QuickDraft: The New Fantasy Game Built For Sports Fans, Not Sharks

- Mobile-first game available throughout the United States and Canada, offers cash contests with zero entry fees

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) ("theScore"), a leader in creating mobile sports experiences, today launched QuickDraft, a new fantasy game built for all sports fans that offers daily contests with real cash prizes and zero entry fees.

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QuickDraft is a mobile-first game that allows users to quickly draft line-ups of five athletes and compete for a variety of cash prizes. It is completely free-to-play with every public contest guaranteed to run.

To ensure gameplay is fun and accessible to all sports fans, entries are limited to one-per-contest, and the use of 'scripts' – computer algorithms that allows players to automate line-up edits – is completely prohibited.

"We wanted to provide a fantasy game that was accessible to all sports fans," said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.

"Fantasy sports has lost its way by allowing gameplay that caters to professionals instead of sports fans. We think this makes for a poor experience. QuickDraft provides a mobile-first and quick fantasy experience, with exclusive free-to-play cash contests that allows us to introduce this unique and fun game to as many sports fans as possible throughout the United States and Canada."

At launch, QuickDraft offers contests for NFL Football, with support for other major leagues coming soon. QuickDraft's lobby includes both public and private contests. All public contests are free to enter and guaranteed to run, offering prize pools of tens of thousands of dollars a week. QuickDraft's private contests are also free to enter and allow friends to challenge each other in fun and casual matches for bragging rights.

As part of this launch, theScore has also significantly enhanced its fantasy sports coverage on its leading mobile sports app, creating a news river entirely devoted to the latest injury and selection updates, providing QuickDraft players with an invaluable resource when drafting line-ups.

Play QuickDraft now by downloading from the App Store (in North America-only) or by visiting www.quickdraft.co.

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About QuickDraft
QuickDraft by theScore is the mobile-first fantasy game built for all sports fans that offers real cash prizes and zero entry fees. Every one of QuickDraft's contests is completely free to play, with players able to quickly draft line-ups of five athletes and compete for a variety of cash prizes, with every contest guaranteed to run. QuickDraft is available in the App Store and at www.quickdraft.co.

About theScore Inc.
theScore, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats and alerts via its mobile sports platforms theScore and theScore eSports and fantasy sports contests via QuickDraft.

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SOURCE theScore, Inc.

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For further information: James Bigg, Sr. Manager, Communications, theScore, Inc., Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366, Email: james.bigg@thescore.com


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