FFS Hockey World Cup 2014 – Pilot

Hockey is more than just a game of sticks and balls.

Managers!

We’ve been privileged to organize several team games for the benefit of the FFS community. You’ve experienced a variety of football-themed competitions ranging from the Transfer Window game to the Beach Soccer World Cup.

For the first time in the history of Fantasy Football, we’re introducing an FPL-based head-to-head cup, themed on a hockey competition.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you – wait for it – FFS Hockey World Cup 2014.

Who is it for?

All posters of the Fantasy Football Scout community. Anyone who plays FPL can join the fun.

Hockey? What the hell is going on? How does it work?

There are 12 teams in total. Each team has 15 players each. Like FPL, there are 11 playing squad members and 4 on the bench.

A team’s total goals in a particular gameweek is the sum of the 11 players FPL scores in that GW.

Then, two teams go head-to-head and the team with the higher goals scored wins the particular clash.

When does the tournament run?

The tournament runs from GW5 – GW12, according to the real Hockey World Cup format. However, there will be a friendly round in GW4.

Where can I find more details on this tournament?

The tournament will be run on the linked spreadsheet. So be sure to bookmark the link and become familiar with its geography.

What’s unique about this tournament?

This game is aimed to bring out the “team” element to the fore, just like how it works in the real world. A team’s success isn’t dependent on one player alone after all.

As much as it’s a team game, leadership is so crucial. Each team will be led by a captain and a vice-captain, guided by a manager.

  • The manager is the know-it-all, who will answer any questions you may have during the course of the tournament. He will also have frequent strategic discussions with the captain. The manager is also the link of every team with the organizers. They have been chosen by the organizers for their valuable understanding of the game. The manager also submits his playing XI every week prior to the squad submission deadline.
  • The captain is the face of the team. He is the one who scouts the players (including vice-captain) for his team. Along with the manager, he decides the playing XI every week. Also, in the case of a tie in a particular clash, the captain’s FPL score is the tie-breaker.
  • The vice-captain will deputize for the captain in his absence and share his responsibility where apt. Every captain has either already or will be picking their vice-captains.

Live Scorecast – Over the course of the gameweek, you will have the chance to view the live scorecards of each team (similar to Scorecast for the ICC and BSWC). This is brought to you by Pratik. More updates on this will follow.

This is how you can join a team – Introducing the Scouting Period

The Scouting period for the teams runs until Sep 12th. Basically it’s a period when each team will be scouting for players (along with their FPL IDs). The squads will then be announced on 13th Sep.

You can also approach a captain, vice-captain or a manager to join the team of your interest. If you check the squad page, most of them have linked their Twitter or Email IDs. Places are likely to run off quickly. So if you’d like to express your interest, the time is now!

Let the scouting period begin!

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