The $150,000 Fantasy Football World Championship
When DraftKings entered the UK Daily Fantasy Football scene we expected prize money to sky rocket. Well, it looks like that is about happen after DraftKings announced their King of the Pitch contest, in which $150,000 will be up for grabs on May 15th.
They are running a series of qualifiers, so your goal is to earn one of the 50 available seats and a shot at the $25,000 first prize. Qualifying events are being staged prior to the big finale covering daily Premier League slate with buy-ins ranging from $3 to $300. There are also satellites events available that will enable you to win a seat to one of the qualifying events – the buys in for these have been set as low as $2.
If you qualify for the final event, which will feature all of the English Premier League games played on Sunday 15th May, you will be guaranteed a minimum return of $1,000, with the prize-money increasing in increments, depending on your actual finishing position.
Each week we provide visitors with goal projections for the upcoming game round so this is a great place to gauge exactly how difficult each team’s fixture is when putting together your King of the Pitch qualifying line-ups. Remember to reference all of our tips on DraftKings team selection to give yourself the best possible chance of claiming one of those much sought after seats.
Users in the UK will need a paypal account to fund their account and will be entitled to a 100% First Deposit Bonus (up to £400). They will also receive a free $3 entry voucher as long as they deposit a minimum of £5.
Many of these qualifying events cover Premier Leagues games with staggered kick-off times so always remember the value of ‘late swap’ strategy with those utility picks!
Gameweek 32 is split over two days. Here’s our provisional ‘King of the Pitch’ line-up for games played on Saturday 2nd April, kicking off at 3pm UK time or later.