FANTASY FAQ

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
How to draft a team, how to create a fantasy league, what is our fantasy scoring system and much more about fantasy football for money.

WHAT MAKES SPORTFANT UNIQUE?

Tens of fantasy websites offer users to draft a team for the whole season and occasionally work changes in it. This is an interesting but long process which not everybody has enough patience for. SportFant is a one-round game. At every matchday or every weekend you draft a team which competes with teams of other managers from all over the world. If you wish, you can compete with your friends’ teams only.

Pleasure and passion from such a game are guaranteed.

But the great thing lies in the following: if you know and like football, SportFant can help you earn money.

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CAN I PLAY FOR FREE?

Surely you can. Usually playing in free leagues, you will compete not for money, but for glory. But sometimes we propose promotional leagues for most active users with the prize fund but without entry fee. Prizes in these leagues will be determined and announced individually for each case. Later this promo-leagues will take place for each of our available tournaments – Champions League, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Dutch Eredivisie, Ukrainian Premier League.

Usually, to enter paid leagues and fight for money prize (in fants) you should pay entry fee in fants.

WHAT ARE FANTS?

Fants are the currency of our website. In order to take part in a paid league, it is necessary to pay an entry fee. Depending on the conditions, the fee can be 1, 2, 5, 10 fants, and etc. The winners of paid leagues increase the paid sum of money several times. At that they obtain prizes in fants also.

If desired, fants can easily be exchanged into real money. In order to do it, click the button «Withdraw» located in «Fantasy Office». There are a few restrictions. It is possible to simultaneously withdraw not more 250 fants per day and not more than 1000 fants per month (for now). Also because of payment systems restrictions your sum for withdrawal can’t be less than 20 fants. Notice, that your withdrawal query will be processed in 24 hours (and in special cases – in 72 hours). Be sure, we’ll try to do it as soon as possible.

HOW TO REFILL THE BALANCE?

The balance can be easily, safely and automatically refilled by credit card or Paypal. Click the button «Add to Balance» on any page. The button is always located on the scoreboard in the upper right corner.

SportFant supports a steady exchange rate: 1 fant is equal to 1 Euro. Nevertheless, depending on the way of payment, the commission charged by payment systems or aggregators can vary.

HOW TO JOIN A LEAGUE?

Choose the league in the list of leagues (on the main page) which conditions you like the most. It is possible to sort the leagues by championships, the entry fee, the number of participants, and so on. After you draft a team, you will be offered to confirm your participation in the league. You will also have to confirm the entry fee debit from your balance and your acquaintance with the Terms of Use. After this, feel free to play your favorite game!

You can simultaneously take part in any number of leagues in any matchday.

CAN I CREATE MY OWN LEAGUE?

Yes, it is possible. It can be done in the section «Fantasy Office» by clicking on the bookmark «My Leagues» or in the section «Play!» of the main menu by clicking on the button «Create League». You will be offered to select one of the championships as well as matches which will be taken into account in your league. After that, invent a name for your league, the entry fee every participant will have to pay and the order of payments to winners. You will also manage to send invitations to your friends by email or by pointing their nicknames out on the SportFant website. You will receive a letter on your email, including the access code to your league. You will also be able to send this code to your friends, colleagues and familiars by email or via social networks.

Up to 3% of your invitee's entry fee will be added to your bonus balance. Our system use these bonus fants automatically if you want to enter any paid league. Notice that bonus fants make up not more than 5% of any entry fee.

Note: according US laws prize fund have to be known BEFORE the game. So your balance will be a guarantor of this. But don't worry - all fants will return to your account after your friends will pay their fees. Just don't forget to invite friends to fill the league.

To join your league your friends should use your link or press «Join League» button using the code they got.

HOW TO DRAFT A TEAM?

There is a list of the so called free agents on the «Draft Team» page located on the left side of the screen under the bookmark «Players». Free agents are players you can call up to your squad. Use the filters in order to narrow the selection down to one particular team or see the player statistics over different periods of time. Click the green ‘+’ near the player’s surname in order to add the player to your team.

The button «i» near the footballer’s surname allows getting acquainted with his statistics in more details. The color of this button depends on the active status of the footballer. If the color is red, the player is injured or disqualified. In case the color is orange, his participation in the match is in doubt. Providing the color is green, the player is healthy and ready to play. The status of the footballer can rarely be mistaken. But more often than not, the status helps to avoid taking incorrect decisions such as including the disqualified player into the squad.

The button «Import Team» allows instantaneously doubling the squad, you have drafted for taking part in another league, for this round/weekend with the same matches.

In order to eject the player from the team, click the red ‘x’ on the field or in your request under the field.

50 nominal dollars are allocated for 11 players. You are not allowed to exceed this limit.

You can change tactical formation and captain if you wish. Remember that the points earned by the captain in the round are doubled.

To save your team, click on the option «Save Team». Tick the box supporting you have got acquainted with the conditions and click on the button «Play!».

HOW ARE POINTS CALCULATED?

There is its own evaluation of playing actions for every position.

Points for team achievements such as missing or conceding a number of goals, or for other attainments are calculated to every footballer, taking the field, depending on the amount of time he has played within (these points are multiple by the 1/2 of «minutes coefficient»).

Minutes coefficient consists of points for appearance (0.2) and minutes played (from 0 to 1.8). So a player who played 90 minutes has MinCoeff = 2.0 and his Team points are taken directly from the table above. If, for example, he played 45 mins (or 40, or 49) his MinCoeff = 1.0 and his Team points are just a half of table's value.

Example: Team A played a draw 0-0. Team A's striker played 90 minutes. His MinCoeff = 0.2+1.8 = 2.0. He got -1 as Team points because his team did't score. And we multiple it by 1/2 of MinCoeff = 1/2 * 2.0 = 1.0. So his Team points = -1 * 1 = -1. Team A's defender played 72 minutes (or 70, or 79). His MinCoeff = 0.2+1.4 = 1.6. His team didn't concede a goal so he should get 2 pts if he play a full game. But in our case he got 2 * 1/2 * 1.6 = 1.6 as Team points.

* if player A was "out" of the pitch on minute 70' and player B was "in", we count 69 full minutes for player A (MinCoeff = 1.4) and 21 minutes for player B (MinCoeff = 0.6).

* if player A was "out" of the pitch on 71' and player B was "in", we count 70 full minutes for player A (MinCoeff = 1.6) and 20 minutes for player B (MinCoeff = 0.6).

* if player A was "out" of the pitch on 90+3' and player B was "in", we count 89 minutes for player A (MinCoeff = 1.8) and 1 minute for player B (MinCoeff = 0.2).

Plus/minus means a player get +1 for every goal his team scored with him on the pitch and -1 for every goal his team conceded with him on the pitch.

* if player A was "out" of the pitch (substituted or got a red card) on minute N' and the goal was scored/conceded by his team on minute N', player A got +1 or -1 (see exception 1, exception 2 below).

* if player B was "in" on minute N' and the goal was scored/conceded by his team on minute N', player B also got +1 or -1 (see exception 1 below).

* (exception 1) if player A was "out" of the pitch on minute N' and player B was "in", and one of them scored a goal or made an assist on the same minute, the other player didn't get +1 or -1 because he wasn't on the pitch obviously;

* (exception 2) if player A was "out" of the pitch on minute 46' (or 91' or 106' - in other words, during a break) and player B was "in", only player B got +1 or -1 for a goal his team scored/conceded on minute 46' (91', 106');

* we are taking into account substitutions or red cards on 45+1' or 90+3' also.

The points of all 11 players in your team are summarized. The total sum of points is involved upon the evaluation of your performance in comparison with other teams.

HOW IS THE PRIZE FUND FORMED AND DISTRIBUTED?

The size of the prize fund in every league is usually 9/10 of paid entry fees and never less than 4/5 of them. If the league has 2, 3 or 6 participants all the fants almost every time will go to the winner. In bigger leagues 2nd and 3rd teams may be awarded also.

If there is a lack of participants in any admin-created (and NOT user-created) league at the time of the league start, this league will be cancelled and all participants will get their entry fees back to the balance.

HOW ELSE IS IT POSSIBLE TO EARN FANTS?

It is possible to refill your balance not only via the standard payment systems. You can write an article for the SportFant blog. It is possible to write a story about your favorite team, your prognosis and anticipations and other football-related things. The topic can even be a description of your thoughts and doubts when selecting the team on SportFant. Your writing will most probably appear in our blog. SportFant editors will select the best article, and its author will get the bonus of 5 fants on their game balance.

In addition, read about our referring program below.

HOW IS THE RATING CALCULATED?

The rating takes account of the percentage of rivals, outstripping you in the leagues where you played. The rating cannot be more than 100 and less than 10.

HOW TO VIEW THE RESULTS?

The buttons «See results» appear in the list of leagues located on the main page after the end of every matchday. It is possible to evaluate the results of every league with these buttons. Besides this if you are interested in the leagues you take part only, you can use the section «My Leagues» in «Fantasy Office».

WHAT ARE MEDALS FOR?

Medals are awards you obtain for definite achievements in leagues. The medals are stored in our «Fantasy Hall of Fame» and used when going to a higher level which gives more serious privileges. It is possible to view your medals in the section «My Medals» in «Fantasy Office».

There are 11 kinds of medals.

Level 1 medals are:

Level 2 medals are:

Level 3 medals are:

Level 4 medal is:

WHAT ARE PECULIARITIES OF EVERY MANAGER’S LEVEL?

The number of levels every manager can reach is also 11. The higher the level is, the more privileges the manager has. The manager automatically reaches the next level after winning a definite number of medals. In case you lack one or two medals necessary to reach the next level, you can acquire these medals for fants in «Fantasy Office». There is the option «Get medals for fants» on the page «My Medals».

1. ‘Newbie’

This level is provided to every novice manager on default.

When drafting the squad, you are not allowed to gather more than 3 players of one team.

In case a player suddenly gets injured after the start of the league or in the event of other breaking news, it is possible to make only 1 substitution (for free).

All managers’ actions are seen in the league chat. The rivals can view the players the manager included in the staff if they wish.

When viewing the rating, it is not seen what place a particular manager currently ranks. Only the manager’s statistics is published in ratings.

2. ‘Street team leader’

To reach the next level named ‘Street team leader’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 1 ‘True Captain’ medal, 1 ‘Golden Glove’ medal, 1 ‘Defense Wall’ medal, 1 ‘Game Conductor’ medal and 1 ‘Diamond Boot’ medal.

The manager are allowed to make 1 sub for free after the start of the league and 1 sub for 40% of an entry fee.

3. ‘Youth academy’

To reach the third level called ‘Youth academy’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 2 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Golden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals and 1 ‘Fair Play’ medal.

The manager are allowed to make 1 substitution for free after the start of the league and 2 more subs for 40% of an entry fee each.

You also have an opportunity to add «rivals». Rivals are your friends, familiars or simply managers whose success and failures you especially like to follow. After adding them to your ‘rivals’, you will be able to see their results in any rating on the page «Statistics» after choosing the option «Managers».

4. ‘Junior’

In order to reach the fourth level ‘Junior’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 2 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 1 ‘Fair Play’ medal and 1 medal called ‘Penalty Master’.

From this level and onwards you can include up to 4 players inclusively of one team.

Similar to level 3, the manager are allowed to make 1 substitution for free after the start of the league and 2 more subs, but the cost of each is down to 30% of an entry fee.

The level of every registered manager is seen in the information about a league.

The surnames of 10 of 11 players the manager included into the team are not pointed out in the league chat among the manager’s actions. The price of footballers and the surname of the captain are the only things mentioned in the chat.

5. ‘Second team’

To reach level 5 named ‘Second team’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 2 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 1 ‘Fair Play’ medal, 1 ‘Penalty Master’ medal and 1 ‘Lucky Substitute’ medal.

The manager are allowed to make 1 substitution for free after the start of the league and 3 more subs for 30% of an entry fee each.

Your place is seen in the ratings on the page «Managers» in the section «Statistics». The places of 20 best managers are also published.

6. ‘Bench warmer’

In order to reach the sixth level called ‘Bench warmer’ the manager is required to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 3 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 2 ‘Fair Play’ medals, 1 ‘Penalty Master’ medal and 1 ‘Lucky Substitute’ medal.

Not only is the level of every registered manager seen in the information about any league, but also their rating.

In case a player suddenly gets injured after the start of the league or in the event of other breaking news, it is possible to make 2 substitutions for free and 2 substitutions whose cost is 20% of an entry fee each.

The surname of your captain is not pointed out in the chat of the league. The only thing which is mentioned is his team. Therefore, all players’ surnames are hidden from your rivals before the start of the league.

7. ‘First-string player’

To reach level 7 called ‘First-string player’, the manager is required to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 3 ‘True Captain’ medals, 3 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 3 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 3 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 3 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 1 ‘Fair Play’ medal, 1 ‘Penalty Master’ medal and 1 ‘Lucky Substitute’ medal.

It is possible to make 5 substitutions. The first 2 substitution are free, and the next 3 cost 20% of an entry fee each.

Not only is your place seen in the rating on the page «Managers» in the section «Statistics», but also the places of 20 best managers and the places of your «rivals».

All transactions with players are hidden in the league chat. The only things which are pointed out are the formation, the team which you chose your captain from and the general cost of your team. Therefore, before the start of the league the rivals will not even manage to suppose the squad of your team judging by the price of your acquisitions.

8. ’National team’

In order to reach level 8 called ’National team’, the manager has to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 4 ‘True Captain’ medals, 3 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 3 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 3 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 3 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 2 ‘Fair Play’ medals, 1 ‘Penalty Master’ medal, 1 ‘Lucky Substitute’ medal and 1 ‘Irreplaceable’ medal.

From now on it is possible to include up to 5 players of one team.

Similar to level 7, the manager are allowed to make 5 substitution after the start of the league - 2 for free and 3 more for fants, but the cost of each is down to 10% of an entry fee.

The team of your captain is not pointed out in the league chat anymore.

9. ‘Rest of the World XI’

To reach level 9 named ‘Rest of the World XI’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 2 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 2 ‘Fair Play’ medals, 1 ‘Penalty Master’ medal, 1 ‘Lucky Substitute’ medal, 1 ‘Irreplaceable’ medal and 1 ‘Best Deal’ medal.

It is allowed to make 6 substitutions after the start of the league. The first 2 substitutions are free. The next 4 cost 10% of an entry fee each.

Your formation is not pointed out in the league chat anymore.

10. ‘King of football’

To reach level 10 called ‘King of football’, the manager is required to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 2 ‘True Captain’ medals, 2 ‘Colden Glove’ medals, 2 ‘Defense Wall’ medals, 2 ‘Game Conductor’ medals, 2 ‘Diamond Boot’ medals, 1 ‘Best Deal’ medal and 1 ‘Magic Four’ medal.

The manager can make 3 substitutions for free after the start of the league and 3 more subs for 10% of an entry fee each.

11. ‘Football God’

In order to reach the last eleventh level named ‘Football God’, the manager needs to win the following medals within the latest 30 days: 1 ‘Fair play’ medal, 1 ‘Penalty master’ medal, 1 ‘Lucky substitute’ medal, 1 ‘Irreplaceable’ medal and 2 ‘Magic four’ medals.

Any number of substitutions is possible and free after the start of the league.

No data about your team are pointed out in the league chat. Even the general cost of your team is not mentioned.

WHAT ARE «ALUMINIUM» MEDALS?

You get golden medals of each of 11 kinds for taking part in paid leagues. Rivalry level in these leagues is oftentimes higher. You are awarded with the so called «aluminum» medals for achievements in free leagues. «Aluminum» medals are stored in our «Fantasy Hall of Fame» for 30 days only. For this time, you must decide whether you need these medals for reaching the next level and whether you wish to save them in the «Fantasy Hall of Fame» as the proof of your success. If you have given a positive answer to at least one of these questions, you can buy these medals out by clicking on the option «Make medals gold» in the section «My Medals» on the page «Fantasy Office».

The purpose of every medal ‘gold plating’ can be different depending on the cost of the medal or, to be more exact, on the likelihood of its obtaining.

‘Fair Play’ costs 0,8 fants.

‘True Captain’ costs 0,8 fants.

‘Golden Glove’ costs 0,8 fant.

‘Diamond Boot’ costs 0,8 fants.

‘Defense Wall’ costs 0,8 fants.

‘Game Conductor’ costs 0,8 fants.

‘Irreplaceable’ costs 8 fants.

‘Lucky Substitute’ costs 12 fants.

‘Best Deal’ costs 20 fants.

‘Penalty Master’ costs 20 fants.

‘Magic Four’ costs 80 fants.

These prices are 80% of prices you pay if you just purchase medals without winning them in free leagues.

WHO ARE THE «RIVALS»?

Rivals are your friends, familiars or simply managers whose success and failures you especially like to follow. It is possible to add any manager to rivals starting from level 3 called ‘Youth academy’. The user can be added to rivals on the page of their profile. The profile is available after the click on the manager’s name in any rating or the results of the league. After this you will be able to see your ‘rival’s’ results in any rating on the page «Statistics» after choosing the option «Managers».

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

SportFant reserves the right to add and change these rules and the bonus program, notifying the users about changes with messages published on this page.

Last update (Nov. 9): We changed the privileges and restrictions for each user's level to allow to make more substitutions during the game.