DFS game operator PrizePicks has collaborated with the American Cornhole League (ACL) to introduce the daily fantasy community to the competitive cornhole. The partnership marks the first time the ACL has entered the DFS space.
Adam Wexler, Founder and CEO, states: “We have long believed our simple, fast and fun DFS format is the most mainstream accessible format on the market. Additionally, our digital footprint covers more than 70% of the US population so cornhole fans around the country can have action on a live sport in these unprecedented times.”
While in the era of COVID-19 quarantines the ACL was adjusting to virtual tournaments, PrizePicks believes it has provided a way to keep fans involved with some ‘skin in the game.’ The firm creates projections for each ACL athlete using a point-based scoring system, allowing fans to predict whether each athlete will finish over or under their projections.
Stacey Moore, Commissioner of the American Cornhole League said: “We took quick action to make our league pandemic-resistant via our virtual tournaments.
“We know our fans want to get in the game, and the PrizePicks simple over/under prediction format is an easy way for any ACL fan – new or old – to get in the game.”
The ACL launched ACL Virtual in early April, an online spin to traditional matches between cornholes. For each round, athletes should record themselves and upload the result onto the official ACL Facebook page to track progress.
This weekend will add some much-needed normalcy to the ACL routine, however, with the league hosting an in-person tournament on today for the first time since it set up shop in Rock Hill, South Carolina, early March.
The events will be broadcast during two separate times today on the ESPN family of networks. PrizePicks will be offering projections for the ACL events airing on ESPN as well as other ACL events happening via ACL Virtual.