After launching English Premier League contests in August on FanDuel UK, FanDuel EPL will become a reality for all players by the end of October. The introduction of FanDuel English Premier League daily fantasy contests is the first new sport added to FanDuel in over three years.
In adding the new contests, FanDuel will provide action for the most popular soccer league in the world, one that has shown promise since launching two months ago.
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A Reason for FanDuel Expansion
Unlike DraftKings, which offers contests in nearly a dozen sports such as PGA and MMA, FanDuel has previously choose to focus on the four major sports. In not offering additional sports, FanDuel had previously stated they wished to not spread themselves too thin. especially given that 80% of revenues come from football and basketball. In addition to PGA and MMA support, DraftKings also offers English Premier League contests with prize guarantees topping out around $20,000.
With the launch of the FanDuel EPL contests, it’s unclear at this time whether the contests will be merged with those on FanDuel UK. However, indications point to player pools being separated since FanDuel UK EPL contests feature a roster of 11 players, while the roster on FanDuel.com will consist of 8 players.
FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles voiced the company’s desire to expand its customer base as a big reason for its launch of EPL contests. “Our ultimate goal is for fans of all sports to experience what FanDuel has to offer. As we continue to enhance our core product, we look forward to giving the millions of US soccer fans access to the same game day excitement that bring other sports fans to our platform”
The timing of the FanDuel EPL announcement also comes as negative regulatory action has calmed down and the peak of the daily fantasy football season comes and goes.
FanDuel EPL Contest Details
While there is still more information to be announced on exactly what FanDuel English Premier League games will look like, we do have a few details.
DFS players will be given a $60,000 salary cap to draft eight player consisting of a goalkeeper, three midfielders, two forwards and two defensemen. Details on specific scoring is still to come, but FanDuel has hinted what the scoring will look like. Among the confirmed stat categories will be chances created and shots on goal.
Stay tuned to dailyfantasysports.codes for more details on the launch of FanDuel EPL contests.