All-New Mode Reinforces Season-long Fan Engagement and Takes Free-to-Play Multi-Sport and Esports Platform to the Next Level

ORLANDO,​ ​FL​ ​(AUGUST​ ​22,​ ​2017)​ ​​-​ ​​HypSports​​ ​–​ ​a​ ​sports​ ​technology​ ​innovator​ ​that​ ​sees​ ​the future​ ​of​ ​pro​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports​ ​as​ ​a​ ​direct-to-consumer,​ ​micro-transaction​ ​business​ ​–​ ​today announced​ ​the​ ​all-new​ ​Season​ ​Showdown​ ​mode​ ​for​ ​its​ ​free-to-play​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports​ ​platform is​ ​now​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​App​ ​Store​ ​for​ ​iPhone​ ​and​ ​iPad,​ ​Google​ ​Play​ ​for​ ​Android​ ​devices​ ​and​ ​on Facebook. Perfectly​ ​timed​ ​for​ ​the​ ​start​ ​of​ ​the​ ​NFL​ ​season,​ ​the​ ​Season​ ​Showdown​ ​mode introduces​ ​season-long​ ​competition​ ​and​ ​delivers​ ​an​ ​innovative​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​turns passionate​ ​fans​ ​into​ ​hungry​ ​competitors​ ​–​ ​further​ ​strengthening​ ​HypSports’​ ​mission​ ​of gamifying​ ​real​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports,​ ​delivering​ ​highly-engaging​ ​content​ ​year-round​ ​for​ ​fans.

With​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Season​ ​Showdown​ ​mode,​ ​players​ ​compete​ ​in​ ​multi-stage​ ​fantasy​ ​sports​ ​events throughout​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​season​ ​with​ ​their​ ​record​ ​determining​ ​which​ ​division​ ​they​ ​will​ ​play​ ​in​ ​for the​ ​finals.​ ​The​ ​mode​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​make​ ​every​ ​real​ ​gameday​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​fans​ ​just​ ​as​ ​much​ ​as​ ​it does​ ​to​ ​professional​ ​athletes.​ ​The​ ​Season​ ​Showdown​ ​mode​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​pick​ ​the​ ​best​ ​pro lineups​ ​from​ ​a​ ​fan’s​ ​available​ ​roster​ ​so​ ​players​ ​can​ ​remain​ ​competitive,​ ​even​ ​when​ ​they​ ​are away​ ​from​ ​their​ ​mobile​ ​devices.

The​ ​Season​ ​Showdown​ ​mode​ ​is​ ​available​ ​for​ ​HypSports’​ ​entire​ ​catalog​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports leagues,​ ​including​ ​football,​ ​basketball,​ ​baseball,​ ​hockey​ ​and​ ​​League of Legends ​(​LoL),​ ​with​ ​other popular​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports​ ​leagues​ ​coming​ ​soon.​ ​Because​ ​HypSports​ ​is​ ​a​ ​new​ ​breed​ ​of​ ​fantasy sports​ ​platform​ ​–​ ​one​ ​that​ ​replaces​ ​cash​ ​wagering​ ​and​ ​deep​ ​statistical​ ​knowledge​ ​with​ ​proven free-to-play​ ​game​ ​mechanics​ ​–​ ​fans​ ​benefit​ ​from​ ​playing​ ​multiple​ ​sports​ ​concurrently throughout​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​year,​ ​as​ ​the​ ​player​ ​resources​ ​that​ ​they​ ​earn​ ​in​ ​one​ ​sport​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to benefit​ ​their​ ​rosters​ ​in​ ​another.​ ​This​ ​makes​ ​HypSports​ ​uniquely​ ​a​ ​true​ ​cross-title​ ​engagement platform​ ​for​ ​fans​ ​of​ ​all​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports. Since​ ​first​ ​releasing​ ​the​ ​platform​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fall​ ​of​ ​2016,​ ​and​ ​while​ ​operating​ ​through​ ​multiple​ ​pro sports​ ​seasons,​ ​HypSports​ ​has​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​building​ ​cross-sports​ ​features​ ​and​ ​functionality​ ​that drives​ ​year-round​ ​fan​ ​engagement.

“Because​ ​sports​ ​fans​ ​are​ ​competitive​ ​by​ ​nature,​ ​our​ ​core​ ​users​ ​come​ ​back​ ​daily​ ​to​ ​collect​ ​new players,​ ​level​ ​up​ ​existing​ ​players​ ​and​ ​customize​ ​their​ ​lineups​ ​to​ ​increase​ ​their​ ​chances​ ​of beating​ ​the​ ​competition,”​ ​said​ ​Mike​ ​Taramykin,​ ​CEO​ ​and​ ​co-founder​ ​of​ ​HypSports.​ ​“In​ ​fact, some​ ​of​ ​our​ ​long-time​ ​users​ ​have​ ​missed​ ​less​ ​than​ ​10​ ​days​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​12​ ​months.​ That’s​ ​a remarkable​ ​metric,​ ​but​ ​even​ ​more​ ​so​ ​when​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​that​ ​to​ ​play​ ​daily​ ​for​ ​a​ ​year,​ ​these​ ​fans had​ ​to​ ​transition​ ​between​ ​sports​ ​as​ ​seasons​ ​ended.​ ​Unlike​ ​in​ ​traditional​ ​fantasy​ ​sports,​ ​it’s been​ ​incredible​ ​to​ ​watch​ ​fans​ ​go​ ​from​ ​football​ ​to​ ​basketball​ ​to​ ​baseball​ ​and​ ​most​ ​recently​ ​to League​ ​of​ ​Legends​ ​esports​ ​without​ ​missing​ ​a​ ​day​ ​of​ ​action.”

The​ ​HypSports​ ​platform​ ​was​ ​created​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​real​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports​ ​events​ ​into​ ​an​ ​engaging competition​ ​for​ ​fans.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​shown​ ​that​ ​fans​ ​are​ ​not​ ​only​ ​eager​ ​to​ ​compete​ ​alongside​ ​their favorite​ ​athletes,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​also​ ​crave​ ​that​ ​competition​ ​all​ ​year​ ​long.​ ​The​ ​new​ ​Season​ ​Showdown mode​ ​takes​ ​fan​ ​competition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​level​ ​and​ ​delivers​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​new​ ​way​ ​for​ ​fans​ ​to square​ ​off. HypSports​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​download​ ​free​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​App​ ​Store​ ​for​ ​iPhone​ ​and​ ​iPad​,​ ​​Google​ ​Play​ ​for Android​ ​devices​​ ​and​ ​on​ ​​Facebook​.

About​ ​HypSports
HypSports​ ​gamifies​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports​ ​and​ ​delivers​ ​it​ ​all​ ​to​ ​fans​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single free-to-play​ ​app.​ ​HypSports​ ​believes​ ​that​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​is​ ​in​ ​direct​ ​consumer​ ​engagement and​ ​micro-transaction,​ ​creating​ ​new​ ​opportunities​ ​that​ ​go​ ​beyond​ ​traditional​ ​sponsorship, licensing,​ ​and​ ​merchandising​ ​models.​ ​HypSports’​ ​unique​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​esports content​ ​creates​ ​always-on​ ​engagement​ ​for​ ​fans,​ ​teams,​ ​leagues​ ​and​ ​their​ ​sponsors.

HypSports​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​games,​ ​mobile​ ​games,​ ​and​ ​fantasy​ ​sports​ ​veterans, with​ ​decades​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​developing​ ​hit​ ​sports​ ​products.​ ​With​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​track​ ​record​ ​of more​ ​than​ ​two​ ​decades​ ​of​ ​hit​ ​video​ ​game​ ​development,​ ​the​ ​HypSports​ ​team​ ​knows​ ​sports​ ​fans and​ ​gamers.​ ​Their​ ​first​ ​company,​ ​Hypnotix,​ ​created​ ​the​ ​popular​ ​Outlaw​ ​Sports​ ​series​ ​before being​ ​acquired​ ​by​ ​Electronic​ ​Arts​ ​(NASDAQ:​ ​“EA”)​ ​in​ ​2005.​ ​At​ ​EA​ ​SPORTS,​ ​the​ ​team​ ​led​ ​the​ ​Tiger Woods​ ​PGA​ ​TOUR​ ​franchise​ ​and​ ​launched​ ​the​ ​first​ ​groundbreaking​ ​free-to-play​ ​versions​ ​of Madden​ ​NFL.