DraftKings Announces 2016 FBWC: $1 Million Top Prize

Daily fantasy NBA enthusiasts have been patiently waiting for the announcements of this year’s live basketball finals, and the time has come.

DraftKings will be hosting the 2016 Fantasy Basketball World Championship at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on March 18th, with a tidy $1,000,000 first-place prize and $4,000,000 in total cash up for grabs.

Qualifiers for the event will begin on January 8th, and a three-team maximum has been set, meaning a participant cannot earn more than three entries into the live final. Each package (a $46,500 value) will consist of the following:

• A FBWC Ticket and a chance at $1,000,000
• A five-night (March 16th-21st) VIP trip to San Diego
• $1,000 cash for airfare
• Exclusive viewing parties throughout the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament

Check out the graphic below for more information on what promises to be another incredible live final experience.

Full 2016 DraftKings FBWC Payout Structure

Position Payout
1st $1,000,000
2nd $400,000
3rd $200,000
4th $150,000
5th $100,000
6th $70,000
7th – 8th $50,000
9th – 10th $40,000
11th – 15th $35,000
16th – 20th $30,000
21st – 30th $27,500
31st – 40th $25,000
41st – 50th $22,500
51st – 60th $20,000
61st – 70th $17,500
71st – 100th $15,000

You may rememeber GOULET taking down last year’s FBWC event and winning $1,000,000 in the process. Will he be able to qualify and repeat as champion? We’ll have to wait and see.

If you’re inspired to give it a shot to earn a trip to this live final, use our DraftKings promo code to get free premium incentives for a year.

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  • GhostaVeli8701

    This is amazing!

  • Bschwarze325

    Definitely trying for this as I have never really played Q’s before!
    First go: Took 20th in the $3 Q last night :/
    So close!

  • Bschwarze325

    Early question is: if you make it here and only have 1 bullet: Do you play The Brow if he keeps his fragile nature? Ultimate boom/bust

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