BT Sport has launched a new sport predictor game giving Scottish football fans the chance to predict results, create private leagues to challenge their friends and office colleagues as well as taking on the BT Sport Scottish football team, which includes Chris Sutton, Stephen Craigan, Darrell Currie, Rory Hamilton and Eilidh Barbour.
The BT Sport Predictor allows fans to predict the results in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), English Premier League and England’s club rugby league, the Aviva Premiership. The game will expand to include the UEFA Champions League and rugby’s European Champions and Challenge Cup tournaments in September. An Ashes game will launch at the end of the year.
The games are free and simple to play. If you try to predict the scores of SPFL fixtures each week you will win points according to how close your predictions were to the actual results. If you get them right you can climb the leader board and win bragging rights over your friends. Prizes on offer include tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev in 2018.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT TV and Sport, said: “The BT Sport Predictor allows people to get involved in, as well as watch the key games on BT Sport. It’s just one of the many new ways we’re enhancing our viewers’ experience this season. And almost as importantly we’re going to find out once and for all how much our experts know about their sport!”
To join the games visit www.btsport.com/predictor.
Notes to editors
Superbru is a fantasy and predictor game platform, owned and operated by London-based SportEngage Ltd.
Superbru began life in 2001 as a Super 12 rugby prediction game played by a group of twenty-something graduates from the University of Cape Town in their shared London house. The game was played on a single sheet of paper stuck to the fridge, until one of the group, Andy Wood, built the first online version of the game played by 9 friends. By early 2006, a few thousand players had taken part in the game, and now in 2017, over 1.2 million sports fans are registered on the platform.
The outsourced gaming model creates economies of scale, by sharing the gaming technology and scalable infrastructure to offer the benefits of white label gaming with less risk and less cost. SuperSport in Africa is a long-standing client, as well as other rights-holders, broadcasters and sponsors around the world.
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