Originally published on Fantasy Football Scout Greyhead talks through his Strikers Keepers Losers Weepers competition for the new season.
On my marks, get set, go!! Start your engines as applications for this year’s Community Strikers, Keepers, Losers, Weepers Tournament are OPEN.
Yes, even before you have had time to recover from the launch of FPL itself, we are ready to go. We are now ready for sign-ups into the Striker Keepers Losers Weepers Community Tournament.
We need your help this year to make this the biggest Community Tournament ever run. Due to the number of team captains we are on the lookout for between 500 to 1,000 participants.
Needless to say, this is a lot of people! So make sure to tell your friends, family and anyone else who will listen to help us spread the word.
All you have to do is fill in the very simple application form.
Deadline for entries: 25 July
TELL ME MORE
We covered an overview of the tournament in an article a few weeks ago which you can find here. Not only that but you can also find us on the Fantasy Football Scout Network. We made our YouTube debut to talk to Az:
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As a reminder, the Community Tournament allows you to join up with other FPL managers in teams of 16. These teams will then compete in matches throughout the season. Winners will be decided by the combined score of your squad. Extra points award for those placed into head-to-head (H2H) combat.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
There are trophies on offer for the winners, regular updates via articles, pods and twitter. Plus there is a chance to join the teams of MVPs such as:
- FPL Blackbox duo Mark and Az,
- Scoutcast regulars (including Andy North),
- Lateriser and The FPL Wire gang,
- Pras and Sonaldo from the Burning Question,
- A whole host of Hall of Fame types with career histories to make you look twice and even Magnus Carlsen.
Despite all this, the best recommendation I can give is that it’s a great way to get to know other members of the FPL community. As well as share in some competitive FPL action.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once you’ve filled in the form you will be placed on the official player list. Then from 17th July, we will open the Pre-Draft stage. This means that Team Captains, who will be announced shortly before, will be able to approach you to recruit you.
Each team will need to be made up of 16 players. The Team Captain, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) and 14 other players.
We will be releasing an article around that time so you can make your case for inclusion in the comments section. Plus there will be recruitment via Twitter and other forums. However, a formal agreement should be reached before the manager signs a player.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM VALUE
If you are worried about not having a career history to rival Fabio Borges then don’t fret. As Team Captains will be asked to stick to a budget just like the real FPL so undervalued gems are just as important as heavy hitting type.
Every player who registers will be allocated a Player Value between £5m-100m. This is based on their final Overall Rank finishes in the last three seasons in Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
The full rules are below:-
- MVPs are not available to be signed pre-draft, and so a maximum of 14 Pre- Draft Signings are allowed.
- Each Team Manager must stick to a £1000m budget for their pre-draft signings that cannot be exceeded. This does not include the Team Manager’s value, or the value of their future MVP.
- There must be a formal agreement between the Team Manager and the Player. Team Managers cannot just go through the Player List and cherry-pick the cream of the crop.
- Once a Pre-Draft Signing is made, the player will be contacted and can veto the signing if they wish. They can do this at any point before the Pre-Draft window closes.
The Player List will show any signings that have been made. It is a comprehensive list of all squads as they start taking shape.
If you don’t get approached in the pre-draft stage as never fear. As then we enter the player drafts which will be run as snake drafts, Team Captains will look to fill the remaining spots.
Strikers, Keepers, Losers, Weepers Team Captains with the lowest number of signings get to pick first. Where teams have the same number of signings, the lowest team value gets priority. Team Captains will have to submit their list of choices before each draft.
There will be a separate MVP draft around this time as well. This allows Team Captains to bid for those more prominent individuals. We’ll cover that in more detail in future updates.
Once the drafts are completed, any teams still missing players will be allocated a player using the Random Wheel of Misfortune.
A list of final teams will be announced as we approach the start of the season. The competition kicks-off in Gameweek 2.
Look for further updates over the next couple of weeks as announce the team captains, release the player list and get ready for the drafts but for now sign up, get involved and enjoy the ride! The 2022/23 Strikers, Keepers, Losers, Weepers is about to begin!