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
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.
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/