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August 16, 2016

INTRODUCING DRAFTKINGS LEAGUES—A NEW WAY TO PLAY DAILY FANTASY SPORTS WITH FRIENDS – 8/16/16

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DraftKings’ latest product update is a first-ever Daily Fantasy Sports platform where players can create fully-customizable, private contests just for their friends or colleagues

BOSTON, Mass., August 16, 2016 – There’s a new way to play Daily Fantasy Sports with friends, and it’s never been easier – or more fun and competitive – than with DraftKings Leagues. Starting today, the new product update from DraftKings, one of the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports platforms, allows players to start a league just for their friends and create fully-customizable, private contests. DraftKings shares all the details in this video.

With 10 sports to choose from, DraftKings Leagues has the largest variety of Daily Fantasy Sports contests, allowing players to compete in baseball, basketball, NFL, CFL, hockey, golf, NASCAR, MMA, soccer and eSports—all with friends from the same league.

“Fans have been asking for this product for months, and now it’s here in time for NFL season,” said Paul Liberman, COO and Co-Founder at DraftKings. “By giving our players an exclusive experience they can fully customize just for their friends, it’s like we’re giving them their very own personal DraftKings.”

How It Works:
DraftKings Leagues makes it easy for anyone to create contests, dominate the leaderboards and earn ultimate bragging rights:

  • Open invitations – Whether your friends are on DraftKings or not, invite them via text, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. Commissioners can create a league with a custom name or use the League name generator.
  • Custom contests – Create contests of any size (maximum 200), choose a free or paid entry fee, and determine the payout structure.
  • Recurring contest mode – Set up a contest once and the system automatically creates the contest for the next week and notifies all league members.
  • Private leaderboards – Track the league’s overall standings, history and upcoming contests online or in the mobile app. Players can also check out their individual team’s stats overall or by sport and see how they measure up against friends, creating a fun, competitive environment.
  • More choices – DraftKings offers contests in the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, NHL, PGA, European Tour Golf, NASCAR, MMA and eSports. Soccer offerings include MLS, the English Premier League (EPL), the UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and La Liga.

To start a league on DraftKings, visit https://www.draftkings.com/leagues/.

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August 16, 2016