Getting Started

Connect Your Wallet

To begin your Swoops journey, navigate to our website and click "Play".

From here, you'll need to set up and connect a wallet (e.g. Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, Rainbow). The crypto wallet allows users to access decentralized Ethereum applications.

Verify Your Email Address

Once your wallet is connected, you will need to add an email address to finalize account creation and receive game notifications. Then navigate to your inbox and click the verification link.

Acquire Your Players

In order to compete in Swoops, you only need one player to get started! You can acquire players through mints before each season or the secondary market OpenSea. You can read more about players and their characteristics in the "Player Central" section.

Customize the Locker Room


In Swoops, starting a successful franchise extends beyond acquiring a collection of talented players. A key component of operating a team is managing the locker room. The Locker Room is the home of your players. It is a sacred space that allows teams to foster community, strengthen culture, and build franchise history.

Team Details

In the Locker Room, you can view the players on your roster, their season stats, and their game-by-game breakdowns. You may gain insight into how certain attributes function, which players’ play styles complement each other’s, and what skills you need more of on your team. Depending on your analysis, you may choose to adjust your roster.

Team Branding

The Swoops universe is a blank canvas for you to customize and build upon — starting with your very own franchise. Before you step on the court, your team deserves a name and logo.

As we take over the virtual basketball universe together, teams and individual players will no doubt start to garner attention from potential sponsors. Keep that in mind as you create your team’s identity.

Team Naming

Some team names are assigned by the league or influenced by sponsors. Other team names are homages to important cultural and regional figures or geographic landmarks.

When establishing the brand of a franchise, it's important to pick a name that you and your players will be proud to represent. Although team names can be changed once a season (in contrast to player naming, which is permanent), keep in mind that the team's brand builds equity with continuity and stability.

The selected name of your team must be unique, appropriate, and between 2 and 32 characters long. It also cannot contain any special characters or diacritics. Please note that team names are subject to Swoops approval.

In the same vein as team names, team logos are symbolic of their franchises' natures. The logos display colors and emblems that are central to the team's aesthetic DNA.

Once you have designed a logo that you wish to use, attach and upload the image for Swoops approval. Note that the logo should be at least 200 by 200 pixels, square, and smaller than 8 MB.

Player Profile

Clicking into a specific player from the Locker Room directs you to its profile view. You can review details, such as name, age, position, prospect rating, and skill ratings, among game statistics. Additionally, it is here that you’ll be able to assign your player a name of your choosing.

Player Naming

Each Swoopster is assigned a default identifier at ‘birth’ in the following naming convention: Swoopster-XXXX. As its owner, you have the right to rename your player. It is a single-instance, irreversible action, meaning that once completed, the name will stay with the player even through transferred ownership.

The selected name of your player must be unique, appropriate, and between 4 and 30 characters long. It also cannot contain any special characters. Please note that player names are subject to Swoops approval.

Keep in mind that the stronger your players’ lore and the more buzz you build around those players, the more likely they are to increase in value on the secondary market, so choose your names and tell those stories wisely.

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