You42 Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports App Rivalry Games (PRNewsFoto/You42)
Technology and Live Operations Moved to Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — You42, the soon-to-be-launched social entertainment network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rivalry Sports, the next generation of daily fantasy sports. Rivalry is a simple to learn, difficult to master daily fantasy sports game that empowers those with a passion for sports to play skill-based games and win real cash prizes.
The free app download utilizes a simple and intuitive draft system to offer both one-on-one and head-to-head multiplayer tournaments for the NBA, NFL and MLB along with college level Basketball and Football leagues.
“My co-founder Nathan and I are excited to see You42 take Rivalry to new heights in the fantasy sports market,” says Rivalry Co-Founder, Justin Bauer. “We look forward to seeing them build upon our foundation and continue to deliver fun and innovative game play to existing and new users alike.”
Following the acquisition, You42 aims to roll out the daily fantasy platform in Europe, where it will expand the sports offering to the likes of Soccer, Cricket and Rugby.
You42 will take over day-to-day operations of Rivalry Games from its head office in Atlanta, where it will integrate the daily fantasy sports solution into its content driven social entertainment network.
“The acquisition is key to our strategic goals for the sports division of You42, providing users with social, meaningful, value-added content based around the familiar pastime of fantasy sports,” commented Ashley Johnson, COO of You42.
Daily fantasy sports players in the USA can download the Rivalry Games app for free via the Apple App Store and Google Play store respectively.
About Rivalry Games. Rivalry Games is an entertainment platform empowering people with a passion for sports to play skill-based games and win prizes. Rivalry Games is a free app download, with an intuitive draft system that offers one-on-one and multiplayer tournaments where players can win real cash prizes. www.rivalrygames.com
About You42. You42 is an Atlanta-based entertainment company operating in the video game, music, sports, and digital video markets.You42’s vision is to re-inspire the human spirit by empowering creativity. You42’s mission is to revolutionize the global creative economy through the launch of the world’s first true social entertainment network. www.you42.com