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Saturday, August 11 2018 - 03:54
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DraftKings Eyes English Premier League Season After Epic World Cup
BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Fans Across the Globe Submitted Nearly 11 Million Entries During Quadrennial 
Tournament 

DraftKings Inc. welcomes the English Premier League (EPL) back to its platform 
after an epic World Cup performance that saw international customers account 
for nearly a quarter of the company's entries during the tournament. 

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"The World Cup gave us the opportunity to reach soccer fans, globally, in a new 
and exciting way," said Jeffrey Haas, DraftKings' Chief International Officer. 
"As we now turn our attention to the start of the EPL season, we plan to carry 
over this momentum and broaden our international audience engagement even 
further."

In the span of the World Cup, DraftKings received nearly 11 million entries 
from hundreds of thousands of customers globally, who collectively accounted 
for nearly $10 million in winnings. Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany 
represented the top countries outside the United States for total entry 
submissions, with the UK earning the highest value of payouts internationally 
at over $2 million. 

Soccer's grandest global spectacle shone a light on DraftKings' offerings 
surrounding the sport, which continues to be a key business driver abroad. This 
year's World Cup also featured more EPL players (106) than any other domestic 
league in the world(1), so fans who watched the games and played DraftKings 
contests were provided a preview of Premier League players who could be daily 
fantasy stars when the season begins today. 

In addition to the Classic mode salary cap format, which consists of building 
eight-player lineups from at least three different teams and representing a 
minimum of two separate matches, this season's EPL contests on DraftKings will 
also feature Showdown for single-game matchups. Showdown, DraftKings' newest 
fantasy game, works by having fans construct lineups of six flex players, and 
must feature at least one player from both teams, regardless of position. For 
soccer fans who want to organize their own private EPL contests of Classic or 
Showdown, DraftKings Leagues is also available throughout the entire season. 

To learn more about EPL contests on DraftKings, visit www.draftkings.com

To enter DraftKings' EPL $50K Season Kickoff contest, visit: 
https://bit.ly/2OjcnEM 

For more details on DraftKings Classic Soccer, visit https://bit.ly/2M8MSth

For more details on DraftKings Soccer Showdown, visit https://bit.ly/2Mfqyxm

To create custom DraftKings Leagues, visit https://bit.ly/2M5YLQM 

About DraftKings
DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that 
believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans 
closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, 
sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver "The Game Inside The 
Game." Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, 
DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports 
contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., 
Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings 
Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and 
international sports.

Media Contacts
Aliza Solc 
Media@draftkings.com 

(1)The Guardian, "World Cup: which domestic league is best represented?," 
https://bit.ly/2O4FpsP (July, 2018)

SOURCE: DraftKings