HypSports is a mobile gaming innovator created by the brightest, most experienced talent behind the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise and the groundbreaking free-to-play mobile versions of Madden NFL, today announced the introduction of the new Collections feature to its free fantasy sports and esports platform, just in time for the start of the National Hockey League’s 2017-18 season.
Through free challenges and events, HypSports gamers accumulate real-world athletes in ever-improving fantasy rosters. These athletes are then pitted against the lineups of other HypSports gamers in head-to-head competitions where the athletes’ real-world performances determine overall winners. The HypSports app is available for Android and iOS devices, as well as on Facebook.
The newly introduced Collections feature allows HypSports players to improve their rosters from a full catalog of professional sports and esports leagues, including pro football, basketball, baseball, esports’ League of Legends – and now hockey. Gamers playing HypSports can now earn a variety of Collectibles to complete Collection sets that unlock even greater rewards. For example, gamers trying to add a MVP quarterback to their rosters could acquire him by first collecting and then trading specific collectible items.
With HypSports’ Collections feature, players can upgrade their rosters and star players to produce more fantasy points in an easy-to-learn but challenging strategic experience akin to popular digital titles like the card-collection focused Hearthstone, role-playing titles like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and arcade-sports simulations like Madden Mobile. Rather than determining their rosters upfront with a fantasy draft, HypSports gamers continue to enhance their lineups throughout the season, boosting their competitiveness as they acquire, trade and upgrade players on a regular basis.
Unlike traditional fantasy portals that focus on a single sport, HypSports also drives year-round engagement through a singular cross-sport profile that allows players to use valuable in-game currency across multiple sports and esports. A key game mode for every profile is the recently announced Season Showdown, which allows players to compete in multi-stage fantasy sports events throughout the entire regular season and postseason, making every real world gameday matter to HypSports fans as much as they do to their favorite pro athletes and pro gamers.
“The new Collections feature applies traditional mobile game mechanics of collecting and crafting to fantasy sports – something that has never been done before,” said Mike Taramykin, CEO and co-founder of HypSports. “With the NHL season kicking off this week, we think hockey fans – as well fans of all the other sports already included in HypSports – are really going to love this feature that delivers sports and esports in an engaging and rewarding new way.”