DraftKings is challenging 20 English and Australian bettors to battle it out across five sports in its Ashes 2020 competition.
The inspiration behind the contests is the renowned Ashes cricket series, the fiercely competitive showdown between Australia and England over five test matches.
In DraftKings’ spin on the Ashes, the five-test series (contest) will be run across five different sports available on DraftKings.
Ten existing DraftKings players will be selected from each respective country to fly the flag for Australia or the UK with two captains leading the teams.
Each team of 10 players is battling over a total of $10,000 in cash prizes, with both daily and cumulative leaderboards.
The DraftKings Ashes will be run over a one-week period with the following contests:
10/8: CS:GO – Esports
12/8: Football (soccer) – Champions League
13-16/8: PGA Wyndham Championship
Commenting on the contest, Jeffrey Haas, SVP of international strategy at DraftKings, said: “The Ashes cricket series is fiercely contested between Australia and England and inspired us to run our own DraftKings Ashes competition. The rivalry between our two teams is already heating up and will no doubt reach similar heights to its cricketing namesake. We are excited for the contest to kick off and to watch the players compete for the prestigious title.
“As a digital sports entertainment and gaming company we aim to fuel the competitive spirits of fans and this initiative will help further drive engagement from both our existing customers and sports enthusiasts around the globe.”