Here at DLF, we constantly strive to improve the fantasy experience for our members and visitors. To that end, we seek to establish best-of-breed partnerships within the industry, partnerships that we feel bring the same level of excitement, dedication and commitment to taking the game to the next level.
We are extremely excited to announce our newest partnership: RealitySportsOnline.com.
Reality Sports Online (RSO) is seeking to take the Auction/Salary-Cap fantasy format to new heights, bringing unprecedented automation, ease of management and realism to the dynasty format. Until now, management of an auction/salary-cap league and format is commonly mired in inefficiency, frustration and complexity. With RSO’s just-released engine, the complexity of league setup, draft and salary cap management have all been seamlessly automated and are, for lack of a better term, painless. From filling the league, configuring the scoring system, preranking the players and performing the draft, RSO has struck the perfect balance between realism and simplicity.
RSO was founded by former NFL front-office personnel who sought to bring the detail and general manager experience to the fantasy format. In CEO Matt Papson’s own words:
“On some level, everyone who plays Fantasy Sports does so to recreate the GM experience. Over the last decade or so, fantasy participants have become knowledgeable, analytical users. But the platforms on the market have not kept pace with the increased aptitude of the dynasty demographic. Users have been forced to try to add layers of realism to the games they play on their own. Reality Sports Online is the next step in the evolution of Fantasy Sports, designed for fantasy elite.”
What’s the best part about being a real-life GM? It’s trying to build a championship team by picking the talent, negotiating contracts and signing players. RSO provides this experience by enabling fantasy team owners to negotiate multi-year contracts in real-time online in the Free Agency Auction Room. The Free Agency Auction Room is RSO’s most innovative feature, simulating real-life Free Agency over the course of 2 to 3 hours instead of 2 to 3 months.
Having spent time within the system, we’re genuinely excited about the experience that RSO has created. It is, without a doubt, every bit of revolutionary. To use their own words, the fantasy elite who strongly desire to play within an auction/salary-cap format now have a system and engine to take care of the mundane aspects of managing such a league. It really couldn’t be much easier.
While RSO is in their first year and has just now released the system to the masses, they remain committed toward continual and greater development. More options, greater flexibility and continual upgrades can be expected from this point forward. But for those looking at starting up a first-year auction/salary-cap league today, there’s nothing significant missing from the system. Following are just some of the features available:
- Customizable Scoring, Roster Requirements & Contract Settings
- Rookie Draft with Slotted Contracts by Draft Position
- NFL Based Salary Cap System
- Partially Guaranteed Contracts
- IDP Availability
- Customizable Nomination & Auction Timers
If we’ve missed something, be sure to check out the 11 things you need to know about Reality Sports Online.
To help persuade you to get started today, RSO has generously offered DLF members and visitors two promo codes that provide a discount on your league or team creation:
1) Use “DLF20%OFF” if you’re the commissioner and want 20% off the entire league fee or if you’re a coach wanting 20% of your team fee.
2) Use “DLFCommish” if you”re starting the league and want YOUR team for free. Your coaches could then use the promo code from #1 above for a discount off their individual team fee.
We here at DLF are genuinely excited about this first-of-its-kind fantasy engine and our partnership with RSO. Combined with our other partnerships, we feel that we’ve got all of the bases covered toward bringing you the best possible fantasy experience.
Check out RealitySportsOnline and take your league to the next level!