As the pioneer of virtual sports, Inspired Entertainment has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. Home Run Shoot Out will showcase legends of the game, including Hall of Fame home run hitters Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Al Kaline.
Inspired Entertainment has announced a multi-year exclusive contract with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) to utilise the name, brand, image, persona and likenesses of MLBPAA members to be commercially used worldwide. Inspired intends to use its award-winning visual effects and the latest in motion capture technology to bring MLBPAA greats to life, delivering an experience with Home Run Shoot Out, a virtual home run hitting competition, which can be licensed to all of Inspired’s virtual sports customers, both online and in retail.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the MLBPAA, which allows us to produce the first ever suite of entertainment products featuring the brands and images of its members,” said Brooks Pierce, President & Chief Operating Officer at Inspired. “Fans will love cheering on their favourite superstar players of all time, creating a more passionate and competitive experience. We have had great success with our NFLA Legends of Football game and we expect to raise the bar even higher with Home Run Shoot Out.”
As the pioneer of virtual sports, Inspired has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. Home Run Shoot Out will showcase legends of the game, including Hall of Fame home run hitters Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Al Kaline. Fans can watch them slug it out in a shortened home run hitting competition, where they can bet a number of different ways including winning player, total number of home runs, correct score and the under/over markets.
Pierce continued: “The game will initially be in single-match format, but we are developing a knock-out/tournament format with an overall tournament winner and we intend to continually introduce new legends to the game.”
“As the award-winning recognised leader in virtual sports, Inspired is the perfect fit for the MLBPAA and our members,” said MLBPAA President Brooks Robinson. “We are always looking for new and different channels to expand our reach, assist our members and help our local communities. This partnership with Inspired fits well within our primary mission.”