An introduction to FanTeam’s £1m Euro 2020 game
Written by – Tom Hartnell (@TomSkyFF)
As the 2020/2021 season is drawing to a close we are heading towards a long dark summer of no fantasy football. But fear not, FanTeam is here for you and for this summer they are putting on a Euro 2020 tournament where there is a £1m guaranteed prize pool.
Prizes are given away all through the ranks with the winner receiving £200,000 down to £30 for a finish in 10377th. The image below gives a detailed view of all the prize money to be won. Entries cost £20 per team.
How to play
Anyone who has played FPL before should be able to pick up the rules of FanTeam relatively easily. That’s because they are largely the same:
- Build a squad of 15 players that includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.
- A maximum of three players from a single national team can be selected during the group stage and last 16, with the budget for the initial squad set at 105.0m.
- A starting XI is then selected for each Gameweek from that squad of 15.
- One free transfer is allowed each Gameweek during the group stages, with each additional transfer costing minus four points. Managers can roll a Gameweek transfer forward but can never have more than two free transfers in their locker.
- One Wildcard (to be used ahead of the last 16).
- A captain and vice-captain have to be nominated every week; that player will score double points if they are captain.
There are a few key differences between FanTeam and FPL:
- There is no Bonus Points System, this has been replaced by plus/minus points if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch. (In my opinion this is better as its less subjective)
- Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, rather than one point in FPL for every three saves.
- Minus two points for committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty.
- Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
- Player prices can rise and fall based on form and in-game transfer movement but, unlike in FPL, a player’s ‘sell price’ is the same as their ‘buy price’.
- The wildcard is the only “chip” available in FanTeam.
- More than one team (up to 100) is allowed per person, with each entry costing £20.
There will be lots more content to come from the Fantasy Football Collective on FanTeam so stay tuned!