Archive for March, 2012
FanDuel regular Greenmonstah took down the top prize in the recent March Tournament King promotion. ‘The Monstah’ earned $300 and bragging rights as the top finisher, beating out two other site regulars. Ap4pres win $150 for 2nd place and FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship finalist Plugdog won $50 for 3rd place.
The key tournament of the competition was a $10 entry Buzzer Beater during the Sweet Sixteen, where Greenmonstah finished first (a $300 win), while Plugdog and Ap4Pres tied for 5th place, one spot out of the money.
College basketball contests on FanDuel are now done for the 2011-2012 season, but will return in November.
FanDuel has launched our new Referral Program today. The new program will allow players on FanDuel to financially participate in the growth of the site, by getting paid commissions on all cash contests that their referrals join. Full details of the program are available in the new Referral Center, which can be accessed by clicking on the yellow ‘Refer Friends’ button in the upper right corner of the FanDuel web site.
Under the new program, the old $10 flat referral fee paid for depositing referrals will be replaced by a sliding commission scale, where the referrer will be paid a minimum of 20% of net revenue generated by the entry fees of their recruits. Depending on total volume in any given month, commissions can reach as high as 35%.
The new Referral Center has an introductory video to the program, tools for issuing invitations, the full terms and conditions of the new program, and tracking data on new referrals and commissions earned.
The 2012 Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship is now open for entry. This years DFBC features a total prize pool of $250,000, with $100,000 to be awarded to the first place finisher. In addition, the finals will now take place at Lagasse’s Stadium in Las Vegas, with each of the 15 finalists winning a free trip for two to attend the finals.
Qualifying tournaments will be held every Friday for fifteen weeks, starting with one on April 6th. Each entry is $10, and participants can enter as many times as they want. The top finisher each week wins a seat in the finals (where a total of $200,000 will be awarded in one day) on July 29th and the Las Vegas trip. An additional $3,333 of runner-up prizes will be awarded each week, split among the next 55 finishers.
This year’s top prize is four times what was awarded to last year’s DFBC winner, and even exceeds the $75,000 awarded to Christopher Prince (Beermakersfan) for winning the 2011 FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship.
On Friday, March 9th, FanDuel opened it’s 2012 MLB daily fantasy contests for entry. The format will be very similar to past years, with no changes to scoring and only one minor change to roster configuration. This year, instead of separate positions for RF, CF, and LF, rosters will have three OF, with no specifically designated positions. This change was made due to popular demand (as indicated in several user surveys) and should lead to slightly greater roster variety, as contest participants will be faced with more options on days with limited schedules.
FanDuel will be offering many new contest types this season, including three player contests as a standard offering, ten player contests that pay the top three finishers, twenty five player contests, more low buy in contests (such as $1 50/50s) and more high buy in contests (such as five player $270 entry fee contests).
In addition, FanDuel will run our greatest variety of daily tournaments yet, with entry fees ranging from $1 to $270 most days. One new wrinkle for MLB tournaments is that (like all contests starting since January) each lineup submitted will need to include at least three players, and for most multi-entry tournaments each participant will be limited to a maximum of five entries. Combined, these two changes should put some curbs on the dreaded ‘stacking’ strategy and make tournaments more fun for everyone.