It’s back! The Draftstars AFL Live Final is back for 2022 and it’s bigger and better than ever before with a record $500,000 prize pool up for grabs!

After the Covid-related disruptions to 2021 that saw interstate travel blocked and the live final switched to a virtual setting, Draftstars have today announced that the live format of the big event will return in 2022.

Once again the Draftstars AFL Live Final will be hosted at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne with the $500,000 Live Final to be run on Sunday August 21st. This will be Round 23 of the AFL season, although we won’t know which matches will be held until the AFL fixture is finalised closer to the date.

The $500,000 prize pool is sensational with the $150,000 winner’s cheque set to break all records as the largest ever 1st place prize in Australian daily fantasy sports history. Everyone who competes in the final will be guaranteed a $500 prize, while the top 8 will win at least $10,000.

Draftstars AFL Live Final

So how do you win your spot in the Draftstars AFL Live Final?

There will be qualifiers held every AFL round with ten or more opportunities every week to win one of 210 Golden Tickets across a range of different buy-in levels. There will be opportunities for players of all budgets to win your way into the contest.

In addition, there will be a few tickets offered across contests in other sports such as NRL and NBA, and there's even one up for grabs in The Masters golf contest this week.

Terms and conditions apply. For more details, jump into the Draftstars lobby and click on the AFL Live Final banner on the site.

Qualifiers are up on the site now, so you’ve got no excuses! Jump into the fantasy AFL action on Draftstars and win your Gold Ticket for a shot at the Draftstars $500,000 AFL Live Final on August 21. We hope to see you there!


For some extra inspiration, check out our interview with last year’s winner “tommysgunns” who picked up the $100,000 first place prize and coveted championship belt!

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