Fantasy Football Rules
The Sponsor hosts and conducts fantasy sports contests on the Site. United States federal statute defines a fantasy sports contest as “a game or contest in which (if the game or contest involves a team or teams) no fantasy or simulation sports team is based on the current membership of an actual team that is a member of an amateur or professional sports organization and that meets the following conditions: (1) all prizes and awards offered to winning participants are established and made known to the participants in advance of the game or contest and their value is not determined by the number of participants or the amount of any fees paid by those participants; (2) all winning outcomes reflect the relative knowledge and skill of the participants and are determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of the performance of individuals (athletes in the case of sports events) in multiple real-world sporting or other events; and (3) no winning outcome is based: (i) on the score, point-spread, or any performance or performances of any single real-world team or any combination of such teams; or (ii) solely on any single performance of an individual athlete in any single real-world sporting or other event.” (No competition hosted on the Site pertains to real-world amateur sports.)
However, the Sponsor does not offer money or property as a prize. Winners of the competitions that the Sponsor hosts on the Site receive only the honor of winning. In addition, some of the fantasy competitions are entirely free to enter and participate. Others afford to each Participant the opportunity to purchase enhancements, including transfer and substitution packages. You can go to our STORE to buy these packages. However: NO PURCHASE OF PLAYER TRANSFERS OR SUBSTITUTIONS, OR OF TRADES OR ANY OTHER ITEM IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR NO-PRIZE GAMES. PLAYER TRANSFERS. SUBSTITUTIONS AND TRADES ARE FREE. As an alternative to purchasing player transfers or substitutions or obtaining player transfers or substitutions with an upgrade of your account, on a postcard or sheet of white paper no smaller than three inches by five inches, hand print your name, address, city, state, zip code or postal code, country, date of birth email address and the date you are preparing your request. Mail postage prepaid the handwritten free entry request, with the envelope or postcard address and return address also hand written, to: Free Player Transfer Request. P.O. Box 5763, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. No return envelope is required. Limit: one player transfer or substitution or trade per complying hand-written request. Free transfer/substitution and trade requests will be disqualified for any of: (1) ineligibility, (2) inclusion with the free transfer request of any other correspondence, (3) lost, late, damaged, or misdirected or postage due requests, and (4) requests that in the opinion of Global Multimedia, LLC are machine-generated in whole or in part, including but not limited to the stamped outer envelope or post card. The decision of Global Multimedia, LLC regarding eligibility or disqualification of free player transfer requests received will be final. Free player transfer/substitution and trade requests become the property of Global multimedia, LLC on receipt. Ineligible and non-complying requests will not be acknowledged. Allow ten days from our receipt for player transfer credit to your account.
The Non-Draft (Standard), Challenge and Draft Games are based on the real-world performance of football (soccer) Players participting in the 2017-18 Season. In all games, you will be asked to use your knowledge of football/soccer to skillfully manage the Team you have created. You can also create as many teams and join as many mini-leagues as you wish for free. You can make 20 Player Transfers, 30 Player Substitutions, and 5 Player Trades (Draft Game only) for free. These Player transfers and substitutions are for all of your teams combined. You must be over 13 years old or the minimum age legally required by your place of residence, to buy additional Player Transfers and Substitutions.
NO CASH OR PROPERTY PRIZES are awarded to winners of ANY GAMES.
The Non-Draft and Challenge Games allow you to create your own unique Team by selecting 14 Players from the actual football Players participating in one or all of the 6 European Leagues that are part of the game. Your selected Players will earn you points through their real-world performance during matches. In the Non-Draft Games, you will compete against all the other Participants who have or will join your game and can even create or join Mini-Leagues to compete against your friends. In the Challenge Games, you will compete against a fixed number of Participants for a fixed period of time.
The Draft Game allows you to compete against your friends by creating a Team that has all unique Players. Your friends and you will not have any Players in common. Your selected players earn your team points through their real-world performance in their club matches.
Points are awarded to individual players on your Team for the following accomplishments in each match, but only for matches in which the Player is in your starting lineup and plays in the match.
|Goal: Points are not deducted or awarded for own goals.||+4 per Goal|
|Hat-Trick: Player scores 3 goals in one match.||+2 per Hat-Trick|
|Assist: Player passes the ball directly to the player that scores the goal.||+2 per Assist|
|Clean Sheet: No goals are allowed by the player’s club in a match.|
|Goalkeeper||+7 per Match|
|Defender||+5 per Match|
|Midfielder||+2 per Match|
|Striker||+0 per Match|
|Player misses a Penalty-Kick:||-2 per Miss|
|Goalkeeper Allows More Than One Goal in a Match:||-2 per Goal|
|Defender’s Club Allows More Than One Goal in a Match:||-1 per Goal|
|Yellow Card: Player receives a disciplinary action in the match.||-1 per Yellow Card|
|Red Card: Player is sent off from the match. Player will lose 3 points if he receives both yellow and red cards in the same match.||-2 per Red Card|
In order to play any game for the first time, you must register on our site. To do so, either enter the Game Room and select the Play button for the Game you wish to participate in or simply click the Register button on the left side of the screen (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Register by clicking on the Register to Play button on the left of the screen.
Next, you will be asked to enter some basic information and agree to the Terms and Conditions that govern the Games and the Site (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Register as a Participant.
After registering and selecting a Non-Draft or Challenge Game, you will move to the Team Creation Page. Here you select your 11 starters and 3 bench Players and form your Team. You do so by clicking on the + sign that is to the left of each Player of your choice in the Available Players Table. The selected Player will move to your My Team Table (Figure 3).
Figure 3. Non-Draft and Challenge Game Create Your Team Page.
You can click on the header of any column in either table to list the Players in ascending or descending order based on the statistic offered in that column. Clicking on the Player name column allows you to place the available Players in alphabetical order or reverse-alphabetical order. You can also list the available Players by position and country by using the drop down menues above the Available Players Table. You can also search for a Player by typing his name in the Player Search box. Players may be added and dropped (by clicking on the - sign) from your Team as many times as you choose until you have created the Team you want.
You select your Players based on the position they play in their respective national teams. You can select all of your players from one league or from a combination of leagues. The leagues you can choose your players from are: EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Eredivisie, and Ligue 1. You cannot pick more than 3 Players from any one club. The total combined value of all 14 Players on your team must be at or below your Team Budget of 100M. The Budget Remaining icon automatically tells you how much budget you have left and shows which Player positions remain vacant. You can move the icon by clicking and dragging it to any position you wish on your screen. Please note that your Team must be different from any other Participant's Team. If the game detects that you have created a Team identical to another Participant's team, it will prompt you to replace one or more of your Players to ensure that your Team is unique.
Once you have selected all the Players for your team, you can click the Save and Proceed button and move to the League and Team Selection page (Figure 4). Here, you are asked to give your Team a name and to choose a color for your squad.
Figure 4. League and Team Selection Page.
After naming your Team and selecting a Team color, you will be asked to Confirm your Team. You may edit your Team at any point prior to confirming it. Once you have confirmed your Team, you are ready to play the Standard (NON-DRAFT) Game!
Please select Draft Game from the Game Room. You will be taken to the Choose How You Would Like to Proceed page (Figure 5). Here, you can decide whether you want to create your own Draft Game or join an existing one.
Figure 5. Draft Game Create/Join Page.
If you choose to create your own Draft Game, you will be able to invite up to 15 of your friends to join. You select the number of Teams in your Conference from the tab at the bottom of the Create Draft Conference box. Once you have created your Draft Game, you and your friends will have 7 days to join the Conference and complete the list of your preferred players. Please note that any participants who do not join and complete their lists by the cut-off date will be automatically eliminated from the Conference.
You can join an existing Draft Conference if you have been invited to do so. In this case, you will need to enter the PIN and Password you receive with the invitation.
Whether you create or join a Draft Conference, your next step will be to create your list of preferred Players in order of preference on the Select Players page (Figure 6). This invoves you selecting your favorite Players from any single league or combination of leagues and placing them in the order of preference. Unlike Teams created for the Non-Draft and Challenge Games, your team does not have a budget. Once you have listed your favorite Players, you will move to the Name Your Team Page (Figure 4).
Figure 6. Draft Game Select Players Page.
After all the Draft Game Participants have joined the Game and created their lists, the Game will randomly yet logically distribute the preferred Players to the Teams created by the Participants, as with a real-world draft. This insures that each Team has its own set of unique Players that are selected based on the list generated by the Participant. You will end up with 14 Players, 11 of which are starters. Unlike the Standard Game, you are not restricted by a budget or number of Players from any club. The only restriction is that all of the players on your team must be your own. They cannot be owned by any other member of your Draft game. You will also be given 5 Free Player Trades along with the 20 Free Player Transfers and 30 Free Player Substitutions to use. You may buy additional ones if you so choose.
When your Team is created, you are ready to play the Game.
Once you have completed the steps outlined above, you will be ready to play your chosen Game. All Games are played in the same way. You will manage your team from the My Player page. Here, you can substitute bench Players for starters, make Player transfers, add new Teams, create Mini-Leagues, join another Game, view the performance of your Team, etc. You can use either the Field View (Figure 7) or the Detailed View (figure 8) to do so. The classic view allows you to manage your team through a visual and easy to use interface. The detailed view allows you to study and manage your players and their performance in greater detail by using a table.
Figure 7. My Team Page - Field View.
Figure 8. My Team Page - Detailed View.
Your team will earn points when your starting Players play in their real-world league matches and achieve the accomplishments summarized above. For example, if one of your starting Players scores a goal and gives an assist in a match, he will earn your team 4 points for the goal plus 2 points for the assist, or a total of 6 points for the match. Your team points are calculated by adding all the points earned or lost by your starting Players. The more points your Team earns, the better you will do. This is because you will compete against the Teams of the other Participants in the Game who are also trying to earn more points. Therefore, it is important for you to actively manage your Team to increase the number of points your Players earn. You can see the performance of each of your Players by clickin on the Player's name. This will open the Player Profile page for that Player (Figure 9).
Figure 9. Player Profile
In all the Games, your starting 11 Players must include no more than 3 strikers and at least 3 midfielders. A goalkeeper along with 4 defenders is a requirement for every Participant's starting lineup. You must select 3 substitute Players for your bench. These can be from any position. A substitute will earn points for your Team only when placed in your starting lineup. To place a Player in your starting lineup, you must place a starter on your bench. This substitution must occur at least five (5) minutes before the start of first of the match of the Player whose match starts first or at least three (3) hours after the start of the match of the Player whose match starts last.
The Player transfer tool allows you to drop and add Players whenever you want. It helps you manage your Team by allowing you to remove Players that you feel are underperforming and replacing them with Players that you feel may earn you more points.
When you register, you are given 20 free Player Transfers in total. These 20 free transfers are shared by all of your teams. So if you have one Standard team and one Draft team, you will still have only 20 free transfers. You can divide these transfers as you wish amongst your teams. If, and only if, you are over 13 years old or the minimum age legally required by your place of residence, you may purchase as many additional transfers as you wish. To do so, simply click on the Buy Transfers box in the upper right hand of your My Team screen (Figures 7 and 8). To make a transfer, simply click the - sign next to the Player's name. You will be taken to the Player Transfer page where you will click on the + sign next to the Player you want to add (Figure 10). Remember, you cannot add a Player to your team without dropping a Player from your team first. The added player must play the same position as the one you drop. Transfers take effect as soon as you make them but must be made at least five (5) minutes prior to the start of the match of the Player whose match starts first or at least three (3) hours after the start of the match of the Player whose match starts last. Any attempt to circumvent these rules will result in your team being disqualified from the game.
Players from your team may, from time to time, change clubs. This may lead your team to have more than 3 Players from any one club. Your team will stop earning points until you replace Players so that your team has no more than 3 Players from any one club. You will not receive additional free transfers to do so.
Players from your team may, from time to time, move to clubs that are not part of the Game(s). Your team will stop earning points until you replace these Players with new ones. You will not receive additional free transfers to do so.
When replacing Players in Non-Draft and Challenge Games, you must make sure that the total value of all of the Players on your Team remains at or below the 100M team budget. As an example, if the total value of the Players on your team is 90M before the Trade Window and you decide to replace 5 Players whose combined value is 30M, your newly added Players must have a combined value at or below 40M. This will ensure that the total value of the Players on your team does not go above the 100M budget. Additionally, you cannot select more than 3 Players from any one club.
When replacing Players on your Draft team, you cannot add any Players that are on any other team in your Draft game. You can add Players of any value and can have more than 3 Players from any one team.
The Player Stats page shown in Figure 10 lists all the Players in the Game with their individual statistics in a table. The table is updated regularly and is an important tool for helping you determine which Players you may wish to add to your team before transferring a Player.
Figure 10. Player List.