OHK Labs announces the release of SportsPicker 2.0 today, delivering an entirely redesigned interface to the leading non-wager sports-based competition game. With its combination of a simple interface for picking the winners of sports games and the power and ubiquity of the Facebook platform, SportsPicker delivers a fun and challenging social game revolving around professional and collegiate sports.
New in 2.0 is the ability to compete against both Facebook friends and the world. Anyone can create and invite players to a Challenge, a special group of SportsPicker players that can compete against each other in any number of sports for a specific amount of time. Also new is the ability to see the top ten global SportsPicker players and their point totals at any time, regardless of whether or not they are connected via Facebook.
"SportsPicker 2.0 is a huge upgrade to our friendly bragging-rights game," said Oren Kantor, OHK Labs CEO. "We are really excited to offer this upgrade to all of our players just in time for the NCAA Tournament. I can't wait to see how many custom Challenges people create!"
Also included in SportsPicker 2.0 are Sponsored Challenges. Carefully curated companies from all over the world will offer real-world prizes to winners of a time- or sports-specific challenge of all players. More than $10,000 is already planned to be awarded by the end of the year, with even more to come.
"There's no real limit to the amount of real prizes we can give away," said Kantor. "Since players can be a part of an unlimited number of Challenges, we think the competition will be fierce."
A significantly different concept from fantasy sports and online sports betting, SportsPicker takes the best of both - including social competition and odds-based selections - to create an entirely new and exciting way to enjoy sports. Users simply make their picks for each game, then check their standings against their Facebook friends who are also playing.
SportsPicker 2.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store and Facebook in the Sports category.