Run It Wild Wins "Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year" at the Sports Technology Awards
Wayne Lloyd
Executive Chairman
Press release
May 23, 2023

Run It Wild Wins "Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year" at the Sports Technology Awards

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 23, 2023 – NFT Technologies Inc. (NEO: NFT | Frankfurt: 8LO | OTCQB: NFTFF) ("NFT Tech"), a leading technology company partnering with top-tier brands to accelerate their entry into the world of web3 through innovative technologies and unparalleled creativity, is thrilled to announce that its studio, Run It Wild, was awarded "Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year" at the prestigious Sports Technology Awards on May 18, 2023.

The Sports Technology Awards, often referred to as the 'Oscars of Sports Technology', celebrated its 10th Anniversary at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan, bringing together industry pioneers from around the globe. Run It Wild stood out amidst strong competition, exemplifying the cutting-edge technology and creativity that the award embodies.

The winners

• ​App of the Year: NBA

•​ Best Broadcast Technology: LiveU

• ​Best Digital Technology: World Athletics

• ​Best Fan Engagement Technology: Stats Perform

• ​Best Fitness and Participation Technology: Apple  

• ​Best Match Day Experience Technology: Sport BUFF

• ​Best Sport Betting Technology: Sportradar

• ​Best Technology for Athlete Coaching and Performance: Zone7

• ​Best Technology for College Sports: Genius Sports

• ​Best Technology for Data and Analytics: NTT Data

• ​Best Technology for Injury Prevention and Recovery: BetterGuards Technology

• ​Best Use of Fan Engagement Technology by a Brand: Warner Bros. Discovery

• ​Best Use of Technology by a Broadcaster: LA Clippers

• ​Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year: Run it Wild

• ​Competition, Event or Tournament of the Year: Formula E

• ​Governing Body of the Year: ICC

• ​Innovation of the Year: Hawk-Eye Innovations

•​ Smart Apparel, Equipment or Wearable of the Year: FORM

• ​Sports Partnership of the Year: New York Liberty and Xbox

• ​Start-up of the Year: Match Kit

The "Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year" award solidifies Run It Wild's position as an innovator in the intersection of sport and blockchain technology. They are pioneering the field, enabling global brands to step into the world of web3 through their creative and technical prowess.

"We're thrilled to receive this recognition from the Sports Technology Awards," said Adam De Cata, CEO of NFT Tech. "The ArtBall project is still in its early form, we have taken many learnings and are excited to see it continue to evolve - not only in the technology and experience, but also to other sports IP holders. Watch this space."

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group, the body behind the awards, emphasized the significance of the North American sports sector in embracing and investing in technologies. She also acknowledged the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the network of brands involved, which NFT Tech and Run It Wild proudly belong to.

The awards were sponsored by prominent entities like NBC Sports Next, Rock-it Global, and Sports Tech HQ. All of whom share the STA Group's vision of honoring the true visionaries of sports technology.

About NFT Tech

NFT Tech builds products that accelerate web3 adoption by infusing utility into digital assets. The company’s technology is designed to increase consumer engagement, enable digital asset ownership, and discover new business models, making NFT Tech a trusted partner to global brands across many industries, including sports, entertainment, and art. NFT Tech’s award-winning studio is the recipient of the first-ever Cannes Lion for an NFT Activation, of the most respected and well-known awards in the industry.

NFT Tech is publicly listed on the NEO exchange under the symbol NFT and on OCTQB under the symbol NFTFF. By bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and the web3 space, NFT Tech is mainstreaming the new era of the internet while bringing insights and benefits to the public markets.

About the Sports Technology Awards

The Sports Technology Awards are the world’s leading celebration of tech-led innovation in sport, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Sports Technology’. Recognized as the leading, international mark of excellence, The Sports Technology Awards celebrates tech-led innovation in sports, globally. Founded in 2013, The Awards evolve each year to reflect the important factors influencing every facet of sports.

The cycle of each year’s awards starts when entries open in September. Our judges, over 50 industry experts, review all the entries, with the shortlist of successful brands announced in February. The Awards ceremony is then staged each year in May.

About The STA Group

The STA Group’s mission is to identify, inform and celebrate the world’s leading sports technologies and the brands which embrace them.  It does this through its portfolio of brands, The Sports Technology Awards, The Sports Technology Annual Review, The Sports Technology Power List, Tech Chairs – The Sports Technology Podcast and its newsletter, Access Innovation. The Group’s Partners include NBC Sports Next, Capgemini, Rock-it Global, HOK and The English Institute of Sport.

About NBC Sports Next

NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services;GolfPass the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; SportsEngine, a youth sports club, league and team management platform; TeamUnify, swim team management services; GoMotion, sports and fitness business software solutions; TourneyMachine, tournament management solutions for youth sports. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate immersive experiences.  

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