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  • NoLimits0

    I’m genuinely curious if anyone knows anything about these 4. Do they ever qualify for live finals or are they just online legends? I was doing some analysis on top users and I notice these 4 come up a lot but they don’t have RG profiles unlike every other top pro. I know Awesemo likes to mention he’s the #1 player in the world but I wouldn’t be surprised ragingphillip might be if he bothered to get a RG profile. These 4 are also messing up the RG’s profile of users money won when they win big.

    This really goes along with my general question is why doesn’t DK give more exposure to its live tournaments. I used to see videos online for older football world championships but now I see nothing. I’m hoping we can put a face to some of these top players, even ones without RG profiles.

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  • wolfjb1

    I agree with the part about the live final exposure. I live in South Florida, and the sites have live finals down here seemingly all the time. I’m a fish so I’ve never qualified and probably never will, but I’d love to go down and watch for a couple of hours, have a few beers with like minded DFSers, etc. Why isn’t it streamed live, at the very least? All live finals should be parties!

  • iggydash

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    ragingphilip won the draftkings fantasy basketball world championship live final literally ten days ago

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    You can always google them if you want, as that’s what I just did. I don’t think anyone knows pianoclub (you can actually find an old Reddit thread about this). Doesn’t seem like he does live contests. I am not sure on ragingphillip or mazwa, but if you google them, you can find some old RG posts about them that might have more explanations. I do see ragingphillip won the World Basketball Championship recently from the searches. I’ve never heard of suprme tbh and there isn’t much about him.

    I do like the part where they had those old interviews on players who qualified for world championships. I’m sure like awesemo or someone who’s pretty active on social media would be willing to do one.

  • NoLimits0

    @iggydash said...

    ragingphilip won the draftkings fantasy basketball world championship live final literally ten days ago

    Yes and we know nothing about him…despite winning the basketball championship. I just wish there was more exposure to guys like this. I didn’t even know a world basketball championship happened…

    RG didn’t even cover this world basketball championship.

  • fathalpert

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    @NoLimits0 said...

    Yes and we know nothing about him…despite winning the basketball championship. I just wish there was more exposure to guys like this. I didn’t even know a world basketball championship happened…

    RG didn’t even cover this world basketball championship.

    RG did provide live coverage of the World Basketball Championship: https://rotogrinders.com/articles/the-2019-draftkings-fantasy-basketball-world-championship-live-coverage-2944298

  • NoLimits0

    @fathalpert said...

    RG did provide live coverage of the World Basketball Championship: https://rotogrinders.com/articles/the-2019-draftkings-fantasy-basketball-world-championship-live-coverage-2944298

    Sorry I didn’t see the link above before, but what I really meant was something like this.

    https://rotogrinders.com/articles/2017-fanduel-world-fantasy-basketball-championship-recap-1827861

    You see the huge difference in the coverage in the last few years between the two links? In 2017 it was WAY more detailed. I’m not trying to knock anyone, I am just showing how much the industry has changed. We had interviews with multiple finalists, a detail of ownership, pictures, a list of all qualifiers and how many teams, even odds, etc. I haven’t seen this type of comprehensive coverage lately, from anyone really. This is what I was hoping we can still have some more publicity. It’s not a knock on anyone. I think the industry probably has changed we don’t care to cover these as more, but it sure would be interesting if we can hear more about the stories of these top players. I really enjoyed the interview series. The shawnzhan interview was pretty interesting last year. I know it’s hard to get a top player to agree to an interview and they aren’t obligated, but I would sure be interested if there would be some.

    Right now, all I know is ragingphillip came from behind and won – nothing else, and you could have gotten that info from just viewing the live contests link online. I don’t even know what ragingphillip looks like or how many teams he had. To contrast that when aejones won, he was all over the news.

    I asked in the Ask DK thread about this to see if they will go back to their old coverage where they had videos and interviews.

  • wolfjb1

    You’re right, NoLimits0. They can easily require live finalists to participate in publicity events. A lot of contests do that. I mean we don’t need to know their names and where they work and live – and I can see why someone who might win millions might want privacy – but not to publicize the potential thrill of these events seems like a bad way to grow the industry. Maybe the sites are a bit gun shy from the last time they promoted people winning big money but this is different.

  • NoLimits0

    For a casual fan like me and you, I honestly just am very interested in learning more about the background of these players. How did they get started? What is their background? Are they technical or did they play a lot of sports? What basic advice to they have? I don’t need to know their real life names or age or anything like that. Just a nice interview with their face and those related questions above would be cool and interesting. I’m sure a lot of people would be interested, especially those who will never have the ability to qualify for a live final.

    Plus now if we see hey ragingphillip is near the lead in this contest or moklovin is, etc we can associate that with someone we’ve seen give an interview and it’ll be cooler experience that way.

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