Brecksville, Ohio (Tuesday, April 20, 2017) Micro Fantasy LLC has announced a partnership with the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league to conduct a Micro Fantasy prediction contest during the 2017 NPF College Draft presented by 2XU. The league successfully piloted Micro Fantasy prediction contests during the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series in Tuscaloosa, AL.
The 2017 NPF College Draft will be held on April 24, 2017 in Nashville, TN. NPFTV will broadcast the draft live. All draft attendees and streaming viewers with the NPF app or Micro Fantasy app installed on their mobile phones (iPhone or Android) will be able to participate in the Micro Fantasy NPF College Draft predication contest. Fans can also visit http://npfdraft.microfantasy.com. Prizes will be awarded to the participants who most frequently predict the position of the next player chosen.
“Micro Fantasy prediction contests were very popular at our 2016 Championship Series,” said Gaye Lynn Wilson, NPF Vice President. “We are very excited to expand Micro Fantasy contests to our 2017 College Draft. They will bring a whole new level of fan interest and excitement to one of the biggest days on our league calendar.”
Version 1.5 of the Micro Fantasy prediction contest mobile app is currently available for download through the Apple AppStore and Google Play. An online version is also available on microfantasy.com.
Micro Fantasy piloted its prediction contests for several sports in 2016 including the National Pro Fastpitch National Championship and select Akron Rubberducks, Lake Erie Crushers, Lake County Captains, Kent State baseball, MLB, NFL and NBA games. In-person attendees at these games, as well as television viewers and radio listeners, participated in associated Micro Fantasy prediction contests.
“I attended National Pro Fastpitch games for the first time last year in Tuscaloosa, and the on-field product was outstanding,” said Micro Fantasy Founder and CEO Joel A. Crites. “The passion of the fans was also very evident, and Micro Fantasy was a big hit with them. I’m sure it will be again at the 2017 NPF College Draft in Nashville.”
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball. For additional information on NPF, please visit: profastpitch.com.
Joel Crites formed Micro Fantasy LLC in 2015 in Brecksville, Ohio. Its mission is to increase fan enjoyment in live sporting events thru real-time, play-by play prediction contests. Prediction contests are delivered through the proprietary Micro Fantasy mobile app and web portal. The simple interface is easy to learn and content is suitable for all ages. No gambling is facilitated through the mobile app or web portal.