210 tickets only

Sunday August 21, 2022

$500,000 prize pool

$150,000 first place


2022 AFL $500K Live Final

  • Draftstars are thrilled to announce the 2022 AFL $500K Live Final. It’s once again time to compete for glory and life changing cash!
  • We might not have been able to host last year’s Live Final in person, but the Virtual Event was still a huge hit with a massive prize pool won and so this year we’re back, bigger and better than ever
  • To win your ticket to the $500,000 contest simply win any AFL Qualifier. There’s a Qualifier available on selected AFL slates throughout the season until the Final. There will also be additional qualifier contests available on select matches for other sports throughout the competition period
  • The VIP Event and AFL $500k Live Final contest will be held at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne on August 21st 2022. The match for the final contest is yet to be determined pending the release of the fixture for that round.



















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frequently asked questions

What is a Live Final Qualifier Contest?

A Live Final Qualifier Contest is any nominated Draftstars contest where the winning prize is entry into the Live Final. The winner of the contest is the user with the most Draftstars points at the end of the contest.

Except as otherwise stated or modified in these Live Final Specific Rules, the Live Final Qualifier Contests and Live Final will be administered and scored according to the standard Draftstars contest rules (for that sport) and be governed by the Draftstars Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. In the event of any inconsistency between the rules, these Live Final Specific Rules will apply to the Live Final Qualifier Contests and Live Final.

When is the Live Final?

Sunday August 21, 2022

How do I qualify for the Live Final?

To qualify for the ‘AFL $500K Live Final’ to win a share of Australia’s biggest ever fantasy sports prize pool of $500,000, you will need to win (i.e. come standalone 1st place) in a qualifying Live Final Qualifier Contest or tiebreaker and receive a Golden Ticket. There are 210 Golden Tickets to be won from Live Final Qualifier Contests.

What happens if there is tie for first place in a Live Final Qualifying Contest?

Only one Golden Ticket per Live Final Qualifying Contest will be available. In the event of a draw for first place, all players who came in first will be entered into a tiebreaker contest.

How does a tiebreaker contest work?

Tiebreaker contests will include all users that tied for first place in the same Live Final Qualifying Contest. The tiebreaker contest will be for a slate specified by Draftstars in its sole discretion.

Eligible users will be automatically entered into the tiebreaker contest with an auto-filled lineup and be notified via email and SMS. The eligible users will need to log into their account to update their team lineup before the start of the tiebreaker contest.

If the eligible user had multiple entries in the Live Final Qualifying Contest which qualified for the tiebreaker contest, they will receive an entry for each of these in the tiebreaker.

Tiebreakers will continue to be run until there is a single winner remaining. In the event that there are no Draftstars contests prior to the Live Final to hold a tiebreaker, it will be at Draftstars discretion for how Golden Tickets will be allocated between those who tied for first place in the relevant Live Final Qualifier Contest.

It is the responsibility of all entrants to ensure that their contact details are up to date and correct. In the event an entrant who qualifies for a tiebreaker contest cannot be contacted or does not respond to Draftstars notifications, they will be entered into the tiebreaker with the auto-filled lineup.

How many entries can I have in a Live Final qualifier contest?

Live Final Qualifying Contests may be single or multiple entry. See individual Live Final Qualifying Contest rules for the maximum number of entries allowed.

How many tickets/entries can I have in the Live Final?

Maximum of 2 Golden Tickets/entries can be won per user to the AFL $500k Live Final. In the event that a user wins more than 2 Live Final Qualifier Contents, their Golden Ticket will be awarded to the second place user (subject to any applicable tiebreaker). All pending entries which the user has will be cancelled and/or refunded.

What if I can’t make it to the event in Melbourne?

You will still be entitled to enter the final contest and play in the $500,000 contest.

Can I receive an entry ticket to the AFL $500k Live Final with an unverified account?

No. All accounts winning qualifying contests must be verified before the ticket to the AFL $500k Live Final will be allocated.

Is my ticket transferable?

No. The entry ticket to the contest will be under the Draftstars username that won the qualifying ticket.

What will happen if there is a tie for first place in the Live Final?

Standard contest rules apply and the prizes are shared equally between the tied teams e.g. if two players tie for first the $150k for first place and $75k for second place will be split evenly between the two players to each receive $112,500.

What happens in a qualifying contest for a match with no result?

Standard contest rules apply: no winning ticket allocated and entry fees will be refunded.

What time does the live event start?

Doors will open 1 hour before the bounce.


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