ePlay’s Big Shot at 2019 CES with New Augmented Reality Game

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Shoot hoops in new AR experience available in the Big Shot App

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePlay Digital Inc. (CSE:EPY) today announced the Big Shot™ Augmented Reality game will add a new AR version of Big Shot Swish. Big Shot Swish AR is now available. The game allows users to point their camera at an open space, tap to make a hoop appear, and shoot to swish. Big Shot Swish and Big Shot Swish AR are two different mini-games available in the Big Shot Basketball Beta mobile app available in the Apple App Store.

The announcement was made at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this morning. Lindsay McCormick, TV host, sports broadcaster, and strategic advisor to ePlay and Trevor Doerksen, CEO of ePlay, are at the 2019 CES event to show off the newest augmented reality esports features. The Big Shot Instagram account is also now giving out Big Shot Roster tips and updates on game levels for all players and fans.

“Big Shot is family-friendly and based on augmented reality, live sports broadcasts, celebrity, and hundreds of millions of existing sports fans,” says Trevor Doerksen, CEO of ePlay Digital. “We’re building a massive multiplayer esports platform based on live NBA games. To unlock the new Swish AR game users normally need to reach level 12 in Big Shot Basketball but this week it is open to all players.”

Big Shot Swish AR is available to Big Shot players that reach level 12 in the game, but is available to all users that download the game this week. Big Shot players reach level 12 by drafting and taking selfies with 35 different NBA players in the game. A regular version of Swish, without augmented reality, is available to all Big Shot players. For Big Shot players that draft one NBA player, the All-Time Points Challenge is also unlocked. The following table outlines the levels and challenges each Big Shot Player can unlock in Big Shot Basketball.

Level Number of NBA Drafts Challenge Name Unlocked Challenge Description
0 0 Swish A simple-to-play game shooting stream game.
1 1+ Drafted to Big Shot Roster Earn points for every NBA player drafted to your roster.
1 1+ Full Roster NBA Points Earn points for each NBA player in your roster that scores in real life.
2 3+ Full Roster NBA 3-Pointers Earn points for each NBA player in your roster that scores three-pointers in real life.
3 4+ Daily 3P Three-Pointer Select 3 players every day from your roster for this daily three-pointer challenge.
4 6+ Daily 5P Rebounds Select 5 players every day from your roster for this daily rebounds challenge.
6 10+ Daily 5P Assists Select 5 players every day from your roster for this daily assists challenge.
8 15+ Daily 7P Three-Pointer Select 7 players every day from your roster for this daily three-points challenge.
9 20+ Daily 9P Points Select 9 players every day from your roster for this daily points challenge.
12 35+ Swish AR Augmented Reality Basketball hoops game
13 40+ Dream Team Select 5 NBA players from your roster to compete every day against other Dream Teams.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, in considering esports in the 2024 Olympics in Paris, says that augmented reality and virtual reality will more or less have taken over technology-wise in the next 5 years creating a hurdle for esports from making an appearance in the 2024 Paris Olympics given the planning required. Big Shot is a family-friendly Augmented Reality mobile game suitable for players of all ages.

The beta version of Big Shot rates 4.4 out of 5 in Apple’s App Store and has new daily challenges available for NBA games and fans. Users can build their “Big Shot Roster”, unlock challenges, and select NBA players to compete in daily fantasy challenges. Users can play Swish while they watch their selections and rosters earn them points in live NBA games on TV.

Big Shot™ is ePlay’s augmented reality esports mobile game described as Pokémon Go meets sports, esports, and entertainment. Nintendo’s augmented reality game, Pokémon Go, earned USD $84.8 million in September 2018, according to a recently released report from Sensor Tower.

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About ePlay
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, esports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new flagship title Big Shot Basketball. ePlay is operated by an award-winning team of sports, gaming and esports leaders as well as broadcast and digital technology industry experts, software engineers and athletes who have brought dozens of game titles to market for companies including Time Warner Cable, ESPN, Sony Pictures, AXS TV, Intel, AXN, Fiat, CBS, and others.

ePlay’s wholly owned subsidiary, Mobovivo esports specializes in augmented reality, mobile game development and mobile esports streaming.

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