Perform Gaming is ready for the FIFA World Cup kick-off after launching a free-to-play and in-play Fantasy Football game, dabblebet Five-a-Side Live, in partnership with The Mirror.
The Mirror has been specially selected by Perform Gaming as the ideal media partner to drive football-focused traffic to the game, which aims to bring an innovative and truly immersive experience to the UK Fantasy Gaming market.
Designed to provide the ultimate second screen companion for World Cup consumers, dabblebet Five-a-Side Live pits players against each other on a game-by-game basis – all while watching the action unfold live on TV.
With no budgets or salary caps, users select any five players with five subs available in-play. There are also five available boosts, which allow users to double their score in 5-minute blocks, meaning strategy and timing are the keys to success.
Players can win cash prizes and free bets with dabblebet on selected fixtures throughout the World Cup, leading into the 2018-19 domestic football season – giving users the choice of playing as little or as often as they want.
The game is powered by premium Opta feeds with all points and leaderboards updating in real time. Fantasy teams score points not only for the traditional goals, assists and clean sheets, but also for blocks, interceptions, pass completion, dribbles, shots on and off target, crosses, aerial duels and more. Meaning players like Sergio Busquets and Marcelo are just as valuable as traditional Fantasy favourites like Ronaldo and Messi.
While watching the match and tinkering with their Fantasy team, players can also view dabblebet markets and place bets directly from the game, offering a seamless user journey and a personalised experience.
James Derbyshire, Head of Commercial at Perform Gaming, said: “dabblebet Five-a-Side Live is something new for the UK Fantasy market, which has been a little static for a few years. We hope the game will provide dabblebet with a unique proposition for Fantasy Football fans and punters alike.
“The Mirror is the ideal partner for us, given their ability to connect to football fans around the country through both national and regional titles. We’re delighted to be working with them.”
The Mirror’s Betting and Gaming Account Manager Robert Hudson added: “The launch of dabblebet Five-a-Side Live has got us all really excited about the World Cup.
“It’s a completely new and unique game that we know that the Mirror’s fanatical football audience will love, and linking up with Perform ensures them a first class experience that will get them coming back every day.
“It’s going to challenge their football brains and giving them that all-important opportunity to take on their friends and family at something that matters: football bragging rights!”