How to Play

Create an Account

First off, you'll need an account. Create one through our simple sign-up process to get your game on.

Get Started

Choose a sport and contest you want to play, and create your lineup. From this page you can easily apply your lineup to join other contests of your choice or keep making new lineups.

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Draft a Lineup

Drafting a lineup is easy!

Eligible players for each contest are conveniently organized by position, and can be further organized by clicking on additional fields (ex. player name, salary, team, etc.) to find players quickly on the player list.

Clicking the + or – buttons to the right of a player will add or remove that player from your lineup, and show up in "Your Lineup". This menu is also where you will find information on your contest’s minimum budget and total spent on player salaries (if applicable), as well as what positions are currently open or filled on your lineup.

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The requirements for your lineup, including position and budget, will change depending on the sport and contest type. Available players will be determined by the date and contest type you select.

Click "Confirm" when you are happy with your lineup to officially finish drafting your lineup. Made a mistake? No problem! You can edit your lineup as much as you want up until game time.

NOTE: It pays to enter early! Players who are declared injured or questionable can no longer be chosen, despite being available earlier.

Leagues

Bust League bust contest badge

Bust lineups are all about drafting the worst team possible. You will be given a minimum budget, which you must spend to try and draft the lowest scoring team you can.

Points will be awarded based on players’ in-game performance, which will be updated in real time on Draft Bust.



If your team scores the least amount of points, you win!

NOTE: It pays to enter early! Players who are declared injured or questionable can no longer be chosen, despite being available earlier.

Goon League goon contest badge

Goon lineups are all about drafting Hockey hard-hitters. Players earn points for blocks, hits, takeaways, and penalty minutes. There is no budget or player salaries in goon, so you may choose anyone from the player list.

If your team racks up the most points, you win!

Bad Boy League bad boy contest badge

Embrace the rougher side of Basketball with Bad Boy lineups. Players earn points for rebounds, steals, blocked shots, and personal fouls. There is no budget or player salaries in goon, so you may choose anyone from the player list.

If your team racks up the most points, you win!

Payday

Each League contains a variety of contest types, which determine the payoff:

Contest Types

50 / 50

Finish in the top half and win

Tournaments

Huge prize payouts

Pooled

Prize pool increases as more players join

Guaranteed

Contest will move forward no matter how many entries are entered

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Watch Live

Follow the action on your desktop or mobile to see how your lineup is doing.

Watch as you accumulate points during the games.

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Results

If you’ve won and placed into a paying position in a contest, the amount you’ve won will be credited to your DraftBust account as soon as the contest ends.

You can use your winnings to play even more contests, or withdraw it.

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That's All Folks

That's all there is to playing DraftBust. If you have other questions, head over to rules and scoring for a breakdown of points calculations, or the FAQ for more details, account, and other information.

Don't just sit there, get drafting! Head to the Lobby and start drafting the worst team.