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Press Release

Micro Fantasy Partners with Akron Racers for 2017 Softball Season

Play-by-Play Prediction Contests Offered by Second National Pro Fastpitch Team


Brecksville, Ohio, USA – Tuesday, June 20, 2017: Micro Fantasy LLC has announced a partnership with the Akron Racers to provide its Micro Fantasy play-by-play prediction contests for all Racers 2017 home games. Now in its 16th season of play, the Racers are the oldest existing team in National Pro Fastpitch. The league recently partnered with Micro Fantasy for its 2017 College Draft in April. Micro Fantasy was also piloted at the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series.


All attendees of 2017 Akron Racers home games with the Micro Fantasy app installed on their mobile phones (iPhone or Android) can participate in Micro Fantasy prediction contests. Those watching through npf-tv.com can also participate in the contests.


Contest participants predict the results of game action in real-time. Points are awarded for correct predictions. The participant with the highest point total is the contest winner. There are two contests each game.


“We are always looking to leverage the latest sports marketing technology to enhance our in-game experience and provide added value to our sponsors,” said Akron Racers General Manager Joey Arrietta. “We are confident Micro Fantasy contests will take us to a new level in both regards and are excited to offer them at all Racers home games this season.”


Version 1.7 of the Micro Fantasy prediction contest mobile app is currently available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play. An online version is also available on microfantasy.com.


Other teams and leagues offering Micro Fantasy prediction contests include the Chicago Bandits (home games), also of National Pro Fastpitch, Cleveland Indians (all games), and Florida League (all games). In-person attendees at these games, as well as television/online viewers and radio listeners, can participate in associated Micro Fantasy contests.


“The Chicago Bandits launched Micro Fantasy contests several weeks ago and have had outstanding participation,” said Micro Fantasy Founder and CEO Joel Crites. “We expect the Akron Racers to have similar results and look forward to working with them.”


Micro Fantasy LLC plans to announce partnerships with other teams in the near future to provide Micro Fantasy prediction contests during their games. It will also announce the availability of Micro Fantasy prediction contests for several more sports.


About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017.  The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004.  Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.  


About Micro Fantasy LLC

Micro Fantasy LLC was formed 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. For more information about Micro Fantasy prediction contests, visit microfantasy.com or email kevin@microfantasy.com. 


For more information about Micro Fantasy prediction contests, visit microfantasy.com or email kevin@microfantasy.com.