Real money sports gaming operator and developer QuickPicks has released a new virtual NBA sports game in the midst of a worldwide suspension of all major sports leagues, with an NFL version set to follow shortly.
Starting from the company’s QuickPicks.com flagship site, ‘Classic QuickPicks’ uses their head-to-head matchup format by pitting pro athletes in virtual matchups against each other.
Such matchups then use randomised official game stats from previous seasons to settle the bout with the game publishing new virtual matchups every hour and continuously running the whole day, 24/7.
Joe Brennan Jr, CEO of QuickPicks, commented: “We used our sports analytics platform to create a new game engine that analyses all active players from the past seven years in the NBA. We take players across all seasons that are most evenly matched, and pair them all together in a menu of 30 to 40 matchups that are available every hour.
“Users choose which players they want — from a minimum of three matchups to a maximum of 10 matchups — to create their own ticket, which they can play for as little as 10¢ per ticket.
“Once the hour is up, our platform randomly selects official stat lines from each player’s listed official season results to create a fantasy score which determines the winner of the matchup,” Brennan said. “Then we instantly post another 30 to 40 matchups which will be live for the next hour. We do that every hour, all day and night, 24/7.”
Players can choose from matchups that feature star players in various years of their careers like the 2016 season’s LeBron James vs the 2018 season’s James Harden.
In fact, games on both sides can also feature the same player, such as Steph Curry vs 2018 Steph Curry in 2014. This matchup would then base the outcome by comparing the official stats of the seasons in question.
Brennan also added: “We can launch a version of the game for virtually any sport that has good quality data. We’ve had this capability since we first built our patent-pending platform. So when the leagues shut down, we worked around the clock to go live, so that our players could have fun, stay engaged with sports, and get a little action too.”
An NFL edition of the game is expected to be released next, followed shortly by other sporting leagues.