- FanDuel and DraftKings are starting to see more action on esports DFS contests.
- Esports such as League of Legends can be played remotely in a controlled environment.
- Esports DFS contests will continue to gain popularity due to the lack of traditional sports.
BOSTON – Esports daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests are gaining popularity now more than ever.
The world of sports has come to a grinding halt thanks to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Many tournaments and leagues have either been canceled or pushed back to a further date. It is unknown when sports leagues will resume regular play.
However, betting on esports has become more popular than ever. Many esports leagues have moved to remote play and are continuing their seasons. That means that esports DFS are starting to see more action now.
One of the most popular DFS esports contests is League of Legends (LoL). League of Legends has worldwide popularity and they have adapted their contests to accommodate social distancing. That is why the league has a full schedule of matches coming up.
Playing esports DFS is much like playing any other regular fantasy sports. Depending on the game, you create a line up of players to fill all positions needed to make a team. Once that is done, DFS players will be scored based on how their DFS picks play.
The most valuable players that LoL DFS players can pick are from the team known as FunPlus Phoenix. This team won the last League of Legends World Championships which has increased the value of their players. Strategies about how DFS players should utilize FunPlus Phoenix are already being drafted.
During a time when sports are no longer regularly available, companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings are adapting to keep players entertained. They are now promoting their esports fantasy leagues because esports matches are still happening.
It is likely that due its nature, esports will likely continue to gain more popularity in the eyes of DFS players and sports bettors. It is possible when everything starts to return to normal, legal sports betting operations will have more lines on esports betting. So now is the perfect time to learn more about esports betting and playing esports DFS contests.
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