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.
The Spectacular World of Sports
Sociologists around the world consider sports one of the most important phenomena of the 21st century.Today, their significance goes beyond mere physical activity: many see them as one of the largest entertainment industries in the world. Seen as products, the main component of sports - called sports events - moves more than 1 trillion dollars a year.
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.
Problem & Solution
Amateur competitions represent 86% of the world tournaments and they experience precarious organization, especially concerning technological aspects, when compared to professional competitions.
Amateur sports are dissociated from technology and disconnected from the globalized world. There are 1 billion people who play sports and only 0.5% of them are professionals. The problem is that only professionals have access to technologies that are centralized in the hands of some institutions. Amateur competitions represent 86% of the world tournaments and they experience precarious organization, especially concerning technological aspects, when compared to professional competitions. In order to hold a successful tournament, the organizer must join a centralizing institution, but there will be a great loss in the number of athletes since most of the practitioners (86%) are not affiliated with these institutions. In addition, amateur tournaments and their rankings are restricted to certain regions, which is in opposition to the wave of globalization in the modern world. People want to connect, but the structure of amateur sports is not open to connectivity and globalization.
When we think of sports events, what comes to mind are the great professional events organized impeccably with the latest technology, performed by institutions like FIFA, IOC, Champions League, NBA, among many others. However, these events are the tip of an iceberg and represent only 0.5% of the total sports events in the world. On the other hand, the absolute majority of the events - 86% - are amateur, held by clubs, gyms, schools, universities and associations, with precarious or inexistent management technology. There is a great clash between the realities that the sports fan is faced with, as a consumer. He delights in the glamour and excellence of the great events, but at the same time, he faces the harsh reality of disorganization and lack of resources of amateur sports. In addition to dealing with their precarious resources, amateur players do not have access to the latest technology and are disconnected from the globalized world. Smart League has come to change this reality and become the biggest sports platform in the world. There are 1 billion people who play sports in the world and, in the economic aspect, this segment moves more than 1 trillion dollars a year, which is proportional to the sports division. In the UK alone there are more than 150,000 sports clubs. The number of practitioners in each modality: Smart League was created to support this segment, serving as encouragement for all athletes and organizers of amateur sports.
In order to deal with the situation discussed above, Smart League was created and developed. The goal is to create a global and decentralized platform to leverage the key triggers that will determine the organization and quality of amateur sport management. The platform features smart tools and solutions that will change amateur sport, eliminating boundaries, connecting and integrating tournaments and athletes, generating a globalized ranking that will result in the largest and most comprehensive network of amateur tournaments and individual performances in the world. Moreover, it will reduce the operational cost of events with the extinction of membership fees for clubs and players.
Smart League-Disruptive Plataform
It is the technology, format and management of professional events now available to amateurs. With Smart League, access to professional tournament technologies is a right for everyone and not a privilege. In this “trillion” sports market, Smart League launches its "PODIUM" token, based on the NEM blockchain, to allow the application ecosystem to support amateur sports. It is the essence of Blockchain in the field of sports competition. With the funds raised through this ICO, Tennis is the first MVP to enter the market in 2018, followed by 16 other modalities in 2019. This global and decentralized platform will pull the key determinants of organization and quality in amateur sport management. The value proposition is to deliver a platform capable of integrating, without social nor geographical barriers, a globalized ranking that will result in the largest and most comprehensive tournament and individual performance network in the world. In addition, the operational cost of events will be drastically reduced. Just as Bitcoin was born to decentralize financial transactions, Smart League was born to decentralize a very basic human need: to compete.
The Sports World in Your Hands
It is the technology, format and management of professional events now available to amateurs.The ITL Platform - International Tennis League - is available for clubs, gyms, universities, schools, condominiums and all sports associations wishing to manage events on the platform.In the Smart League, access to the technology of professional tournaments is a right for everyone and not a privilege for a few.
Think again: professional sports are mapped on a global scale in all modalities. The development of their athletes can be traced, because over the years, accurate records have been built to optimize access to this information. But an immense amount of sports data does not reside there; amateur sports are the true iceberg to be mapped. Unlike professional sports, amateur sports do not have their story told.
The PODIUM token will be created through the NEM blockchain technology because of its scalability and safety. The company has descentralizing features because of the credibility it has developed since its creation.The funds raised through the ICO will be used for the immediate launch of the first MVP – tennis - of a series of 17 modalities which will be available to build a global community through an ecosystem of sports platforms. There will be special benefits to users, which include a discount in the use of all Smart League features.
Wallet Integrated Into The Plataform
The picture illustrates the Smart League policy for the payment of the tournament management fee in the platform.All Smart League apps have an integrated wallet for users to buy or keep the PODIUM token. If the tournament management fee is paid with PODIUM, there will be a minimum discount of 42% compared to the payment in cash (American dollar).For this specific action, the amount of tokens made available by the Smart League treasure house will be limited to 20% of the reserve, as a way of encouraging the demand for the tokens in the market. Furthermore, new tokens will not be issued in the future.
After the closing of the ICO, the minimum exchange value of the PODIUM token in the Smart League wallet will be associated to the road map “launch of sports modalities and features of the platform”.The first sport to be supported by Smart League is the tennis modality, with 900 million fans and more than 2 million amateur tournaments in the world.*Indicators subject to elevation according to the PODIUM exchange value in the market.
|R And d||30% |
|Business development and marketing operation||17%|
|Operation (except tech staff)||10%|
|Going global||10% |
|Founder & Team||5%|
|Public Sale||50% |
|Founders / Partners||15%|
|Air drops||4% |