SME Rebrands as Soccerverse

3 min readMay 31, 2022

Soccer Manager Elite has now officially been rebranded as Soccerverse and will be developed by a new entity, Soccerverse Ltd, fully dedicated to driving the project forward. The brand is a better reflection of how the game has evolved and will continue to evolve in the future.

At its inception, “Soccer Manager Crypto” very quickly changed its name to “Soccer Manager Elite” prior to its first announcement. However, as the development and planning progressed, SME evolved into much more than just a football management game.

In order to make the game more fun, immersive and accessible to soccer fans and crypto enthusiasts alike, we have increased the scope and depth of this cutting edge football management simulator.

Each club and player is a fractionalized NFT and DAO. Shareholders who own shares in clubs or players will be able to propose club managers and player agents, and then vote on who they wish to fill the position in order to maximize profits using cryptographically secure methods.

This will all be happening in one massive, persistent multiplayer game world — “The Elite Championship”, with an in-depth economy where hundreds of clubs compete against each other in leagues, shields and cups at set times every week.

Blockchain technology enables this remake of a battle proven MMO to run in a persistent, decentralized and autonomous universe like never before seen on Earth.

More than just a new name for the game, Soccerverse adds a new name to the team:

Andy Gore is a founder and the former CEO of Soccer Manager Ltd and has joined the Soccerverse team to help drive it forward. He has over 20 years of experience in video game development and football management games, such as FIFA, Need for Speed, Soccer Manager Worlds, the Soccer Manager series, and many others. While he remains a non-executive director at Soccer Manager Ltd (now rebranded as “Invincibles Studio”), the vast majority of his time is now spent on developing the Soccerverse.

This news coincides with the next update of the game, Beta 4, scheduled for release in July this year.

The new beta will shift from the Xaya blockchain to the Polygon mainnet and utilize WCHI, which is Xaya’s native CHI wrapped as an ERC-20 token, and MATIC for tx fees.

Soccerverse will run in a browser on desktop, tablet and mobile devices with native mobile apps coming soon.

You can register your interest and get the latest updates on its release by subscribing to our newsletter on the new Soccerverse website. You’ll also be able to check out the live web app that is being played by real players currently on the Xaya blockchain: