theScore has announced it is bringing its Fantasy Sports game to Facebook’s Instant Games platform, allowing all 1.3 billion Messenger monthly users to play and challenge each other.
Instant Games started rolling out to all users last May, and since then Facebook has been trying hard to get as many new games publishers to make their HTML5 games available on the platform. Its efforts haven’t gone to waste, as today there are over 70 titles on Instant Games, for Messenger’s 1.3 billion monthly users to play.
Last week, theScore launched the first fantasy sports game to the platform, allowing users on Messenger and Facebook News Feed to challenge each other for free – in daily contests for leagues like NFL, NBA, NHL, and even the EPL (English Premier League). More leagues are coming soon, but for now there’s plenty to play with.
As with all games on Instant Games, Fantasy Sports is completely free-to-play, and very simple to enter. Just draft a team within a specific budget and challenge your friends to do better. Then watch as the results roll in.
As the recent announcement from theScore explains, Five-man line-ups make challenges quick and easy to enter, while Messenger enables players to quickly challenge groups of friends and see who scores the most points.
Instant Games is a logical direction for the fantasy sports experience, as it’s “highly social, with a focus on playing for fun with your friends,” thus theScore Fantasy Sports and Messenger are “truly made for each other.” The incredible reach and engagement of the Messenger platform is itself a major plus.
If you want to play, all you have to do is click here, or search for ‘theScore Fantasy Sports’ in the ‘Games’ section of Messenger.
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