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FSTA HONORS THE BEST IN FANTASY SPORTS: YAHOO WINS FIVE AWARDS; CBS SPORTS AND THE FANTASY FOOTBALLERS TAKE HOME THREE EACH 

TAMPA, Fla. – The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) handed out its annual industry awards during its Winter Conference Tuesday and Wednesday. Yahoo was the biggest winner, walking away with five awards, including: Fantasy Business of the Year, Best Fantasy Commissioner, Best App, Best Long Form Video and Innovator of the Year.

The Fantasy Footballers repeated as winners in the Small Fantasy Business of the Year and Most Outstanding Social Media categories. They also won Humanitarian of the Year for their efforts working with the American Cancer Society in raising over $20,000 for the Crucial Catch campaign through sales of their football draft kit.

CBS Sports had a strong showing, winning Best Host (Adam Aizer), Best Analyst (Jamey Eisenberg) and Best Podcast for its “Fantasy Football Today” program.

Among other awards, FanDuel captured Best Daily Fantasy Sports Game honors, ESPN won Best Season Long Game and The Athletic was named Rookie of the Year.

“The fantasy sports industry has grown dramatically over the past decade. In that time, the quality of the products provided to fantasy players has improved exponentially, as well,” said FSTA President Paul Charchian. “The companies recognized by the FSTA’s awards have been selected from groups of highly deserving nominees, and represent the pinnacle of the industry’s abilities.”

In total, 11 companies won awards in 19 categories, voted on by fans, the FSTA membership and an awards committee comprised of industry stalwarts, television and film executives and producers, and fantasy players.

The 2018 FSTA Award Winners are:

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
The Fantasy Footballers

BEST SHORT FORM VIDEO
The Pat Mayo Experience (DraftKings)

BEST PRINT PUBLICATION
Ron Shandler’s 2018 Baseball Forecaster (Baseball HQ)

BEST DAILY FANTASY SPORTS GAME
FanDuel

BEST APP
Yahoo Fantasy Sports

BEST DATA PROVIDER
FantasyData

BEST NEWS & ANALYSIS SITE
Rotoworld

MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA
The Fantasy Footballers (@theffballers)

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Yahoo Fantasy Sports

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
The Athletic Fantasy

FANTASY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Yahoo Fantasy Sports

SMALL FANTASY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The Fantasy Footballers

BEST LONG FORM VIDEO
Fantasy Football Live (Yahoo)

BEST ANALYST
Jamey Eisenberg (CBS Sports)

BEST RADIO SHOW
Pro Football Focus on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio

BEST HOST
Adam Aizer (CBS Sports)

BEST PODCAST
Fantasy Football Today (CBS Sports)

BEST SEASON LONG GAME
ESPN Fantasy

BEST FANTASY COMMISSIONER
Yahoo Fantasy Sports

About FSTA
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association represents the fantasy sports industry with over 150 member companies ranging from small startups to large media corporations. As the voice of the industry since 1998, the FSTA has been the leader in providing demographic data, annual conferences and collective action to ensure unfettered growth. For more information, visit www.fsta.org.

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