＜Mr.Yoshida (DEA CEO), Mr. Jan Vermeulen (Mayor of Deinze), Mr. Ono (ACAFP CEO)>
ACA Football Partners Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, CEO: Hiroyuki Ono, hereinafter ACAFP) and Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA), a Singapore-based global GameFi platform company, had announced its strategic partnership in February, and the city of Deinze has shown its interest for further support to help the local development.
The press event took place in Deinze, Belgium. The mayor of the city of Deinze Mr. Jan Vermeulen, Mr. Yoshida Naohito (DEA CEO), Mr. Mitsushi Ono (DEA Head of Ecosystem Promotion), and Mr. Ono (ACAFP CEO) made their appearance to give presentations and to attend a panel discussion about Web3 in the world, Web3 and football and KMSK Deinze in the future. By having a solid connection with DEA and Deinze city, KMSK Deinze will create new value and develop a new revenue stream both at the local and global level.
KMSK Deinze partners with DEA to build a scheme of Web3 ecosystem which lets the club be a hub organization of connecting NFT sponsors (investors), “Play & Earn” platform, and fans. NFT sponsors may invest in NFT cards to play with on the online card game called “JobTribes”, which the club can lend to the fans to play the game and earn profits. These profits can be shared by sponsors and fans. Furthermore, fans will be able to purchase game tickets or official goods with these rewards in the near future (※ Click here for details).
Mr. Jan Vermeulen showed his consideration for this progressive project and stated that it is interesting to see how KMSK Deinze is exploring ways to develop new revenue streams in these times, by investing in modern technology. It is also a bonus that the local community can be enhanced and that a return will be made to the society.
NFT cards on “JobTribes” correspond to real occupation, and within the event DEA announced that they are now creating a special NFT card for Lennart Mertens, a key striker of KMSK Deinze as a football player. Moreover, DEA plans to make special cards for the club fans and the mayor Mr. Jan Vermeulen, and in that way we can create a direct link between the product and the local entities.
Comment from Jan Vermeulen, Mayor of Deinze City
“We are pleased to welcome ACAFP and DEA to the city of Deinze, working for the future development of KMSK Deinze, which we also support. The world is moving fast, including digital technology, and what I have seen within this Web3 strategic partnership is very ambitious to say the least. KMSK Deinze is a very important organization for our local community, they can be proud to be one of the first cases of implementing Web3 into a football club.”
Comment from Mr. Naohito Yoshida, CEO of DEA
“I would like to express my appreciation to Deinze City Mayor Jan Vermeulen and all those involved for the warm and hearty welcome we have received. The future of GameFi and Play and Earn is about solving social problems in a sustainable way, revitalizing communities, and supporting people with dreams and hopes. We wish the City of Daines and KMSK Daines continued growth and success.”
Comment from Mr. Hiroyuki Ono, CEO of ACAFP and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, KMSK Deinze
“After announcing our strategic partnership with DEA in February, the project is developing with cooperation of the city of Deinze. Having made those progress in such a short time, this could not have happened without everyone’s understanding and effort and we deeply appreciate it. Reinvigoration of the local community and building a connection with club supporters are fundamental factors when we think about football business, and the collaboration of the city of Deinze is our big step forward. We will keep working to make more excitement together with the city and our fans.”
About Digital Entertainment Asset Pte.Ltd.
DEA is a Singaporean company founded in August 2018. On April 8, 2020, the company’s first developed cryptocurrency – DEAPcoin – got listed on the OKX cryptocurrency exchange. DEA also released its first game, JobTribes, a NFT card trading battle game, as well as the ‘ PlayMining NFT,’ a marketplace for trading NFTs.
For more information about DEA, please visit the official website: https://dea.sg/
About KMSK Deinze
Founded in 1926, KMSK Deinze is a historic football club belonging to the second division of the Belgian Pro League/First Division B. The city of Deinze, the home town of KMSK, is located in the East Flanders region and is known as a place where many wealthy people live.
In the 2019-20 season, the club was promoted to the second division of the Belgian Pro League. In the 2020-21 season, their first year of promotion, they finished a respectable fifth (out of eight clubs). The club is growing rapidly and has announced plans to build a new stadium.
For more information about KMSK Deinze, please visit the official website: https://kmskdeinze.be/
About ACA Football Partners
ACAFP is a Singapore-based football business company that plans to create multi-club ownership from Asia, and is a member of the ACA Group, whose core business is the private equity fund management. Distinguished football industry experts active in Europe have joined the team as founding members in support of ACAFP’s mission to “Release the value of Sports & Evolve”. In the future, ACAFP will further expand its network by executing capital and business alliances with partner clubs that support this mission, and will play a role in accelerating the global development of European football.
For more information about ACAFP, please visit the official website: https://acafp.com/