Midsummer Classic at Draft Kings
The Legends Series Continues with the $400,000 Classic
As part of the Legends series, Draft Kings are running the Midsummer Classic on July 22nd. Satellites to the event are running every day until Monday 21st July and you’ll be able to buy-in directly for $200.
There are a variety of satellites running for the Midsummer Classic, ranging from $2 to $55.
- The $2 satellite features 115 players, with the winner taking a place in the Classic field.
- $12 satellites have a field of 19 players and the winner grabs a seat in the finals.
- $27 satellites feature 34 players, this time the top four players guarantee a seat in the Classic.
- The $55 satellite sees just four players battling it out for a place in the finals on the 22nd July.
Having won a ticket for the Classic, you could use the ticket for another Legends Series event instead.
As well as the dedicated satellites for this event, there are general Legends Series satellites, where you’ll be able to use winning tickets at some of the Legends satellites. Here, you’ll be able to play in some very low stakes satellite events, with buy-ins ranging from $0.25 to $5. These satellites will not win you a place in a Legends event, but offer tickets to higher satellites. For example, you could enter a $0.25 satellite with 112 players where the top two players both earn a $12 satellite ticket, which can then be used in the $12 Midsummer Classic satellite.
The Midsummer Classic
The final event takes place on the 22nd July, with the following MLB games taking place (all times EST):
Dodgers @ Pirates 7.05pm
Giants @ Phillies 7.05pm
Rangers @ Yankees 7.05pm
Red Sox @ Blue Jays 7.07pm
Marlins @ Braves 7.10pm
Padres @ Cubs 8.05pm
Reds @ Brewers 8.10pm
Indians @ Twins 8.10pm
Royals @ White Sox 8.10pm
Rays @ Cardinals 8.15pm
Nationals @ Rockies 8.40pm
Tigers @ D-backs 9.40pm
Orioles @ Angels 10.05pm
Astros @ Athletics 10.05pm
Mets @ Mariners 10.10 pm
The winner of the Midsummer Classic will pick up an impressive $100,000, but will have the option of just taking $50,000 and claiming a place in the Fantasy Baseball Championship and an Atlantis trip. The Fantasy Baseball Championship is the premier baseball event on Draft Kings featuring a million dollar first prize, and a five night VIP trip to Atlantis Paradise Island – all 50 finalists winning at least $7,500.
Prizes are awarded for the top 400 finishers in the Midsummer Classic, with players finishing between 301st and 400th doubling their money and taking home $400. The prizes rise to $2,000 for the player finishing 11th, the top ten prizes as follows:
1st $100,000 or $50,000 and a Fantasy Baseball Championship Entry and Trip
7th and 8th $4,000
9th and 10th $2,000
The Draft Kings Legend Series
The Legends Series was introduced this year at Draft Kings, with four “major” events taking place throughout the season. April, May, June have all hosted their big events, and the Midsummer classic is the final Major before the biggest of all – the Fantasy Baseball Championship.
Draft Kings have to be applauded for the Legends Series, which has really raised the bar in Daily Fantasy Sports. One lucky person will be the winner of a million dollars, and it’s highly possible that the winner may have just paid $0.25 for the honor of entering.
As the baseball season enters the second half of the season, there are many teams whose playoff hopes are wavering and are looking towards 2015. In daily Fantasy Sports however, there is no looking to the future yet, as being a big part in the business end of the season is still open to all, with a handful of people all looking to win a life changing amount of money.