particularly enhanced when you play in new regions or in those where not all of the clubs are licensed to compete in Sorare. Note, SorareData does compile data on unlicensed clubs (and players), an example being clubs in the Austrian Bundesliga besides others.
SorareData Manager Profile
The SorareData manager profile (top right) shows an extensive amount of data on your team, saving a great deal of time on day-to-day research, and helps you monitor your expenses and earnings. On the Sorare platform the latter can be complex as a result of daily price fluctuations and the absence of a distinct transaction record. However, via the My gallery page, all of your transactions can be easily checked without the need to scroll through specific ones like you would on the Ethereum Blockchain. You also don’t need to remember which card you won and when as all of this is clearly displayed, along with a concise evaluation of your team and equivalent prices.
Another analytic element of SorareData is that relating to graphs in keeping with the transparency SorareData advocates. The Charts page under the Market menu, is an innovative mix of charts giving you opportunity to follow the scale of Sorare’s growth. Such charts include the number of cards minted, new users joining and the amount of managers increasing their supply of player cards. Likewise, analysing your exploits in the preceding game weeks on Sorare often takes time, particularly when looking at data from many weeks back. With SorareData, you can choose specific weeks from the drop-down menu which simplifies the reviewing of your strongest and weakest performances. Additionally, the SO5 results page details your achievements and how near you are to the weekly reward.
Given the massive volume of information processed, SorareData can be an extremely valuable resource for all types of Sorare user. Having discovered Sorare Data within the initial months of joining Sorare, I gained enormous insight from the data in the categories discussed above. SorareData helped improve my abilities as a Sorare manager, providing the platform to challenge for rewards in a time efficient manner, whilst also expanding my general football knowledge. Ultimately, these benefits along with the option to compete with your cards in additional competitions are the reasons why I highly recommend adopting the service. Hopefully, the above guide assists you with navigating and benefitting from the various functions, and therefore drive you towards a rewarding SorareData and Sorare experience.