As part of the collaboration, HypSports will host additional free hockey trivia shows for cash after the first Kucherov goal of each game during the Eastern Conference Finals

HypGames, Inc. — an Orlando, FL based sports technology leader — announced today that Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning forward and a leading scorer in the NHL, is their first official Athlete Partner for their year-round fan engagement app, HypSports.

HypSports is a free mobile game platform for sports fans, featuring a variety of live daily competitions. Currently, the platform hosts Trivia Clash, a 3x daily sports trivia contest with real cash prizes, and HypSports Showdown, an innovative twist on fantasy sports in which season-long collection and upgrade mechanics replace traditional upfront player drafts.

As part of the collaboration, HypSports will be launching on-the-spot trivia games with additional cash prizes to celebrate Kucherov’s on-ice performance during the Eastern Conference Finals and through all remaining Lightning Stanley Cup games. For every Lightning playoff game, a bonus trivia contest will be added following Kucherov’s first goal of the night. This immediate event activation is one of the unique abilities of HypSports’ groundbreaking platform, and is part of the continuing effort by HypSports to bring fans closer to the action by allowing them to compete alongside their favorite players, teams, and leagues.

“We’re excited to celebrate our partnership with #86 by offering special events to our players that mark his on-ice performance. Nikita is one of the most elite players in the NHL, and having him on our team is a true validation of where HypSports is heading,” said Mike Taramykin, CEO of HypGames, Inc.

HypSports is available to download free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and Google Play for Android devices.

For more information about HypSports, visit hypsports.com.

About HypSports

HypSports is developed by a team of sports games, mobile games, and fantasy sports veterans, with decades of experience developing sports-focused 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 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.

HypSports gamifies the world of sports and esports and delivers it all to fans in a single free-to-play app while building a community of live competition for sports fans and gamers alike. HypSports believes that the future of sports is in direct consumer engagement and microtransaction, creating new opportunities that go beyond traditional sponsorship, licensing and merchandising models. HypSports’ unique combination of sports, esports and live daily content creates always-on engagement for fans, teams, leagues and their sponsors.