Win your share of €250,000 playing Fantasy Premier League football this season
Posted by FFPundits
11:00pm Aug 5 2019
First place wins €50,000 in FanTeam’s €250,000 Premier League cash game this season
[Article written and published by @FFPundits_Andy]
Most of us love a private cash league with our friends, families and work colleagues when it comes to Fantasy Premier League.
We all like doing battle for a few hundred pounds each season, so what do you say to the thought of winning your share of €250,000?
Intrigued? We thought you might be, as we were when we first heard about it.
They say that if something sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. However, this means that sometimes it’s not too good to be true, and this is one of those times.
There’s €250,000 in cash up for grabs just by playing fantasy football this season. And the best thing about it? It’s almost exactly like our beloved FPL game we love to spend so much time obsessing over.
There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to fantasy football – they’re called FanTeam and this season, they’re running a season-long fantasy football game where you can win some serious, serious money, but you MUST be 18 years of age of older to play.
If you’re an avid Fantasy Premier League player, like we are, you’ll fancy your chances too because the game is very similar indeed, with only a few subtle differences to FPL – but we’ll touch on these later in the article.
There are insane prizes to be won – first place wins €50,000 all to themselves, while finishing in the top 20 guarantees you a minimum of €1,000 payout and even the top 200 is a lock for €100!
They’re paying all the way down to 1,250th in cold, hard cash. There’s more too – they’ll be paying weekly and monthly prizes for the top managers in each period, but we’ll explain that later also.
For now, here’s a full breakdown of the €250,000 season-long game prizes on offer:
This is a season long game, just like FPL. The scoring is very similar to FPL – there are no bonus points, but players earn or lose an ‘impact’ point depending on whether their team was winning or losing during their time on the pitch.
There are also points lost if a player concedes a penalty or free kick which directly leads to a goal. Otherwise it’s the same scoring as FPL.
Transfers follow the FPL format too, with 1 transfer per gameweek, and a -4 points hit if you make more than one move. You can roll transfers as you can in FPL, up to a maximum of two.
[A full breakdown of their scoring, rules and T&C’s can be found on their website – FanTeam.com]
There are also two wildcards – one to be played in each half of the season, just like on FPL – but there’s no free hit, bench boost or triple captain chips – a difference which may well appeal to the purists among you!
There’s the same 100m budget for the same 15 players and a very similar pricing structure (Salah 12.5m, Sterling 12.0m, Aguero 12.0m, Kane 11.0m).
We estimate that the difference in player pricing to FPL is less than 10%, and probably closer to 5%. There are price changes based on demand for a player, just like in FPL too.
So it’s essentially Fantasy Premier League with a few small and subtle differences. And one big difference. You’re playing for a prize pool of a quarter of a million Euros.
I’ll say that again. A quarter of a million. Staggering. It’s guaranteed too. Regardless of how many players enter, the €250,000 will be paid out, not matter what.
So what’s the catch? Well unsurprisingly, this isn’t free. You have to pay €500 to enter. No, we’re kidding, it’s €100. OK seriously it’s €50… no?
Genuinely then, it’s just €25 – which is a touch over the £20 a lot of you will pay for a cash league with your mates or the football crew at work.
But instead of playing for the £120 top prize, with maybe money-back if you finish 2nd or 3rd, we’re now talking mega, mega money.
All for playing Fantasy Premier League with a couple of small twists. You could even run your FanTeam squad alongside your FPL team with minimal effort, and get paid for it.
We all spend so much time playing FPL and other variations don’t tend to come close for most of us, but we believe this is the one that will.
There’s more to FanTeam.com than just this competition but that can be for another time – for now, this is the one to be familiarising yourselves with because there’s a lot more than pride at stake here.
All of us here at Fantasy Football Pundits will be playing FanTeam this season, so we’ll be running a series of articles over the next few weeks as the new season unfolds and we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey?
As an added incentive for our readers, if 250+ of our readers sign up before Gameweek 1 kicks off on August 10th, which we’re confident will happen, we’ll run a prize draw for everyone signing up using this link and give 4 of you your €25 entry fee BACK!
Just make sure that once you sign up, you either email email@example.com, or send us a private DM on Twitter @FFPundits with your registered FanTeam username and as we said above, we’ll give 4 of you your €25 entry fee back.
More details to follow on this in the run up to the season, but please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.
We’ll leave it there for now ladies and gents, as there’ll be plenty more to come in the coming weeks, but for now, register for your free account using the banner below and check the game out for yourselves.