2014 DFBC Finalist: Seeing is Believing for Mirage888

May 29 10:46am
Kevin Kim

A long road-trip to his sister’s graduation became a night-long sweat to remember for mirage888 on the night of his DFBC Qualifier victory. Read on to learn more about the player’s contrarian approach to big-money tournaments and what’s really whetting his appetite for Vegas.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball?

I’ve played season-long fantasy football for nearly a decade, dating back to high school. I only got into DFS this past football season. I had some success in football and decided to try my hand at baseball as well to see if it could be profitable. So far, so good.


In your opinion, how does daily fantasy compare to season-long?

Daily is off-the-charts better. No injuries (long-term, at least), no monotony, fast payouts, and huge prizes. I’ll have trouble going back to season-long leagues with friends


How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

Being contrarian is the key to my strategy. I really only play large-field tournaments and the value of hitting on a player that is less owned is so much greater than the popular plays so I’ll make sure that something in my lineup is different from what I perceive to be the popular plays. I believe that will work out in the long run.


Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

I was actually on the road, driving to my sister’s graduation right after I set my lineups so I didn’t realize I was leading until I hit a pit-stop around 11p.m. or so. At that point I quickly switched over to listen on the radio and sweat it out… it definitely made sure I didn’t fall asleep on the road. Grateful for that!


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What are you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

It may sound odd, considering the money at stake, but I’m looking forward to meeting all the other contestants and names in the industry. Daily fantasy sports has really become a passion for me, and getting to meet other people who share that passion is an exciting prospect.


What would you do with the $1,000,000 if you did win?

 Is it weird that I haven’t actually thought about that at all? I’d probably re-invest most of it straight back into DFS, with a chunk going to charity and helping family out where they need it. And pay my taxes on it of course! 

I’m not one to splurge, but it would definitely provide more security.

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