Austin, TX – June 4, 2014 – Joust, the real-time platform for social competition has teamed up with ESPN X Games to give fans an entirely new way to connect with the events, with the athletes, and with other fans.
Joust provides X Games with a comprehensive end user experience that combines competitive fantasy style predictions (Who will win gold in Ford RallyCross?) with sponsor supported brand engagement opportunities (Which skater was featured in the latest GoPro Commercial?). Fans make picks, answer trivia questions and take polls in order to rise to the top of the leaderboards where they can earn prizes, status and bragging rights.
In addition, the ‘jousts’ themselves provide unique content opportunities for Joust partners to communicate compelling storylines and connect with fans in new ways. Joust software also provides real-time updates on event outcomes as well as video highlights showcasing both sponsor and event content.
Will Jamie Bestwick win his 9th straight gold in BMX Vert? An embedded video showcases this amazing athlete’s journey and why he remains the favorite to win. Which 13 year-old skater will land the gnarliest trick in Skateboard Big Air? Find out the results and watch the winning run or the X Games announcers’ pick for “trick of the day.”
“The power of fantasy sports is giving players more reasons to care, more insight into the games and some friendly (or serious) competition with friends. With Joust, we are bringing that power to a much broader demographic around virtually any topic – sports, entertainment, politics and more – providing collaboration opportunities with X Games and a deeply engaged audience who have become more invested in staying tuned to see what happens next,” said Tim Gray, Co-Founder and CEO.