For the last couple of decades people have really enjoyed playing fantasy sports. The traditional season long leagues were what we knew as we all looked forward to the draft and had our sights set on that lame trophy and maybe a few hundred bucks in winnings (if your commissioner was able to collect the money from everyone).
Then daily fantasy sports (DFS) launched onto the scene changing the way we play and look at fantasy sports. It has now become more of a business for the serious players consisting of mathematical algorithms and complex probabilities.
A few years after being introduced to the public, DFS blew up! Real similar to the online poker boom in the early 2000’s, DFS is everywhere and it seems that everyone is doing it.
Every month you hear of new highs in the industry and the numbers feel cartoonish at times. I never thought I would hear of a million dollar Masters Golf Tournament yet that is happening. Just last week Disney invested 250 million dollars in DraftKings making them a 990 million dollar company, and Forbes listed them as one of the top startup companies recently.
DFS is a serious business which isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
With this new format of giving users a salary cap and a scoring system, every sport is capable of becoming a fantasy sport. There is fantasy mixed martial arts, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and even NASCAR. Why not? If people are willing to play why not offer it.
Well Vulcun.com has the same sentiment because they now offer DFS (I guess it’s not “S”, maybe DFVG?) video games. I know right, the kids who never go outside are now creating fantasy teams of other kids playing video games. But I suppose it’s no different than sports since it is a competition that has a winner and a loser.
I’m taking it that if you are reading this you are probably a sports fan and don’t know how it is even possible to play daily fantasy eSports, so I’ll fill you in. The game League of Legends (LOL) is an immensely popular multi player arena battle game and there are major tournaments which have really high prize pools.
It’s just like DFS where the people who play in these tournaments are well known over the internet and gaming communities. Just like in DFS, each player is assigned a price point and users have to create their fantasy team the same way we would a sports team.
If you are anything like me, you probably think this is a dumb idea and won’t take off.
Well, I hate to break it to you but you to are wrong because the video game industry has a lot of money in it. Vulcun.com is offering 4 million (yes, you read that right $4,000,000) in guaranteed prize pools!
Outside of FanDuel and DraftKings, that is higher than any other DFS site out there. So there is some serious cash to be made and all Vucon.com did is follow the same format the DFS sites use which we play on.
Kudos to them!
I personally find this funny because I have a hard time explaining what I do for a living (to the outside world) which is playing and writing about fantasy sports. Imagine trying to tell someone that you play DFS video games full time and imagine the looks people would give you.
But money talks and if you can get your fair share of four million dollars I’m sure you can live comfortably off of it. I’m even more curious as to what’s next!