ESPN.com Announces Streak For The Cash Pick-Off Event and Finalists

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ESPN.com Announces Streak For The Cash Pick-Off Event and Finalists

Seven Finalists Face Off Friday-Monday, Dec. 11-14 for the $1 Million Prize

ESPN today announced the final round of its hugely popular free daily fantasy game Streak For The Cash presented by ESPNdotCom_CLR_PosProgressive.  The game, where fans can play on ESPN.com and on ESPN mobile platforms, started its latest iteration on April 1 and will culminate in a showdown for the $1 million prize.  The top seven finalists on the leaderboard will travel to Bristol, Conn. this week for a four-day Pick-Off event, featuring sports-related questions from events being held Friday-Monday, Dec. 11-14.  The finalist with the longest winning streak by the end of the ESPN-televised match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers wins the $1 million prize.

“We’re extremely excited to be hosting the seven finalists in our first ever Streak For The Cash Pick-Off,” said Jason Waram, vice president of fantasy games, ESPN. “This finale of Streak will certainly be thrilling, with $1 million on the line and only four days to build the longest streak against six others.  It will be a true test of sports knowledge.”

Finalists from around the country that will face off against each other for the million include:

  • Pargev Asatryan from Las Vegas, NV
  • Kevin Connors from Doylestown, PA
  • Robert Hill from Louisville, KY
  • Blake Thompson from San Francisco, CA
  • Kelly Trevethan from Harleysville, PA
  • Charles Valentine from Watseka, IL
  • Jason Winters from Hendersonville, TN

The Streak For The Cash Pick-Off event will play out according to the official rules of the game.  Each finalist will select the outcome of various daily sports-related questions tied to the day’s sports events, and will be asked to choose from among them.  The finalists are able to opt to make no picks, or multiple picks – depending on their level of confidence.  Opting out, however, will give other finalists the opportunity to make correct picks and jump ahead in their streaks.

Since it first launched in August 2008, Streak For The Cash has logged nearly 2.6 million entries and over 171 million picks on ESPN.com.  In its first iteration, Samuel Louis-Charles, a 31-year-old package-handler from North Miami, FL won the $1 million prize on December 8, 2008 for being the first to reach a streak of 25 correct picks.  Louis-Charles, a native of Brooklyn, NY, picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to defeat the Dallas Cowboys for the prize-winning pick.  When the Steelers scored 17 unanswered points in the last seven minutes of the game to come from behind and win, Louis-Charles notched his 25th straight correct pick.  That made him the first player to reach the magic mark and gave him the top prize.

About Streak For The Cash
ESPN.com’s Streak For The Cash is a free pick’em game that each day presents fans with a series of sports-related questions tied to the day’s sports events, and asks them to choose from among them. Strategy and sports smarts play a role.  Questions can range from simply picking a winner in a sports contest, to more complex or specific questions, such as:

  • College Football (Hawaii vs. Notre Dame): Which team will have the longest touchdown play?
  • Basketball (San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns): Which team will reach 10 points first?
  • Soccer (West Ham United vs. Portsmouth FC): What will be the match result?
  • Hockey (Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks): Who will win the game?

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