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  • DraftKings_CM

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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!

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  • 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

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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.

    Make it Reign!

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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

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    will there be MLB Achievements?

    As promised, we just went live!

    DraftKings 2020 MLB Achievements: https://www.draftkings.com/lp/achievements#/mlb/Regular

    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.

    We always appreciate creative suggestions, we appreciate your desire to help grow the game with innovation. This idea has been passed along to the team, your voice has been heard!

    We also track all product & feature suggestions or feedback sent to support@draftkings.com.

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

    Though the past few months have been anything but normal, we’re regularly accounting for the distribution of liquidity across the various sports for which we offer contests on any given night.

    We need to gauge the demand for each sport for any given week before unloading the full supply of contests we have planned. The reason for this is because the full sport slate is ultimately determined by the level of demand.

    Essentially, we have to make sure the pool is deep enough before we decide to dive in head-first.

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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  • DefinitelyMiami

    You gauge demand by 1 contest?🤔 why only in NASCAR? Put contests up and if they fill add more

  • ryanprzy

    I hate to sound like a broken record about this, especially because DK has knocked everything out of the park during the pandemic, buuuut about the NHL contests:

    I think you set the bar for the first NHL Quarter Jukebox too low and I’m worried that it’s going to stifle the size of that contest going forward.

    By limiting the first Quarter Jukebox of the season re-start to less than 5000 total entries, the contest will be slow to fill and you’re going to assume that there’s not a lot of interest in it and in turn we’ll be seeing 1,189-entry contests from that point on. This kills me!

    The $0.25 entry/20-max format is the sweet spot for myself and many others as really the only format I feel comfortable max-entering because it’s a big jump to go from that $5 total up to the $20 to max out the Hip Check, which is too rich for my blood with all the other contests and sports day-to-day.

    The Quarter Jukebox is so much more appealing when you make them larger so that the top prize is at least a decent payout. When it’s set too small, the response is lukewarm because the allure isn’t there.

    If it’s purposely being limited in order to make the higher-priced contests fill, I can tell you with absolute certainty that that doesn’t work with me and what happens is I spend less every day. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

    I’m glad to see the no-risk contest on there, and I hope that will bring more players to the NHL contests and help them grow, but these Quarter Jukebox contests are what I’m really passionate about, hence this long rant which I apologize for.

    I just deposited $1000 for the bonus; I’m looking to play through $5000 over the next 90 days with the NHL, NBA, and MLB re-starts all on the horizon and most of it will be in the form of Quarter Jukebox contests across all sports/slates.

    So, PLEASE increase the size of the NHL Quarter Jukebox contests. They have much more potential than you’re allowing for and at a price point enticing enough to grow the game!

  • SkateFiend

    @ryanprzy said...

    I hate to sound like a broken record about this, especially because DK has knocked everything out of the park during the pandemic, buuuut about the NHL contests:

    I think you set the bar for the first NHL Quarter Jukebox too low and I’m worried that it’s going to stifle the size of that contest going forward.

    By limiting the first Quarter Jukebox of the season re-start to less than 5000 total entries, the contest will be slow to fill and you’re going to assume that there’s not a lot of interest in it and in turn we’ll be seeing 1,189-entry contests from that point on. This kills me!

    The $0.25 entry/20-max format is the sweet spot for myself and many others as really the only format I feel comfortable max-entering because it’s a big jump to go from that $5 total up to the $20 to max out the Hip Check, which is too rich for my blood with all the other contests and sports day-to-day.

    The Quarter Jukebox is so much more appealing when you make them larger so that the top prize is at least a decent payout. When it’s set too small, the response is lukewarm because the allure isn’t there.

    If it’s purposely being limited in order to make the higher-priced contests fill, I can tell you with absolute certainty that that doesn’t work with me and what happens is I spend less every day. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

    I’m glad to see the no-risk contest on there, and I hope that will bring more players to the NHL contests and help them grow, but these Quarter Jukebox contests are what I’m really passionate about, hence this long rant which I apologize for.

    I just deposited $1000 for the bonus; I’m looking to play through $5000 over the next 90 days with the NHL, NBA, and MLB re-starts all on the horizon and most of it will be in the form of Quarter Jukebox contests across all sports/slates.

    So, PLEASE increase the size of the NHL Quarter Jukebox contests. They have much more potential than you’re allowing for and at a price point enticing enough to grow the game!

    I took a look at the NHL quarter jukebox and from what I remember the entry size and top prize (100 bucks) hasn’t changed much from earlier this year. Weren’t NHL contests always small compared to other sports?

  • ryanprzy

    @SkateFiend said...

    I took a look at the NHL quarter jukebox and from what I remember the entry size and top prize (100 bucks) hasn’t changed much from earlier this year. Weren’t NHL contests always small compared to other sports?

    Yeah it’s way behind, but there’s potential for hockey to grow, and much of that growth has to come from lower buy-ins. The lower buy-ins have to thicken up in order to increase the size of the bigger buy-ins.

    The Quarter Jukebox would grow NHL DFS if it were made larger out of the gate and promoted. It needs a slow but steady buildup and much patience. Instead, it gets scaled back too drastically the first time it doesn’t fill, which stunts its growth potential, and it remains stagnant and everyone loses.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    So, PLEASE increase the size of the NHL Quarter Jukebox contests. They have much more potential than you’re allowing for and at a price point enticing enough to grow the game!

    The Quarter Jukebox would grow NHL DFS if it were made larger out of the gate and promoted. It needs a slow but steady buildup and much patience. Instead, it gets scaled back too drastically the first time it doesn’t fill, which stunts its growth potential, and it remains stagnant and everyone loses.

    We kindly ask that you take a look from a different perspective:

    We love and put our full support behind the Quarter Jukebox, we know how critical this contest is for you and many players in this community. Our primary concern is the bigger picture – the health and vitality of the entire NHL DFS ecosystem, and the entire DFS ecosystem inclusive of the other sports that are being played at the same dates (aka liquidity, which is finite).

    To put things in perspective, the Quarter Jukebox for the August 1st slate has the 4th most seats available, yet is the 3rd smallest prize pool out of around a dozen NHL contests currently posted. Even if one were to (hypothetically) double the number of entries in this contest, to over 9,000 seats, it would still be the 3rd lowest prize pool in the NHL tournament lobby, but with the 3rd highest number of seats available.

    We understand your perspective and appreciate your enthusiasm to grow the game.
    We, like yourself, are thrilled for the return of NHL action and the continued growth of our NHL DFS community. We offer many different NHL DFS contest options, more than ever before, and we can already predict that the Quarter Jukebox will continue to grow – but it is not our only focus. We are busy thinking about the big picture, which in turn trickles down to positive experiences for those who love the Quarter Jukebox; a win-win for everyone!

    The $0.25 entry/20-max format is the sweet spot for myself and many others as really the only format I feel comfortable max-entering

    It may surprise you to learn that most players in this contest (and most GPPs) do not max their entries, it’s a personal choice. Our goal is to provide a little something for everyone!

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    - DraftKings Community Team
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  • hautalak

    @DraftKings_CM said...

    To put things in perspective, the Quarter Jukebox for the August 1st slate has the 4th most seats available, yet is the 3rd smallest prize pool out of around a dozen NHL contests currently posted. Even if one were to (hypothetically) double the number of entries in this contest, to over 9,000 seats, it would still be the 3rd lowest prize pool in the NHL tournament lobby, but with the 3rd highest number of seats available.

    This is comparing apples to oranges IMO… I understand not everybody MME’s the quarter but I have to believe more do than all the other contests. Add in the fact at 1K some would skip, I think it does a disservice. The second point is adding a larger quarter just makes more people enter that were already entered in other contests (since they likely already do). A 1K pool in the quarter for The Return is criminal IMO. I get you have other contests to fill but c’mon with this nonsense.

    I will admit you have been better about NHL contests this year in general but this quarter misses the mark. I however will applaud you for offering the 5 max $3 “money back” contest! It was too small though (as it’s filled already more than a week before it even started). Please just try to continue to grow the game instead of stifle it, especially in a pandemic. So please make it reign!

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