My friend (McBear) noticed CricketXI.com was doing a free fantasy IPL game and the season actually starts this coming Saturday - so I thought why not do a couple of leagues (Classic and Head to Head) on the tournament. The season lasts just over 6 weeks:
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 – Tue, 10 Nov 2020.
I’ve set up 2 leagues - one is an open league where your all on a ladder based on your total fantasy points scored. The other is a head to head type league where you play one other team from the league each round and you win, lose or tie. A win is 4 points, a Tie 2 points and a loss 0. That decides your position in the league with tie breakers to split teams such as points % (difference between points scored and points scored against you). In the head to head league I am not sure if it has a playoff or not. The website says I’m meant to have the choice when I set up a private league but it did not give me such a choice during the league’s creation?
Despite several messages sent on Facebook to CricketXI via their social media page to ask about this they have failed to respond. I am hoping there is a semi-final/final after the end of 13 rounds as it says there are 15 rounds in total but it is what it is CricketXI run the game. Whichever way they go whichever team is crowned champion at the end of the tournament is the winner.
To make a little bit of interest and a prize for the winners’ skill (or luck) I am making both leagues £5 each to enter and both leagues are ‘Winner Takes All’.
People are welcome to join one or both leagues and I hope people will feel £5 is not much at all and give these leagues ago. The season starts (Round 1) 15:00, 19th September (BST) so there’s little time to go (less than a week). The head to head league requires me to designate how many teams so I’ve opted for an 8-team league though I can adjust up or down as shown in the screen grab below and I will adjust as necessary but to run it needs a minimum of 4 entrants (so 3 more other than myself).
Any one new to my fantasy money games just PM (Private Message) me from this forum for how to pay your entry fee and I’ll reply with details.
bluelionman Noel Symonds
Classic Open League
League Name: WINNER TAKES ALL
Join Code: PDFUHIQX
Head to Head League
League Name: Winner Takes All
Join Code: LNIPNVQT
Link to games website: CricketXI.com
All game rules etc are the websites and can be found under the HELP tab on site but to aid you here is a link to their points scoring, league rules, transfers, FAQ’s etc: Indian Premier League 2020 / Help