As a passionate sports fan who often participates in Fantasy Sport competitions, I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities to combine my love of sports and quest for deeper analytical engagement. Like many sports fans around the globe though, the challenge is finding a platform amongst a saturated market which is fun, reliable and ultimately, fair for the user.
In recent weeks I’ve come across an exciting new Daily Fantasy Sports company based out of Atlanta, called SportsBattle. The company was only established last year and in the short time since, has developed its platform remarkably well, seemingly finding a sweet spot with sports fans who are, at times, overwhelmed with choice.
For me, the most appealing thing about SportsBattle is the simple game plays which are designed for the average sports fan that is sick and tired of competing against the sharks creating hundreds of lineups.
Evolving at a rapid rate, the fantasy sports industry has innovated considerably in the last decade, offering contest-style DFS to fans where they predominantly compete alongside millions of other fans. SportsBattle has gone in a different direction though, and it works remarkably well.
This different direction offers simple game plays to fans, where they compete against ‘the house’ legally to win, all the while rooting for their favorite players & teams. The app currently offers two different types of game plays, these being:
This is a different, but the most simple and enjoyable way for sports fans to experience DFS. In this format, the app displays a line-up of projections for each individual player and the user simply chooses if the player goes either over or under the displayed projection. If they get it right, they win. For example:
SportsBattle projects Lebron James to score 28.5 points in the Lakers’ next game. The user then simply need to chose if James will be over or under that mark.
Another different model but also heaps of fun. In this mode, the app displays Player-V-Player matchups and the user must choose which player of the two performs better. If the player they choose wins, they win. It’s that simple.
Having been using the app for a number of weeks now, the most appealing and refreshing thing I’ve noticed is it avoids the fatigue often associated with fantasy sports. There’s no season-long commitment and the pressures (almost feeling chore-like) of getting your selections sorted by a weekly cut-off time. This app allows the user to make selections whenever they choose, therefor choosing the level of commitment made. This keeps the experience fresh and vibrant.
The app has expanded in recent times and currently provides both of the Over-Under and Player-Battles for all major sports in the United States, including:
- Basketball – both NBA and WNBA
- Football – NFL
- Baseball – MLB
The team is also busily working away behind the scenes and will soon be expanding its football offering (to include College games) and will also be adding hockey offerings too (NHL). The app will also offer the increasingly popular eSports options in future too.
The app has other game-types already built into its product offerings which are planned to be released soon, including:
- Daily Contests
- Season-Long Contests
- Product Roadmap
- Ability to mix and match players across games
- Ability to mix and match players across sports
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to seeing these formats drop.
SportsBattle is currently available in more than 50% of the United States and for fans who are located in states where sports betting is not available, the app provides a legal alternative.
You can download the SportsBattle app on both iOS and Android devices, or you can find out more information over at the app’s website.
For deeper engagement and conversation with likeminded fans, you can also find them on Discord.