As the dawn of the new European soccer season draws closer, millions of people around the world are spending coffee mornings, lunch breaks and spare evenings deciding between Sanchez or Costa, Lewandowski or Immobile, Bale or Suarez, and other combinations. But with the constant transformation of real-time markets, the bug has finally caught fantasy soccer and with it a company named Light Speed Games has created fantasy leagues for the top four European Leagues (Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga) with the Serie A game being the most popular fantasy game for Serie A on the web.
Classic mode – League-style play works on the simple principle of adding up points the teams score in each round to create a ranking based on their total points. Each manager is allowed one team, with a $120m budget, selecting 18 players (11 starters, 7 substitutes) with no more than 3 players from any team and a selection of 7 formations to choose from.
Head to Head mode – This feature is more like the professional leagues you’re accustomed to. Teams play each other every week, and the winner of each match is decided on the points scored in that particular round. The winner gets 3 points and the loser gets 0 – and it’s one point each for a draw. You can also challenge other players to 1-on-1 matches.
Duration – The length of the league can be a minimum of one gameweek to a complete full season. This provides flexibility to the league admin, and the possibility of creating monthly leagues.
Coins – Regarding the currency used in the game, these can be earned in several ways within the game, such as upgrading your account, winning medals or winning leagues. Using your coins wisely is essential for long-term success!
Medals – Achievements in the game are rewarded with medals. If your team scores the most goals in a round, or none of your players are carded, or any of 19 other accomplishments – you will be rewarded.
Experience Level – Every new entrant starts on a Rookie Manager level 0 and can earn points to grow their level performing actions within the game, to upgrade to the manager level. This stays with you throughout your career, season to season.
Trophies/Prizes – Trophies can be earned for winning leagues, one-on-one matches and supporters groups. Prizes range, depending on your level of membership, from $500 to a free Premium account for the following season.
The series of four fantasy games from Light Speed Games offer soccer fans plenty of choices to play against people around the world online. No matter what league you prefer (Fantasy Premier League, Fantasy Bundesliga, Fantasy Serie A and Fantasy La Liga), there’s plenty of fun in store.
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