LAS VEGAS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The daily fantasy sports industry awoke to earth-shattering news that DraftKings Inc has acquired DraftStreet, effectively merging the second- and third-largest fantasy sports superpowers and posing the first significant threat to industry-leading FanDuel Inc.
The move comes at a critical time for the $492 million daily fantasy sports industry, as tens of thousands of players continue to sign on month after month and the NFL season – the bread and butter of the industry – fast approaches.
With DraftKings CEO Jason Robins acknowledging that there’s still room for consolidation and innovation within the daily fantasy sports industry (Source: USA Today), it also raises the question of who’s next in line to fill the massive void left by the merger.
Many, including respected review sites DailyFantasySportsNetwork.com, RealMoneyFantasyLeagues.com, and PlayDailyFantasyBaseball.com, believe it just may be Ballr Inc (http://ballr.com). In fact, many review sites had already ranked Ballr ranked as the second-, third- or fourth- highest recommended daily fantasy sports site prior to today’s merger.
Ballr, established in 2013 and headquartered in Las Vegas, brings an impressive management team, 20 employees, and an interesting approach to daily fantasy sports gameplay. They’ve shattered the mold set by their predecessors, offering what many players believe is the cleanest, most intuitive game experience available today.
Gone are complicated game lobbies and terminology like “freerolls, qualifiers, multipliers, satellites, and double-ups” that other sites adapted from the online poker environment but that don’t naturally apply to the day-to-day of daily fantasy sports.
With simple 2-player to 10-player games (many free to play), the industry’s most lucrative “tell a friend” program, addictive social features, their proprietary Fantasy World Ranking system, and a flawless mobile and tablet experience, it’s no wonder Ballr is growing at lightning speed.
Following the launch of its Major League Baseball offering in March 2014, Ballr’s user base ballooned an incredible 200% week over week, with a significant portion returning daily to play.
Ballr is currently ramping up for NFL 2014 and promises even more innovative, never-before-seen features and attractive prize pools that are sure to dazzle their existing users and draw countless thousands more to Ballr.
No doubt, the daily fantasy sports landscape will be captivating to watch in the months ahead. As legal restrictions continue to loosen on both state and federal levels, more and more investors and companies – not to mention players themselves – are emerging to stake their claim of what’s trending to be a multi-billion dollar industry by 2017.
Ballr is certainly among the most intriguing to keep an eye on.
Media Contact: Paul Hauber, Ballr Inc, (855) 922-5577, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Ballr Inc