Daily Fantasy Challenge

2018 Daily Fantasy Challenge

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Overview

DraftKings, the sports-tech media and entertainment platform, invites graduate students to enter the inaugural Daily Fantasy Challenge! Graduate students from around the globe will be tasked with creating and presenting a new sport concept to DraftKings executives. The proposed idea must integrate with the DraftKings Fantasy application and must pertain to one of the following topics:

  1. A new game/sport product for Tennis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Cricket, or Rugby
  2. A new game variant of a current sport that DraftKings offers (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, CFL, Golf, Soccer, MMA, NASCAR or Esports).

 

A set of finalists will be selected to present their ideas during the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and compete for the top three prizes!

 

Eligibility

In order to register successfully, an individual or team must adhere to the following eligibility criteria:

  • A team may include up to three individuals (i.e. one, two, or three applicants)
  • Each applicant must be a graduate student
  • Each applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age

 

Registration Process

Registration is closed for the 2018 MIT SSAC Daily Fantasy Challenge.

Please contact the Interactive Events team (events@sloansportsconference.com) if you have any questions. We also encourage participants to subscribe to our newsletter in order to receive the latest information about the conference!

 

Timeline

The table below outlines the preliminary event dates for the competition:

MilestoneDescriptionDate
Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018
DraftKings Material DistributionA set of prompt materials and competition guidelines will be sent to all registered individuals and teams.January 15, 2018
Deliverable Submission DeadlineEach team will be required to submit a presentation, as defined by DraftKings competition guidelines. January 25, 2018
First Round PresentationsEach team will present the submitted presentation to a DraftKings representative during a scheduled meeting.

Note: This presentation will be conducted via a video conference meeting.
January 26, 2018
Finalist NotificationThe top 3 finalists will be notified of their selection to present at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.January 31, 2018
Final Round PresentationsEach finalist will present their new business concept, followed by a Q&A session with a panel of judges.February 23, 2018

 

Prizes

The event finalists are eligible to compete for the top three prizes, which will be awarded following the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:The event finalists are eligible to compete for the top three prizes, which will be awarded following the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:

  • 1st Place: A $2,000 team cash prize, an internship with DraftKings (exact dates to be determined by DraftKings), and a lunch with DraftKings CEO, Jason Robins, during the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
  • 2nd Place: A $500 team cash prize, plus four tickets to a basketball or baseball game (exact dates to be determined by DraftKings)
  • 3rd Place: A $250 team cash prize, plus four tickets to a basketball or baseball game (exact dates to be determined by DraftKings)