First there were rumors about Yahoo joining the DFS market and then they suddenly launched.
All eyes were on them to see what kind of games they were going to have and how they would compare to the big two considering Yahoo is a 35 billion dollar company from the get go.
Yahoo just tested the water with there baseball tournaments and kind of used baseball as their beta testing for DFS (in my opinion).
Now that they have been running their site for a few months they are ready for football which is the biggest of all the DFS sports.
So What Do They Do?
They launch a Million Dollar GPP!
Granted it’s not quite as big as Draftkings or Fanduel but it’s still not bad for a site that has only been up a couple of months. I think (like all DFS sites) they are going to get bigger and bigger.
The details right now are this: it’s a $10 entry and first place takes home $100K.
Well this tournament is no exception because payouts drop heavily the further you drop down the leader board compared to other site’s payout structures.
The one thing people liked about Yahoo when they first started was the fact that they had some pretty big tournaments yet held their multi entries down.
Users felt everyone had a chance considering one user couldn’t take advantage of a large bankroll and enter a ton of teams.
What Happened to the Smaller Entry Limits?
As the baseball season went on, the entry limit kept going up and up.
Now they have reached a new all time high and one user can enter this tournament 1000 times!
Well truth be told, you can’t have tournaments with these kind of payouts if you don’t allow a lot of multi users. So that’s just the nature of the beast and if you don’t like it you can find other games that don’t offer six figure payouts to the winner.
The “Million Dollar Kick Off” has 113636 entry slots so Yahoo will earn $1,136,360 if the contest fills, which is about industry standard as far as the rake.
As of now they aren’t offering big double ups like FD and DK but they also have some other smaller GPP’s with less entries.
I still find it funny that this isn’t considered as big as some of the other tournaments out there when three years ago the FD and DK Champion took home only 50K!
What this is telling me is that Yahoo plans on being a contender in the DFS market, and they are utilizing their resources.
I’m real curious and excited to see what kind of games they will have by the end of the year!