AMA with Sports Icon

On the 22nd of November, 2021 at 11:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Andrew Fennell, BDM of Sports Icon for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 70,000 people. It was hosted by DC Admin, May.

The session was divided into three segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter community were answered in Segment 2, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 3.
 
If you missed this event and would like to know what Sports Icon is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Information here should be researched and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Also note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.

Segment 1 - Introduction

[May]
Hello, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!

My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with Sports Icon.

Today, we have with us a guest from the Sports Icon Team.

[Andrew]
Hey Everyone 👋

[May]
You're welcome and it's an honor to have you here.

How are you today?

[Andrew]
Great to be here too guys

Doing great May, how about yourself?

[May]
I'm good!

Great to have you!

Before we get into the session, could you please tell us your role at Sports Icon?

[Andrew]
Certainly. I am Andrew Fennell and I am the BDM at SportsIcon

I am in charge of growing our partners and looking for growth/business opportunities for our project.

[May]
That's a great office!

Let's now take some questions about Sports Icon if you're ready 🙂

[Andrew]
ready 🙏

https://t.me/decentralized_club/653574

[May]
Great!

Can you tell us about Sports Icon and the inspiration that got it started?

[Andrew]
SportsIcon aims to take the concept of sport and Icon fandom to the next level by leveraging the core values of blockchain technology and by being the first platform that will allow fans to connect with the greatest sportspeople of all time through NFTs. With this, fans can own a part of an icon’s story forever and trade it for a decent income. 🔥🔥

the inspiration came from our founder Chris Worsey

he saw that there was a disconnect between fans and their sporting heroes

he aims to solve this through NFTs where a fan can have ownership to their Icons journey through high quality cinematically filmed collectibles and real-life experiences

[May]
Interesting, and innovative!

This innovation takes us to the next question, you can reiterate if you feel so.

What innovative solution is Sports Icon bringing to topple its competitors with similar offerings in the NFT sector?

[Andrew]
great question though there are so many NFT projects so which ones will stand out, what makes Sports Icon different is a couple of things, firstly our NFTs will be high quality cinematically filmed by the director from Top Gear, and secondly our Lion Club NFT collection of 9000 NFTs sold out in 8hours on Opensea, those NFTs give access to the Lion Club, Lion Club members get amazing perks and benefits, some of them have been to sporting events in VIP boxes with the SportsIcon team, had zoom calls with pro athletes like Luis Figo, had NFTs airdropped to them, got whitelisted guaranteed allocation in our IDO and much much more to check out here

https://lionclub.sportsicon.com/

[May]
This is so great!

What are the utilities of $ICONS and where can we purchase them?

[Andrew]
Just like our NFTs, ICONS will have great utility in our ecosystem

firstly you can buy during our IDO on the 24th on Trustpad or Moonstarter, then on the exchanges from the 25th

Some of the utility of $ICONS
👉Buy NFT’s for a discount on the SportsIcon website
👉Queue jump for Icons holders
👉Buy athletes creator coins
👉Participate in a liquidity pool
👉Access exclusive Telegram groups through our community membership program
👉Access exclusive content
👉Take part in SportsIcon ecosystem governance by voting on proposals with ICONS.

[May]
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Could you tell us about your Lion Club NFTs?

[Andrew]
Yeah, there are currently 9000 Lion club NFTs for sale on Opensea

https://opensea.io/collection/lion-club

We will be adding more limited edition Lion Club NFTs in collaboration with our partners

so keep an eye out for some exciting releases coming soon

these NFTs come with amazing utility and real-world experiences

💥Zoom chats and AMA’s with some of the greatest sportspeople of all time
💥In-person meetups with the greatest sportspeople of all time
💥Airdrops of exclusive sports-related NFTs
💥VIP sporting event tickets
💥Real-world sports outings
💥Invitation only VR events
💥Private discord community channel
And much much more to come🔥🔥

[May]
These incentives look great! Looks like I'll be getting one of those NFTs 🙂

[Andrew]
definitely do it before we launch and people start finding out the benefits!

[May]
Exactly!

[Andrew]
🙏

[May]
What major news should we still look forward to from Sports Icon by the end of the year?

[Andrew]
CEX listing, DEX listing, NFT Marketplace launch, Romelu Lukaku DROP, and some huge names in the sports space released, one VERY big name soon to be announced that will be 🔥

We are also collaborating to build in the metaverse and will release. We're soon too but the build will most likely be next year

[May]
https://t.me/decentralized_club/653612

[May]
Whoa! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

This is really great news! Well-done!

[Andrew]
Thanks, May

[May]
You're welcome

[May]
Can we now take some questions from our Twitter community?

[Andrew]
Let's do it

[May]
Okay!

Segment 2 - Twitter Questions

[May]
SportsIcon has announced a closure of its $5.5M seed fundraising round. What is your short-term plan to improve the project thanks to this successful fundraising? And can we expect partnerships with some sports legends such as Messi, Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods 😂

Twitter Username: @Alex_Apollo_

[Andrew]
Very successful round with some huge backers like Dapper Labs and AU21 Capital 😎 short term we have a strategic launch plan to ensure we are not subject to bot manipulation, we have grown our partners in the space so will be releasing those collaborations with one to drop in the next hour or two and then over the coming weeks we will release more and more, joint marketing campaigns with our partners and more NFT drops 🔥

And yes Icons of that caliber are coming to Sports Icon, some big names to be released soon 🚀

[May]
Wow! I look forward to all of this!

I see on your Twitter page about joining a lion's club. What are the criteria a person should fulfill to be a part of that? And can you please explain the structure and hierarchy of your project?

Twitter Username: @AkhilJo72010113

[Andrew]
To join it's simple, just buy one of our Lion Club NFTs and get verified and ➡️ Join The Lion Club Community on discord

As for the structure of our company we have Chris Worsey our founder and CEO, Alexi Yovanoff our co-founder, Riku Sarkinen our Lead Developer, Micky Irons our CMO, and I am our BDM, we have other members that comprise the team but we would be the core team

[May]
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Partnerships are so important for adoption. Could you share some of the partners? What partners do you have currently and is there any partnership that will be established in near future?

Twitter Username: @MamSaheb

[Andrew]
We have some big backers and partners like Dapper Labs, AU21 Capital, Vinny Lingham, Elefund, Sunny Madra, FIshDAO, Chad Hurley, Andrew Bogart, and loads more.

As far as to partner projects we have a lot already but we are going to be announcing them over the coming weeks starting tonight, some really amazing collaborations and cool things happening, with joint marketing campaigns, and some amazing prizes so definitely stay tuned and follow our project closely so you do not miss anything 😎💰💰💰

https://twitter.com/flowverse_/status/1462022571583361028/photo/1

[May]
These are huge names! Well-done!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

[Andrew]
Thanks, May 🙂

You can tell from these backers how big our project is going to be

so get in early if you can

[May]
You're welcome 😁

Yes!

[May]
Can you please share your social media links with us so we can keep tabs on your community?

[Andrew]
Sure, one moment.

https://t.me/decentralized_club/653639

[May]
Could you give a brief overview of Sports Icons tokenomics? Also, could you tell us more about the total amount of tokens and the starting price per token? How many tokens will be created in the future, and how many tokens will the team/investors lock up?

Twitter Username: @Hidy00

[Andrew]
Sure

(1)Token name: ICONS
(2)Token symbol: $ICONS
(3)Max supply: 30,000,000
(4)Initial circulation supply:1,245,000
(5)Token type: erc20

IDO price is $0.75

Team
4.5m $ICONS 15%
6 Month Cliff - 18 Month Vesting

initial market cap $933 752

[May]
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Do you have any plans to integrate into any metaverse project? What major projects are you planning to develop your product with?

Twitter Username: @Unchase12

[Andrew]
Yes, we certainly do! our Founder Chris has a vision of building a sports bar, and out the back, there will be a room where our Sports Icons can come into the metaverse and give their talks to our community instead of using zoom, I am sure we will find some other cool ways to integrate into the metaverse

We cannot disclose who we are planning to build with due to NDAs so please just stay tuned and await an official announcement 😎

[May]
We understand!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

It's now time to take questions from our live audience.

In this 3rd segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.

Please pick five original questions to answer.

Try to ignore generic, vague, and copy-paste questions 😊

Ready?

[Andrew]
ready

[May]
As a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, could you please pick three different emojis that will be included in the questions so you can tell original questions apart?

[Andrew]
I love that because I bloody hate bots!!! They ruin everything. 🏀⚽️🏆

[May]
Great! The group will be unmuted shortly.

[Andrew]
Thanks, May

---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---

Segment 3 - Live Questions

[May]
You're welcome!

Please pick five great questions to answer.

[Andrew]
Certainly.

[Zeynep]
🏀⚽️🏆 Hi Mr. Fennell. Are you an athletic or sports person yourself? What's your favorite sport? How about your team members? Are there any athletes on the team?

[Andrew]
Hey Zeynep, I think this is the first time someone has actually directed a question at me so it would be rude not to answer.

I grew up playing AFL, soccer, cricket, and tennis, in my teens I got into boxing and gym, now I'm older I just gym, and due to covid haven't been able to even do that, but yes I would consider myself an athletic person and a sports lover, my favorite sports are AFL and I enjoy watching the tennis when the Australian Open is on, and love UFC and boxing

[Kayla Gamble]
What makes you feel confident about the survival & sustainable success of Your project soon? 🏀⚽️🏆

[Andrew]
the team, the backers, how well I have seen the project received from other projects in the space compared to other projects I have been involved with, I love the vision and the community we have already built with the Lions Club

[Topind]
🏀⚽️🏆Will there be any airdrop for early members and is ICON an ERC-20 token?

Any plan to migrate to the BEP20 network?

[Andrew]
There will be ICONS airdrops to our early adopters being our Lion Club NFT holders and ICONS will start as ERC20 and most likely bridge across to BEP20

[Meses Limbong]
Sports Icon token is built on Ethereum which has problems like HIGH Gas Fees, scalability, and others, What reason choose ETH as your blockchain? Can you tell me how do you handle the problem from High Gas Fees 🏀⚽️🏆

[Andrew]
Hey Meses, we are actually built on Flow, our Lion Club NFTs are ethereum on OpenSea but we will offer people the chance to migrate them to Flow which is a much more cost-efficient and scalable platform

[Emmanuel]
I’m interested in this project, I’ll like to know when your IDO will be launched, its initial price, and on which platform will it be launched?⚽️ 🏀🏆

[Andrew]
We launch on the 24th on Moonstarter and Trustpad, then hit exchanges 25th 🔥🔥🔥🔥

That's it guys, thanks for having me, and any more questions please join our community and follow our journey 🙏

[May]
Aaaaaaand it's a wrap! 🎉🎉🎉

Thank you so much for your detailed answers!

[Andrew]
Any time May, thanks for having me.

[May]
Sports Icon is a really cool project and we're looking forward to explosive success!

Our regards to the rest of the team at the Sports Icon HQ! Amazing people doing amazing things!

Until next time, do enjoy the rest of your day.

[Andrew]
Thanks, May, all the best 🙂

[May]
The AMA with Sports Icon is now over.

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