Our Story

Located in the heart of Chicago, SideLeague was created for sports fans, by fans. We’ve combined the traditional elements of fantasy you love with the benefits of playing daily.

Who doesn't play fantasy sports these days? Since the introduction of daily fantasy sports, the once laid-back hobby among friends has escalated to 56.8 million people playing in the U.S. and Canada. When daily fantasy first popped up, we were eager to try it out, so we made accounts on a few of the leading sites. We didn't want to make a full-time career out of it, we just wanted to play for fun and maybe win some extra cash.

Our enthusiasm quickly turned to disappointment when we were put into pools with thousands of strangers and lost to a few hungry professionals (otherwise known as “sharks”). Sharks and big rollers completely took the fun out of the game. If we thought we had a chance of winning anything, we were wrong.

So we decided to do something about it.

SideLeague combines the features of traditional fantasy that everyone loves with a faster, more exciting way to play. By giving people a real chance to win our contests, we hope SideLeague will make daily fantasy sports an enjoyable pastime. Right away, you'll notice our format is unique. We purposely ditched the restricting salary cap and offer smaller entry fees and contest sizes. It's important to us that if you play SideLeague, your experience is not ruined by sharks.

We believe daily fantasy should be played for fun more than for the bankroll. No more scrolling through hundreds of contests, no more salary caps and no more losing to sharks. Here, you can play whenever you want and with whoever you want. We even guarantee our contests to run if they are not full. Download the free app and play daily fantasy the way it was meant to be played.

The Team