NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and FanDuel introduced in the present day a brand new partnership that may make FanDuel the official, one-day fantasy companion of the WNBA. The partnership is FanDuel’s first with a women’s skilled sports activities league and the WNBA’s first official one-day fantasy providing.
Beginning with the WNBA’s 21st season, which ideas off on Saturday, May 13, followers will be capable of entry the “Official One-Day Fantasy Game of the WNBA” and compete towards others for every day WNBA prizes, together with courtside tickets to common season video games, distinctive WNBA experiences, WNBA merchandise and memorabilia. The official one-day fantasy recreation, out there all through the whole WNBA common season and playoffs, will probably be free to all followers by way of FanDuel.com, the FanDuel app and WNBA.com.
“We are constantly looking to innovate by finding new opportunities to engage with our passionate fans and introduce the WNBA to wider audiences,” stated WNBA President Lisa Borders. “This partnership with FanDuel and our new one-day fantasy game will be a fresh, unique way for fans to further connect with their favorite WNBA players and teams throughout our season.”
“The NBA has been a fantastic partner as we continue to build out our consumer offerings to appeal to all sports fans,” stated Nigel Eccles, CEO of FanDuel. “We first launched NBA contests in 2009, debuted NBA InPlay late last year, and are now extending our basketball offerings to include WNBA, giving our users even more opportunities to play fantasy contests.”
Along with the official one-day fantasy recreation, in the course of the first week of the WNBA season followers could have entry to the “WNBA Tip-Off Challenge.” Between May 13-20, followers might enter a collection of particular version, free-to-play video games for the prospect to win WNBA Store credit score, tickets to WNBA video games, and a grand prize fan expertise together with courtside seats to the WNBA Finals with a basketball legend. To enter the WNBA Tip-Off Challenge, go to www.fanduel.com/wnba-tipoff.
In 2014, the NBA and FanDuel unveiled the primary, “Official One-Day Fantasy Basketball Game of the NBA,” marking FanDuel’s first strategic partnership with a serious skilled sports activities league.
The 2017 WNBA common season runs by way of Sept. three. For extra info on the WNBA and recreation tickets go to www.wnba.com. To study extra about WNBA contests on FanDuel go to www.FanDuel.com/fantasy-wnba.
About the WNBA
The WNBA – which options 12 groups and is probably the most profitable women’s skilled group sports activities league on the planet – is a singular international sports activities property combining competitors, sportsmanship, and leisure worth with its standing as an icon for social change, achievement, and variety. The league, which counts Verizon as its league-extensive marquee associate, ideas off its 21st season on May 13, 2017.
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply dedicated to creating packages that enhance the standard of life for all individuals, with a particular emphasis on packages that promote a wholesome way of life and constructive physique picture, improve breast and women’s health consciousness, help youth and household improvement, and concentrate on schooling. For extra info on the WNBA, go online to www.wnba.com.
Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports activities in pursuit of its mission of creating sports activities extra thrilling. FanDuel presents a mess of 1-day, weekly and season-lengthy recreation choices for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and the EPL, with new private and non-private leagues forming every day, ranging in measurement from two to hundreds of gamers. FanDuel is the Official Partner of the NBA and has a number of offers with NFL and NBA groups, driving fan engagement, internet hosting quite a few reside occasions and creating as soon as-in-a-lifetime experiences for sports activities followers all year long. Founded by Nigel Eccles, Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Rob Jones, and Chris Stafford, FanDuel is predicated in New York City with workplaces in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. FanDuel has raised funding from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.