FanTeam and the Scout Gaming Group have gone Stateside and are delighted to announce the opening of our $30,000 Major League Soccer season game.
Whether you’ve had a rough time in your fantasy football seasons and would like a clean slate, or you’re simply someone that enjoys the MLS and would like to convert your knowledge into cash – FanTeam’s $30K MLS Season Game offers managers an exciting, high-stakes fantasy game with huge potential rewards.
Managers of our MLS season long game have the chance to choose their line-up from America’s best talents along with some European legends such as Javier Hernandez, Gonzalo Higuain and even the most recent star to ‘cross the pond’ Lorenzo Insigne!
The contest will start on the 26th of February 2022, and will end with the exciting regular season finale, ‘Decision day’ on 9th October.
PRIZE POOL BREAKDOWN
There is a maximum of 1,506 seats available and the $30,000 prize pool is guaranteed, even if the contest does not fill.
The top 170 ranked entries at the end of the contest receive a pay-out between $60 and $6,000, depending on the exact finishing position.
Entry is set at $24 per team, and each user can enter a maximum of 100 teams to this contest, should they wish to do so.
A full breakdown of our $30,000 MLS season long game prize pool breakdown is provided in the info-graphic and table below.
We want to reward our users’ hard work as much as possible. This is why we will pay out the top 170 places:
- The top 5 will receive a minimum of $600
- The top 10 will receive a minimum of $240
- The top 50 will receive a minimum of $120
To play in FanTeam’s $30,000 MLS Fantasy Football Season Game contest, you will need to create an 11-man team, using a budget of $80M. It’s as simple as that to enter.
Like FanTeam’s season-long games and FPL, the weekly deadline is 90-minutes prior to the first kick-off of the Gameweek fixtures.
However, this rule does NOT apply for when this fantasy contest starts in Gameweek 1 – where the deadline is 12:00CST on Saturday the 26th of February. From Gameweek 2 onwards, the weekly deadline for all transfers and team changes is 90-minutes before the first Gameweek kick-off.
This contest will be played over 38 Gameweek’s.
As you’re only required to pick a team of 11 players, there are no subs or benches. However, FanTeam’s ‘Safety Net‘ feature is active – but what is a Safety Net we hear you shout?
Well, the ‘Safety Net‘ is when an automatic substitution is made for a player in your 11-man team that hasn’t been named in the starting lineup or started the game. If a player in your team isn’t in the starting 11 for their club, they will automatically be substituted for the next priced player from the same position and club, at kick-off.
Example: if you own Salah (12.5M) and he’s starting the game on the bench, or is not in the squad, he will be replaced at kick-off by the next priced midfielder from Liverpool – which is Mane (11.5M).
Please note, using the example above, if Salah comes on in the 75th minute, you still keep Mane and his points as you started the match with him for the Gameweek. The automatic substitution is made at kick-off and you’ll keep that player for the full game, so will score nothing from Salah for that match.
Our Safety Net feature is designed to make it much more likely you have 11 starting players and don’t get burnt with your player coming on in the 89-minute for a 1-point appearance. Of course, your chosen player could come on later in the game and score substantial points, but that’s the beauty of Safety Net – as it can and will work both ways, but is a feature designed to protect your teams each Gameweek.
As you can also see from the Game Rules infographic above, there will be no price changes during this tournament.
You will have 1 free transfer each gameweek and additional weekly transfers cost 4-points each.
You can have an unlimited number of saved (rolled) transfers. EG: if you don’t make any transfers for 5 weeks, you’ll have 5 saved transfers to use, whenever you like. PLEASE NOTE: if you have saved transfers and then activate your Wildcard, you will loose your saved transfers.
There are two Wildcards available during this contest. The first Wildcard must be used before the Gameweek 19 deadline. The second Wildcard can be used from Gameweek 20 onwards.
Whilst we won’t bore you with a full breakdown of each of the rules shown in the image above, we will make it clear that Extra Time and Penalty Shootouts are NOT included in our scoring. Players earn points during normal 90-minute regulation and of course, injury time – but no extra time or penalty shootouts.
Like with the Game Rules above, the scoring on FanTeam has slight differences to other season-long fantasy football games you might play on other platforms, but the image below gives a clear guide to our MLS 2022 Season Game scoring system.
Here are a few scoring attributes and key rules we want to draw you attention to:
You can make unlimited changes to your Gameweek 1 teams up until the first match kicks off on February 26th at 12:00CST. From Gameweek 2 onwards, however, each Gameweek deadline will be 90 minutes before the first match kicks off.
Full Match Bonus: If an attacking player (Forward or Midfielder) stays on the pitch for the entire game (90 mins & including injury time) they will pick up an additional point. This means players that don’t get substituted are worth consideration, and that could potentially influence your captaincy decision too.
Goalkeeper Save Points: Goalkeepers will earn 0.5 points for every save they make. Therefore, a goalkeeper on a team that allows the opposition a lot of low quality shots (like Pope for Burnley in the Premier League), can really rack up the points, even if they don’t keep a clean-sheet.
Impact Points: If the team wins the period a player is on the pitch, the player will be awarded 0.3 points. However, if they lose the period (example: subbed off whilst losing 1-0) they’re on the pitch, they will be deducted 0.3 points.
Shots on Target: Midfielders and Strikers will be awarded 0.4 points for each Shot on Target, whilst Defenders will earn 0.6. If your Goalkeeper somehow manages a Shot on Target then he will get 1 point. This scoring rule certainly gives fantasy bosses something to think about when selecting their attack.
Player prices will not change during this contest. This allows managers to budget for the weeks ahead, without having to worry about unexpected price-changes leaving you short on cash for your planned transfers.
Please see below a full breakdown of the scoring system – feel free to save the image to your device or reach out to us on twitter @FanTeamOfficial with any questions you might have.
As you can see in the info-graphic above, points are awarded for goals, assists and clean sheets – but can also be deducted for yellow and red cards.
A reminder – there will be no player points scoring for Extra Time or Penalty Shootouts.
Please study the scoring chart above carefully when assessing which players to pick for your teams.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you’re new to FanTeam then you’ll need to create a new account here – alternatively, head on over to fanteam.us and click the green ‘Register’ button in the top right corner.
Once registered, or if you’re an existing FanTeam customer, the $30,000 MLS 2022 Fantasy Soccer Season Game contest can be found in the Lobby, or by clicking here.
At this stage, you can start to build your team using your $80M budget, but remember, you can make unlimited changes to your team, for free, until the contest starts on Saturday the 26th of February.
Remember, player prices will not change, so feel free to plan future transfers without worry of being priced-out of your planned moves.
Don’t forget to select a Captain, as their points will be doubled, and a Vice-Captain, who will score double points if your captain does not play.
Once you’re happy with your team and captaincy choice, submit your team for an entry fee of just $24.
Managers are welcome to enter multiple teams to this contest, for a higher chance of scooping that mouth-watering $6,000 first place prize or top 170 place pay out.
To get involved and enter a team into our $30,000 MLS 2022 Fantasy Football Season Game contest, click here or click the banner below.