The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will run from May 28 to July 17, with 99 live and 30 online gold bracelet events. And to kick off the annual series, Daniel Negreanu's $25k Fantasy Draft will take place on Monday, May 27, from inside the PokerGO Studio. The $25k Fantasy Draft will be livestreamed for the third consecutive year on PokerGO's YouTube channel.

Since its inception in 2011, the $25k Fantasy Draft has been held during every WSOP except 2020 and 2021. The inaugural 2011 $25k Fantasy Draf was won by Team Jason Somerville and Jason Mercier, who topped the 15-team contest and rode Ben Lamb's huge WSOP to secure victory. Other poker players winning the $25k Fantasy Draft include a solo Mercier in 2012, followed by Team Mathew Waxman, Team Brian Hastings, Team Daniel Alaei, Team Mike Leah, Team Dan Fleyshman, Team Ryan Riess, and Team Maria Ho.

The 2023 $25k Fantasy Draft included a record-setting 20 teams and was won by Team DPMC, who amassed 1,174 points. Team DPMC consisted of Shaun Deeb ($112), Mike Gorodinsky ($42), Sam Soverel ($20), Damjan Radanov ($10), John Riordan ($4), Stephen Song ($4), Ian Steinman ($1), and David Bach ($1). Team DPMC's biggest selection was Deeb, who amassed 241 points - 11th best of all drafted players - but their MVPs were Riordan and Steinman, who amassed 185 and 177 points, respectively, from their $4 and $1 auction price, respectively.

Team DPMC is returning for the 2024 $25k Fantasy Draft to defend its title alongside Daniel Negreanu, who is still searching for his first $25k Fantasy Draft victory. Somewhere between 16 and 20 teams are expected again, with confirmed entrants including Team David "ODB" Baker, Team Lucky (Deeb, Josh Arieh, Matt Glantz, and Daniel Weinman), and Team NGNF (Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks).

To watch the $25k Fantasy Draft live, tune into PokerGO's YouTube channel on Monday, May 27, at 5 p.m. PT. Final team information will be posted on 25kfantasy.com, and information on Baker's $500 fantasy league can also be found on the website.

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