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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    On behalf of DraftKings, we are proud to announce our newly created Community team. Our group was formed to listen, engage, and advocate for the player community at large while championing our industry leading commitment to a world class game experience. We are here to represent your feedback inside the walls of DraftKings, because your ideas can help us deliver an increasingly better experience for all players. You can read our introductory post here: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/draftkings-cm-is-now-on-rotogrinders-2496208

    Now it’s your chance – what would you like to know? Do you have a suggestion you would like to share? We will do our best to answer all honest and respectful questions you post in this thread, in turn we hope to help players like you have a better understanding of how the world’s largest fantasy sports ecosystem works. Please allow us some time before responding to your questions and comments, you deserve well thought out answers – and that takes time.

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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    When do the salaries for the NBA MILLY MAKER come out?

    We don’t even know what the player pool will look like at this point so just let that be determined in its own good time. It’s the first NBA tourney in a long time so I’d prefer the salaries to be as competitively priced as possible.

    To assure fairness across the player community, we do not announce timelines such as these in advance. You’ll have to wait & see!

    On my phone, i can use the Draftkings app and there is a max entry button that saves time when entering a 20 entry train instead of clicking 20 times.Will this be coming to the regular Draftkings website on a computer?

    You can use Bulk Enter on the website and enter 19 at once after you’ve entered the first one. After submitting first entry it then brings you to a page where u can Bulk Enter the rest.

    whoisjohngalt420’s suggestion is correct. Rest assured, we have more feature rollouts & changes planned for the future to improve the drafting experience. And though we aren’t ready to share, we look forward to the day that we can!

    whats with the “NBA TBT” contest running this Saturday?

    The Basketball Tournament is a 24-team, single-elimination tournament held from July 4th – July 14th in Columbus, OH. To learn more, visit their website: https://www.thetournament.com/

    Why would dk nor offer this it was obvious there was really high demand.
    p. User feedback is paramount to DraftKings, and we appreciate your insight and desire to make our product as player-friendly as possible. We also monitor all feature and product suggestions emailed to our Customer Support team at support@draftkings.com.

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  • pmg119

    For nba achievement 25 point hunter I was 29 of 30 only missing GS but now I’m 22 of 25 and I don’t know what 3 teams I’m missing now for the restart?

  • BigRay

    Well I need 16 teams but only 9 teams are left on my list. I guess those teams didn’t make it to the bubble.

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @pmg119 said...

    For nba achievement 25 point hunter I was 29 of 30 only missing GS but now I’m 22 of 25 and I don’t know what 3 teams I’m missing now for the restart?

    It lists your completed teams

  • bure10

    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    It lists your completed teams

    My 25 points hunter is off too. It says 19/25 and 19/29 but I only have three teams remaining but 26 completed.

  • pmg119

    I still have 29 teams completed in track your progress individual team achievements so 22 out 25 doesnt match

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    The resumption of our NBA Achievements program is an unprecedented circumstance that we are still adjusting too. Our response calls for a series of code adjustments to reflect the changes we’ve made to the program. We know how excited everyone is to see the resumption of major sporting events; feedback from customers encourages us to get our vision out the door ASAP while we solve edge cases in the background.

    We’re working diligently to make this the best experience possible for our players, which you all deserve after waiting so patiently the past few months. We’ll get there, just working through the process!

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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  • TheShaman43

    I have a minor UI quibble when it comes to player searches.

    I was filling out my lineup for one of today’s La Liga showdowns and I wanted to put Martin Ødegaard in my lineup. I typed “Odegaard” into the app and came up with zero results, I typed “degaard” and found the player. I guess this is because “O” =/= “Ø”.

    Tried this on my desktop and “Odegaard” produced the desired result. I would suggest that there should be a way to search for players whose names contain accented characters to appear in searches where the accent is omitted.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    I have a minor UI quibble when it comes to player searches.

    I was filling out my lineup for one of today’s La Liga showdowns and I wanted to put Martin Ødegaard in my lineup. I typed “Odegaard” into the app and came up with zero results, I typed “degaard” and found the player. I guess this is because “O” =/= “Ø”.

    Tried this on my desktop and “Odegaard” produced the desired result. I would suggest that there should be a way to search for players whose names contain accented characters to appear in searches where the accent is omitted.

    This insight is much appreciated, we’re all ears when it comes to how we can improve your experience. Community feedback empowers us, as a company, to make our product as player-friendly as possible.

    You can also send any product suggestions or feedback to the #1 Customer Support team in the industry at support@draftkings.com.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

    2020 Updated DraftKings Sports Calendar: https://www.draftkings.com/about/covid-19/updated-2020-sports-calendar/

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Looks like they’ve adjusted the NBA Ironman down to 145 days. Same goes for the two sport athlete achievement.

    It looks like they reduced iron man from 164 to 145 per the NBA achievements page.

    Gym Rat 136/131 looks like it’s been reduced to 131 days ???

    NBA Achievements and 25-Point Hunt will run through season end on August 14. Milestone levels have been reduced to accommodate the remaining scheduled games. All rewards offered remain the same.

    Updates below regarding NBA Regular Season Achievements & 25-Point Hunt:

    Following the official NBA announcement that the regular season will return on July 30, 2020 and the release of the NBA schedule, DraftKings is committed to continuing our NBA Achievements program and our NBA 25-Point Hunt promotion for the remainder of the season in Orlando. There will be 16 NBA regular season days remaining to be played between July 30, 2020 – August 14, 2020.

    NBA Regular Season Achievements: All achievements that count “Total days…” have been adjusted to reflect the change in days remaining for the regular season. DK Players who were on pace to complete the achievement types listed above will be able to complete (or will have already completed) these Achievements by the end of the new schedule due to a reduction in the final milestone of each Achievement. The changes are:

    • The new final milestone for “Fantasy Basketball Ironman” will be 145 days.
    • The new final milestone for “Gym Rat” will be 131 days.
    • The new final milestone for “Jack of All Trades” will be 126 days.
    • The new final milestone for “Two Sport Athlete” will be 145 days.

    As the NBA playoffs begin in late August, we intend to launch a new NBA Playoff Achievements program built to capture all the excitement of the 16 teams competing for a title in Orlando. Program details will be announced at a later date.

    25-Point Hunt: Due to the nature of the NBA’s return and the format of the promotion, there will be some changes to this program.

    Between March 2, 2020 and March 11, 2020 – 29 of the 30 NBA teams had at least 1 player score 25+ points in an NBA game. The only team to not complete this feat was “Golden State”. The NBA is returning to play with 22 teams and “Golden State” will not be one of these teams. As such, “Golden State” has been removed from the program and the highest goal for the “Ultimate 25-Point Hunter” will be “Play at least one player from 29 NBA teams who drops 25+ NBA points in a game between 3/2 and 8/14”.

    All other goals within the promotion will remain the same. To learn more, visit the NBA Regular Season Achievements FAQ page here: https://www.draftkings.com/achievements-faq#nba

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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  • rannas23

    Hello. This question to DK is in reference to the upcoming rest of the NBA season (or any other sport that may be played in a bubble setting). Will the DK contest be late swap eligible?
    The reason I ask is because there will probably be a lot of uncertainty of how games or many teams will play at once and then the uncertainty of players being tested before the game. NBA is notorious for late news and players not playing for various reasons, but I’m assuming it will be 10x worse now with this coronavirus. I know these things DK cannot control but you can control what options are available in your contest.

  • ryanprzy

    About the 36er achievement for PGA:

    There was no late showdown for round 3 so will the achievement be adjusted to 79 days for the 2000 crowns?

  • bigez952

    @ryanprzy said...

    About the 36er achievement for PGA:

    There was no late showdown for round 3 so will the achievement be adjusted to 79 days for the 2000 crowns?

    There is 24 events between the restart and the end of the achievements at the Masters in November. With 4 rounds per tournament that is 96 potential days in which they could have both an early and late showdown. So there is plenty of buffer to still hit that achievement if you want even if a couple days they don’t offer both due to tee times being condensed from weather.

  • bure10

    @bigez952 said...

    There is 24 events between the restart and the end of the achievements at the Masters in November. With 4 rounds per tournament that is 96 potential days in which they could have both an early and late showdown. So there is plenty of buffer to still hit that achievement if you want even if a couple days they don’t offer both due to tee times being condensed from weather.

    IIRC this specific achievement came when they rolled out the new achievements post shutdown.

    Sorry misread.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    NBA is notorious for late news and players not playing for various reasons, but I’m assuming it will be 10x worse now with this coronavirus.

    I know these things DK cannot control but you can control what options are available in your contest.

    Our NBA contests are eligible for late-swap. Late-swap enables you to edit your lineups at any time leading up to games. At the scheduled start time of their team’s game, each individual player will become “locked”. A locked player cannot be added or removed from a roster spot. Locked roster spots for all entries are displayed in contest GameCenters. In both late swap and non-late swap contests, players on opponent lineups remain hidden until the players’ respective game start times.

    If you have any questions related to late-swap, please refer to our Rules & Scoring – ‘Overview’ page here: https://www.draftkings.com/help/rules/overview

    About the 36er achievement for PGA:There was no late showdown for round 3 so will the achievement be adjusted to 79 days for the 2000 crowns?

    There is 24 events between the restart and the end of the achievements at the Masters in November. With 4 rounds per tournament that is 96 potential days in which they could have both an early and late showdown. So there is plenty of buffer to still hit that achievement if you want even if a couple days they don’t offer both due to tee times being condensed from weather.

    IIRC this specific achievement came when they rolled out the new achievements post shutdown.

    Though there was no late showdown for round 3, there are more than 80 total days where early & late showdown are available this season, as bigez mentioned. We anticipate these intangibles when designing our achievement programs, so that a single cancellation would not prevent our users from completing the achievements.

    If you have any other questions, you can find all the answers by visiting the Fantasy Golf Achievements FAQ page here: https://www.draftkings.com/achievements-faq#pga if you can’t find the answers there, send a message to the team at support@draftkings.com.

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  • jayzee666

    Any plans to add an achievement for how many snowflakes per lineup? I miss that icon sooooo much!!

    The Reaper

  • SkateFiend

    @jayzee666 said...

    Any plans to add an achievement for how many snowflakes per lineup? I miss that icon sooooo much!!

    The Reaper

    Disney NBA will be your time to reign.

    When will the first game to be cancelled at half time? Third game?

  • jayzee666

    @SkateFiend said...

    Disney NBA will be your time to reign.

    When will the first game to be cancelled at half time? Third game?

    Actually I hope for game cancellations! Brings the field back to my level!! Just need Denver players to hit 25 pts and the league to get 9 games in for my DK achievements. That is my gpp win!!

  • thegeneral391

    will there be MLB Achievements?

  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    I’d like to know when KOTP will be.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    will there be MLB Achievements?

    I’d like to know when KOTP will be.

    Though we have nothing new to share at this time for either of these topics, we’ll be sure to follow-up in this thread once we officially announce some of the promotions we have in store!

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

    MLB, NBA, and NHL are right around the corner! 2020 Updated DraftKings Sports Calendar: https://www.draftkings.com/about/covid-19/updated-2020-sports-calendar/

  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    KOTP isn’t MLB but I was answered on twitter

  • ryanprzy

    @bigez952 said...

    There is 24 events between the restart and the end of the achievements at the Masters in November. With 4 rounds per tournament that is 96 potential days in which they could have both an early and late showdown. So there is plenty of buffer to still hit that achievement if you want even if a couple days they don’t offer both due to tee times being condensed from weather.

    I guess I just assumed there wasn’t that kind of cushion, just because of the little headroom for some achievements in other sports. Good stuff though

  • ryanprzy

    @sirrobert6 said...

    KOTP isn’t MLB but I was answered on twitter

    How about a new Showdown-style all-pitcher MLB format where you draft six pitchers from a given slate (one captain and five flex spots) staying under the $50K salary cap. It would be fun if points for saves and holds were included and pricing was tight enough that you’d be forced to roster a couple of cheap-o middle relief guys in order to get a Scherzer or a Cole in your captain slot.

    Selecting pitchers in the classic mode has always been a game in itself so why not expand on if?

  • DefinitelyMiami

    Next NASCAR race is in 3 days, why do you only initially list 1 contest each week?

    People wait to enter the cheaper contests so stop the charade and list contests all at Once

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