Powered by the Hybrid Sports League and technology partner BetGames, Twain Sport hosted Lithuanian basketball champions Rytas Vilnius, to commemorate the launch of its specialised hybrid sports vertical (T-Basket).
Set to be launched by the Hybrid Sport League in collaboration with its partner, BetGames, the recently crowned 2022 Lithuanian Basketball League Champions were the first professional team to participate in Twain Sport’s new hybrid T-Basket tournament. The league’s top players competed head-to-head in 60 seconds of action to score the most points while shooting from different distances, randomly selected by computer. Rytas Vilnius’ Sports Director, Donatas Zavackas, a former basketball player and 2009 EuroCup champion, ended the day by winning both tournaments played.
The Hybrid Sport League is the sport’s governing body and will coordinate the exciting events schedule, set to commence in August in custom-built arenas across selected European locations. This series of hybrid tournaments will offer premium high-frequency action-packed sports, starting with T-Basket, delivering a full, head-to-head tournament every single hour, totalling a new match every three minutes.
Commenting on the event, BetGames’ CEO Andreas Koeberl says: “It was a fantastic occasion to welcome the Vilnius Rytas basketball team to experience the thrill of T-Basket. Top professional athletes competing against each other in such an environment was great to see and made the absolute most of the new concept. Twain Sport is all about fast-paced entertainment and with the tournaments going live in a matter of months, we are really excited to be partnering up as we begin announcing our first operator deals. Alongside this, we are also going to be rolling out our football-themed tournaments (T-Kick) and more in 2023 and beyond.”
Giedrius Žibėnas, Head Coach of Vilnius Rytas adds: “It is an exciting opportunity to try this new concept, combining a fresh idea of entertainment and sport. The players never know if they are the winner or loser until the score appears at the end, creating a very competitive environment, even for professional athletes.”
And the Chairman of the Hybrid Sports League, Sarunas Mazalas comments: “Our partnership with BetGames is a massive step forward for the Twain Sport project. Our league will now be streamed around the world, and we are ready to transform the world of sports.”
The event’s collaboration with the 2022 Lithuanian Basketball champions can be viewed here and further establishes Twain Sport as a truly innovative product for boosting engagement as an entirely new betting experience.