DraftKings Championship Series 2024

Despite the upheaval of the Spring and the uncertainly of the global pandemic, the NBA, MLB, NFL and PGA all returned to action in 2020—much to the delight of sports fans across the country.

It also meant that Season 1 of the DraftKings Championship Series returned as well, albeit in a modified form. At least five major online contests have played out/will play out in 2020 including:

See below for details!

Upcoming Events:

$12.5M Fantasy Football World Championship

DraftKings’ signature Fantasy Football World Championship is a go for Dec. 20, 2020, with a staggering $12.5M prize pool. The winner collects an equally staggering $2.5M.

dk fantasy football wcYou can qualify via weekly fantasy football contests on DraftKings up to 9 times. Contests run every week from Week 1 through Week 14. Two hundred qualifiers in total will make it to the big finale during Week 15 of the NFL season.


Create a DraftKings DFS account and qualify to play right here!

$2M Pro Football Pick’em National Championship

DraftKings Pro Pick'em Football ChampionshipFor the more ambitious football prognosticator, the $1,500 buy-in Pro Football Pick’em Championship is a season-long affair with a $1M carrot on the stick for the champ. The contest covers every week of the NFL season (1-16) with 5 picks required each week. A $2 million total prize pool is available with cash bonuses for picking all 5 games correct in a week.

Create a DraftKings DFS account here and qualify to play.

Already Completed Events

$4M Online Fantasy Basketball Championship

DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World ChampionshipPostponed from March, the Fantasy Basketball World Championship has been running qualifiers since bubble play began in Orlando. A total of 100 players will earn a seat in the $4M finals set for the first two days of the NBA Playoffs.

Spots are still available through daily NBA fantasy contests on DraftKings. More details for the FBWC:

$1.5M Online Fantasy Baseball World Championship

DraftKings Fantasy Baseball ChampionshipDespite some early hiccups the MLB season has continued on with great storylines emerging in both the AL and NL.

Fantasy contests run daily on DraftKings with 50 spots up for grabs in the one-day Fantasy MLB Championship.

$1.5M Online Fantasy Golf World Championship

DraftKings Fantasy Golf World ChampionshipSimilar to MLB, the return of the PGA Tour brought some early hurdles but after a dazzling PGA Championship and US Open, the tour finished the year strong with the Masters in November. Fantasy Golf Championship qualifiers play ed alongside for $1.5M in shared prizes. Qualifying was weekly via PGA contests on DraftKings.

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DraftKings has been awarding big prizes via daily fantasy sports contests for years. Now, it’s crowning a champion of both DFS and sports betting through its DraftKings Championship Series for 2020.

Big DFS events are, of course, nothing new. DraftKings has been running “live” DFS championships since nearly its inception. 

Fantasy players would qualify for competitions that awarded millions of dollars at live events occurring in Las VegasMiami and elsewhere. These tournaments have paid out more than $100 million in prizes.

This year, DraftKings is offering a yearlong competition, which includes a trio of championships for sports bettors, and just in time for March Madness.

Read on to learn more about the 2020 DraftKings Championship Series.  

The 2020 DraftKings Championship Series

The DraftKings series includes more than 40 events across DFS and gambling. Here’s how it breaks down.

DraftKings sports betting championships

DraftKings Sportsbook has been one of the early leaders in the US market. Whether DFS is your thing or not, there are multiple sports betting tournaments this year:

The winners of the first two events will qualify for the national championship; however, there will be several ways to get in on the big finale.

In 2019, the inaugural national championship ended with some controversy. We anticipate that DraftKings has likely learned from the shortcomings of that event.

DraftKings’ fantasy tournament of champions

In all, DraftKings is planning 41 major DFS events this year, many of which will likely offer a top prize of $1 million or more. Events include:

These events will serve as feeders to the final live event held during the 2021 Super Bowl

Qualifiers via those 40 events will travel to the big game in Tampa, FL, for a shot to win $1 million in a single-game fantasy event.

How do I play in the DraftKings championships for sports betting?

Currently, we only know the details for the DraftKings Sports Betting Spring Championship (DSBSC). Information on the fall and national championships are yet to be announced. 

Even if sports betting isn’t yet legal in your state, you will be able to get in on the action.

We know a lot about the spring championship, which takes place during the opening week of March Madness, aka the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.

Do you need more information? Create a DraftKings DFS account and email [email protected] to get your entry.

DraftKings Sports Betting Spring Championship

If you don’t want to plunk down $5K to enter, you’re in luck. You have a chance to join the championship without buying in.

DraftKings is offering regular qualifiers via its DFS platform, sometimes for less than $100. The most likely ways to get in are NBA contests, which have a maximum of 100 entries and an $88 entry fee.

The winners get to go to New Jersey to play for a lot of money.

The qualifiers will receive a $5,000 buy-in, plus a hotel room for four nights and $1,000 in travel expenses.

How DraftKings Sports Betting Spring Championship works

There will be some rules to follow if you enter the championship. At its core, the contest is simple:

While you can place bets anywhere in the state of New Jersey, DraftKings will host a “VIP Sportsbook Venue” in Weehawken, where the basketball games will be televised.

Here are the top prizes:

DraftKings Sports Betting Fall Championship

We presume its fall sports betting championship will be similar in format and also likely held in New Jersey. But those details are still being ironed out.

The DraftKings fall championship will likely occur during an NFL and college football weekend, and it might have an even bigger prize pool. You should also be able to buy into the event directly for $5,000.

Furthermore, DraftKings will have more time to market the event and allow people to qualify.

DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship

We’re not sure what DraftKings has in store for the big finale. But seeing as this event is called the “national championship,” it should be even more substantial than its seasonal variants.

It seems likely that the event would be during a football weekend, but it’s not clear if that would be during the NFL regular season or in January when the college and NFL playoffs are going on.

We’ll also guess that the winner will receive more than $1 million.

Can I take part in the sports betting championships if sports betting isn’t legal where I live?

Yes, you can. It’s open to those 21 years or older in the US. 

Though, you must be within New Jersey’s state borders to wager and to take part in the DraftKings championship. Sports betting is legal in New Jersey. Also, you will need a DraftKings Sportsbook account to be a part of the action. You can bet via the DraftKings app from your iPhone or Android device, or via a browser.

The sign-up process is relatively easy, but DraftKings will need some personal information to verify that you are who you say you are and of legal age.

The DFS championship series at DraftKings

The DFS part of the championship series is available to much of the country; DraftKings serves more than 40 states. Here’s a look at where DFS is legal.

There will be more than 40 events, but the details are still being hashed out for many of them. 

So far, we have information on these events:

There will also be baseball and football world championships that take place as live events.

The winners of those events will punch their ticket to the Super Bowl event for a chance at another big prize pool.

The DraftKings Super Bowl fantasy championship

Details on the finale of the fantasy tournament of champions at DraftKings are not yet released. 

We do know a little bit about it and can make a few guesses:

We’ll have more details as DraftKings releases them.

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