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Man from Inverness turns €2 into €30,000 and wins World Championship of Fantasy Football

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MAN FROM INVERNESS TURNS €2 INTO €30,000 AND WINS THE THIRD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF FANTASY FOOTBALL ON SALAH BEING SUBBED OFF 30 SECONDS BEFORE FINAL WHISTLE!

In a thrilling finale of the third World Championship of Fantasy Football, the winner was decided by the smallest of margins, as three players all ended up at 146 points! The tiebreaker was the lowest budget spent in the final round, which turned out to propel ‘ fscottl’ to the top. However, the user ‘ gaffel’ would have won it all if Salah had not been subbed off 30 seconds before the end! I t was a dramatic win for ‘ fscottl’, who is a relatively new name on the Fanteam, and who qualified for the final through a €2 satellite!

The World Championship is a yearly dual-game week event played daily fantasy-style, in two separate game weeks for the English Premier League. The event runs on Europe’s biggest Daily Fantasy site; FanTeam.com. This year we had 116 participants, who either qualified through satellites or paid the entry fee of €1,050. A €100,000 guaranteed prize pool grew to €116,000 while the first prize was €30,000.

After the first round last weekend, the user ‘ fscottl’ had the lead with 88 points, nicely helped by De Bruyne (13 points), Manè (10 points) and Martial (9 points) (team attached). However, there were only 11 points separating 20th place from the leader, so the championship was wide open before the last round that started on New Year’s Day.

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Indeed, ‘ fscottl’ was passed by several competitors as the majority of matches in the second round came to a conclusion. With only Liverpool – Sheffield United as the only remaining fixture, ‘ fscottl’ found himself in 7th place. He still had a chance, as many of the entries above him had used all of their 11 players, while ‘ fscottl’ had two unused players: Alexander-Arnold and Manè. As Manè scored a goal, and Alexander Arnold kept a clean sheet, ‘fscottl’ took over the first place with the narrowest of margins.

But, there was a big obstacle ahead for ‘ fscottl’; with FanTeam`s fantasy scoring system midfielders and attackers get an extra point for playing the full match, and with only minutes left of the match, ‘ gaffel’ had Salah still on the pitch and as captain. This meant that if Salah played the full match, ‘gaffel’ would win the WCOFF and shove ‘ fscottl’ down to a 2nd place and a €20,000 prize instead!

The cheers in Inverness must have been rather noticeable, as with only 40 seconds left in overtime, the referee blew his whistle, signaled a substitution, and cameras shifted from Henderson to Salah. Salah walked off as the last Liverpool substitute to give youngster Harvey Elliott his first Premier League seconds, and at the same time earning ‘ fscottl’ €10,000 extra and the famous WCOFF trophy.

Link to the tournament: https://fanteam.com/fantasy/dashboard/222021/3397929/21

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WagerWire Launches Buying and Selling of Fantasy Entries in App

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WagerWire, a sports gaming marketplace technology company serving sportsbooks and fantasy operators, announced that buying and selling is now live in their app, available in the iOS and Google Play stores. This marks the first time that fantasy players can legally buy and sell daily fantasy Pick’em entries with the tap of a button.

WagerWire users are now able to buy and sell RealTime Fantasy Sports entries on the app, with more fantasy operators to be added for trading soon. WagerWire announced their integration with RealTime Fantasy in January 2024, allowing users to sell their Pick’em lineups while in progress, including during the actual game, directly on the RTFS platform. During the NFL playoffs, the marketplace saw 12% of all DFS Pick’em lineups sell on the secondary market.

“This is a paradigm shifting moment for fantasy. This launch represents a way to bring more ownership and control over their entries. For the first time, there is a way to cash in on your lineups even if they go on to lose – by selling it to a friend or on the open market. The excitement is palpable,” said WagerWire Co-Founder and CEO Zach Doctor.

The newly launched fantasy marketplace is the latest addition to the growing technology portfolio of WagerWire’s parent company Wire Industries Inc. Their app already hosts an array of marketplace tools for both sports betting and fantasy including stat tracking, account syncing, bet value graph builders and calculator, and social features that allow users to follow how their friends, influencers, or sharps are playing.

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“I’ve been playing fantasy for years, but being able to sell my DFS lineups is game-changing. I’m also loving being able to buy and sell in-game and see the progress of my picks with live price suggestions. The RT marketplace in the WagerWire app takes an already great and easy-to-use experience to the next level,” said Braiden Payne, RealTime Fantasy Sports veteran user.

WagerWire was recently shortlisted for two awards at SBC North America – Rising Star of the Year and Affiliate of the Year, in addition to EGR’s Rising Star of the Year and Hashtag Sport’s Best X Presence award.

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GameOn Live Fantasy Set to Launch for Euro 2024, Powered by the $GAME Token

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Fantasy sports gaming company GameOn has announced that its fantasy app, GameOn Live Fantasy, is set to launch ahead of the start of the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 (Euro 2024) on 14 June. This marks a significant milestone in bringing fans closer to their favourite athletes, teams, and leagues through immersive fantasy sports experiences.

GameOn Live Fantasy will initially launch in beta format. The beta period will be used to gather community feedback and refine the product before the full launch. A massive prize pool worth over $200,000 will be up for grabs, including $GAME tokens, VIP experiences, signed merchandise and game tickets.

GameOn Live Fantasy is powered by the $GAME token, which recently launched on KuCoin, Gate and MEXC in collaboration with Sportsology.

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Post-beta, GameOn Live Fantasy is scheduled to fully launch for the upcoming LALIGA season in August. This will include player avatar packs that are scheduled for July, allowing fans to own, trade and play with digital representations of their favourite athletes. Player avatars not only enhance the gaming experience but also boost points during matches, with higher rarities providing better rewards. Fans will also use $GAME to buy player avatar packs, power up their players, redeem exclusive rewards and vote on new products and features.

“GameOn Live Fantasy will change the way we play, headlined by true asset ownership, unified rewards, and interoperability between leagues. Powered by $GAME, GameOn is built on web3 in a context fans are familiar with. We’re leveling up fantasy sports while onboarding the masses to blockchain,” Matt Bailey, CEO at GameOn, said.

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Canton Welcomes the Return of the Country’s Largest Fantasy Football Expo to Hall of Fame Village in August

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Hall of Fame Village announced that the largest Fantasy Football Expo in the country will be making a comeback, and looks to bring thousands to Canton. Fantasy Football Expo 2024 will be hosted on the Hall of Fame Village campus at the Center for Performance from August 9 to 11, 2024. This event, in its 5th year, takes place for a second time at the Village and brings together passionate fantasy football fans and top experts from around the country for 3 days of ultimate fantasy football fun.

Fantasy Football Expo 2024 has 3 days of experiences planned, uniting enthusiastic fans and leading experts nationwide. The weekend includes a blend of fantasy drafts, networking opportunities, and expert insights, bringing together seasoned veterans and newcomers to experience all things “fantasy football” under one roof.

“Hosting the Fantasy Football Expo 2024 fits perfectly within our Company’s model of bringing sports and entertainment together, especially with fantasy and the virtual experience being such integral parts of how fans engage with sports. We are thrilled to leverage our world-class venue to enhance and elevate this extraordinary event, considering the popularity of fantasy football and our mission to inspire and entertain guests,” Michael Crawford, President & CEO at Hall of Fame Village, said.

Bob Lung, Director of the Expo, said: “I’m incredibly thankful to work with Hall of Fame Village to bring the Expo back for another fantastic year. Hall of Fame Village offers an unparalleled backdrop for the event, providing the perfect setting for fantasy football enthusiasts to come together and celebrate their passion.”

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Key highlights of the event include the introduction of Sports Betting Saturday, Presented by Underdog Fantasy, offering a unique opportunity to learn strategies and techniques to help enhance your experience in the sports betting world. Expert panels and workshops will be a focal point, delivering valuable insights and strategies from esteemed names in the sports betting and fantasy football industry. Sports Betting Saturday is committed to promoting responsible gaming practices and recognizing the importance of maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants. With dedicated sessions led by experts and sports gaming representatives, attendees will gain comprehensive insights into responsible gaming measures, including strategies for setting limits, recognizing problem gambling behaviors, and accessing support resources.

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