BOSTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Proving once again that it is the go-to Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform for fans of the "Beautiful Game," DraftKings Inc., one of the world's leading DFS platforms, today announced the introduction of two new tournaments to its soccer product, extending its global offering this summer with games based on the UEFA European Championships (Euro 2016) and Copa America.
Soccer fans can now reserve a place in UEFA Euro 2016 contests, which commences June 10, immediately offering them a chance to compete for once in a lifetime experiences and prizes. The headliner $3 contests 'Kickoff Special' offers players a chance to test their skills during the tournaments.
DraftKings is also proud to offer contests for this year's Copa America tournament that is being held in the US, further broadening its appeal to Central and South American football fans.
"We are thrilled to continue to grow our sports offering by giving soccer fans more options for deeper engagement with their favorite sport this summer" said Matt Kalish Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of DraftKings. "We hope the DraftKings mobile app will become the second screen for many watching Euro 2016 and Copa America across North America."
For the launch of their 'Summer of Soccer' contests, DraftKings are also implementing product changes to the platform to further enhance the user experience. One of the main product feature changes is that users will now draft an eight-man rooster consisting of a goalkeeper, two defenders, two midfielders, two forwards and one utility player adding more engagement to the daily fantasy game.
"With soccer tournaments such as Euro 2016, our daily contests will often only include three to four matches," said Mark Nerenberg, Vice President of Games at DraftKings. "Changing back to 8-man line-ups will give our players a better all-round experience and broader engagement with the game."
DraftKings offers a total of seven different soccer options based on leagues across the world, including Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Liga MX and Copa America. With more than 7 million registered players in North America and the United Kingdom, some 300,000 customers play DFS soccer, making DraftKings the largest daily fantasy soccer platform.
DraftKings, Inc. is the leading skill-based Daily Fantasy Sports platform that allows fans to compete in single-day, online games for cash and prizes across the largest variety of professional sports. DraftKings' technology brings a more engaging interactive experience and daily excitement to the pastime of fantasy sports. Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA with offices in New York City and London. For more information, visit DraftKings at www.draftkings.com, like DraftKings at www.facebook.com/draftkings, and follow the company on Twitter at @DraftKings.
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