LOS ANGELES – Feb. 29, 2012 – Sports fans everywhere can now put their money where their mouth is, and wager virtual currency against competitors in stat-focused Sport SKL , the first Facebook game from leading sports simulation company AccuScore©. With the official launch, SKL has expanded to include National Basketball Association (NBA) content, allowing hoops-savvy players to match their basketball smarts against friends – and the world – as they advance through the ranks from amateur to all-star. Players can also test their sports knowledge of college football, English Premier League (EPL) and the National Football League (NFL) against that of their social network.
“One thing uniting all sports fans is a love of competition, and SKL fosters that spirit with a variety of mini-games and quizzes,” said Jason Manasse, CEO of AccuScore. “ Sport SKL ramps up this engagement with a wagering system that allows players to put up virtual currency in head-to-head challenges as well as synchronized poker-style table contests that provide a real-time environment for fans to cash in ‘virtually’ on their sports savvy.”
As players progress through SKL, they will engage in a variety of mini-games, including:
· 4Cast – Sports devotees enter this mode to demonstrate their expertise in forecasting results and stats for upcoming games, challenging chums to out-pick them in a variety of statistical categories.
· Buzzer Beater – This game mode has fanatics wager against friends as both parties race against the clock to answer recent stat-based questions about their favorite teams.
· Poker-Style Table Mode – Future all-stars also can compete in real-time, free-for-all challenges, pitting five competitors against each other in a race to answer the most Buzzer Beater questions before the clock runs out.
With the introduction of Sport SKL’s newest league, the NBA, sports fans will have a new arena to showcase their savvy as they unlock in-game power-ups to bolster their insight into their favorite teams and jockey for position on the global leaderboards. After each victory, players receive SKL points, energy and coins, as well as the ultimate prize – bragging rights. Fans will also have the opportunity to boast their smarts in Champions League Soccer and Major League Baseball in the coming months.
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AccuScore © is a leading sports simulation and forecasting company, focusing on stat-based simulation engines to create the best game predictions. Founded in 2004, the Company specializes in providing an industry prediction platform so advanced and effective that the world’s largest sports companies use its technology for game predictions and season forecasting. For more information, please visit AccuScore's corporate website: http://accuscore.com/.
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