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  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    UPDATE: The field of 24 is set and will be drawn into the 8 groups on Tuesday. Qualifiers start July 1st for the remaining 8 spots

    2015 Fantasy Baseball Kings Cup

    Over the past few weeks some of you have received emails from us seeking input on a world cup style MLB head to head bracket contest. Today we are finally ready to announce all the finalized details to the public and begin accepting entries/reservations.

    The Kings Cup will be a 32 team competition that will take place from July 10th-August 2nd. 24 of those spots are reserved for Direct Buy-In and potential high stakes satellites between now and June 30th. The final 8 spots will be filled through a variety of low stakes satellites running from July 1st-9th

    Format:

    Group Stage – The first 32 players will be drawn into 8 pods of 4 with one of the low stakes satellite winners in each group. Each team will play the other 3 from July 10th-12th with the top 2 teams moving on (ties broken by highest total fantasy points).

    Bracket Rounds – Taking place from July 17th-August 2nd immediately following the MLB all-star break the final 16 teams will play down to a winner in a bracket competition. Round of 16 through the Final 4 will be best-of-3 with the Finals best-of-5.

    Payouts:

    There will be $160,000 in total prizes

    1st – $50,000
    2nd – $30,000
    3rd/4th – $10,000
    5th-8th – $5,000

    8 Group Stage Winners – $5,000 (tie broken by winner of their group stage head to head matchup)

    How to enter:

    Buy-In Directly – Starting today and through June 24th players will be able to reserve an entry into the finals by making a non-refundable deposit of $300. Once we have 24 entries we will move to a waitlist. Full payment of an additional $5,000 will be due on or before July 5th.

    In the event we do not have 24 entries on June 24th we will run a series of $300+ qualifiers to fill the remaining spots.

    Win one of the 8 qualifiers – Between July 1st and 9th we will run 8 Qualifiers at a buy in of $3-$27 for a $5,500 entry to the Kings Cup.

    Players are limited to a single entry and players who have reserved entry or won a spot are not eligible to play in the Qualifiers.

    Email MBirnbach@DraftKings.com with any questions about reserving your spot in the Kings Cup.

    Playbook Article -> http://playbook.draftkings.com/mlb/draftkings-kings-cup/

    Confirmed Players:
    bw5126
    petteytheft89
    dinkpiece
    csuram88
    maxdalury
    msteinberg09
    brnsnd
    PetrGibbons
    ehafner
    wakeywakey
    Stinger88
    al_smizzle
    Dleep01
    youdacao
    TommyG1979
    TheTakeOVER
    BrettFavre444
    aliabduljabbar
    BirdWings
    DandyDon
    rayofhope
    PSBC22
    FantasyAlarm
    BrandonAdams

  • smutpeddlers

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    Nice,sounds like I’ll be trying to qualify 👍

  • petteytheft89

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    • 2018 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • x2

      2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    Will the bracket unveiling be done via camera? Would be cool!

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    @petteytheft89 said...

    Will the bracket unveiling be done via camera? Would be cool!

    Once we have the first 24 players groups A-H will each have 3 players drawn into them. Once we have the 8 satellite winners they will be drawn randomly into groups A-H to complete the 4 team groups.

    The bracket will be seeded via the groups (example. A1 vs B2, B1 vs C2, and so on)

  • csuram88

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    • x7

      2014 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2014 DraftKings FBWC Champion

    I am in! Excited for this format should be a ton of fun.

  • steveospeak

    Wow this is an awesome idea, really excited for this even if I don’t win a qualifier. Love the innovative format and I really hope it goes well so there can be more of these types of contests in the future!

  • alsmizzle

    • 2013 RotoGrinders TPOY Champion

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    • $1M Prize Winner

  • Dleepi01

    @Fatal Error….I am in…. sounds like fun!

  • srk8987

    Managing Editor

    This is awesome.

  • fsunole64

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    • 2014 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2018 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    nice sounds fun I am in

  • ebsteelers

    sounds pretty cool. like that its a single entry party should make it interesting

  • VChair23

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    Cant wait for the satellites

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    18 spots locked up, only 6 left for direct buy-in.

  • PigskinaBlanket

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    • x2

      2016 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    Did I miss something – Paying out $120,000 on $169,600 of buyins???????????

    Edit – so I did miss something. The 8 Group Stage Winners get $5,000…..

    But does that just mean the Top 8 all get $5k more…. Dont quite follow

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    @PigskinaBlanket said...

    Did I miss something – Paying out $120,000 on $169,600 of buyins???????????

    Probably missing the $40k in payments to the group winners

  • SouthernShield

    @PigskinaBlanket said...

    Did I miss something – Paying out $120,000 on $169,600 of buyins???????????

    Edit – so I did miss something. The 8 Group Stage Winners get $5,000…..

    But does that just mean the Top 8 all get $5k more…. Dont quite follow

    Group winners and Group 2nd place go into a single elim bracket. Therefore winning your group doesn’t guarantee a Top 8 finish

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    Only 2 Direct Buy-In spots remaining with a few people on the fence. If you or someone you know is interested in this don’t get locked out.

  • myb821

    I wish you would run a few $200-300 sattys

  • FatalError

    DraftKings Rep

    Bump for a full field of 24 Buy-Ins. Will be launching the Kings Cup page early next week and qualifiers on Wednesday with 1 per day.

    Live draw for the first 24 into their groups coming next week as well. Look out for Ethan in a suit!

  • mickdawgx81

    This is cool, fun stuff. Props to DK for putting this together.

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