Thursday 19 July 2012
After a hard-earned summer break Fantasy Premier League, the official fantasy football game of the Premier League, is back.
With just four weeks to go before the start of the new Barclays Premier League campaign, last year's 2.8m Fantasy players can sign in using last year's details before reactivating their classic and Head–to-Head leagues.
Extending the invitations to friends and family that missed out on the fun can also join by creating a Premier League account and registering a team.
Fans must select a squad of 15 players from a budget of £100m and then choose a starting 11 each week before Gameweek deadlines.
The Gameweek 1 deadline is 11:30 on Saturday 18th August 2012 so you must ensure your team is registered before then to start scoring from the start of the season.
Remember, you can change your team as many times as you like before the Gameweek 1 deadline but after the deadline you have one free transfer each week with each subsequent transfer costing -4pts.
Players in the game cost between £4m to £13m and last season's highest scoring players by position are priced as follows: GK Joe Hart (MCI) £7m, DF Evra (MUN) £7m, MF Dempsey (FUL) £9.5m and FW Van Persie (ARS) £13m. You can view all player values at http://fantasy.premierleague.com/player-list/
Once you've confirmed your team, why not invite your friends to rate your team via the new 'Rate my team' feature that posts your team to your Facebook wall?
There are also bigger and better prizes on offer throughout the season.
The overall winner of Fantasy Premier League 2012/13 and his/her guest will be treated to a seven-night break in the United Kingdom and will experience VIP hospitality at TWO Barclays Premier League matches.
They will also visit a selection of major UK tourist attractions such as the Tower of London, Madame Tussauds and The Beatles Story in Liverpool.
Quarterly and monthly prizes are also available to win and full terms & conditions are available in the game.
If you do miss out on the Gameweek 1 deadline then don't worry – you can always enter Fantasy Premier League during the season and start scoring from the Gameweek in which you join.
In addition, you can create mini-leagues and invite friends already playing and start the league's scoring from that point too.