Daily Fantasy Challenge

2019 Daily Fantasy Challenge

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Registration for the 2019 MIT SSAC Daily Fantasy Challenge is now live! Individual or team registration must be completed by January 18, 2019.

 

Overview

DraftKings, the sports-tech media and entertainment platform, invites graduate students and those attending the conference to enter their “Draft Pitch Competition.” 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:

       A new fantasy sport

       A new way to play fantasy for a current sport offered on DraftKings (DraftKings offers NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, CFL, Golf, Soccer, MMA, NASCAR, Tennis or eSports)

       A new way to bet on a sport on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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

**Accepted applicants will be able to purchase student tickets, which are highly discounted from regular priced tickets and otherwise sold out**

 

Registration Process

Registration for the 2019 MIT SSAC Daily Fantasy Challenge is now live! Individual or team registration must be completed by January 18, 2019.

Please contact the Interactive Events team 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 event dates for the competition: 

 Milestone

 Date

 Registration Deadline: Teams Notified/Receipt of Sign- up Confirmed + Instructions and Material Distributed

 January 18, 2019

 Deliverable Submission Deadline

 January 28, 2019

 Top 5 Teams Notified

 Week of February 4, 2019

 First run-through with DraftKings

 Week of February 11, 2019

 Second run-through with DraftKings

 Week of February 18, 2019

 Final run-through with DraftKings

 Week of February 25, 2019

 Final Round Presentations

 March 1-2, 2019

 

Prizes

The event finalists are eligible to compete for the top three prizes, which will be awarded following the 2019 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:

       First place: $2,000 team cash prize, plus internship with DraftKings (exact dates to be decided upon by DraftKings) and lunch with DraftKings CEO, Jason Robins during the conference (exact day during conference TBD)

       Second place: Four tickets to a basketball or baseball game, plus $500 team cash prize

       Third Place: Four tickets to a basketball or baseball game, plus $250 team cash prize