FanDraft

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FanDraft
Type of site
Fantasy sport
OwnerFanSoft Media LLC
Created byFanSoft Media LLC
Websitewww.fandraft.com/
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired to play
Launched2002
Current statusactive

FanDraft is a fantasy sports software application created by FanSoft Media. The application acts as a digital alternative to the traditional "paper draft boards" utilized during many live fantasy football drafts. The software has over 27,000 downloads on Download.com,[1] and has been featured on major media sites such as Wall Street Journal,[2] USA Today Online,[3] and Telegram.com,[4] and boasts integration partnerships with RotoWire [5] and MyFantasyLeague [6] FanDraft provides software specifically designed to make a draft easier and more aesthetically pleasing. FanDraft is installed into your laptop, then the display can be hooked up to a big-screen TV or projector, and the entire league has a display for to view. When a pick is made, the commissioner clicks on the player's name, and he is added to the squad. He then joins the scrolling "bottom line" that updates picks while the clock starts on the next owner. The software also allows the commissioner to program personal music for each team, which will play when it's their turn to pick.[2]

Background[edit]

FanDraft Football version 1 was first launched in May 2002. A rehauled update to version 2 was released a couple of months later.[7] The Football software is now on version 14, with an annual update having been released each year since FanDraft's initial launch.

FanDraft currently carries titles for 4 different fantasy sports that include football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. FanDraft released its first baseball application (FanDraft Baseball) in 2008. The Basketball version was first released in 2007, and continued to release updates until 2009. FanDraft Basketball was discontinued from 2010-2012, however relaunched in 2013. FanDraft Hockey was first released in 2009 on continued to release annual updates. FanDraft has also released a non-fantasy title called "FanDraft Youth Sports" in 2009, which serves as a draft board software for youth sports leagues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FanDraft Football". CNet. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Di Fino, Nando. "Building a Better War Room. games". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  3. ^ "FanDraft: Fantasy football draft board software". USA Today. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ Bousquet, Josh (27 June 2008). "Recharged Brewers are setting them up- FanDraft Goes Another Step". BetaBeat. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  5. ^ "FanDraft teams up with RotoWire.com for '09 fantasy baseball season". FanSoft Media Blog. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Draft with FanDraft". MyFantasyLeague Blog. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^ Software, FanDraft. "About FanDraft. games". FanDraft. Retrieved 21 January 2014.

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