Dec 2, 2021
Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2021) – The World Poker Tour® is teaming up with Theta Network once again for an exclusive NFT project; and this time, some of the best female players in the history of the game are front and center.
Queens of the Felt packs include key hands from Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, Jennifer Harman, JJ Liu, and Kathy Liebert, and will be available beginning Thursday, December 2. Fans hoping to get their hands on the latest WPT® NFTs will need to join a waitlist for a chance to purchase one of the available packs.
“Our partnership with Theta Network has been a success from day one and we are ecstatic that we are continuing that partnership with the latest NFT release,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Once again, we have put the stars of the World Poker Tour front and center in a way that makes them accessible for poker fans around the world.”
The latest set also includes limited edition holographic cards, which are amongst the rarest WPT NFT cards available. Five Legendary Holos featuring the five women superstars will be available via auction over the next four weeks. These cards are one-of-a-kind collectibles.
Poker fans will be able to purchase packs at three different price points. The $30 Starter Pack includes three common cards and collectors have an opportunity to score one of the 40 randomly inserted holo cards of each player. The $130 Bluffs & Heroes Rare pack includes one Bluff & Hero card and three common cards with a chance at pulling one of the 20 rare holo cards for each player. The $230 Queens of the Felt Legendary pack includes one Queens of the Felt Legendary card and three common cards.
“We’re thrilled to continue our strategic collaboration with WPT, starting last year with licensing WPT’s premium poker content, integrating Theta peer-to-peer streaming technology and launching the Thetadrop NFT platform,” said Mitch Liu, Co-founder and CEO Theta Labs. “As we look into 2022, we’re excited to see WPT NFTs being a gateway into a media and entertainment Metaverse powered by Theta’s DRM, ThetaPass and our core video streaming and P2P bandwidth and data sharing infrastructure. This opens up a whole new world that enables fan engagement, immersion and presence.”
The World Poker Tour initially partnered with Theta in April 2021 for an initial release of NFTs including Daniel Negreanu, Darren Elias, and WPT legend Mike Sexton.
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Theta Labs pioneered Theta Network, the next generation video and entertainment blockchain, and THETA.tv, a leading decentralized live streaming platform. Theta infrastructure enables existing video platforms to drive incremental revenues and reduce content delivery CDN costs while end-users are rewarded for sharing their bandwidth to relay video on any PC, mobile, Smart TV or IoT device. Most recently, the company launched ThetaDrop NFT marketplace in partnership with Katy Perry, ONE Championship and the World Poker Tour aiming to disrupt the digital collectibles industry.
Theta’s enterprise validator and governance council is led by global leaders including Google, Samsung, Sony, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Binance, Blockchain Ventures, DHVC and gumi. Theta leverages its user base of millions of viewers on THETA.tv to seed its peer-to-peer video network along with premium content partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM Studios, NASA, and others. Popular video platforms integrated with Theta infrastructure include CONtv Anime, World Poker Tour, Cinedigm, Samsung VR, GameTalkTalk, MovieBloc, Ultra, GFUEL and other OTT media, entertainment, and live streaming services. Strategic corporate investors include Samsung NEXT, Sony Innovation Fund, BDMI Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, CAA Creative Artists Agency, and Silicon Valley VCs including DCM and Sierra Ventures. Learn more at www.thetalabs.org.
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