LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warren Sapp, former all-pro and NFL Hall of Famer, is launching Rivalry Fantasy Sports: an exciting new entrant in the daily fantasy football space. Rivalry Fantasy Sports features all major sports, including both NFL and college fantasy football. The app continues the trend in short duration fantasy sports with its ground-breaking game play allowing users to play for a single game for free, and earn prizes including real money. The Rivalry Fantasy Sports app is available as a free download from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
“Fantasy football has grown rapidly over the past few years but still lacked a truly great mobile product designed for the fan: a place to play fantasy any time, any game, and make you feel closer to the action,” says Sapp. “When we developed the app we knew we had a winner, and even the name Rivalry Fantasy Sports hints at the underlying rivalries that are hashed out during the game.”
“The moment I met Warren I knew we would work together. Warren's vision for the future of fantasy football, his tone and personality were a perfect fit for Rivalry Games and what we strive to build every day,” says fellow co-founder and CEO Justin Bauer. “Warren is known as one of the best trash talkers to ever play football, and he brings that energy to our game. But Warren brings more than just that passion to our team, he also has a keen eye for emerging trends in the tech space, is one of the earliest adopters of social media and has extensive relationships in the sports universe that will establish Rivalry Fantasy Sports as the #1 destination for daily fantasy football.”
The number of fantasy sports participants in the U.S. and Canada has risen to 41 million, according to new research conducted by Ipso Public Affairs, which was released by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association on June 18, 2014. This represents a 13% gain from the results of a '12 study, and 25% increase from the same survey in '10. Among the drivers of the steady, continued increase are mobile-based and daily fantasy games.
Rivalry Fantasy Sports offers quick-to-play games where fans can challenge friends or random opponents to contests via their mobile device. By centering the contests on a single game, fans can draft from their favorite teams and leverage their knowledge of specific matchups, such as a wide receiver’s performance against a specific defensive back, rather than relying on seasonal average.
“Our mobile first design is a key differentiator in the space and we have a lot of great features that fantasy football fans are going to love. Fans can join our contests in under 60 seconds and compete against their friends or other users instantly. We also host special tournaments where users can play against Warren, giving everyone an opportunity to prove how well they know football against the best,” says Bauer.
About Rivalry Games
Rivalry Games is a technology company based in Los Angeles with the mission of making sports more fun for everyone. Our core daily fantasy product, Rivalry Fantasy Sports, is the first of its kind: a mobile iOS app that offers single game fantasy football, fantasy baseball and fantasy basketball with the ability to play for free and win cash prizes. It’s as simple as choosing a game, drafting a team of 6 players and challenging your friends or other fans.
For more info: Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rivalry-fantasy-sports-daily/id795392307, Visit us at www.rivalrygames.com, Like us at www.facebook.com/RivalryGames and Follow us at www.twitter.com/RivalryGames.
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