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  • zelda3024

    Qualify now to attend the FIRST EVER MMA contest in New York City at Madison Square Garden on November 12! First Place awards 1 of 8 tickets to go to NYC, witness the event LIVE from an MSG Suite and compete for your share of the $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool. Each package ($5,700 value) includes a BFNY Ticket PLUS a two-night (Nov. 11th-13th) trip to New York City and $1,000 cash for airfare and transfers. Enter now!

  • SunTszu

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    @ChipsWarMedals said...

    What contest does mma hour have going, that would b fine with me if they bumped up 6-7th and it being a 7player contest. Don’t like the idea of the 8th spot being given to anyone, considering the money I put into winning this seat over the various contests

    I couldn’t agree more and am furious with DK over this. I created a separate thread and pasted my email exchange with DK. I want to encourage anyone that even entered one Q to reach out to DK directly and voice their displeasure! Not sure how much it is going to help, though maybe if there are enough complaints….

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    @SunTszu said...

    I couldn’t agree more and am furious with DK over this. I created a separate thread and pasted my email exchange with DK. I want to encourage anyone that even entered one Q to reach out to DK directly and voice their displeasure! Not sure how much it is going to help, though maybe if there are enough complaints….

    Here was my email to them:

    I just heard the news that Draftkings will not be running a last qualifier for the battle of NY and decided to turn this into some sort of Video Contest where people have to beg for tickets. Has Draftkings lost there minds???? I feel bad for those who spent thousands of dollars and were cheated out of one last chance at hope to play in a contest and earn there spot in a legit contest to be crowned a seat to the Battle of NY. I hope draftkings thinks about the damage part this has caused… I do not have video equipment so I will not be participating in this mockery. Good luck in the future doing such controversy stunts that leave a stale taste in the mouths of those who worship Draftkings,

  • H3Budda

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    I will be sure to voice this to them in an email right now and in person at the event. Remember I was vocal that this was created last minute and they didn’t put much thought into it. I REALLY feel bad for the great group of guys we have here that don’t have the opportunity to get the seat.

  • zelda3024

    @H3Budda said...

    I will be sure to voice this to them in an email right now and in person at the event. Remember I was vocal that this was created last minute and they didn’t put much thought into it. I REALLY feel bad for the great group of guys we have here that don’t have the opportunity to get the seat.

    I thank you for doing that. Us guys here put a lot of heart and soul into Draftkings and to see this type of promotion was a huge slap in our faces. If I win something I have to earn it, I have to invest my own money my own time my own efforts. I have no video making equipment and I am sure others who value Daily Fantasy Sports as well have no Video making tools also.

    If they wanted to do something like this and again they did this without much thought which is becoming a bad habit for DK. They should have entered those peoples names who have participated in any Battle for NY Qualifying event into a drawing and picked the winning ticket on RicsTixs205. That way at least it would have been fair to those who spent money trying to win a seat.

    That way people who can not make a video or do not have time to make a video still could have hung there heads on having some sort of hope.

  • SunTszu

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    @zelda3024 said...

    Here was my email to them:

    I just heard the news that Draftkings will not be running a last qualifier for the battle of NY and decided to turn this into some sort of Video Contest where people have to beg for tickets. Has Draftkings lost there minds???? I feel bad for those who spent thousands of dollars and were cheated out of one last chance at hope to play in a contest and earn there spot in a legit contest to be crowned a seat to the Battle of NY. I hope draftkings thinks about the damage part this has caused… I do not have video equipment so I will not be participating in this mockery. Good luck in the future doing such controversy stunts that leave a stale taste in the mouths of those who worship Draftkings,

    Well said Bro!

  • SunTszu

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    @SunTszu said...

    Well said Bro!

    Did they respond?

  • zelda3024

    Nope have not heard a word from them.

  • ChipsWarMedals

    I sent the ViP department an email voicing my displeasure with the situation. They responded by telling me that all finalists should expect an email from the special promotions team with “full final details” and that this email should hit on the questions I have.

  • BigMarley3

    Yeah, I have sent 2 emails but haven’t received anything back yet. It does have that 8th belt on the promo page linking to the MMA Hour contest. Really hope they do not get to compete for the 30k as well.

  • ChipsWarMedals

    It certainly appears that this will be the case

  • H3Budda

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    Pathetic. Absolutely disgraceful if they allow this person in the $30k. I think we all agree teaming with the MMA hour is a great thing; but leave it at that. Don’t mix a live final with a free promotion (or at least state it from the beginning). The lack of communication in this whole thing has been poor as well. Has anyone reached our to @FatalError aka Jonathan Aguiar? He is always so responsive to me when I reached out on twitter. One time an UFC DK contest slate started after the prelims started and I alerted him right away and he passed the word on.

  • ChipsWarMedals

    The link for the eighth entry no longer takes you to a Twitter page. I am holding out hope

  • SunTszu

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    @H3Budda said...

    Pathetic. Absolutely disgraceful if they allow this person in the $30k. I think we all agree teaming with the MMA hour is a great thing; but leave it at that. Don’t mix a live final with a free promotion (or at least state it from the beginning). The lack of communication in this whole thing has been poor as well. Has anyone reached our to @FatalError aka Jonathan Aguiar? He is always so responsive to me when I reached out on twitter. One time an UFC DK contest slate started after the prelims started and I alerted him right away and he passed the word on.

    I remember that card! Texas I believe. They cancelled all the contests and offered a free contest to anyone that played. It is a good example re: my assertion that MMA is the “red-headed stepchild” of DFS. Can you ever imagine something like that happening in any of the other sports?

  • BigMarley3

    @ChipsWarMedals said...

    The link for the eighth entry no longer takes you to a Twitter page. I am holding out hope

    I just tried it and it took me to NYR’s twitter still

  • ChipsWarMedals

    Yea your right I was attempting through mobile site version. The link on Twitter page takes you to the free mma hour contest which is what I was seeing

  • SunTszu

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    @ChipsWarMedals said...

    The link for the eighth entry no longer takes you to a Twitter page. I am holding out hope

    I just checked and the link to NY Ric is active.

  • ChipsWarMedals

    Sorry, I was on mobile site and it would take me to The free MMA hr contest page. Apologies for that confusion

  • SunTszu

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    @ChipsWarMedals said...

    Sorry, I was on mobile site and it would take me to The free MMA hr contest page. Apologies for that confusion

    No worries. For a movement, I thought that DK may have come to their senses!

  • BigMarley3

    Christie is emailing all qualifiers “shortly” with full finale details and will have our questions answered there apparently.

  • H3Budda

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    No email yet. Maybe it will be a day late like the other email.

  • ChipsWarMedals

    Still have not received an email but I’m not seeing the link to the 8th contest at the bottom of the battle for Gotham page like it had been. Is it showing for anyone else? Has anybody got an email update? Finally got around to booking my flight last night, can’t wait to see you folks there this weekend

  • Stratford17

    Qualifier just went up

    LAST SHOT: NBA $30K MMA Battle for New York Qual. [LIVE IN NYC] #8
    Entry:

    $50
    Entries:

    0/134
    Prizes:

    $5,700
    FPPs:

    50
    My Entries:

    0
    Multi-Entry:

    4
    Live In:

    31:10:18
    11/08 7:00 PM EST
    Balance: $490.19

    Contest Details

    Summary
    Qualify now to attend the FIRST EVER MMA contest in New York City at Madison Square Garden on November 12! First Place awards 1 of 8 tickets to go to NYC, witness the event LIVE from an MSG Suite and compete for your share of the $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool. Each package ($5,700 value) includes a BFNY Ticket PLUS a two-night (Nov. 11th-13th) trip to New York City and $1,000 cash for airfare and transfers. See Official Rules for details.
    Entrants

    No entries into this contest. What are you waiting for? Kick things off.
    Prize Payouts
    1st $1,000.00, MMA $30K Battle for New York [LIVE IN NYC] Entry

  • Stratford17

    Last second bball qualifier it is.

  • BigMarley3

    Nice. Much better than giving it away.

  • zelda3024

    @Stratford17 said...

    Last second bball qualifier it is.

    I am so happy that DK decided to do this. Even though I will not be playing in this contest I am so glad that someone through there site and through a legit contest will have an opportunity to go.
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    I thank BigMarley,Budda, Chip, Sun and anyone else who sent an email voicing there opinion.
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    Now back to my Grill Cheese Sandwich I just Fricking Burnt.

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