Launching the Inaugural Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship – $100k in Prizes
Belmont, CA (WiredPRNews.com) History is being made this week with the launch of the first ever Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship (DFBC). Hosted by FanDuel.com, the world’s largest daily fantasy sports games site, the DFBC has a prize pool of over $100,000, proving that the daily fantasy sport format is coming of age.
The Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship (http://www.fanduel.com/p/DFBC) is the first of its kind. It’s a two round tournament with weekly qualifiers being played each Friday from May 13th through September 2nd with a Grand Final on Friday September 9th, 2011. What makes the Championship especially noteworthy is that these weekly qualifiers use FanDuel’s single-day format – entrants must draft baseball players only from teams playing in that Friday’s MLB games and stick to a salary cap. If they win the weekly qualifier, they progress to the 20-seat Grand Final on Friday September 9th where they can battle it out for the inaugural Daily Fantasy Baseball Champion title and the top prize of $25,000. All for an entry fee of $10.
While the daily fantasy concept has been around for several years now, this is the first contest with a prize pool of over $100,000. This daily format is seen by many as the future of fantasy sports play – players enjoy the instant payoff of winning in a day rather than waiting the entire season. The DFBC gives fantasy baseball fans that instant high, while keeping the excitement going for the rest of the season. Daily Fantasy Baseball just grew up.
FanDuel.com launched in July 2009 and has grown rapidly since then with over 40,000 fantasy sports fans now playing on the site.
FanDuel is a leading Interactive Fantasy Sports Company providing daily fantasy sports contests. It enables consumers to draft fantasy sports teams at any time in single-day head-to-head or multi-player contests. Players pay an entry fee for each contest in which they participate and vie for cash prizes awarded to the player whose team generates the most fantasy points in a given competition. Alternatively, they can play for free.
With offices in Belmont, Calif., and Edinburgh, U.K., FanDuel hosts fantasy football, baseball, hockey and basketball competitions. The Company launched its first game at DEMO 08 and was selected in 2008 as one of the U.K.’s top 20 web companies. FanDuel.com, the company’s first premium sports game, launched in 2009.
For more information, please visit http://www.fanduel.com.
Lesley Eccles, Marketing Director & Co-Founder