Functionality of NFL Player Upland Legits

Now that you own some Upland Legits of NFL players (see the different types here), what can you do with them? Here we will break down the different things you can do with Upland Legits. This is based on Upland’s introduction of Legits and the presentation provided during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the CEO, we will summarize in how these NFTs will function within the game, and speculate beyond what was said.

Disclaimer – wherever speculation is noted, the Upland Guide is guessing based on Upland’s description of Legits, as well as the Upland Guide’s understanding of other blockchain NFT projects and games that focus around fantasy sports. This page was last updated on September 19th 2021.

The following are different things you can do with NFL player Upland Legits

Buy Legits

NFL Player Legits can only be bought from Upland at specified NFLPA in game stores or stadiums of that team. To get specific Mementos you will have to go to the store before the game to register. You will buy the memento of the player of your choice (assuming someone ahead of you in line hasn’t bought it). After the actual game, the Legit will be minted with the players stats from that game.

Grow your Fan Score

Your Fan Score is important because the larger it is, the more likely you will be to win the chance to buy Mementos, and (speculation) Autographs. If you are trying to mint a Memento or any other special Legit, the algorithm is not completely random as to who gets to the “front of the line”. There is always an element of luck. New players and players who have not bought a Memento before always have a chance to obtain one, but the best way to ensure you have the best chance is to have a high Fan Score. Once you are able to buy a Memento, the likelihood of you getting another one soon after will decrease in order to give others an opportunity as well.

Fan points per Legit range from 125 (contributor caps) up to 4147 (autographed elite player memento from the Superbowl). This information can be found in the NFLPA Legits 2020 Bundle Contents and Fan Points list and the Fan Points Calculator. In order to boost your fan points for each Legit, you can add them to collections, similar to how you would for properties. For each team, there are a total of 14 collections that you can add your Legits to. You will be able to create collections similar to that with properties to get one time bonus and boosted Fan Score earnings. Essentially, the more Legits you own, the rarer or more difficult they are to obtain and if they are part of team or player collections will be the guiding factor to increasing your Fan Score.

Display in your Upland Home

Legits are first and foremost collectibles. They are 3D designs and optimized for a mobile experience. They are great to show off to your friends, both inside and outside the metaverse. In the future, you will be able to define a primary residence, where you will virtually live. You will be able to display your Legits and any other NFTs inside your home by uploading them using the Upland NFT Portal. To build your own home, you will need spark; click here to read about spark.

Create Collections

Creating collections will increase your fan score as described above. Each team has 14 different collections. When completing the collection, the Legits actively in that collection receive a fan point boost. This is similar to how property collections work. See the different NFL Legits collections here.

Sell or Trade Legits

Right now you are only able to trade Legits. In the future you will be able to sell them. At the moment you can trade freely, but in the future, trading of Legits intend to be tied into in game location proximity. You will only be able to trade with another player if you are within a close proximity (not yet defined by Upland) to the other player. Alternatively, you will be able to trade and leave the Legit at the player’s home, if that is within range, but the other player’s block explorer is not. Part of the business model will allow for players to run in game businesses that can also sell and trade Legits. Upland envisions a metaverse where you can not only trade Legits for Legits, but that you can trade X number of Legits for Y number of properties, or even other NFTs that are not native to the Upland Metaverse. Given the blending aspect of creating Replicas likely has a high probability of you receiving a Legit you aren’t in need of. You will likely want to sell or trade it for a team’s legits that you are collecting. The Upland Guide Discord server has a dedicated section for trading Legits.

Blend Legits

Blending/burning/merging Legits is the process of taking specific Essentials and “trading them in” to get a Legit that is more rare and/or of higher value. When Legits are blended, they are essentially deleted. Read more about what is required to get a replica here.

1 vs 1 Football Simulation Games

There was only one reference to this title in Upland’s introduction of Legits, where they mentioned the use of Replicas as being an ideal Legit to use in these future meta-games. During the Ask Me Anything there was a reference to future games that include leaderboards. Based on this, the Upland Guide offers the following speculation to this meta-game.

Legits will be used to revolutionize the way people play Fantasy Football.

Each week, you will be able to form a team roster based on the Legits that you own. The real world stats that your roster accumulates during that week multiplied by some factor based on Legit type (for example, replicas being more valuable than essentials) will provide you with a total score for the week. Every week you can create a new roster using the Legits in your inventory. There will be global and private leaderboards as well as opportunities to go head-to-head with your friends. Aside from bragging rights, there could be prizes in the form of UPX, spark, Legits, or something else.

Gone are the days each fantasy football league has a Tom Brady. Yes, in Upland everyone can mint a Tom Brady Essential Legit, but if you own a Brady Memento or were able to get a rare Brady Replica by blending Essentials, then that would clearly provide you with an added boost compared to all the other players who add a Brady Essential to their rosters.

There will be 2 different series of Legits for each NFL season – regular season and post-season. It is possible that leaders during the regular season will also receive some sort of bonus heading into the post season.

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