Football season will be here before you know it and the DFS industry is getting ready to kick off Week One in style!
After the first week of DFS there will be three millionaires and two of them will come from DraftKings first contest!
The First 10 Million Dollar Guaranteed Tournament Ever
First Place in the contest will take down Two Million Dollars and second takes home a Million!
This is the biggest payout in the history of DFS even though I feel like I say that every other month.
While this tournament will be very entertaining it won’t be an easy task.
This tournament will hold a record 572,500 entries and at 20 dollars an entry meaning Draftkings will make $1.45 million if the tournament fills. It’s only a 13% rake which is pretty good when you consider the size and payouts proving that DraftKings is becoming more about the players.
The only issue I have is how top heavy this tournament is once again.
I heard there were talks of making first place one million and paying the other entries the two million but DraftKings decided to pay the winner the money.
When you think of the top dogs that play this tournament and how many entries they will have, then throw in the fact that Draftkings announced that they will allow players to use scripts to enter lineups, I feel 99% of the general public are at a disadvantage.
If you finish in 1501th out of 572,000 you get ten times your buy in.
I generally avoid investing heavily in tournaments like this because the odds are so against you. But they are still fun and I guess you never know!
I will be throwing one team into it just for the heck of it.
Great 3 Dollar Entry Tournaments Also
DraftKings is also holding their $3 Play Action Tournament that will award $100k to first.
This is basically the exact same set up they have with their swing for the fences in baseball and is another top heavy tournament.
Draftkings focus is really more on the $20 Millionaire Maker than it is for the smaller stakes. Just be aware that the people who enter 500 teams in the million maker will also enter the play action.
But if you don’t have the bankroll to enter a few hundred teams and have a viable chance of winning these large tournaments, Draftkings is having a pretty good single entry for 20 bucks and 3 bucks that both pay $10k to first!
What is FanDuel Offering?
FanDuel is bringing back their Sunday Million that will pay a Million Dollars to first place!
The buy in for this tournament is $25 and they will award the top 17 five digit payouts.
This tournament isn’t as big as Draftkings but still holds 229885 entries.
Payouts are still top heavy but not quite as bad as Draftkings.
Fanduel also has $1 and $2 dollar single entry tournaments that pay $10k and $8k to first!
Both Offer Huge Double Up Contests!
Don’t forget that both Fanduel and Draftkings are hosting the biggest $10 double up contest with a $250,000 purse!
So it doesn’t matter what kind of game you are into, the Big Two have provided in a big way and there really is something for everyone.
Week One will have the most users from both sites participating (read my article on why you should play week one) and you really need to find what game fits you best and get in on the action!