FantasyDraft is preparing to offer their first-ever million-dollar event.
Daily fantasy sports has been a hot topic of debate in the United States for the past few years. From being named an illegal activity to becoming legalized in several states, DFS is an activity that many want to enjoy on a regular basis. FantasyDraft is a lesser known daily fantasy sports operator in the United States that offers quality contests for players to enjoy. The company recently announced they will be offering their first-ever $1 million event during the upcoming NFL season.
The unique event is being titled the Carolina Million and will take place during the next NFL season. Players of FantasyDraft will be able to take part in a live National Football League event during week 14 of the upcoming season. The company is based in Charlotte so they will be using an event taking place at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina.
Contests taking place during the season will see twelve qualifiers coming together for one weekend to enjoy a sports trip to the area. The experience will end with the players competing in a contest which will include a $1 million prize pool.
According to FantasyDraft, the finalists will be able to enjoy a live final weekend in Charlotte. Players will be treated to accommodations at the top-rated Ritz-Carlton, watch the Vikings and Panthers hit the field from a VIP luxury suite at the stadium as well as enjoy a private venue for the afternoon NFL games on Sunday. The player who takes down the top spot of the event will earn $200,000 during the first ever Carolina Million event.
The goal of the live event is to bring players from different areas across the US to compete for prizes in person. In the past, FantasyDraft has held live events including one featuring the game of golf but this was a smaller event by the company.
Small Company/Big Prizes
FantasyDraft is not a huge DFS company like FanDuel or DraftKings. However, they have been able to persist in the industry and remain a viable competitor able to provide large cash prizes for members. The live final offering one million in prize money is the latest attempt by the company to show how they are still in the industry and doing well. The company is different from competitors as they offer rake-free head to head contests and have a limit of 50 participants for contest instead of 150 like other brands.
Value in Live Events
While daily fantasy sports is an online activity, there is value in live events. Live finals get members of the DFS sites excited and can bring about heavier traffic to a gaming site. Live events have taken place across the DFS industry including hockey, basketball and more. To host a live event, DFS operators have to work hard and take great care in offering a world-class experience.
Players of DFS expect quality offerings when it comes to live events. From quality accommodations to fine dining and access to professional sports teams, players want to see and do it all when it comes to daily fantasy sports and live events. With FantasyDraft offering this unique event in the upcoming NFL season, they are the first operator of DFS to announce a live NFL final for the 2017 season.
It will be interesting to see how this final plays out and if other brands will offer something similar in order to stay in competition with FantasyDraft.