ESPN’s fable football platform kicked off the nationwide football League season in inauspicious type Sunday, crashing simply as the season’s first slate of Sunday video games kicked off.
The outage began round 1 p.m. eastern and lasted until at the least 4 p.m., when ESPN mentioned some users were in a position to get again online. It wasn’t until about 5:37 p.m. that the machine used to be absolutely restored.
“We identified a backend information get right of entry to issue and resolved as quickly as that you can imagine,” ESPN said in a remark. “We genuinely express regret to all ESPN fantasy customers.”
fantasy soccer is restored. we will proceed to watch. difficulty did not influence data for teams, leagues or rosters. We honestly apologize.
— ESPN fantasy sports (@ESPNFantasy) Sep 11, 2016
That left thousands and thousands of myth avid gamers in the dead of night for much of the day on how their groups were performing, giving them extra time to take to Twitter to rail towards the app. That incorporated U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri:
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 11, 2016
Congratulations to @ESPNFantasy for ruining the best day of the year for all of the united states. ???
— DK / Daena Kramer (@justkramer) September 11, 2016
— Gridiron specialists (@GridironExperts) 11th of September, 2016
Me after checking the ESPN fable football app one hundred instances and finding out it is still no longer working. %twitter.com/lX53JTPFpA
— Ari Gold (@Entourageliners) 9-11, 2016
Walt Disney Co.’s DISN, +0.56% ESPN says it has the most well-liked myth football provider in the U.S., with 7.1 million unique customers as of remaining season. An estimated fifty seven million people a year participate in fable sports, in step with the myth sports activities trade association.
notice: An past model of this record mentioned ESPN supplied paid fantasy sports activities video games. They not provide these games.