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Fantasy Esports - Overview
Esports has been around for a long time with the earliest known video game competition actually taking place way back in 1972. Needless to say a lot has changed since then and the Esports industry has exploded since 2010 with worldwide audiences reaching the hundreds of millions. In 2019, the League of Legends World Championship drew over 100 Million viewers smashing previous records.
With those types of numbers it was only a matter of time before other industries jumped on the bandwagon to take part in the video game phenomenon. One of those industries is Fantasy Sports and major players like DraftKings began offering real money esports contests back in 2018. Nowadays, the fantasy esports niche continues to grow with many games being added each year and the prize pools keep getting larger and larger.
How Does Fantasy Esports Work?
The most popular form of fantasy esports is daily fantasy esports where you draft a team of esports players for the current day’s slate. It doesn’t matter what game it is as they all relatively work the same. Let’s say you are playing a LOL fantasy contest, it would go as follows:
- You would draft a team of 8 players from an LOL league that is playing on that day you are entering the contest.
- For LOL you would need to draft someone for each position (Top, ADC, MID, etc). If it was CSGO or COD you would simply draft players as there are no set positions for those esports games.
- Most sites give you a salary cap to work with and your team of players must stay under that cap. Each player is assigned a salary and if your overall total cap is $50,000 then the total sum of your players drafted must be equal too or under that number.
- After your team is drafted and you have entered the contest, your team will earn points based on gameplay. Each game has it’s own scoring rules so make sure you read beforehand.
- The DFS contest will pay out a certain number of spots on the leaderboard and if your team earns enough points to make it into those positions you will win real money sometimes as high as $100,000.
What Makes A Great Fantasy Esports Site?
To find the overall best fantasy esports sites a lot of factors have to be taking into consideration. The main factors we look for in each site are the following:
- Prize Pools
- Variety of Esports Games
- Payout and Deposit Options
- Customer Service
Let’s face it the goal for all of us is to win the big one or at least win some nice side money month to month. We all play fantasy esports for the money and the bigger the prize pools the more popular the fantasy site. A site with large prize pools also further legitimizes them as a top site amongst most DFS players as they usually need to have a good team backers behind them to offer lucrative payouts.
Variety of Esports Games
Would you rather play at a site that only offers League of Legends or would you rather have the option to play LOL, CSGO, COD, RL etc… You may only want to play one type of fantasy esports game but having choice is always better. Our top sites we list offer the most variety of fantasy esports games so you will never find a dull day where you having nothing to play.
Withdrawal and Deposit Methods
Much like variety of games you also want a large variety of banking options. Nowadays, with so many online banking options most sites offer at least 3 to 5 choices. If a fantasy site only offers one way to deposit or withdrawal look around for better options. You especially want to play at site that accepts the most trusted methods like Visa, MasterCard or PayPal deposits and withdrawals.
If you are going to deposit your hard earned money at a fantasy site make sure they offer you something for it. Right off the bat you should be getting a deposit bonus or a some free contest entries. On top of this look for companies that provide ongoing promotions throughout the calendar year like weekly free contests are big events for world championships. The top sites will always throw a bigger than normal contest for something like the LOL Championship where prizes could be as large as $100K to 1st.
Hopefully, wherever you decide to play you never have to deal with any customer service related issues because your experience with the site is pain free. Unfortunately, life tends not to work that way and we all have a customer service problem to deal with at some point or another. Because of this make sure you check out the FAQ and Contact pages of each site to make sure they are reliable and easy to reach.
Every reliable site should have a email, phone number that you can contact 24/7. The best sites (like the ones we have listed above) have live chat representatives that you can reach out to while live on their site.