One of the more talked-about aspects of daily fantasy sports gameplay in recent months—by both active players and outsiders—has been the use of automated scripts. These time-saving tools allow customers to enter large amounts of lineups into multi-entry tournaments, often over a span of mere seconds.
Critics have long argued, even prior to the legal controversy that engulfed the industry several months ago, that this naturally gave certain players a distinct advantage. Recent months, however, have seen both FanDuel and DraftKings officially ban the use of outside, customized scripts on their sites, while at the same time adding more single-entry tournaments.
Simplifying the Process for Multi-Entry Tournaments
On Wednesday, May 11, FanDuel took another step towards improving user experience for those who enter their multi-entry tournaments, with the introduction of a new feature that facilitates the entry of multiple lineups into these types of contests.
As per a post by FanDuel’s Matt Musico on FanDuel Insider announcing the rollout, users will now have “Select All” and “Enter All” checkboxes next to their completed lineups when they select a tournament they want to play in. By checking the corresponding boxes, the user will be able to enter as many lineups as they wish into the tournament, within that contest’s specific entry limit guidelines, naturally.
The feature will have clear visual cues in the form of a shaded background behind each lineup that has been selected, and a message confirming their success in entering the lineups into the tournament once the process has been completed. As per Musico, the checkbox feature is designed to allow users to “easily curate the list of lineups to enter, allowing for quicker entry into contests.”
Another Step Towards Level Playing Field
The rollout of the feature appears to be another step in the industry’s effort to provide both the perception and reality of a level playing field for all contestants, regardless of bankroll or experience.
With multi-entry tournaments played by participants of a wide range of experience levels and ability—and also often serving as the most popular due to their considerable prize pools– the introduction of a feature that facilitates convenient multi-entry would appear to be highly beneficial from both a public perception and customer satisfaction standpoint.
FanDuel immediately made the feature available to all users upon the announcement, and can now point to the offering as a means of equally streamlining participation for all of their customers.