If you’ve ever wished you could draft a fantasy team of your favorite “League of Legends” players, you’re in luck. DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports destination, announced Wednesday that it has partnered with six teams centering on the “League of Legends” World Championship in a deal brokered by IMG.
Founded in 2012, DraftKings is a Boston-based website and app that also offers drafting across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, PGA, MMA, college football and college basketball.
For the “League of Legends” World Championship, DraftKings has partnered with compLexity Gaming, SK Gaming, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), Team SoloMid (TSM) and mousesports.
The single-day online contests for fantasy eSports begins Oct. 1 to coincide with the LoL World Championships. You can play for free, or compete against other players in cash prize leagues -- with a $3 entry fee contest having $25,000 in prizes.
“eSports is one of the world’s most popular spectator sports, and we are excited to introduce ‘League of Legends’ to our industry-leading fantasy platform as a way to bring fans worldwide closer to the game,” said DraftKings CRO and co-founder Matt Kalish in a statement. “Our partnerships… show our strong commitment to the eSports space, and our desire to work with top teams and players to support and help grow this booming space.”
Recently Counter Logic Gaming and Team SoloMid went head to head at Madison Square Garden in the North American LCS Final.
DraftKings will be uploading video tutorials, articles and integrated content from the teams at its playbook website. To play, head to DraftKings website or download the app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.