Daily fantasy sports is not usually not considered the most social of games. That changes with DraftKings Live Events, which meld the world of DFS with a social experience. With lots of money up grabs, the contest provides qualifiers with a thrilling and possibly very lucrative experience.
Qualifying for the NFL $1 Million King of the Beach has ended but DraftKings players still have a variety of live events to play for, regardless on their sport of preference.
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What are DraftKings Live Events?
Live events are typically finals of an online daily fantasy sports contest after the event has been whittled down to anywhere from a dozen or less than a hundred players. The Live Events are usually held in a popular destination or city hosting a sporting event.
The cost to qualify may be as much as $1,000, but players can often earn a seat to the qualifier through satellites with buy-ins much lower than that. The best thing about DraftKings live events is you can guaranteed you wont come home empty handed. All players are guaranteed to win prizes. Packages also usually include airfare, hotel stay and other perks. For the final, all qualifiers get together for a exciting social experience as they cheer on their lineups in real time.
Here is an example of the scene from last year’s King of Boston Live Final:
You can find the DraftKings Live Events by going to the DraftKings promotions page or by searching for the specific live event in the lobby using terms like “king” or “live.”
Upcoming DraftKings Live Events
$250,000 King of the Bay (NBA) – Held in late January in San Francisco, DraftKings is guaranteeing $250,000 with $50,000 awarded to the winner. The final will be held on January 27 or a slate of games that run from 7 PM to 8 PM ET. Each King of the Bay package is worth $19,000 and only 20 players will qualify.
Once winning a package, players work with DraftKings to customize their “Dream Weekend” that includes a King of the Bay ticket, four night stay in San Francisco as well as $1,000 for cash and airfare. Players can enter through $1,000 qualifiers or smaller satellites.
$100,000 King of Boston (NHL) – Held in Boston on January 21st, this live event will award 12 packages, each worth $12,333. TopQualifiers for this event are $1,000 with smaller satellites occasionally available. Each of the 12 qualifiers are guaranteed a prize of at least $4,000 with $25,000 going to the winner.
The final will be held on January 21st and will include a slate of games beginning at 7 PM ET. Each package will contain a ticket, a three night stay in Boston (January 19th-22nd) and $1,000 for airfare and cash. Qualifiers will also be able to watch Chicago vs Boston from a TD Garden Suite on January 20th.
Free to Play $20,000 Championship — DraftKings is also offering the first “Free Live Event Ever,” a $20,000 Free-to-Play Championship in Dallas on December 15th. The live event will qualify 12 days players through December 4th, so act quickly if you would like to participate.
The $4,000 packages will include a ticket to the live event, a two night stay and $800 for airfare and spending money. Players will also get to watch Dallas host Tampa Bay from the AT&T Stadium Lounge. The Final of the contest will include the Week 14 afternoon games. Players can qualify for free through December 4th.