Rosters.com , a relatively new daily fantasy sports offering powered by iTEAM Network, a “white label” DFS software and web platform provider, is offering players a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl. The contest that will determine the winner is entitled the Championship Event, and will take place over the Week 7 slate of NFL games. In the interim, players have until Week 6 to qualify for a seat by either cashing in Rosters’ $25 Kickoff GPP, or by entering $100 or more of NFL entries.
Qualifying Contests Currently Ongoing
iTEAM is headed by Gabe Hunterton, an 18-year veteran of the gaming industry and former executive with MGM Resorts and Galaxy Entertainment Group. Renowned poker pro Phil Ivey is the site’s global partner and Rosters recently ran a contest series where the winner received a meet-and-greet opportunity in Las Vegas with the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner. As part of the Championship Event payout structure, second-fifth place winners receive an autographed football from Ivey, while the sixth-15th place winners get a Rosters.com t-shirt.
Users will be able to qualify each week through Week 6, and up to eight seats can be won per player for the Championship Event, which will be exclusively a qualifier-only GPP. The grand prize winner’s prize package will include an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Super Bowl, including hotel, airfare and two tickets to the game on February 5, 2017 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Full Array of Contests in First NFL Season
The giveaway represents one of the signature tournaments for Rosters in what is its first NFL season. Rosters kicked off this past spring and offered a full array of MLB contests initially. Their NFL offerings include contests ranging in entry fees from 0.25 cents to $1,060 and traditional contest types such as 50/50s, Head-to-Head games, GPPs of varying fields, a number of differently-sized leagues and winner-take-all contests as well. The site also offers beginner-only contests, as well as single-entry tournaments.
Since Rosters is part of the iTEAM Network, which also houses several other smaller DFS operators on its platform, it pools player liquidity with fellow member companies. This essentially means that players entering contests on Rosters are also competing against players entering the same contest from one or more of the other operators on the network. The site has several player-friendly features designed to streamline the contest entry process, including lineup swaps, the ability to upload a lineup in a .csv file, and the capability to multi-enter a pre-set lineup into multiple eligible contests quickly.