Largest Daily Fantasy Sports Prize Pool Up for Grabs at DraftStars $300K AFL Live Final This Weekend
Owned by next generation entertainment and technology group PlayUp, Australia’s #1 Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) platform, Draftstars’ long awaited virtual AFL Live Final event kicks off this Sunday.
Throughout 2021, Draftstars players have entered online challenges to win “Golden Tickets” to the final for a chance at a share of the $300K, Australia’s largest ever DFS cash prize pool. In 2021, 155 Golden Tickets to the AFL Live Final event were on offer throughout the season, with some players claiming more than one Golden Ticket each. The largest contest by far was the Richmond v Western Bulldogs blockbuster in Round 7, with over 1250 contestants vying for the Golden Ticket.
Qualification events were run over a variety of sports including AFL, NRL, PGA golf and NBA, with buy in ranging from $2 to $50.
With all Golden Tickets now awarded and winners coming from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and even New Zealand, the AFL Live Final will be held as a virtual event due to COVID restrictions. The event will be extremely interactive and include interviews with former winners, Q&As from viewers and live reactions from the players themselves.
The winner of the virtual AFL Live Final event will walk away with $100K cash.
Players and spectators can watch all the action live on Sunday by heading to draftstars.com.au and following the prompts.
PlayUp Australia CEO, Paul Jeronimo commented: “We are extremely excited this competition has seen record participation after we couldn’t go ahead in 2020. We have continued to see strong uptake in Draftstars with a growing number of sport fans putting their knowledge to the test. With Australia’s largest ever fantasy prize pool on the line at the 2021 AFL Live Final, we are looking forward to crowning our newest winner with the overall first prize of $100,000.“
PlayUp is a next generation entertainment and technology group that enriches the lives of its clients by providing an entertaining, rewarding, and responsible online betting service. At its core, PlayUp develops innovative betting technologies in-house to power its brands and deliver world-class user experiences. Its energies are focused on fulfilling the needs of dedicated and passionate users who seek a deeper connection to the games they play.
PlayUp’s mission is to unify online betting into one platform inclusive of Sports Betting, Fixed-Odds Racing (Horses and Greyhounds), iGaming, Esports and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) where it now hosts Australia’s largest and indeed some of the world’s biggest prize pools in competitive peer-to-peer online betting.
The company holds online betting licenses in multiple jurisdictions and currently operates in Australia, New Zealand, India and several regulated USA states.