LaLiga Fantasy Marca

in Fantasy Sports3 months ago

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With just over a week to go until English Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga kick off, I thought I'd share a few thoughts on the La Liga fantasy game that I wasn't sure about to start with but have quickly grown to love.

Draft Format

Unlike the other Fantasy Football games I play these days, LaLiga Fantasy Marca takes different approach providing you with a draft of players that can then be traded back to LaLiga or between other players. The additional budget of €100m once you already have a squad of players seems generous but when you realise that some of the top players cost upwards of €50m, this suddenly doesn't seem so kind.

The main limitation to this is that there's a limit of 16 players in the league. Steemit League currently has 9 spots filled and already, some of the top players have been snapped up. I'd love for us to have the competition of a full 16 players in the league so please share the word and increase the fun.

If we can get a full 16 players, I'll double the Prize Fund to 100 STEEM and increase the payout to the top 4 or 5 players (let me know your preference in the comments).

Transfer Market

I've really enjoyed the transfer market so far and it adds some extra pre-season drama. It's always exciting when 2 or more people bid for a player and we sit and hope that our bid is enough. Then there's the frustration of missing out by a small margin for a player you really wanted. And this brings me on to...

Release Clauses

This is where things could get interesting, especially now that a few teams have been active for 2 weeks. After this point, you can swoop for an opponent's player for 160% of their value (I think). I've not seen how this works yet but it adds another interesting dimension if a player is doing particularly well. Hopefully I won't be too offended when all of my great signing start getting taken from under my nose 🤔

No Captains and No Substitutes

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Another thing I'm struggling to get my head around is that you don't select a captain for double points and this is an interesting one for me - does this mean that you're better off with 3 x €20m players or 1 x €60m? I currently have Gerard Moreno who's taking up a large chunk of my budget and can't decide how wise this is.

In addition to this, if any of your starting 11 don't play, you get NOTHING. That feels pretty brutal considering how often managers hide injuries until after a deadline.

An Active Community

My hope with all of the STEEM that I'm giving away in Prizes is that we'll create a community of discussion, thoughts and with it, plenty of banter.

At Least 50 STEEM Prize Fund

Not only is this game a lot of fun, you can also win part of a 50 STEEM Prize Fund so to find out how to join, follow this link.

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 3 months ago 

In addition to this, if any of your starting 11 don't play, you get NOTHING

I think it’s when you starting 11 is not up to the required number which is 11 you wont be scored for the points you get for the 10 players until you fill up the space and also if you have a negative balance you won’t get any points.

After this point, you can swoop for an opponent's player for 160% of their value (I think).

Well the prize depends sometimes the value of a player might be £5.0000 and will have a release clause of the £6.0000 just a small difference, but if you want you can increase his release clause.

I currently have Gerard Moreno who's taking up a large chunk of my budget and can't decide how wise this is.

I think Gerard is a good move last season he provided over 220 points plus. Or you can choose to hold him run when the season starts his price will sky rocket then you sell him and gain profit.

 3 months ago 

I think it’s when you starting 11 is not up to the required number which is 11 you wont be scored for the points you get for the 10 players until you fill up the space and also if you have a negative balance you won’t get any points.

Ah yes, I wasn't clear at all - I meant to say that substitutes score you nothing (because they don't come on). I think the "only picking 10 players, you score nothing" rule is very mean!

Well the prize depends sometimes the value of a player might be £5.0000 and will have a release clause of the £6.0000 just a small difference, but if you want you can increase his release clause.

I thought the release clauses looked a bit random. That makes sense.

Or you can choose to hold him run when the season starts his price will sky rocket then you sell him and gain profit.

I think he's gone up by €3m already and I've run out of money to buy other players 😫

 3 months ago 

I think he's gone up by €3m already and I've run out of money to buy other players 😫

That explains you being inactive in the transfer market. And I saw you sell Parejo even though he was injured I would have held on to him he is a very important asset.

I’m starting to love the la liga fantasy more than the premier league fantasy.
But one of the feature in la liga I’m so much concerned about is the release clause. I know when it starts activating on my players, I’ll be very stressed out if somebody takes my key player out.
All in all, I think it is going to be great and I can’t wait for the season to get started already. 😅

 3 months ago 

I’m starting to love the la liga fantasy more than the premier league fantasy.

I think I might be too. Most of my knowledge is about the Premier League though so I've got a lot to learn!

But one of the feature in la liga I’m so much concerned about is the release clause. I know when it starts activating on my players, I’ll be very stressed out if somebody takes my key player out.

Ha ha! I'm really sorry, but you've got a few players that I want 🤣 Please don't be too upset when I pinch them from you.

And you’ve got some players I like too. 😂

 3 months ago 

🤣 I think we've been bidding on the same players a lot of the time too - you've certainly pipped me on a couple of them!

 3 months ago 

What makes la liga Fantasy very interesting is the release clause feature and also the No captain 👩‍✈️ Option.

A competition of 16 members would be very great.

 3 months ago 

I'd like the captain to return (so that more expensive players are more worthwile) but I'm looking forward to the release clause. I wonder how frustrating that's going to be!! It was optional whether to have it turned on or not and I'm glad that I ticked that box 😅

I'm determined to get a full league (another post in the hope of getting more people)

 3 months ago 

I'd like the captain to return (so that more expensive players are more worthwile)

Yh that’s true

I'm determined to get a full league (another post in the hope of getting more people)

We will really enjoy it if more people join.

New profile pic🙂🙂

 3 months ago 

🙂 I felt it was time for a change and something a little less menacing. Do you like it?

Yeah I do. The previous was quite scary to me the first time I saw it, but I got used to it

 3 months ago 

Yh it’s cool. Buh am kinda used to the old one😁

 3 months ago 

It's fun having a bit of variety. I've set up a Serie A one now too which I need to share - the rules are pretty much identical to FPL.

 3 months ago 

Ok nice! 👍