Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fantasy Hockey Contests on FSL Suspended for Now

We really hated to have to do this, but were left with little choice. Since the launch of Fantasy Hockey, we have not been able to receive reliable and accurate Hockey box scores from our live feed. As a result we have been forced to manually check every score for every player each night before closing out our contests. This has lead to delays in closing out contests some nights, and even some actual scoring errors due to human error. Accurate and timely scoring of our fantasy contests is our highest priority at Fantasy Sports Live. We have not had these issues at all with Fantasy Football, Fantasy Basketball, or Fantasy Baseball. In fact, we have not had a single reported scoring error for Fantasy Football or Fantasy Basketball all season. We have had a few scoring errors that slipped through the cracks with Fantasy Hockey which is unacceptable to us.

We have been working with or stat vendor to resolve the issue with inaccurate Hockey box scores. They are aware of the issue which is based on them using an unreliable source to create the initial box score. We are hoping they will be able to resolve this soon, so we can resume Daily Fantasy Hockey contests, but decided to suspend Fantasy Hockey contests effective Sunday 1/6/08 for now. As opposed to all of our other Fantasy Sports which run automatically, Hockey requires manual intervention to check and correct errors that are present every night. This effort is distracting us too much from our core Fantasy Sports. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Now that we got this bad news out of the way, I thought I would mention some good news. Fantasy Nascar is on track to launch with the start of Nascar season in Febuary. We have developed an outstanding structure for Fantasy Nascar with the help of several of our users who are hardcore Nascar junkies. As launch time gets closer we will be updating our rules with the Nascar scoring system and structure, so you can get a preview of what we will offer. We really can't wait to launch this new Fantasy Sport on FSL, and we know you will like it.

1 comment:

Buffalo66 said...

I just got back from my vacation, and what a disappointing way to start 2008.

I know fantasy hockey is not as popular but it's players are faithful. Very faithful.

I guess I will see you when baseball starts. Good luck.