PrizePicks Fantasy Sports Launches The Esports Lab

Published: Jun 12, 2024

Fantasy sports app PrizePicks, one of the largest daily fantasy sports operations in North America, has announced the launch of The Esports Lab, an educational resource for new esports fans. Unveiled by release yesterday (June 11), The Esports Lab will feature stats, live matches, and educational resources to explain and illuminate the esports ecosystem.

While many esports sites focus on the general fan, The Esports Lab is designed specifically for fantasy sports players who are interested in esports and are looking for a basic introduction to the space.

The Esports Lab
Image via PrizePicks

Initially, PrizePicks’ Esports Lab will feature Counter-Strike 2, League of Legends, and Dota 2, although this will be expanded throughout the year. 

Adam Wexler, co-founder and CEO of PrizePicks, explained a little more about The Esports Lab: 

“The Esports Lab is truly a first-of-its-kind product innovation. PrizePicks has been an innovator across categories since its inception, investing in areas that our community members love, with esports being at the forefront. I’m excited to see how this new offering builds upon the immense esports growth we’ve experienced to date.”

Adam Boothe, senior director of esports at PrizePicks, expanded on the company’s continued expansion into esports:

“We recognized a huge opportunity in the North American fantasy space for traditional sports fans to learn about top tier esports. The Esports Lab provides educational resources and in-depth research digestible for newcomers. With the addition of live streaming capabilities and real-time scoring, it is an unparalleled offering that will play a crucial role in expanding esports to the masses.”

PrizePicks is one of the leading fantasy sports operators in the US and over the last year has seen exponential growth. Over one million PrizePicks members have built an esports lineup on the app, and total esports entry fees from 2022 to 2023 on PrizePicks increased over 110%.

In 2023, Counter-Strike ranked fourth in entry fees and lineups built among all sports on PrizePicks, trailing only professional basketball, football and baseball.

With the addition of The Esports Lab, PrizePicks hopes to make the transition from traditional fantasy sports users to esports seamless. 

The Esports Lab is currently available on desktop and mobile at www.theesportslab.com. The site plans to launch on iOS and Android mobile apps in the future.

PrizePicks is the largest skill-based daily fantasy sports operator in North America. Recognized as the Fantasy Sports Business of the Year by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, PrizePicks is a fun, fast and simple version of daily fantasy sports. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company was also recently recognized as a Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Michael Hassall
Michael Hassall

Since: January 31, 2024

Michael has worked in the esports industry for five years after a brief career in marketing. A professional writer for almost a decade, and a lifelong gamer, writing about esports is his one true passion, when he’s not glued to a screen playing the games he writes about.

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