Local Washington D.C. Resident Roman Edmond Wins $3 Million Grand Prize at FanDuel’s 2015 World Fantasy Football Championship

97 qualifiers competed for a total of $12 million in prizes; Three
millionaires crowned, grand prize presented by Hall of Famer and FanDuel
investor, Joe Montana

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sunday night, FanDuel, the leader in the daily fantasy sports
industry, crowned its 2015 World Fantasy Football champion: Roman
Edmond, 43, of suburban Washington, D.C., who took home the title and $3
million grand prize. With two Green Bay players in his lineup in the
final game of the slate, Edmond jumped from eighth place to the number
one position in 60 tense and exciting minutes of game time. Football
Hall of Famer and FanDuel investor Joe Montana presented the grand prize
at Sunday’s live final viewing party, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt
– where two female competitors finished in the top 10.

“I’m excited to win, I’m speechless,” said Edmond after finding out he
won. “It’s a great community of players here: when Eddie Lacy scored at
the end of the game, they were all cheering for me. I’d like to take
this championship and be a true ambassador for the game,” said Edmond.
Edmond went on to credit Todd Gurley as the player that truly took his
team over the top, and has promised a future tribute to the St. Louis
running back.

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Edmond won his entry to the championships in week 11 of the football
season, with only one player in his lineup similar to his championship
team: the Kansas City defense. His full lineup for FanDuel’s World
Fantasy Football Championship: Blake Bortles, Todd Gurley, Eddie Lacy,
A.J. Green, Allen Hurns, Alshon Jeffery, Delanie Walker, Mason Crosby
and the Kansas City defense. In all, three millionaires were made at the
event: second place ($1.5 million) went to Steve Light of Marietta,
Georgia while the $1 million third place finish was David Aguilar of

To compete in the 2015 FanDuel World Fantasy Football Championship,
players won one of 120 qualifying leagues held throughout the football
season on www.FanDuel.com.
Each qualifying league winner won a San Diego trip package that included
airfare, transportation, a three-night stay at the Manchester Grand
Hyatt and a minimum prize of $20,000.

About FanDuel

FanDuel is the leading daily fantasy sports provider with the sole
mission of making sports more exciting. Founded in 2009, FanDuel has
redefined fantasy sports; offering a multitude of one-day game options
for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and college football and basketball, with new
public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to
thousands of players. FanDuel is the Official Partner of the NBA and has
multiple deals with NFL and NBA teams, driving fan engagement, hosting
numerous live events and creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for
sports fans throughout the year. Based in New York City with offices in
Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh and Glasgow, FanDuel has raised $363
million in funding from investors including KKR, Google Capital, Time
Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast
Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.


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