With the highly-anticipated NFL regular season right around the corner, both DraftKings and already have Week 1 contests live in their respective game lobbies. Additionally, DraftKings is once again offering a full slate of NFL preseason contests for those who can’t quite wait until Thursday, September 8th, Opening Night of the 2016 NFL season.
And this year, to add to the already considerable hoopla for the kickoff of “America’s Game”, DraftKings has also partnered with DFS fan hub site Rotogrinders for the Fantasy Football Kickoff Bash, a live event unfolding in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10th and 11th. As stated in the official announcement for the Kickoff Bash on DraftKings’ site, winners will have a chance to “hang with the biggest names in DFS, sweat lineups & share strategy” on the opening Sunday of the season.
Two Ways to Qualify
DraftKings users will have two different methods through which to win an entry to the Kickoff Bash. One will be through qualifiers, with the first of these taking place on Monday, August 8. The second method will be through participation in a variety of social media giveaways, which will also begin on the same date.
As per , the giveaway contests will be conducted on the following dates and through the following social media channels (only users that follow the company on the corresponding social media channels will be eligible to participate):
- Monday, August 8– E-mail giveaway (users will receive an e-mail with a link to enter a free DK contest that will give away two Kickoff Bash VIP Experience packages.
- Tuesday, August 9– Snapchat giveaway (users must snap a photo of themselves and use Snapchat’s drawing tool to create an interpretation of a football helmet and send it to DraftKing’s Snapchat account.)
- Wednesday, August 10– Facebook giveaway (users must like a Facebook post about the Kickoff Bash and provide the reason why they feel they should be awarded the VIP package)
- Thursday, August 11– Twitter giveaway (users must reply directly to a tweet that DraftKings will post about the giveaway stating why they feel they should be awarded the VIP package and utilize “#DraftKings” in their response.)
Full VIP Package Awarded
Winners will receive a package for two valued at $1,800 that includes a two-night stay (September 10th and 11th) in the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, an invite to a Saturday night welcome party, and entry into the DraftKings Week 1 Watch Party on Sunday, September 11th at sports bar Buffalo’s, with complimentary food and beverage. A total of $600 to be used for airfare and transportation will also be included.
The contest will be limited to one entry per user.
Second Co-Branded Live Event with DFS Industry Leaders for Rotogrinders
The Kickoff Bash marks the second time that one of the two DFS industry leaders has partnered with Rotogrinders over the last two months for a contest that culminates in a live event. Rotogrinders and FanDuel co-sponsored the that kicked off earlier this summer, an phentermine MLB-themed series which culminates in a live final event that takes place during this month’s World Fantasy Baseball Championship in Nashville.