I was talking to some friends the other day about how much has happened in the past four years since I got into DFS and it’s crazy that we’re actually reaching a point where we’re getting enough of a sample to see some statistical categories arise, if only for the sake of discussion. The bottom line will ALWAYS be the bottom line and cash will always be king, but we’ve reached a point where we now have four TPOY winners, enough contests with a million dollar first prize that just having one doesn’t totally separate a player anymore as there are only two players who have won multiple seven figure first prizes (RayofHope & cheeseisgood). Counting live finals appearances across sports is akin to making final tables in poker. Winning six figure GPP prizes multiple times in a sport or winning them across multiple sports is another separate category. Much like LABR and ToutWars the DFS industry has it’s own competitions spring up like the FantasyPros accuracy challenge, StarStreet Elite as well as many others. RG has come up with the trophies page on players profile pages, and while they don’t reflect everything just yet, it’s pretty cool to look at the pages of people I’ve met over the past few years and in one place find all their accomplishments in DFS.
There’s so many different ways now that we can come up with lists and categories to put players on because of the growth of the industry that I find very interesting. I’m sure I’ll get a “cool story bro” response or three, but just something I was thinking about over the weekend.