New Footing: DFS Disrupter Footstock Has Launched a Unique App with the EPL SeasonPublished September 25, 2020 by Lee R
A groundbreaking app and platform have come to the DFS space for the new Premier League Season.
A disruptive technology is coming to the iGaming space which requires further clarification.
The Footstock Variation
Entering the sports gambling and fantasy sports space, Footstock calls itself a “unique twist” on sports trading that integrates elements of fantasy sports, and would join the greater DFS realm.
Footstock is strategically introducing its platform in the U.K. For the new English Premier League (EPL) season, which just launched September 12th.
How it Works
Footstock provides sports fans with Premiere League players that fans can buy, sell, and hold amongst themselves to win cash in Fantasy Premier League contests.
The purchases are available not only in the Footstock market, but from other platform users as well.
The platform will make the players more valuable to fans in the long run.
Players will be grouped according to five categories: Legendary, Epic, Rare, Common and Basic, which are based on the fantasy football points the player has earned.
As the site describes:
“The higher the class, the less cards there are available to be bought which in turn increases the player card’s rarity and therefore value.”
For the first week of EPL action, Footstock gave sports fans an added incentive: a £100,000 ($130,900) freeroll contest for all registrants to the exchange that running the length of the season.
Footstock is already available for download on iOS devices, with Android availability pending Google signing off on the product, according to the company blog post.
Market Spokesman Speaks
Footstock Chief Marketing Officer James Copeland was positively ebullient about the launch, saying his team is “incredibly excited to be launching a number of new product and marketing initiatives.”
Copeland called the £100k free-to-enter fantasy contest “a great addition to the platform” while predicting that at least 100 different “managers” would win prizes from the overall pot.
Copeland was also effusive about the new app technology, promising “an enhanced user experience by offering some fantastic new features as well as an intuitive new design.”
Still kind of hard to understand, but definitely worth exploring and monitoring the development of this unique product as its capacities become clear as emerging test cases in the first season of Footstock's existence.