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ESPN Adds Tilt’s Group Payment Tech to Fantasy Football Apps


ESPN Adds Tilt s Group Payment Tech to Fantasy Football Apps Digits WSJ

ESPN Adds Tilt s Group Payment Tech to Fantasy Football Apps Digits WSJ

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/07/e...

ESPN is launching a new feature that letsFantasy Football players bring real money to the virtual game–not placing bets, but paying dues and fees for their online leagues.

The enabling payment technology behind this feature comes from Tilt Inc., formerly known as Crowdtilt, a San Francisco startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

ESPN’s vice president of fantasy and premium product, George Leimer, said users of the sports network’s Fantasy Football Web and mobile apps had previously relied on a “patchwork of methods” to take care of league dues. That included paying each other in cash offline, sending checks, or using PayPal and other technologies that weren’t built into the user experience of an online fantasy league.

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What do League dues pay for? My league is free and I like it that way.

Keeps people from getting too serious. :)

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