Announcing the FantasyAces $250,000 Basketball Championship Live Final in San Diego
Aliso Viejo, Calif. – December 8, 2015 – FantasyAces.com, a leader in the rapidly growing multi-billion Daily Fantasy Sports industry, announced today that it will host a live NBA championship event with a quarter-million dollar prize pool.
The $250,000 FantasyAces Basketball Championship will take place on March 26, 2016, with 20 finalists competing in a live one-day fantasy NBA contest for a $100,000 grand prize.
Qualifying events will commence on Friday, December 11, 2015, with a 500-seat, $55 multi-entry contest entry contest. Subsequent qualifiers will take place each week of the NBA season until the March 2016 live final. FantasyAces will also offer satellites in other sports that provide customers the opportunity to win qualifier tickets at a value price.
In November, FantasyAces hosted a $100,000 College Football live event DFS championship in Newport Beach, Calif., and this weekend 40 finalists will travel to Southern California for the company’s $500,000 NFL live event.
“We’re excited to announce our NBA live final in San Diego,” explains co-founder Trent Frisina. “Between the harbor cruise, the rooftop reception at Hard Rock and the VIP party at Striders, we’ve created an incredible weekend for our finalists, and the $250,000 prize pool demonstrates significant growth over our 2015 live basketball championship. We have a rapidly expanding database of loyal users who love chasing these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
The $250,000 prize pool is more than double the company’s previous NBA live final in March 2015, which paid out $100,000 in total prizes. In addition to huge cash prizes, FABC qualifiers and their guests will enjoy luxury accommodations at Hard Rock San Diego.
The festivities will begin with an extravagant harbor cruise aboard a private motor yacht with open bar and gourmet appetizers. Then, the finalists will enjoy an exclusive Reception Party at FLOAT, the Hard Rock’s wildly popular rooftop bar and lounge that features breathtaking downtown San Diego views.
The live championship party will take place at Striders, a massive two-story sports bar with signature craft cocktails and beers, delicious Southern California cuisine and dozens of high definition televisions with every minute of NBA game action. The suite will be equipped with an array of high-definition widescreen monitors so qualifiers can watch every snap of NBA action.
In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, the FABC live final winner will be upgraded to a Hard Rock suite on Saturday night.
“Our live finals continue to get bigger and better,” comments FantasyAces co-founder Bryan Frisina. “We are focused on delivering an unforgettable experience for every qualifier, and the FABC in San Diego will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
Founded in 2012 by Tom Frisina and sons Trent and Bryan, FantasyAces opened for daily gameplay in March 2013. The Frisinas focus on providing unmatched customer service and creating proprietary contest offerings such as SalaryProTM, which features a flexible salary cap for a uniquely exciting daily fantasy sports experience.
One of only three DFS operators to host live event championships, FantasyAces hosted its first live final in November 2014, a $100,000 Football championship event. In 2015, the company held a $100,000 NBA championship in March, a $250,000 MLB championship in August at Angel Stadium, a $100,000 College Football live final in November and a $500,000 NFL live championship in December.
$250,000 FantasyAces Basketball Championship Live Final
Arrival: Friday, March 25, 2016
Departure: Sunday, March 27, 2016
Hotel: Hard Rock San Diego
Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Friday, 4:30 PM: San Diego Bay Cruise w/ Drinks and Appetizers
Friday, 6:30 PM: Dinner Reception at FLOAT (Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop)
Saturday, 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM: VIP NBA Live Final at Striders with Food and Drinks
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is unique among San Diego luxury hotels for its central location, stunning rooms and rock ‘n roll edge. From start to finish, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s luxury appointments and its proximity to many of the city’s most famous landmarks.
San Diego Bay Cruise
FABC finalists will tip off an unforgettable weekend with a two-hour cruise around the gorgeous San Diego Bay aboard the Emerald Hornblower, an 85-foot private motor yacht custom-designed for incredible events like this. The yacht party will include a full service, top-shelf bar, appetizers and, of course, a great time with your fellow opponents and FantasyAces hosts.
Dinner Reception at FLOAT
Voted San Diego’s best rooftop bar, FLOAT is the Hard Rock Hotel’s wildly popular open-air bar and lounge that overlooks the historic and thriving Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring firepits, a DJ, an open bar and a gourmet buffet, this evening reception will be an unforgettable event.
FABC Live Final at Striders
Striders is a truly unique entertainment experience combining great-tasting casual dining, classic cocktails, craft beers and a high-end Las Vegas-style Sports Lounge. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Striders boasts dozens of high-definition flatscreen televisions, two outdoor patios and a beautiful handcrafted bar. The entire downstairs will be reserved for the FantasyAces NBA Live Final party. And for anyone who wants a break from the basketball action, the top floor features live off-track wagering action from famous racetracks such as Del Mar, Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland & many other premier locations.
$250,000 FABC Prize Pool
FantasyAces will pay $250,000 in prizes at the end of the night, deposited directly into your account. Here is what’s at stake for the finalists: