OneUp Games' Football Connect Gives Players a Chance To Compete Against Professional Athletes
PR Log - Dec 04, 2012 - Today, OneUp Games announces their “Play with the Pros” contest for Football Connect. Through the “Play with the Pros” competition, players will have the opportunity to compete in-game and chat with popular athletes including Russell Westbrook, Alex Morgan, and Jason Terry, among others. Starting December 4, users will have three weeks to jump in game and compete against each other to earn the chance to play Football Connect head-to-head with their favorite pro athletes on December 16 and 17, 2012. Pro athletes include:
* Alex Morgan – Olympic gold medalist and forward for the Seattle Sounders
* Hope Solo – Two-time Olympic gold medalist and US Soccer team goalie
* P.K. Subban – NHL player for the Montreal Canadians
* Jason Terry – Sixth Man Award Winner and NBA player for the Boston Celtics
* Russell Westbrook – Olympian and NBA player for the Oklahoma City Thunder
“We strive to enhance user’s sports-viewing experience by joining fans through mobile apps that allow viewers to socialize and take their sports on the go. Through this contest we are also able to connect users with some of their favorite athletes in a unique and fun, yet intimate way,” said Daren Trousdell, founder and CEO of OneUp Games. “Football Connect allows sports fans and star athletes to interact together from all over the nation, taking watching NFL games to an entirely different level.”
“The enthusiasm and energy demonstrated by fans during games is amazing and I’m always looking for new ways to show my appreciation by communicating with them,” said Jason Terry, NBA player for the Boston Celtics. “I love my fans and Football Connect is a great avenue to interact with them on a whole new level.”
Up to 500 lucky winners will have an opportunity to unlock access to a private Football Connect game room where they can chat and compete in the exciting tile-based football app in tandem with a live NFL game in real-time with professional athletes. To qualify for the chance to compete against the stars, players have to win at least 5,000 tokens in Football Connect or be lucky enough to win one of 100 random “Fast Pass” tiles that will appear randomly throughout the contest. The top three winners from all five game rooms will be eligible for prizes, including signed goods, gift cards and tickets to sporting events.
Football Connect is now available for free in the iTunes store for iOS devices with optional in-game purchases. For more information, please visit http://http://www.1up.me.
About OneUp Games
Established in 2011, OneUp Games enhances TV sports watching, using the power of mobile and social platforms to bring teams, fans and friends together. OneUp Games use of the second screen compliments live sporting events, through interactive games and conversation. Realizing a missing link in the world of social TV between fan and sport, OneUp Games created Football Connect, a first-of-its-kind mobile app connecting sports fans to the live event through a bingo-type game. Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., OneUp Games is constantly developing new fun, rewarding and engaging apps to further bring being the ultimate sports fan to the next level. For more information, visit www.1up.me, on twitter at @oneupgames and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/oneupgames.