I personally loved MLB Arcade when it was introduced on DraftKings. I enjoyed every single part of it, from the scoring to the pay structures in contests, to everything else.
Then, slowly but surely as DraftKings tends to do, they started changing their contests repeatedly. Initially, it was a $4 entry going for top prizes ranging from $1k all the way to $3k. Then they jacked entry fees up to $8 for the same prizes, under the guise of that “High Score Eligible” contest that paid a bonus out after the promotion. That was all good and it could have been a limited weekly promotion with no harm done. But, it ended and they kept the same $8 structure.
All of a sudden, the past couple days, there are only contests with top prizes of $500-1k max for $6 entries and $250 max for $3 entries. The worst part, though, is the “featured” slate being a $4 entry contest where only the top 250 are paid and they all get $100. I don’t know about anybody else, but I would be livid if I destroyed the competition and finished first and only won $100. So the featured slates are basically unplayable.
I just wish they had left it alone, when contests were perfect and filling every night. In my opinion, MLB Arcade was one of the truly great options available since I started playing DFS. Now, as a GPP-only player that plays for a chance at a big return, I have no reason to go near it. They took what I thought they had that was better than FanDuel’s Mixup, especially the larger prizes, and moved more toward FanDuel’s Mixup pay structure.
Just curious as to the thoughts of everyone else who enjoyed MLB Arcade when it was launched. Do you like the changes or have they driven you away? Thanks in advance for the read and good luck grinding!