eSports has gained another main stream supporter via a deal made with the popular fantasy sports website, Draft Kings. When Heroes of the Storm was barely in its beta stage, Blizzard announced that ESPN would be working with them in order to broadcast Heroes of the Storm’s collegiate world championship tournament aptly names Heroes of the Dorm.
That was certainly big news as it marked the first time an eSport event was broadcasted by a major sports TV network. Now, Draft Kings has decided to step into the world of eSports in order to give it some more much needed limelight.
The first eSport game to get the Draft Kings fantasy draft treatment is none other than the immensely popular League of Legends. The Draft King’s LoL fantasy draft première tournaments will go live on October 1st at 10:30am (EST).
The entry fee for the première LoL fantasy draft is $0.00, and the total prize amount is at $1,000. Before entering the game, a read-through of the game’s fantasy league rules is strongly suggested as the point systems behind fantasy leagues are rather hard to comprehend through experience alone.
Although, there is still no word on whether Draft Kings is looking to integrate other eSports into their website, it is almost certain given its popularity. Other games that will most likely find their way onto the Draft Kings fantasy board are: Counter Strike, Dota 2, StarCraft, and Call of Duty. Hopefully, Splatoon might even find its way onto the Draft Kings board one day; I’d sure love to see a bunch of gamers yelling at their screen because a player missed a spot.