2013 DSBC Finals Preview: STLCardinals84 (#5) vs. Maxdalury (#8)

The 40 DSBC Finalists started their grueling journey way back on August 6th. Tomorrow, 1 of the 40 will be crowned Champion and awarded $100,000.

Path to $100,000: Final Forty Form a Bracket

The 40 finalists (shown in Payout Table two below) earned their way to the DraftStreet Baseball Championship throughout the MLB season by qualifying in a variety of GPP contests. Once in the finals, they competed in a two-day MLB contest where users made separate teams on Tue 8/6 and Wed 8/7 with standings being determined by combined scores from both days. Based on these standings, 28 were eliminated and paid $1,500 – $2,500 and 12 advanced to the Bracket.

The Top 4 finishes after Days 1 and 2 (gjle8140, IllinSquad, Desertfire05, & Mike5754) received a bye in the 1st round. In the Elite 8 two notable names were eliminated in 2012 DSFC Finalist IllinSquad and #7 Overall Ranked Notorious, who won $50,000 in a similar Bracket Championship just a few days prior to the Elite 8.

The favorites advanced in the Final 4 as #5 Overall Ranked STLCardinals84 and MaxDalury ousted RotoGrinders members gjle8140 and PaddleSmasher respectively. This set up the finals.

Finals Preview: STLCardinals84 & Maxdalury


STLCardinals84 – #5 Overall: STL is a seasoned-veteran in Daily Fantasy. He’s 5th in the Overall leaderboard, 10th in the Tournament Player of the Year and 9th on the MLB Leaderboard. He’s made the 2012 DSFC Finals (live event in Las Vegas), the 2013 FanDuel DFBC Finals (live event in Vegas) and had 2 entries in this year’s DSFC Finals (37th for $1,500). We’re also pleased to announce that STLCardinals84 will be joining Team RG this Fall! He’ll be providing advice on a regular basis as one of our College Football Experts.

Maxdalury – #8 Overall: Maxdalury is, not surprisingly, another grizzled veteran of Daily Fantasy. He’s been grinding since 2011, and you can regularly see his name near the top of the DraftStreet leaderboards. He’s ranked 8th in the Overall Leaderboard, 8th in the MLB Leaderboard, and 35th in the NBA Leaderboard.

The Verdict

No one can predict this one! It’s going to be a battle for the ages, in a matchup that just goes to prove that strongly helps the case that Daily Fantasy is a game of skill. A link is up so that you can Follow Live in our Forums and root them on. Let us know in the comments or forum who you like to win!

2013 DSBC Payouts & Standings

Rank Player Payout
1 $100,000
2 $25,000
3 gjle8140 $10,000
4 paddlesmasher $10,000
5 IllinSquad $6,500
6 DesertFire05 $6,500
7 Notorious Team RG $6,500
8 Mike5754 $6,500
9 SJS1890 $4,000
10 hetti1dj $4,000
11 Thunderfats $4,000
12 rtsell69 $4,000
13 jackandsoda Team RG $2,500
14 bab329 $2,500
15 RussARMNY $2,500
16 kempboy $2,500
17 diamondjim69 $2,500
18 maxdalury $2,500
19 Muntradamus $2,000
20 dinkpiece $2,000
21 BeepImaJeep $2,000
22 nyy2011 $2,000
23 Notorious Team RG $2,000
24 waveswebdesign $2,000
25 FastPointScores $2,000
25 jackandsoda Team RG $2,000
27 msidla $2,000
28 Al_Smizzle Team RG $2,000
29 crimmy $1,500
29 BeepImaJeep $1,500
31 diamondjim69 $1,500
32 rickmilitar $1,500
33 FastPointScores $1,500
34 rickmilitar $1,500
35 kessel1024 $1,500
36 RuckDaddy $1,500
37 stlcardinals84 Team RG $1,500
38 MnBlkbrd84 $1,500
39 Gards $1,500
40 kessel1024 $1,500

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    Cameron MacMillan co-founded RotoGrinders.com in 2010 along with Cal Spears and Riley Bryant. He operates as the COO of RotoGrinders, and now the COO of Better Collective, TN, after Better Collective acquired RotoGrinders in 2019. – He can be found on Twitter at @CamMacMillan_


  • snowfighter

    Good luck to both of you. But I have ?. Your scores and all that were in this championship scores seemed to me to be lower than when the play everyday, a lot lower. Now is that over thinking, or why, if any one knows, A 50 was gold in this. Many advanced with 35 to 40 scores,I looked at everyday players in that time frame, and the fact is NONE of you would had advanced if you were up against theses players, Don,t get me wrong, it,s hard to even get in, am sure your in score was 90 or so, to get in. Just wondering if there is a legit reason. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD JOB TO ALL.

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