BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DraftKings Inc. and Hotwire® today announced a new, free game called "The Hotwire® Effect Series" that enables users to draft players based on stats alone, echoing the rising prevalence of data-driven analytics within Major League Baseball. Built exclusively for online travel site Hotwire, known for their mystery travel deals, DraftKings has created a custom game inspired by the Hotwire booking process where travelers use filters and data to select their Hot Rate® hotel and car rental of choice. Players of the "The Hotwire Effect Series" will be able to see all the typical fantasy stats for any player, with the exception of the player's name, making it a fun and exciting way to draft their lineups and test their strategic approach. Once each contest begins, users will have their players' names revealed to them, similar to how the Hotwire app works when booking a hotel, also known as the "Hotwire Effect."
"Statistics have always been the driving force behind DraftKings' Daily Fantasy Sports products and resonate tremendously with baseball fans on our platform," said Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer at DraftKings. "Conceptualizing our latest free game 'The Hotwire Effect Series' with a company like Hotwire is a great opportunity that gives our customers a new way to engage in a unique experience we are sure will be a hit."
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"We're known for offering travelers that thrilling moment when their hotel is revealed after booking one of our opaque Hot Rate® deals," said Melissa Postier, director of brand marketing, Hotwire. "We wanted to find more ways to bring that experience to life for people, and we're excited to collaborate with DraftKings on a unique twist to their highly popular games that lets users focus on data alone to win!"
Launching today and running four contests over the course of four weeks, the "Hotwire Effect Series" offers users the opportunity to take a swing at $5,000 in total prizes per contest. To learn more and sign-up for "The Hotwire Effect Series," please visit: https://games.draftkingsmedia.com/hotwire-effect-fantasy-baseball-series/.
Hotwire is a leading discount travel site. Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. was one of the first online travel sites to work with suppliers directly to book unsold inventory. By simply hiding the brand name, Hotwire can offer customers deep savings on hotel rooms, rental cars, and flights.
Hotwire is an operating company within Expedia Group. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com.
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