FanDuel Takes On ESPN With This New Feature

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It was at the start of the month that daily fantasy sports platform FanDuel announced a bold new feature and it’s abou to go live for all FanDuel users.

The feature, dubbed Friends Mode, allows FanDuel users to set up private, recurring leagues to play against friends every week of the season.

The format still belongs to “daily” fantasy, meaning that every week, users can draft a new team. By making it recurring and not opening it to friends, it becomes season-long structure.

On August 25th, FanDuel users will see a “Friends” tab on the FanDuel desktop web site and mobile app.

Commissioners can start up a league, create an initial contest, set the entry fee, and invite friends. Once a league is created, it automatically creates a recurring weekly contest.

Users can join an existing league, or invite new friends to an existing league, any week during the season.

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