Mini-leagues in Fantasy Premier League will have an extra spice to them towards the end of the 2021/22 season as managers can now hold a "League Cup" among their friends, colleagues, family and rivals.
The League Cup will feature all managers in your invitational classic league, who will go into a draw with the starting round determined by the number of teams involved.
Managers must beat the score of the opponent they have been randomly drawn against to knock them out and advance to the next round.
This carries on until a winner from the final in Gameweek 38 is declared.
The League Cup will be in addition to the Overall FPL Cup, which is open to all managers.
The admins of the mini-leagues can set up the League Cup when setting up their invitational league. You need only ensure that the "Create league cup" option is ticked as below.
If you have already set up your mini-league it is easy to activate the League Cup. Go to the leagues page and click on the "Options" button. Click on "Administer" and tick the "Create League Cup" option. Then click the "Update league" button.
League Cups should be automatically scheduled to happen in a Gameweek based on how many managers are in your mini-league.
So, if there are 16 people in your mini-league, the League Cup will start at Gameweek 35 as that equates to four rounds, counting back from Gameweek 38.
If there are between eight and 16 people in your mini-league, the highest-scoring managers for the previous Gameweek will get a bye through to the second round.
So, for example, if there are 14 managers, the two in your mini-league who have the highest scores in qualifying (in Gameweek 34) will get a bye through to Gameweek 35.
The remaining 12 managers will play each other in the first round, with the six winners joining the two who had a bye for the quarter-finals in Gameweek 36.
In addition, there will be a bye system for all cups meaning all managers will be entered into the Overall FPL Cup.
There will also be Fan League Cups and Country Cups which you will automatically be entered into based on the team you support and your country of residence. All these cups are in addition to the existing Overall FPL Cup.