AccuScore.com Delivers First Intergrated, Real-Time Player Forecasting Tool for Salary Cap Fantasy Football Game; Partners With Leading Fantasy Game Provider, Head2Head Sports
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 1, 2006 - Orion Data Analysis Corp., which has spearheaded the trend toward sports forecasting, will integrate its player comparison engine directly into the popular H2H Salary Cap Football game, a property of Head2Head Sports.
Orion Data Analysis Corp. is the first company to subject sports to the same level of detailed analysis used by financial and economic prognosticators and will offer the service to Head2Head Salary Cap Football players under its AccuScore.com banner, a business-to-business service that provides forecasted sports statistics, tools and analysis.
Head2Head Salary Cap Football players will leverage the power of AccuScore.com to analyze the strength of their fantasy football roster and specific player positions. Participants will be able to review forecasted player performance week by week throughout the season and analyze player transactions at each position. The information will allow players to work within the confines of a salary cap and optimize their team's performance.
"We are always looking for unique ways to improve the overall experience for our players," said Kevin Gralen, president of Head2Head Sports. "We evaluated AccuScore.com's technology during the 2005 football season and used their analysis in our weekly player newsletters. The player forecasts were highly reliable, easy to understand and feedback was excellent. We have seamlessly integrated their engine into our game and know that this service will be a big hit."
Head2Head Sports is in its twelfth year of managing its highly popular H2H Salary Cap Fantasy Football contest. As a pioneer in the fantasy sports market, Head2Head Sports is one of the longest officially licensed providers of Fantasy Football by PLAYERS INC, the marketing arm of the NFL Players Association. Recently, Head2Head Sports and the H2H Salary Cap game were recognized as a 2005 FSTA Awards Finalist for Best Salary Cap game.
Orion's service, which fulfills the ultimate promise of the practice of statistical studies -- predicting the future -- is experiencing increased demand as pre-game analysis on major sports networks and websites moves beyond informed hunches.
Orion also delivers content to CBS SportsLine.com and Yahoo! Sports. During the NCAA Basketball Tournament in March, ESPN relied on Orion's simulation engine to power game predictions for the NCAA Tournament, predicting the results of 78 percent of all tournament games.
The firm's wildly successful data analysis provides the unbiased results of 10,000 simulated contests -- before an actual game is played. Overall, the company's simulator has picked the game winner in 78 percent of NFL games, 67.5 percent of National Basketball Association contests, and 73 percent of National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball games.
Orion offers a variety of subscriptions for Fantasy Sports enthusiasts and hardcore fans with the same goal: to get an edge on the weekend. The company employs sophisticated mathematical algorithms, with over 100 proprietary weighting systems for players, coaches and teams, to simulate games thousands of times and provides Game Winner Forecasts, Projected Player Box Scores, Fantasy Forecasts and Full Season Projections for National Football League, National Basketball Association, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball and Major League Baseball games.
"Our forecast engine lets players research upcoming contests to get an edge in their fantasy leagues in ways that have never been possible before and that even the most avid sports fans are unable to calculate," said Jason A. Manasse, Orion Data Analysis Corp. CEO. "The new service will provide players of Head2Head's Salary Cap Football with accurate, engaging and useful content that they cannot find anywhere else."
About Orion Data Analysis Corporation:
Orion Data Analysis Corporation's proprietary data analysis and simulation engine constructs a mathematical equation comprising more than 100 different variables for every player, coach and team, generating the full range of possible results and the precise odds and probabilities for every statistic, every player, and every game. AccuScore.com, its business-to-business platform, provides value-added data for media outlets and web sites. The company's direct-to-consumer site is StatShark.com. For more information, please visit http://www.oriondatacorp.com.
About Head2Head Sports:
Founded in 1994, Head2Head Sports has been providing the most exciting fantasy sports contests in the industry. Our success has been built on the foundation of excellent partnerships and superb game delivery. Head2Head Sports has brought the excitement of online and live fantasy sports competitions to hundreds of thousands of players with our Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Racing and Hockey games.