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General FAQs

What is Reignmakers?

Reignmakers lives at the intersection of collectibles and fantasy gaming. Build a collection of digital player cards, officially licensed by the NFLPA and UFC, and draft those cards in fantasy contests throughout the year.


Each player card represents an athlete and scores points based on the player’s statistical performance in a given event or game.


Every week of the football season, there are a wide variety of fantasy contests posted in the Reignmakers lobby that cater to participants with both large and small Reignmakers’ player card collections. Similarly, UFC events will have contests available for drafting your fighter cards.


Join our growing community of Reignmakers fans in the DraftKings Marketplace Discord

What can I do with Reignmakers cards?

Each Reignmakers digital player card represents a specific athlete. Reignmakers cards are licensed and have multiple forms of utility.


Reignmakers cards can be:


  • Drafted in weekly fantasy contests with huge prizes
  • Bought & sold at any time on the DraftKings Marketplace
  • Retained over time to build up your Franchise Score & earn rewards

How do I acquire Reignmakers cards?

Participants can acquire cards by taking advantage of DraftKings onboarding offers, joining pack drops, bidding on cards at auction, winning them via Reignmakers contests, or purchasing cards on the secondary marketplace.

Join the DraftKings Marketplace Discord for the latest updates on Drops and Auctions.


There will also be occasional opportunities to win Reignmakers digital player cards across DraftKings Fantasy Sports, Sportsbook, and casino products.


Is there an entry fee for Reignmakers fantasy contests?

No. Reignmakers fantasy contests are free to join, provided you own enough cards to complete a lineup in a given contest.

What are card rarity tiers?

Card rarity is an important property for each digital player card. The card’s rarity tier helps define:


(1) The scarcity of that specific variation of card, set & athlete

(2) Contest entry eligibility


In the Reignmakers fantasy game, the digital player cards will be from five (5) distinct rarity tiers. In order of least to most scarce, those tiers are:


  • CORE
  • RARE
  • ELITE
  • LEGENDARY
  • REIGNMAKER

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Reignmakers Football

Contest types

Classic Contests


Classic contests are multi-game slates where participants can complete their lineup from a number of different football games. The roster format for classic contests requires you fill 5 positions:


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Showdown Contests


Showdown is a single-game contest where the rosters will have a CAPTAIN position, which gets a 1.5X fantasy score multiplier, and FLEX positions. FLEX means players from all positions are eligible for that slot.


For Reignmakers football, Showdown slates will typically be available for all primetime games each week (TNF, SNF & MNF).


Note: Captain is also a "FLEX" position.



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Deep Roster Contests


Deep roster contests include expanded roster sizes, allowing you to play a larger number of players. Deep roster contests require you fill 9 slots.


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Contest rarity tiers

Contest rarity is the gating mechanism that creates value for holding scarcer digital player cards in your collection. There can be contests at the 5 rarity tiers outlined above and each tier typically has a consistent baseline of card requirements for entry:


Note: Cards are eligible to be played at the shown rarity tier or lower. For example, a legendary tier card can be used as a core, rare, elite or legendary card in fantasy contests.



Tiers for Classic Format Contests:


  • CORE - Can draft cards from any rarity tier
  • RARE - Must draft at least four rare tier cards or better + one core tier card or better
  • ELITE - Must draft at least four elite tier cards or better + one rare tier card or better
  • LEGENDARY - Must draft at least two legendary tier cards or better + three elite tier cards or better
  • REIGNMAKER - Must draft at least two Reignmaker tier cards or better + three legendary tier cards or better

Tiers for Showdown Format Contests:


  • CORE - Four cards from any rarity tier
  • RARE - Must draft at least three rare tier cards or better + one core tier card or better
  • ELITE - Must draft at least three elite tier cards or better + one rare tier card or better
  • LEGENDARY - Must draft at least two legendary tier cards or better + two elite tier cards or better
  • REIGNMAKER - Must draft at least one Reignmaker tier cards or better + three legendary tier cards or better

Tiers for Deep Roster Format Contests:


  • CORE - Nine cards from any rarity tier
  • RARE - Must draft at least eight rare tier cards or better + one core tier card or better
  • ELITE - Must draft at least six elite tier cards or better + three rare tier cards or better
  • LEGENDARY - Must draft at least five legendary tier cards or better + four elite tier cards or better
  • REIGNMAKER - Must draft at least three Reignmaker tier cards or better + six legendary tier cards or better

Scoring rules

Scoring for Reignmakers football matches our classic DFS scoring system.


View scoring system


Defensive Player Scoring


Defensive players score fantasy points based on the team they play for. Their score will be equal to the fantasy score of their team’s defense. See how DSTs are scored in DraftKings fantasy football here.


There's no limit on the number of defensive players from the same team Reignmakers participants can draft in one lineup, though not all contests will have enough draftable positions where defensive players are eligible.

Superstar cards

The SuperStar property is created at the beginning of the season and may be updated throughout the year based on individual player performance.


Each contest will have a limit where Reignmakers participants can only draft 1X player per lineup who qualifies as a "SuperStar".


When considering the SuperStar player attribute, not only are rosters limited to having only one SuperStar, but SuperStar digital player cards must also be eligible for the highest rarity tier of the given contest. This means if the contest is at the Legendary tier but allows both Elite and Legendary cards, the SuperStar that must be played needs to be of the Legendary rarity or higher.


SuperStar cards are shown with a STAR icon next to them in the draft experience.


View the latest SuperStar player list.


Learn more about SuperStar cards on the DraftKings Help Center.

Other entry requirements

Card Set Requirements


Player cards are associated with different named sets which impact the visual display of a card and the edition counts. Contests may be created that require you draft player cards from a specific card set.


Specialty Contests


Throughout the season, DraftKings may offer contests that have differing roster constructions or entry requirements. An example of this could be an all Quarterbacks contest.


Player positional eligibility

Player positions will be dependent on the position they're currently playing and not necessarily tied to the position listed on the card.


Example: If a participant’s player’s digital player card is minted at WR and he moves to RB, the player will be draftable as an RB and not a WR.

Card eligibility rules

Not seeing some of your digital player cards? They're a few reasons why you may not see some of your digital player cards for this contest:


  • The player on your card does not have a game in the contest.
  • The player card is being played in another active lineup.
  • The athlete’s card rarity or set isn't playable in the contest. Check the contest details to see what digital player cards can be played in the contest.
  • A SuperStar player card can only be played if it matches or exceeds the contest tier rarity.
  • You no longer own the digital player card or the digital player card is no longer your DraftKings wallet.

Reserving entries

The reserve entry feature is not available for Reignmakers contests at this time.

Tiebreakers

In the event of a tie for any position in a contest between two (2) or more participants, the edition numbers of the Reignmakers digital player cards used in a participant’s lineup will be used as a tiebreaker. The edition number for each Reignmakers digital player card in a participant’s lineup will be added up, and the participant with the lower sum of edition numbers will be deemed the winner.


Example: In the event two (2) participants finish a contest with the same number of points, and the participants selected the Reignmakers digital player cards with the edition counts in the table below, Participant A will be deemed the winner, as the total edition count of their lineup (126) is less than the total edition count of Participant B’s lineup (166).


In the event a participant’s lineup has open positions, an edition number of ten thousand (10,000) will be used as the edition number for each open position in the participant’s lineup for purposes of tie breakers. Given a tie in a tie breaker, the related prize pool positions for such tied positions will be evenly split among each of the tied participants.


Example:

  • If the prize for first place is two hundred dollars ($200).
  • The prize for second place is one hundred dollars ($100).
  • If two (2) participants tie for first place and have the same sum of edition numbers in their respective lineups, the prizes for first place and second place will be combined and split equally between them.
  • Meaning each of the two (2) tied participants will get one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).
  • Except as otherwise set forth in a contest’s Details page, in the event of a tie in the tie breaker and the prize pool for the tied positions involves prizes that be divided between the tied participants (e.g. an digital player card or an autographed bat), the prizes that be divided won't be awarded to any participant. Rather, a dollar amount equal to the approximate retail value of such prizes will be split between the participants tied after the tie breaker.

Contest entry limits

Many Reignmakers contests will allow for multiple entries where participants can submit multiple unique lineups to the same contest. The max number of entries will be displayed on the contest lobby cell and in the contest details information.

Injuries, Cuts, Trades & Retirements

Injured players


Offensive players (QB, RB, WR, TE & K) who don’t play in their game because of injury or any other reason won't earn any fantasy points in Reignmakers contests.


Defensive players will still record points for their team’s defense, even if the player is injured.


Cut players


Players who become free agents won't be included in the player pool for a Reignmakers contest. If a player becomes a free agent after the player pool was already created, they'll remain on their original team for that contest, but they will not earn any fantasy points.


Note: Defensive players are included as well. Defensive players who're free agents won't earn fantasy points.


Traded players


The player image shown on a card will remain the same, regardless of what team they play for. If a player is traded, they'll continue earning fantasy points on their new team as long as the card is still eligible for the given contest.


Retired players


Players who retire won't be included in the player pool for a Reignmakers contest. If a player retires after the player pool was already created, they'll remain on their original team for that contest, but they'll not earn any fantasy points.


Defensive players are included as well. Defensive players who have retired won't earn fantasy points.


Additional Notes


  • If a player is released, and no longer attached to a team, they'll not receive fantasy points.
  • Franchise Score allows customers to obtain points for owning cards of certain rarities or sets. These types of cards for retired or injured players will accumulate the same level of scoring as active players for this purpose. Cards in future years will also have additional use which may or may not include gameplay depending on the player’s status.

Late swap rules

Lineups may be edited at any time leading up to games. Each individual Reignmakers player card will become "Locked" for a contest at the scheduled start time of the player's game. A Locked Reignmakers player card can’t be removed from a lineup. Locked lineup spots for all entries are displayed in the contest's Gamecenter, which can be accessed through the My Contests page, and clicking on the applicable contest.


In the event the scheduled start time for a game changes, DraftKings will take measures to ensure the change is reflected in Player Pools, and for lineup editing purposes. Contingent upon a game starting before the scheduled start time, all Reignmakers player cards associated with that game will become Locked as soon as DraftKings' feed reflects that the game has begun. Any lineup changes that were made after the real-life start time of the game will result in those lineups being disqualified.

Selling cards in lineups

Subject to a participant selling or transferring a Reignmakers player card that's included in their contest lineup prior to such Reignmakers player card becoming Locked (as defined in the Lineup Edits section), such Reignmakers player card will be removed from that participant's lineup and must be replaced with another Reignmakers player card from the Player Pool. In the event a participant doesn't replace the removed player card, except as set forth in next paragraph, the lineup will still be valid; however, the participant will receive zero (0) points for the vacant lineup position. If a participant sells or transfers a Reignmakers player card that's included in their contest lineup after such Reignmakers player card is locked, the Reignmakers player card will remain in the participant's lineup notwithstanding the sale or transfer.


Each “individual Reignmakers player card” (defined as the same player card from the same series, set, and rarity tier with the same serial number) be included in more than one (1) lineup per customer account, per “Football Week” (the Football Week starts on Thursday and ends on Wednesday), irrespective of whether the individual Reignmakers player card was sold or transferred after being included in an entered lineup and then was later reacquired by the same participant.


In the event a participant has included an individual Reignmakers digital player card in any entered lineup, the participant must remove that Individual Reignmakers player card from the entered lineup before the participant can use it in a different lineup during the same Football Week. Should a participant include an individual Reignmakers player card in more than one (1) contest entry in the same Football Week, only the first lineup utilizing the individual Reignmakers player card will be valid; and all other entries utilizing the individual Reignmakers player card will be invalid and ineligible for prizing.

State eligibility rules

Reignmakers contests can be joined by anyone in the United States and Canada, with the exception of those in the following states or provinces:


PA, CT, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, parts of LA and Ontario


Important aspects to know about Reignmakers:


  • Participants must be 18+ and located in any of the 50 U.S. states or Canada to buy and sell digital player cards on DraftKings Marketplace.
  • Must be 19+ in Alabama and Nebraska.
  • Must be 21+ in Iowa, Louisiana, Arizona, and Massachusetts.
  • Participants must have a verified DraftKings account. Learn more about account verification.
  • Pennsylvania and Connecticut participants can't enter Reignmakers contests but can still buy and sell Reignmakers digital player cards.
  • Participants must agree to DraftKings Marketplace Terms of Use and DraftKings Marketplace Privacy Policy before transacting on DraftKings Marketplace.

Learn more about where DraftKings Reignmakers is available.

Multi-year card utility

You own the digital Reignmakers player cards collected for as long as you want to hold onto them. They'll also have some future year utility in Reignmakers football after the 2022 football season. While the primary focus of Reignmakers Football rewards will always be on the current season’s collection, utility of past season cards will be provided in several forms.


1. Reignmakers football No-fee Fantasy Games for past season player cards


No-fee Contests will be offered where player cards from prior seasons can be used to compete for and win prizes, with a focus on winning current season player cards and other prizes.



2. Reignmakers football Paid Leagues for past season player cards


Public Contests will be offered that include an entry fee to play, where player cards from prior seasons can be used to compete for and win a share of the prize pool. Private paid contests will also be available.


3. Franchise score credit


Prior season player cards will give some level of credit towards a participant’s current season’s Franchise Score, helping them compete for season-long prizes.


4. Missions and achievements


Periodically we will offer missions and achievements that reward holding prior season digital player cards in a participant's collection.


5. Exchange prior year cards for current season benefits


Holders of prior year player cards will be able to elect to surrender, or “burn”, prior year player cards in order to gain certain upgrades or benefits that can help in the current season’s games.


6. Marketplace support


Prior season player cards will continue to be supported in the DraftKings Marketplace for buying and selling.


Additional Notes


  • The Rarity Tier will matter in future seasons’ utility. Guaranteed scarcity cards (ELITE, LEGENDARY, and REIGNMAKER) will have enhanced utility relative to CORE and RARE cards. In general, the higher the rarity tier, the better the future utility will be.
  • The 2022 Field Pass has utility that ends at the conclusion of the 2022-23 football season. Field Pass holders, however, are eligible for a first right to renew that pass in 2023 at a “to be announced” cost.

Reignmakers UFC

Contest types

Classic Contests


Classic contests are played over the course of all fights within a single UFC event. The roster format for classic contests includes a Captain fighter + four additional eligible fighters. All eligible fighters from an event will be draftable in any FLEX position and each fighter on a card may only be drafted 1X per entry.


Note: The player rostered in the Captain position will score 1.5X fantasy points.



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Contest rarity tiers

Contest rarity is the gating mechanism that creates value for holding scarcer digital player cards in your collection. There can be contests at the 5 rarity tiers and each tier typically has a consistent baseline of card requirements for entry:


Note: Digital fighter cards are eligible to be played at their given rarity tier or lower. For example, a legendary tier digital fighter card can be used at the core, rare, elite or legendary tier in fantasy contests.



Tiers for UFC Classic Format Contests:


  • CORE - Can draft five digital fighter cards from any rarity tier
  • RARE - Must draft at least two rare tier cards or better + three core tier cards or better
  • ELITE - Must draft at least two elite tier cards or better + three rare tier cards or better
  • LEGENDARY - Must draft at least one legendary tier cards or better + four elite tier cards or better
  • REIGNMAKER - Must draft at least one Reignmaker tier card or better + four legendary tier cards or better

Scoring rules

Scoring for Reignmakers UFC matches our classic daily fantasy scoring system. Click here to view the breakdown of how fighters earn fantasy points.

Captain rules

The Captain position may only be filled with a UFC player card with a rarity level equal to or higher than the rarity level associated with the contest.


For example, in a Rare level contest, a participant may only play a card in the Captain position if it has a rarity level of Rare, Elite, Legendary, or Reignmaker.


Further, the Captain will score 1.5X fantasy points for your lineup

Other entry requirements

Card Set Requirements


Player cards are associated with different named sets which impact the visual display of a card and the edition counts. Contests may be created that require you draft player cards from a specific card set.


Specialty Contests


Throughout the UFC event schedule, DraftKings may offer contests that have differing roster constructions or entry requirements.


Card eligibility rules

Not seeing some of your digital player cards? There are a few reasons why you may not see some of your player cards for this contest:

  • The fighter on your card does not have a scheduled event in the contest.
  • The player card is being played in another active lineup.
  • The fighter’s card rarity or set isn't playable in the contest. Check the contest details to see what digital player cards can be played in the contest.
  • You no longer own the digital player card or the player card is no longer in your DraftKings wallet.

Removed fighters and canceled fights

The fighter will receive a “0” but will still be eligible to be played within Fight Night contests. A lineup with a scratched fighter included would still be eligible for payouts. If a fighter is scratched prior to 12pm ET on the Friday leading up to the event and a replacement fighter is announced, users holding the scratched fighter will receive an airdrop of the replacement fighter. If a replacement fighter is not announced, the fight is canceled, or a fighter is scratched after the 12pm ET deadline, holders of the scratched fighter card will receive a ticket to a $5,000 make-good DFS contest. In the contest, there will be one entry ticket available per eligible scratched fighter card.

Reserving entries

The reserve entry feature is not available for Reignmakers contests at this time.

Tiebreakers

In the event of a tie for any position in a contest between two (2) or more participants, the edition numbers of the Reignmakers digital player cards used in a participant’s lineup will be used as a tiebreaker. The edition number for each Reignmakers digital player card in a participant’s lineup will be added up, and the participant with the lower sum of edition numbers will be deemed the winner.


Example:


  • In the event two (2) participants finish a contest with the same number of points, and the participants selected the Reignmakers digital player cards with the edition counts in the table below, Participant A will be deemed the winner, as the total edition count of their lineup (126) is less than the total edition count of Participant B’s lineup (166).

In the event a participant’s lineup has open positions, an edition number of ten thousand (10,000) will be used as the edition number for each open position in the participant’s lineup for purposes of tie breakers. Given a tie in a tie breaker, the related prize pool positions for such tied positions will be evenly split among each of the tied participants.


Example:


  • If the prize for first place is two hundred dollars ($200).
  • The prize for second place is one hundred dollars ($100).
  • If two (2) participants tie for first place and have the same sum of edition numbers in their respective lineups, the prizes for first place and second place will be combined and split equally between them.
  • Meaning each of the two (2) tied participants will get one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).
  • Except as otherwise set forth in a contest’s Details page, in the event of a tie in the tie breaker and the prize pool for the tied positions involves prizes that be divided between the tied participants (e.g. an digital player card or an autographed bat), the prizes that be divided won't be awarded to any participant. Rather, a dollar amount equal to the approximate retail value of such prizes will be split between the participants tied after the tie breaker.

Contest entry limits

Many Reignmakers contests will allow for multiple entries where players can submit multiple unique lineups to the same contest. The max number of entries will be displayed on the contest lobby cell and in the contest details information.

Late swap rules

Late swapping of players in your Reignmakers UFC lineups is not currently available. All cards will lock at the designated contest start time.

Selling cards in lineups

Subject to a participant selling or transferring a Reignmakers player card that's included in their contest lineup prior to such Reignmakers player card becoming Locked (as defined in the Lineup Edits section), such Reignmakers player card will be removed from that participant's lineup and must be replaced with another Reignmakers player card from the Player Pool. In the event a participant doesn't replace the removed player card, except as set forth in next paragraph, the lineup will still be valid; however, the participant will receive zero (0) points for the vacant lineup position. If a participant sells or transfers a Reignmakers player card that's included in their contest lineup after such Reignmakers player card is locked, the Reignmakers player card will remain in the participant's lineup notwithstanding the sale or transfer.


Each “individual Reignmakers player card” (defined as the same player card from the same series, set, and rarity tier with the same serial number) be included in more than one (1) lineup per customer account, per “UFC event schedule” , irrespective of whether the individual Reignmakers player card was sold or transferred after being included in an entered lineup and then was later reacquired by the same participant.


In the event a participant has included an individual Reignmakers digital player card in any entered lineup, the participant must remove that Individual Reignmakers player card from the entered lineup before the participant can use it in a different lineup during the same UFC scheduled event. Should a participant include an individual Reignmakers player card in more than one (1) contest entry in the same UFC event, only the first lineup utilizing the individual Reignmakers player card will be valid; and all other entries utilizing the individual Reignmakers player card will be invalid and ineligible for prizing.


State eligibility rules

Reignmakers contests can be joined by anyone in the United States and Canada, with the exception of those in the following states or provinces:


PA, CT, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, parts of LA and Ontario


Important aspects to know about Reignmakers:


  • Participants must be 18+ and located in any of the 50 U.S. states or Canada to buy and sell digital player cards on DraftKings Marketplace.
  • Must be 19+ in Alabama and Nebraska.
  • Must be 21+ in Iowa, Louisiana, Arizona, and Massachusetts.
  • Participants must have a verified DraftKings account.
  • Pennsylvania and Connecticut participants can't enter Reignmakers contests but can still buy and sell Reignmakers digital player cards.
  • Participants must agree to DraftKings Marketplace Terms of Use and DraftKings Marketplace Privacy Policy before transacting on DraftKings Marketplace.

Learn more about where DraftKings Reignmakers is available.

Event packs

Event packs are packs that will be dropped in the lead-up to nearly every UFC fight card. Event packs will usually only include fighters from the specific event that is upcoming. See rules on "Replacement fighters and canceled fights" above for more information on player cards in event packs who are scratched from an upcoming fight.

View upcoming drops >

Your Collection

Franchise score

Franchise Score is the premier collector focused reward mechanism for Reignmakers. Every player card collected is an opportunity to earn Franchise Score points and build the ultimate collection. Your points allow you to build up a ranking on various leaderboards and compete against other collectors to earn amazing prizes every month.


Check out the Reignmakers football Franchise Score page