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Join The Champion's Path
NBA Top Shot collectors started their journey down the Champion's Path yesterday. Learn more about the latest NBA Top Shot innovation inside.
This NBA Playoffs, Lucky Trader has partnered with Dapper Labs to cover its latest innovations, Redemptions and the Champion’s Path.
The NBA Playoffs have begun, bringing with them unparalleled drama, big upsets, and notable injuries in only a few games.
And to add to the excitement of the playoffs, NBA Top Shot has released “The Champion’s Path,” a challenging quest that adds collector’s choices and game theory to the highlights and Moments you’ve become accustomed to.
What Is The Champion’s Path?
The Champion's Path to the 2023 NBA Finals offers basketball fans a unique and interactive way to engage with the NBA Playoffs.
The path starts with NBA Top Shot’s newest collectible, Redemptions.
Redemptions are a new type of Moment that enable Top Shot users to make their own choices about their collections, ultimately affecting the total potential supply.
Each featured NBA player will have a fixed-supply of 5,000 total Redemptions, which can be “redeemed” or crafted for Moments at the end of each round.
Each round and subsequent Moment constitutes a step along the Champion’s Path.
Want to complete it? You’ll need to collect as follows:
Those who do will earn a limited edition 2023 NBA Champion's Challenge Reward, featuring a highlight reel of the champion team's playoff journey.
But don’t worry, there are rewards beyond the Champion’s Challenge.
In fact, for every Playoff Pack you purchase, you’ll earn one raffle entry for a trip to the NBA Finals.
Two lucky winners will be randomly selected, with one winning a trip to Game 1 and Game 2 of the NBA Finals and the other winning a trip to Game 3 and Game 4 of the NBA Finals, for themselves and a guest.
How Do I Get Started Down the Champion’s Path?
To get started down the Champion’s Path, you’ll need some Redemptions!
You can pick up Redemptions on the secondary marketplace or open your own packs while supplies last.
There are two pack options available: the Dropping Dimes and the Three Pointer for $10 and $29, respectively.
Each Dropping Dimes pack contains at least one Redemption, while the Three Pointer will net you three Redemptions.
Strategies and Finer Details
Those hoping to venture all the way down the Champion’s Path might want to start employing strategies now. Jason Bales suggests the simplest strategy is to invest in players who have the highest probability of advancing to the NBA Finals.
But it doesn’t end there. Check out our comprehensive guide for more detailed strategies, or listen to our conversation with Jacob Eisenberg from NBA Top Shot to pick up some tips, including those from Bales and Lucky Trader co-founder Peter Jennings.