Fantasy eSports Site AlphaDraft Raises $5mm In Latest Surge For DFS For Video Games

The nascent industry of daily fantasy eSports got another boost on Tuesday, as the fantasy platform AlphaDraft announced it had received a $5mm round of funding. $17 million for fantasy eSports in a month The round of funding for AlphaDraft comes after Vulcun, another eSports DFS site, raised $12mm via Sequoia Capital just last month. (That was Vulcun’s second round […] Read More
Posted on: May 19, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Industry News | Dustin Gouker

eSports Betting Site UNIKRN Wagering That Competitive Video Gaming Can Go Mainstream

Before this year, the idea of putting money down on competitive video gaming mostly consisted of friendly wagers between friends or bets booked on chats or internet forums. But suddenly, eSports wagering is a huge business. Following closely on the heels of real-money daily fantasy sports for eSports, the website UNIKRN launched to allow people to book […] Read More
Posted on: May 11, 2015 | Industry News Sports Betting | Dustin Gouker

This Week In Daily: April 17, 2015

“This Week In Daily” is LegalSportsReport’s weekly wrap of key facts, happenings and miscellany from the daily fantasy sports industry. Stories of note FanDuel Streaming Live The fast-moving industry of daily fantasy sports took a quick and somewhat unexpected turn this week, as FanDuel launched a daily talk show that will be broadcast on the […] Read More
Posted on: April 17, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports TWiD | Dustin Gouker

Sequoia Capital Leads $12 Million Series A Round For Daily Fantasy eSports Site Vulcun

A daily fantasy sports site just got a huge round of funding, and its name isn’t FanDuel or DraftKings. The extraordinary rise of daily fantasy sports for video games, aka eSports, continued as the DFS site Vulcun – which is built around eSports contests – announced it has partnered with Sequoia Capital to raise an eight-figure investment. League of Legendary investments […] Read More
Posted on: April 9, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Industry News | Dustin Gouker
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