Welcome to another edition of This Week In DFS, an assortment of the latest news throughout the industry of Daily Fantasy Sports: from social media rumblings, to recent Awesemo subscriber wins and company announcements, and plenty in between!
We’ve had a hell of a past couple of weeks in the DFS realm since a full-fledged return of real sports, and that doesn’t come with any shortage of elephants in the room, so let’s get into the circus-that-was…
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Social Media Happenings
Ex-Fantasy Pros’ Bobby Sylvester Ousted Following Creepy DM’s
August 6th, 2020…
The most romantic movie is Braveheart. Change my mind.
Dude started a war to avenge his slayed wife and had his guts pulled out while he was alive without forfeiting his principles pic.twitter.com/33TDFSW756
— Bobby Sylvester (@_BobbySylvester) August 6, 2020
Random. Or was it…
August 7th, 2020…
In case you’re wondering, Bobby Sylvester is a now ex-Fantasy Pros fantasy football content contributor who, evidently, has had trouble communicating with the opposite sex.
Curiously, one may wonder what happened prior to his statement and you can’t help but provide yourself the well-rounded Tarentino timeline of delivery.
August 4th, 2020…
— 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞 (@talliesinyoung) August 4, 2020
…on a not-so-distant February 24th, 2020…
And finally, back to August 7th…
Please read our statement on Bobby Sylvester: pic.twitter.com/nbFgx6YDiM
— FantasyPros (@FantasyPros) August 8, 2020
In lieu of the harassment of the female involved, Sylvester was relieved of his duties at Fantasy Pros.
I’m not ever a person to relish in an individual’s downfall or shortcomings, nor will I begin to here. However, something easily stated to live by (and apparently not as simple to enact upon): don’t be a creepy, misogynous tool and I think you’ll get by just fine.
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Tommy G’s Return To Twitter Was A Brief One
Known racist jackass and ex-San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff recently made an announcement on his Twitter machine, much to the delight of his cultic base of QAnon loyalists:
A true American patriot Tommy G twitter account of 250,000 followers got shot down recently. Follow his new account @ReturnoftheGedi as he continues his assault on the dark side.
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) July 30, 2020
Besides the questionable scope of his broad use of the term “patriot”, Aubrey Huff’s Tweet contained another unfortunate event upon discovery:
I was thoroughly looking forward to the continued war waged on the Dark Side, and to have to settle for the Star Wars saga over again is a real drag (although, there is an element of realism when considering you’re replacing one group of pretend rebels with another).
And our very own Nolan Kelly had his say as well:
More like the collected adventures of Jar Jar Binks and his Ewok friends, am I right?
— Nolan Kelly (@SpudKelly) August 7, 2020
Well if that won’t ruin your day. Carry on.
With Real Sports Back, eSports DFS Losing Momentum
While I maintain wishful thinking that the lull in League of Legends DraftKings tournament sizes is only due to the end of the Summer splits, there’s been more than a hint of things taking a step backward with payout structures diminishing in the past couple of weeks.
Counter-Strike: GO, once a daily weekday affair that had slates starting around the clock, is practically non-existent, and especially with the real sport parallel in NBA making its grand return.
With League Of Legends Worlds kicking off on September 25th, and Summer playoffs to be taken care of first, there’s hope still reserved (although difficult considering NFL will be back).
Even Adam Got A Kick Out Of The Sylvester Situation
This is great. And a movie reference I actually get! https://t.co/L457wfGCUf
— Adam Scherer (@ShipMyMoneyDFS) August 7, 2020
Awesemo’s own Adam “ShipMyMoney” Scherer found some humor in the Bobby Sylvester comedy-drama, and by means of one hysterical retweet.
Oh, and this:
Didn't send any rapey DMs last night. Blessed to be starting my day off better than some
— Adam Scherer (@ShipMyMoneyDFS) August 7, 2020
Big Awesemo Winner Of The Week
A major hit and huge congratulations to Awesemo sub tmast0112 for binking $100,000!
Congratulations are in order to Awesemo user tmast0112! That’s quite a hit! pic.twitter.com/hmY24sp2hr
— Awesemo (@Awesemo_Com) August 7, 2020
Daily Fantasy News
- DraftKings BestBall available in phone application only (web-based coming soon)
- GeoComply technology allows DraftKings Illinois users to enroll from casino parking lot
- DraftKings to release Q2 earnings (during sports shutdown) by August 14th
- MLB, DraftKings expand on exclusive partnership