FantasyUp is a daily fantasy website established in 2014 by Dan Ziernicki, a former fantasy gamer himself who made a mark for himself in the fantasy gaming industry by winning over $3.5 million as a player at DraftKings and FanDuel. Now branding FantasyUp as “The New And Premier Destination For Daily Fantasy Sports” the young and innovative owner is definitely creating some strong competition for the very same fantasy gaming providers where he started of his fantasy gaming journey at.
FantasyUp is based in Centennial, USA and made its mark in the fantasy gaming arena by offering rake free contests to its players till April 2015, and by then had captured a large market share with a growing base of fans.
What they offer
FantasyUp offers its players a large range of sports to choose from including National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), The National Basketball Association (NBA) and The National Hockey League (NHL).
These games can be played as Guaranteed, Winner Take All, 50/50, Multiplier, Multi-Entry and Head to Head contests in both Salary and Pick’Em game formats on FantasyUp
Registering as player at FantasyUp is extremely quick and easy with the site requiring only your username, a password and a valid email address. Citizens of both USA and Canada are allowed to compete in games at Fantasy Up if they of 18 years of age or over. However if you reside in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana or Vermont you cannot collect cash or any other forms of prize, but can yet compete for fun in all games at FantasyUp
Payments and Bonuses
FantasyUp accepts payments via PayPal as well as major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. The minimum deposit value accepted is $10 while there is no limit on a maximum amount. The deposit bonus offered by FantasyUp can go upto a massive 300% depending on the promo code used and like many other fantasy game providers, the bonus is released as a percentage upon playing real cash games.
Also if you do not feel like like spending some real money since you are yet an amateur or because you want to get a feel of the site’s workings, FantasyUp also has a “Beginners” tab which offers freerolls in addition to various other free daily fantasy gaming contests.
Mastering site navigation
FantasyUp runs on a black and blue theme which might be be every player’s cup of tea, but it is a easy to use navigate site which is highly functional and a breeze to use. Thus the colours of the theme are not much cause for concern.
Upon logging into FantasyUp, players are redirected to the contest selection page where there are filters that let you select the games you want by filtering out other options by sport, buyin, number of players, game type, and start time.
The lineup building process on FantasyUp is also simple. Upon selecting the position on a team from the top of the page, a list of all eligible players is displayed along with their matchup, salary, and average points per game. A negative point here is that that there are no individual profile pages for players. However as a plus point, Current scores are displayed at the top of the screen which is a nice touch for gamers to make decisions before they build lineups or join contests.
Mobile Device Compatibility
For fantasy gaming fans out there who like to make changes to their team lineups on the move or check the latests game statistics even when away from a desktop device, it will come as a disappointment to know that FantasyUp neither has a mobile app that is compatible with Android or IOS devices or a website that is optimised for mobile devices.
This makes browsing difficult since it is not easy to navigate a complete desktop site on the much smaller screens of a mobile device. The plus point of this however that all features offered on the desktop version are available on a mobile device as well.
However there is a rumour that an IOS app for FantasyUp will hit the itunes store in the days to come.
Currently the customer representative team at FantasyUp can be contacted via email for questions that cannot be answered via the FAQ and Terms and Conditions page on the website. Telephone support as well as a live chat system are to be expected soon on the FantasyUp website. Till then, any emails sent to FantasyUp are responded to promptly, and courteously as well as with the required answers to the questions posed.
With an amazing choice of games and a player friendly website, as well as the backing and experience of a former successful fantasy game player himself, FantasyUp is definitely worth checking out for players who are tired of the conventional fantasy gaming sites that are flooding the market.