Fantasy sports is a huge business with a large following all over the world. It seems that a large audience will be exposed to the world of cryptocurrency thanks to FanDuel, a fantasy sports company, and Dash, a cryptocurrency who have come together to create a new fantasy sports tournament.
FanDuel’s Crypto Gamble
This is not the first time that FanDuel has dabbled in the cryptocurrency world.
It has previously hosted a fantasy sports tournament called ‘Bitcoin Bowl’. Bitcoin bowl differed from other typical fantasy football tournaments in that the prize was not fiat currency by bitcoin.
This marked a sharp departure from what was usually seen in fantasy sports and exposed a whole new audience to bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a whole.
A new Tournament
This new tournament runs this year from the 9th of September to the 30th of December. The tournament will comprise of 18 games that will be free for play.
The FanDuel Crypto Cup is back— with Dash as the official crypto currency of FanDuel!
Enter the Crypto Cup NFL Free Plays this season to qualify for the Finals where the Grand Prize Winner gets a trip for two to the Big Game in February!
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) August 28, 2018
The rules of the tournament only allow players from the United States and Canada to participate and the players who do participate are allowed a single entry.
The finals of the game will hold in January and to qualify, players need to participate in all 18 games. Those who do qualify will be sent free play entry vouchers by email on and before the 2nd of January 2018.
Dash for the Win
There are a number of prizes that will be worn during the tournament.
One of them is a 2-night and 2-day stay at the 2019 Superbowl in Atlanta, Georgia. This doesn’t extend only to the winner as they will be able to bring an extra person to the final event.
Beyond this, the other prizes will be given to the players in Dash tokens.
Winners are picked during the weekly games and $1,000 will be given to them during the 1-3, 5-7, 9-11, 13, and 15-17 weeks and the $1,000 will be divided among 5 different winners.
The values of the prizes will increase as the tournament progresses. The prize for the fourth and eight weeks will be increased to $5,000. The 12th week will be increased to $7,000 and the 14th week will be $10,000. All these cash prizes will be paid in Dash tokens.