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DraftKings World Cup Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS): Full Recap and Round 2 Analysis

Matt Meiselman recaps the DraftKings World Cup event with results and analysis from the second and final round.

The DraftKings World Cup concluded on Sunday with PGA, NASCAR and NFL Football closing out the tournament. This event consisted of 100 of the best DraftKings players from across the globe — 10 from each region — forming 10 teams that competed for two weeks. Six of those teams were eliminated after Round 1 and the remaining four battled it out in various sports in the second and final round this past weekend. All of the details can be found here on the DraftKings World Cup page.

How Round 1 Ended

Round 1 of the DraftKings World Cup ended last Sunday and here’s how the standings looked at that time. Germany, Australia, Canada and Rest of Europe advanced to Round 2 and the scores were reset to 0 as the teams got set to battle it out again on another handful of DFS slates. You can read the full Round 1 recap here.

Round 2 Results by Sport

The second round technically started on Thursday with PGA TOUR action from the Bermuda Championship, with a standard golf tournament spanning four days through Sunday. The rest of the slates occurred over the weekend, so all of the results came in quickly with most of the action getting decided Sunday afternoon. Here’s a look at how the teams fared in each of those sports:






Final Tallies

Team Germany made a strong push on the NFL slate to try to bring home the W, but even with the top two spots and five of the top 10, it wasn’t enough to steal the crown away from Team Australia. Team Australia was dominant throughout the weekend — taking first place in three of the five sports — and they accomplished an impressive feat on the MMA slate in particular by grabbing five of the six first-place ties. Five of Team Australia’s participants used the same MMA lineup and here’s the magic combination that went a long way toward their victory:

And finally, here’s a look at the winning squad:

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