Someone within ESPN’s tech sector is probably getting chewed out, as the ESPN fantasy football app crashed on the first day of the NFL season
For months, football fans eagerly awaited the first official day of the NFL season. That day has since come and gone, and a number of fantasy sports fans are now understandably upset with ESPN. The ESPN fantasy football app crashed during the first round of the NFL games, likely from a sudden influx of new players placing bets.
The app was down for several hours, prompting a number of players to look elsewhere for online daily fantasy sports sites in the US. ESPN confirmed the crash, stating on twitter, “We are aware of the current technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue ASAP.”
It took nearly four hours for the app to get restored, and by then a number of the games had already finished. ESPN has claimed that the crash did not affect player’s standings or team data.
What other DFS sites can you access in the US
Fans of daily fantasy sports in the US now have a wide variety of online fantasy sports sites to choose from. FanDuel is likely the most popular, but a number of smaller sites exist as well. Most of these sites offer a wide range of fantasy options for sports including daily fantasy football.
It remains to be seen whether the ESPN fantasy football crash will really affect its member numbers. The timing couldn’t have been worse, but luckily they were able to resolve the issue in a reasonable time and without affecting player’s standings.
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