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Show Us Your Showdown Lineup, #FansCompete Promotion

Now that football is underway, baseball is heading towards playoffs and League of Legends is on the cusp of Worlds, it’s time for you to SHOW US YOUR LINEUPS to win prizes! HypSports is where #FansCompete.

Entering the #FansCompete promotion is as simple as taking a photo of your lineup. It can be either a photo of you with your Showdown Lineup or a screen grab of your lineup. Post your lineup photo to your social media with the following information:
– Sport you are playing (football, baseball, League of Legends)
– The current week (football), series (baseball) or playoffs (League of Legends)
– Tag it with #FansCompete and #HypSports

That’s it. You’re automatically entered to win. There will be a winner each week. We will announce the prior week’s winner each Tuesday.

Now show us your lineups!

Welcome to the League of Legends World Championship… HypSports Style!

The League of Legends (LoL) World Championship starts on September 23rd, and this is great news because it opens up a whole new dimension to playing LoL in HypSports. In this blog post I’m going to help you get ready for Worlds.

COLLECT NEW PLAYERS
Make sure you start adding new players and teams to your roster for the League of Legends Worlds Championship right away. There are a bunch of new teams with new players that haven’t been available up until now competing in Worlds, so it’s a good idea to start collecting as many players you can. This way your roster is as competitive as possible during this critical stretch of the season.

Soon you’ll be able to start acquiring packs and free agents that include the players and teams that are competing in Worlds. And remember, you can sell your unwanted players in HypSports. Selling players is a great way to earn some extra coins that you can use to acquire new players. Once the World Championships start, don’t stop collecting new players! You’ll have the entire tournament to collect and compete.

And one more important thing, make sure to level up your new players to be super competitive! Keep on collecting those Skill Points so you have a bunch to use when the new players and teams become available.

THE SEASON SHOWDOWN PLAYOFFS & FINALS
Once the World Championships begin you’ll battle it out in the League of Legends Season Showdown Playoffs and Finals.

THE PLAYOFFS – First, you’ll compete against others in the Playoffs, trying to climb the Division Ladder during the NALCS and EULCS Regional Qualifiers and then in the World Championship Play-In and Group Stages. The division you finish the Playoffs in will be your Season Showdown Finals Division. There are no cut lines in the playoffs, your only goal is to move up the Division Ladder (and not down) before the Finals begin.

17 PLAYOFF SERIES (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS GROUP STAGE)
NALCS/EULCS Regional Qualifiers (Sep 8-10) – 3 Playoff Series
World Championships Play-In Stage (Sep 23-29) – 6 Playoff Series
NALCS/EULCS Regional Qualifiers (Oct 5-15) – 8 Playoff Series
Single-Stage and Single-Round
One series every game day
Divisional Promotion and Relegation

THE FINALS – Good news! Everyone makes the Season Showdown Finals. Once the Finals start, you’ll be competing in the Finals Division you qualified for in the Playoffs (i.e. The Division you ended the Playoffs in). Your goal is simple: Compete throughout the World Championships Knockout Stage against others in your division and try to clinch the Season Showdown Cup. There are no cuts in the Finals either, so keep collecting players and teams and fighting for the Cup!

1 FINAL SERIES (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KNOCKOUT STAGE)
Single-Stage and Multi-Round ( 7)
World Championship Quarterfinals (Oct 19-22) – 4 Rounds
World Championship Semifinals (Oct 28-29) – 2 Rounds
World Championship Finals (Nov 4) – 1 Round
Series begins on the first Quarterfinal match and ends after the Final match.
Most Series Standings Points Wins


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN

Remember to start building up your World Championships rosters as soon as possible. The more players and teams you can add to your roster, the better your chances will be of winning the Showdown Cup.

About Mike Devault
Mike Devault is a Jack-of-all-Trades Producer at HypSports with 17 years of experience in the interactive games industry. Over the years, he’s served as in many roles from QA Tester to Creative Director at companies like EA Sports, Zynga and FanDuel. Mike’s looking forward to competing against you in HypSports.

HypSports Keeps Evolving

Being a fan of fantasy sports is quite simple, the only variable from year to year is the pro player roster change. New modes are few and far between, and the mold has never been broken. And then HypSports came into my life. My last couple months with the app has been filled with hours of learning the ins and outs. And when I think I have it all figured out, HypSports flips the switch and adds new features.

Let’s take a look at the new Season Showdown update, and I will give you a tip that saved my team last week.

The Main Menu Looks Even Sharper.

Though a minor change, HypSports, in its Season Showdown update, was able to take a sleek design and make it even more user friendly. For us fans of fantasy sports, it all comes down to where we stand against others. The new design has all this important information in the main pages header. If I want to check what my world ranking is, it is merely a glance away (btw – my world rank is pretty awesome in baseball.) Along with theses aesthetic changes comes the technical side of things.

For whatever reason, the HypSports app feels a lot faster. Now switching from H2H to challenges feels much faster. I can’t explain how or why, I just know it makes the life of a sports fan like me quite enjoyable. For me, it is beyond impressive to see so much information crammed into the main menu and yet it never looks cluttered.

Now, This is What I Call a Season Mode.

The biggest and most notable HypSports update is that of Season Showdown mode. This new mode blew me away. Season Showdown automatically selects your best projected lineup for you, and has you compete against the world in a full live season. The greatest thing about this mode is the fact that the matchups are based solely on roster skill. This means you will always have a matchup that is fair and balanced.

One sweet feature found in Season Showdown is you don’t need to spend tickets, in HypSports, tickets are a huge commodity. The whole set up of this new mode is no risk and pure reward. Season Showdown is the ultimate experience that includes a playoff system which I can’t wait to see in action.

Quick Tip.

Being in a H2H game can really be stressful, especially when you are short a position player. That was the first time I utilized the free agent feature. Unlike traditional fantasy sports, HypSports provides a unique free agency that rotates hourly. This was helpful in helping me inch out a baseball win last week. If you have a hiccup in your line up, swing by the free agent tab; it just might be your saving grace. I love the fact that any free agent purchase can be used immediately. My tip is always to have a little HypCash in reserve in order to troubleshoot quickly.

That is all I have for you this week. Be sure to give the new update a look. There are a ton of new things to do. Now it’s time to get back to earning HypCash in order to run the show come NFL football season on Sept 5th.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

HypSports Rookie: Starting off Strong

Player Tips on Making the Most of Your HypSports Experience

When you log in to HypSports, it may seem almost daunting to look at the options they have provided to scratch your fantasy sports itch. Don’t worry rookie, it’s easy to get sidetracked with the plethora of choices, but let me give you a hand. Here are three basic beginner tips to give you a quick advantage on the competition. So sit back, grab a notebook, and let’s get you ready to chase after those sweet, sweet rings!

Tip One: Don’t Underestimate the Solo Challenges!

Unlike most fantasy sports apps out there, HypSports features a full-sized Solo Challenges mode that is independent of the online Head-to-Head (H2H) mode. As a new fantasy player, this should be one of your first stops in testing your lineup. From your sport of choice’s main menu simply press Solo Challenge, and you are given a ton of challenges to partake of. This is a great place to see if that player you have received can hack it and prove himself worthy of a call-up to the big squad (your ultimate roster). Along with Solo Challenges mode helping you make game time decisions, Solo Challenges is a great way to earn HypCash and HypCoins to beef up your team in prep for Season Showdown and the H2H Leagues. With HypSports’ easy to use interface it is literally set it and receive rewards.

Tip Two: No One is above Training and Free Stuff!

If you’re anything like me, in the heat of the fantasy sports season you spend a lot of time glued to your phone. Well, let’s put this digital obsession to good use. On the bottom of your sport’s main screen you have three really useful icons; two of which give you rewards. Do yourself a favor and utilize them. They are free rewards that can be used immediately. So if you need a third Baseman for your online league match, or are short a running back for a challenge you are dying to complete, check back frequently and collect your free rewards! The last icon in the trio is as important as the other two – it’s skill trainer. Here you can train sets of players you manage to gain skill points for specific positions. These features compliment each other. Did your last reward include a player card for a talented rookie? What better way to improve his chances and your rewards than using the skill trainer to level him up!

Tip Three: Use the Best Lineup Feature

One of the universal features of the HypSports app is the Best Lineup feature. Don’t feel bad for using it. This great feature helps us players develop a unique lineup based on the strengths of the players you own. So if you are in a bind and need to get your lineup up and running without the time available to bust out the white board, give Best Lineup a try. Whether you are a hardcore sports fan or a fantasy novice, Best Lineup can help you in chasing those HypSports trophies with no fuss.

There you have it – those were 3 quick beginner’s tips to get you the edge you need to go pro. Until next time, keep earning those points, winning those games and chasing those rings!

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of BeardedDiceReviews.com and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.

You can reach out to Mike at:
Twitter: @BeardedDReviews
Instagram: beardeddicereviews

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