BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DraftKings, Inc., the largest US-based online daily fantasy sports destination, is finalizing the field for the $3.3 Million Guaranteed Fantasy Baseball Championship, set for Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas on August 26. Elite fantasy sports players will qualify for fifty spots in a five-day extravaganza at the luxury resort, all vying for the top, $1 million prize, based on their fantasy baseball acumen. The guaranteed $3.3 million in prizes is the top overall payout for a single, daily fantasy baseball event.
There are currently 18 spots remaining at the finale table; contestants can qualify by entering satellite competitions on DraftKings. The next satellite is open for entries now at https://www.draftkings.com/lp/legends. In addition to awarding five places at the finale table, valued at $54.5K apiece, this mega-qualifier also boasts a $127.5K cash prize pool.
Players will receive a complete travel package which includes five days of events at the luxury Atlantis Paradise Resort in the Bahamas, capped off by the live, August 26th event. The Legends Series Fantasy Baseball Championship will be streamed live on DKTV, and you can also follow the event at @DraftKings on Twitter, with the hashtag #DKLegends.
The collection of players who have already qualified for the Fantasy Baseball Championship runs the gamut of personalities, backgrounds and approaches to the craft—from Palos Verde, Calif. resident Jonathan Brustein, a 30-year old whose father was skeptical until Jonathan showed him his tax returns, to Drew Dinkmeier, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. resident whose wife convinced him to leave his job as senior research analyst with a financial consulting firm to devote himself full-time to daily fantasy sports. The current roster of championship participants can be found here.
“The Legends Series Fantasy Baseball Championship is a wonderful opportunity to bring together the best-of-the-best in daily fantasy sports in a tropical paradise, and allow us to bestow the largest purse in history for a single baseball competition in our industry. It is truly a watershed event,” said Jason Robins, the CEO of DraftKings. “I am looking forward to giving our talented players a trip they will never forget, and am excited to see who will walk away with the top prize of $1 million.”
Nearly 37 million people in the United States and Canada—nearly 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 males—play fantasy sports. Daily fantasy sports are a burgeoning component of this multi-billion dollar market.
DraftKings offers games for experts and casual players alike—many contests are free, and others can pay out up to $1 million for an investment as small as a quarter. In addition to daily fantasy baseball , DraftKings also offers fantasy games in major professional and college team sports, featuring the $300K King of the Course in golf https://www.draftkings.com/lp/pga-king-of-the-course, and is kicking off week one the NFL season with a guaranteed $5M in prizes https://www.draftkings.com/lp/nfl-kickoff-bash.
Launched in April 2012, Boston-based DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. DraftKings offers free and pay contests every day that pay cash prizes. All games feature a salary cap format, and new contests are offered every day with instantaneous payouts. For more information, visit us at www.draftkings.com, like us at www.facebook.com/draftkings, and follow us at www.twitter.com/draftkings.