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I felt like we eased into the season last week, don’t you? A lot of people played Fantasy Throwdown Week 1 against friends and old rivals, or some new names in our Lobby, but something missing from our regular dose of Throwdown activities were the popular Tournaments, Leagues and Throwdown-Showdowns.
In one sense, that was done purposely due to the chaos of activities leading up to the start of Week 1 of the NFL season, and because I know all or most all of you playing Throwdown have your regular fantasy football leagues you were jazzed about. Only the most dismal of dynasty teams don’t hold at least a little optimism their squad is championship bound heading into Week 1. So I felt, that’s cool, focus on your traditional fantasy leagues… last week.
Now the regular season has officially kicked off, the normal weekly routine kicks in managing our teams – waiver requests, maybe a trade proposal, start / bench decisions. Now you’ve really got some time to play Fantasy Throwdown! In case you are unfamiliar with our special events, here is how they work:
A tournament is an elimination competition, spread over a two or three week span, depending on number of players. Suppose we have 16 players, then they are split into four groups of four. Each group plays a round robin in their group, with each group winner, based on head-to-head record, advancing to the championship the following week. Those four players in the championship group play another round robin, with the group winner taking the crown.
I’m proposing we do exactly this, have a 16-player tournament starting Week 2. It is $10 entry fee, with $100 to the A-Champion (that is 1st place, Champions Bracket), $25 to 2nd place, and $20 to the B-Champion, which is from the group of players who each finished 2nd in their group after the first week of the tourney.
So, 16 players enter. Each is guaranteed 3 Throwdown games played. Half of the participants will qualify to play 6 games over two weeks. $10 with 1 in 16 chance of turning that into $100.
Leagues are completely different than tournaments, and you likely have a good idea already what is involved. A smaller group of players form the league and stretch out their competition over a longer period, with a head-to-head regular season schedule, standings updated weekly, and top teams qualify for the playoffs and championship.
Given the flexibility of Fantasy Throwdown, we don’t have to play a league over the entire season. The format I propose is 8 players, playing 8 weeks. That includes a 7-week double header regular season schedule, with the top 2 teams advancing to a triple header championship in the last week. For fun, I also mix up the regular season schedule with different scoring and lineups, and some other unique twists.
We have various entry fee levels of $10, $20 and $40. We will kick off new leagues as they fill. A $10 league pays $50 for 1st place and $20 for 2nd place, so make that a 1 in 8 chance of quintupling your money.
Looking for a quick fix Throwdown competition against a few unlucky souls, careless enough to challenge your fantasy football acumen? Look no further than our Throwdown-Showdowns! They are 1-week competitions of 4 players.
It is pretty simple: The 4 players form a group and play a round robin. The winner of the group, based on head-to-head record, wins the competition and takes home the 1st place prize. There is no prize for 2nd place, it is winner takes all.
I currently have three different entry fees of $2, $5 and $10, and each with Team Defense lineup and PPR scoring. If you have a different entry fee level or lineup / scoring combination, form a group of four, let me know what you guys want and I will try to accommodate requests.
So there you have it, and overview of our three main special events, ready to roll for Week 2. All you have to do is login and go to our special events sign up, click the appropriate join button, and we will get you up and running as soon as your event fills.
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