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Fungiball Secures Rights from PTPA and Winners Alliance to Feature 250+ Tennis Stars in Groundbreaking Fantasy Tennis Game 

First Large-Scale, Officially Licensed Fantasy Tennis Game to Feature Tommy Paul, Jessica Pegula, and Many More Professional Tennis Stars

Washington D.C., March 20, 2024 – The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) and its commercial affiliate, Winners Alliance, have formed a groundbreaking collaboration with Fungiball, a leading developer in the next-generation fantasy tennis gaming sphere. This innovative partnership will bring forth the first large-scale game of its kind, featuring over 250 professional men’s and women’s tennis players. Fungiball has secured rights to showcase the names, images, and likenesses of these players in their upcoming officially licensed tennis game.

Scheduled for launch in late March 2024, Fungiball’s web3 fantasy tennis game promises an unparalleled gaming experience. The license gives Fungiball immediate access to hundreds of top ATP and WTA tennis players, allowing fans the opportunity to play with their favorite stars such as Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alexander Bublik, Tommy Paul, Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia and many others. The game not only financially supports featured players, but also fosters novel engagement opportunities with fans, contributing to the overall growth and visibility of the sport.

“With over 250 professional tennis players, Fungiball offers unparalleled authenticity in the Fantasy Tennis universe,” stated Ahmad Nassar, PTPA Executive Director. “Our collaboration with Fungiball reinforces the PTPA’s and Winners Alliance’s commitment to supporting players with new, incremental revenue-generating opportunities and empowering them to maximize their off-the-court value.” 

“We are committed to providing a high-quality gaming experience for tennis fans worldwide,” expressed Jean Matias, CEO of Fungiball. “Fungiball merges the excitement of professional tennis with blockchain technology. We’re thrilled to provide gamers and tennis fans a more immersive and interactive experience by featuring a robust lineup of the sport’s biggest stars and next-generation talents.”

Fungiball is a play-to-earn game that seamlessly combines the thrill of professional tennis with the transformative power of blockchain technology. Users have the opportunity to craft unique game avatars, each endowed with four core skill sets: Serve, Return, Mental, and Power. To enhance their avatar’s proficiency, users can engage in weekly online tournaments—mirroring the professional tennis schedule—or utilize the Fungiball marketplace to collect and trade digital cards (NFTs) featuring their preferred men’s and women’s players.

Each player’s digital card encapsulates essential attributes, including Serve, Return, Mental, and Power ratings, along with distinctive factors such as favorite court type. As the on-court performances and results of real-life players fluctuate throughout the tour season, the skills ratings, value, and rarity of their corresponding Fungiball NFTs also evolve.

Since its establishment in 2022, Winners Alliance has consistently secured novel, player-centric commercial opportunities with premier brands such as Hilton, Topps, TUMI, and Priority Pass. Eric Winston, President of Winners Alliance, added, “Fungiball is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio of partners. Fungiball’s commitment to providing fair market value and increased visibility to players aligns with Winners Alliance’s athlete-centric model. We look forward to continuing to provide players and their teams with dynamic and impactful opportunities.”

The marketplace is now live here and features dozens of players, with additional players added throughout 2024. Gameplay will be available to users beginning late March 2024.


About the Professional Tennis Players Association

The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) is a global organization that unites and mobilizes tennis players to foster transparency and fairness in professional tennis. As an independent entity, the PTPA is dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the rights of professional men’s and women’s tennis players throughout their careers. By prioritizing crucial aspects such as health and safety, schedules, rules, purses, benefits, and education, the PTPA endeavors to build an equitable and sustainable competitive environment for present and future generations of players. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, the PTPA operates on a global scale. For more information, visit and connect with @ptpaplayers on social media.

About Winners Alliance

Winners Alliance is a global, athlete-centric commercial solution dedicated to creating novel group licensing, sponsorship, partnership, content, investment and event opportunities for world-class athletes collectively. Launched in August 2022, Winners Alliance serves as the for-profit affiliate of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) and Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), representing the group commercial rights of hundreds of athletes worldwide. Among its pioneering initiatives, Winners Alliance aims to establish a sustainable group licensing program encompassing video games, trading cards, collectibles, and related opportunities. To learn more, visit and follow @WinnersAlliance on LinkedIn, Instagram and X.

About Fungiball

Fungiball is a next-generation, play-to-earn fantasy tennis game built on blockchain technology. Users create their own virtual tennis player avatars by collecting digital cards representing the real-life skills of over 250 men’s and women’s professional tennis players. By collecting players’ cards, which are divided into four categories (Power, Service, Return, Mental) and three rarity levels (Silver, Gold, Platinum), users build their own avatar and compete in weekly tournaments for the chance to win premium prizes such as rare Fungiball cards, tennis equipment, tickets, and much more. Fungiball’s digital marketplace is now live, with game play scheduled to launch in late March 2024. Visit to play and learn more. 

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