Hockey Fans Predict Stanley Cup Win Via Social Media
187,508 real time fan predictions made on official NHL/PrePlay predictive gaming app.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
As the NHL Stanley Cup Finals (#stanleycup) wrapped up last night, it seems that many social media fans knew the Los Angeles Kings (#lakings) would win all along. A total of 187,508 real time predictions, made by users of the official predictive game of the NHL (#NHL), were tracked throughout the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Finals, starting mid-May 2012. The mobile app, developed by startup game studio PrePlay (http://preplaysports.com/), tracked which teams users thought would win the Conference and Stanley Cup Finals, as well as which key players were going to score in the third period and overtime.
Here´s what the app data revealed about the Kings historic run:
- Users had confidence that key players on the Kings would score in the clutch (3rd Period and Overtime with the score tied). Anze Kopitar led the pack, earning 31% of all clutch goal guesses.
- Users´ confidence in the Kings was very high throughout the conference finals. Meanwhile, the Devils played the underdog throughout.
- Overall, app users predicted the Kings dominance over the Devils throughout the series, even after the Devils won games four and five.
About Pre Play Sports, LLC:
Pre Play Sports, LLC is the world’s leading predictive game studio. Formed in April 2010, the company creates mobile and tablet game titles designed and engineered to enhance the experience of watching sports as well as reality, variety, contest, and award shows on TV. PrePlay users compete in worldwide social contests that involve predicting the outcomes of events they are watching live on TV as they unfold. In recent months the company has been recognized by the New York Times, CNBC, and The Webbys for its intuitive game design and engineering prowess. The company has offices in New York City and Paris, and is backed by angel investors Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia), John Chachas (Former Co-Head of Lazard Global Media), Matt Higgins (EVP, NY Jets), Doug McCormick (Rho Ventures), and Phil Geier (Former Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group).
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