During last Tuesday’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks, there was a new app launched to the audience. The app is called HotStreak, a real-time sports prediction game on IOS, coming from the partnership of the Pelicans and Unblockable Inc.
The app allows fans to compete for prizes by predicting player specific in-game occurrences during each quarter. It can be on how many points, rebounds, assists, blocks or steals a player will get before a certain time period.
“It was very encouraging to see the reaction and high usage rate during the game from our fans,” said New Orleans Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha. “Over the course of the game, there were over 10,000 predictions made and we saw an increase in predictions as the game went on. We are looking forward to working with Unblockable Inc. in the near future as we constantly look for ways to enhance our in-game entertainment for our fans.”
The Pelicans working with HotStreak offered fans first real-time sports prediction contest with an infinite amount of questions. They are updated constantly through the current state of the game. Fans had an opportunity to win prizes that includes apparel items and a signed memorabilia. But also one lucky user was chosen to shoot a $25,000 half-court shot as well.
“The Pelicans were an unbelievable launch partner and clearly understand the potential of this technology and the direction predictive gaming is going,” said Eben Smith, Unblockable Inc’s CEO. “We look forward to working with them in the future. To have such high engagement, retention and positive feedback throughout the whole game is a harbinger of great things to come.”
Be on the lookout for more events from this partnership.