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  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

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  • SkateFiend

    Thank you for giving us the 25K crowns. Last year I played MLB and NBA with crowns accumulated from completing the MLB iron man challenge and I won first place on a quarter contest. Whatever money we earn by essentially playing contests free every day (smaller stakes for me) will COUNT in a time like this. I made some money at FD playing contests with bonus cash earned from their sim games.

    My only small fear is that I’m still unsure as how crowns will be taxed. I’ve heard that they’re rolled into total winnings even if I use them all in losing contests. But I plan to set aside a portion of the stimulus check as insurance.

    Let me also thank DK for posting lineups and live results for KBO games (SMH @ Fanduel)

  • joephoto

    This happen to anyone else ?
    I do my daily DK “mission” every single day.
    Woke up to find my mission is to enter any $1,000 contest today to get 5,000 crowns. Usually it’s a $15-25 mission.Too rich today for me.
    It’s like mission impossible.

  • panters

    @Yeoman said...

    Shhh. We don’t want those crowns until June, earliest. :)

    Well put. I must have been overcome with happy.

  • whoisjohngalt420

    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    Draftkings I really appreciate you guys being kind to give us the Ironman Achievement we were on pace to claim so thank you! I hate to be “that guy” but why make us contact customer support if we want to delay claiming Ironman until next month? We should have the same option/ opportunity we have with our other nhl achievements

    fwiw, I at first thought this, but then talked to support and can see why it is this way. They have a technical system set up and it’s not easily modified to allow for an achievement to be advanced to next level and then left as ‘claimable’. This was a unique situation that was not accounted for up front. So, i really think they did their best on this.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Draftkings I really appreciate you guys being kind to give us the Ironman Achievement we were on pace to claim so thank you!
    Thank you for giving us the 25K crowns. Last year I played MLB and NBA with crowns accumulated from completing the MLB iron man challenge and I won first place on a quarter contest.

    Thank you for sticking with us through thick and thin! We want it to be made abundantly clear that we’ve got your back when it comes to making these decisions. This gesture would not be possible without the loyalty of our beloved player community! : )

    I hate to be “that guy” but why make us contact customer support if we want to delay claiming Ironman until next month? We should have the same option/ opportunity we have with our other nhl achievements
    fwiw, I at first thought this, but then talked to support and can see why it is this way. They have a technical system set up and it’s not easily modified to allow for an achievement to be advanced to next level and then left as ‘claimable’. This was a unique situation that was not accounted for up front. So, i really think they did their best on this.

    whoisjohngalt420 is correct as usual! We believe this was the best solution possible for the player community, and for those who may not see this as the best experience, our (award-winning) CX team is happy to hear you out and work with you to come to a solution.

    Rest assured, DK has got your back!

    I’m still unsure as how crowns will be taxed

    Tax questions fall outside of our team’s scope, we always advise consulting with a professional to discuss taxable reporting criteria.

    Let me also thank DK for posting lineups and live results for KBO games

    • ~ mic drop ~ *

    Woke up to find my mission is to enter any $1,000 contest today to get 5,000 crowns. Usually it’s a $15-25 mission.Too rich today for me.

    Hey there, joephoto, we’re happy to provide some context here.

    This is a known issue, which surfaced early this morning and was quickly addressed. The root cause was identified and solved, and with that, today’s active mission for all affected users was expired.

    Worry not, we’re working on a solution for everyone who didn’t get a fair shot at a mission today. Email our expert Agents at support@draftkings.com, we got your back!

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

  • wolfjb1

    Why did you cancel the Charles Schwab milli-maker and start a new milli-maker? I emailed support to find out, and you response was “we sent you an email” but that’s untrue. I get promotional emails all the time from you and didn’t get one in this instance. (Yes I did check my spam email folder).

  • bigez952

    @wolfjb1 said...

    Why did you cancel the Charles Schwab milli-maker and start a new milli-maker? I emailed support to find out, and you response was “we sent you an email” but that’s untrue. I get promotional emails all the time from you and didn’t get one in this instance. (Yes I did check my spam email folder).

    They went from a 2.5 million to 3.0 million prize pool so they made it a little more tolerable in terms of payout structure. I think it was a good move to do it now realizing it was undersized instead of just letting it go and having the contest fill 4-5 days early which would upset many people as well.

  • wolfjb1

    @bigez952 said...

    They went from a 2.5 million to 3.0 million prize pool so they made it a little more tolerable in terms of payout structure. I think it was a good move to do it now realizing it was undersized instead of just letting it go and having the contest fill 4-5 days early which would upset many people as well.

    Thanks, bigez952. That makes sense. I didn’t recall the details of the first one, so I wasn’t sure what was going on. All I know is I’m a tiny little fish and the DK ecosystem isn’t stacked in my favor, so I figured it was something to help the sharks and was trying to find an explanation why they did this.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Why did you cancel the Charles Schwab milli-maker and start a new milli-maker?

    They went from a 2.5 million to 3.0 million prize pool so they made it a little more tolerable in terms of payout structure. I think it was a good move to do it now realizing it was undersized instead of just letting it go and having the contest fill 4-5 days early which would upset many people as well.

    Thanks, bigez952. That makes sense.

    bigez952 is right, it was a good choice for the players. There was plenty of time to increase the guarantee by reposting the contest – so that’s what we did!

    You can enter the PGA TOUR $3M Millionaire, scheduled to take place on June 11th, here: https://www.draftkings.com/draft/contest/87494805

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  • nohitter48

    Data Grinder

    • 2020 NASCAR Live Finalist

    This past week the nascar xfinity race garnered a $400K purse $100k to first at $10 entry and it filled. The race was on a Monday night. Now on Saturday, you dropped the tourney to $8 and $100K purse. Working in data analytics, how is that a feasible change from a modeling perspective? The timing doesn’t even overlap with MMA or any other sport.

    Edit: yes, the truck race is earlier but otherwise no competition for it and on a Saturday afternoon.

  • whoisjohngalt420

    @nohitter48 said...

    This past week the nascar xfinity race garnered a $400K purse $100k to first at $10 entry and it filled. The race was on a Monday night. Now on Saturday, you dropped the tourney to $8 and $100K purse. Working in data analytics, how is that a feasible change from a modeling perspective? The timing doesn’t even overlap with MMA or any other sport.

    Edit: yes, the truck race is earlier but otherwise no competition for it and on a Saturday afternoon.

    May have something to do with return of LPL this weekend. Just speculating though obv.

  • Mheff31

    Now that golf is back will Draftkings still be running the fantasy golf world championship?

  • jjwd

    Will Draftkings consider a new KBO & Nippon baseball rule? Drop the two lowest scores per lineup.

    This would increase participation because we could make decent lineups without waking up in the middle of the night to see scratched players. Thanks!

  • clrockny24

    Hello draftkings. Thank you for adding the crowns for the NHL ironman recently. Will you be doing the same for NBA now that they have announced a return?

  • rgriffin37

    @clrockny24 said...

    Hello draftkings. Thank you for adding the crowns for the NHL ironman recently. Will you be doing the same for NBA now that they have announced a return?

    I was wondering about the same topic but my question was if they were going to include the batch of regular season games before the playoffs. This situation is different than the NHL because they announced that the regular season was officially over while the NBA plans to play a few more regular season games before the playoffs start. DK will presumably offer playoff NBA achievements so their decision likely boils down to whether to include that batch of regular season games in the playoff achievements (maybe call it summer NBA achievements) or to modify the existing NBA achievements to account for what is left of the regular season.

  • clrockny24

    oh right I forgot for a second that the teams each have eight regular season games starting July 31, before the playoffs.

  • SkateFiend

    A proposal – allow players to complete the NBA iron man challenge with Asian baseball contests. So it would be 8 regular NBA contests and 22 KBO contests, if I have the math right. Unless of course, DK wants to have separate achievement for KBO and NPB.

    I’m a pessimist when it comes to sports resuming and finishing out the season in America. NBA might be especially chaotic for DFS purposes. Some teams may start studs for 20 minutes. This sport involves a lot contact with no protective equipment. At any moment it’ll be shut down again, and second wave can’t be ruled out yet.

    It’s in the best (immediate) interest for DFS to focus on baseball and soccer. I’ve heard complaints about the late starting time showdowns being too small. Sooner or later some of these concerns should addressed. I imagine a few career DFS pros are now out of the picture, so bigger contests and more participation can only help tide thing over until NFL returns. And who knows if THEY will play as scheduled.

  • bigez952

    @SkateFiend said...

    A proposal – allow players to complete the NBA iron man challenge with Asian baseball contests. So it would be 8 regular NBA contests and 22 KBO contests, if I have the math right. Unless of course, DK wants to have separate achievement for KBO and NPB.

    That is not a good idea as I have 0 interest in the KBO so the ironman for other sports should be adjusted down based on what is actually played once that is finalized since I agree there is uncertainty with how many games actually can and will be played for all sports.

  • bure10

    Absolutely dont add KBO to NBA ironman that is silly.

  • rgriffin37

    @bure10 said...

    Absolutely dont add KBO to NBA ironman that is silly.

    They’re either going to end current achievements now and have separate achievements for the restart or they will modify the existing achievements to include the last batch of regular season games. I can’t see them doing something other than one of those two options. They did a good job handling the NHL and PGA achievements so I expect the same for NBA.

  • bure10

    @rgriffin37 said...

    They’re either going to end current achievements now and have separate achievements for the restart or they will modify the existing achievements to include the last batch of regular season games. I can’t see them doing something other than one of those two options. They did a good job handling the NHL and PGA achievements so I expect the same for NBA.

    I agree. A poster above was suggesting merging NBA ironman with KBO

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Now that golf is back will Draftkings still be running the fantasy golf world championship?

    Currently, we do not have an update for the Fantasy Golf World Championships but we will be sure to let users know if we have an update. Like most situations these days, the sports landscape is fluid so we are still making decisions internally about these events and how we will proceed. We appreciate your patience here and again, if we have an update anytime soon, we will be sure to let users know.

    Will Draftkings consider a new KBO & Nippon baseball rule? Drop the two lowest scores per lineup.

    We’ve noted your suggestion and will pass it along to the team for consideration as we review & enhance KBO DFS

    We may or may not incorporate ideas proposed by the community, but we always welcome your feedback! Don’t forget, we also monitor all feature and product suggestions emailed to our Customer Support team at support@draftkings.com.

    Hello draftkings. Thank you for adding the crowns for the NHL ironman recently. Will you be doing the same for NBA now that they have announced a return?
    bq. I was wondering about the same topic but my question was if they were going to include the batch of regular season games before the playoffs.

    We do not have an update for NBA Achievements at this time, but rest assured, we’ll be sure to let everyone know once the finalized solution is in place.

    A proposal – allow players to complete the NBA iron man challenge with Asian baseball contests. So it would be 8 regular NBA contests and 22 KBO contests, if I have the math right.

    We appreciate the creativity! We are currently working through a final solution that we think will make the majority of the player community happy. Everyone at DK loves the enthusiasm, we’re always keeping an eye out for outside-of-the-box ideas!

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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  • DefinitelyMiami

    Please stop agitating for DK to conclude the NBA regular season achievements. The regular season hasn’t concluded yet

  • Pick1979

    Any Prop bets available on what weight Zion Williamson will be when he returns July 31

    O/U 313

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Now that golf is back will Draftkings still be running the fantasy golf world championship?

    Currently, we do not have an update for the Fantasy Golf World Championships but we will be sure to let users know if we have an update. Like most situations these days, the sports landscape is fluid so we are still making decisions internally about these events and how we will proceed. We appreciate your patience here and again, if we have an update anytime soon, we will be sure to let users know.

    As promised, you can now enter the $1.5M Fantasy Golf World Championship Double Qual #2-3 (PGA TOUR) here: https://www.draftkings.com/draft/contest/87645584

    Make it Reign!

    - DraftKings Community Team

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

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