Fantasy League Celebrates Its 21st Birthday
On May 22nd Fantasy League Limited officially released the Euro 2012 edition of their Pro Fantasy Football Game. And to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the game, for the first time since it introduced fantasy football to the UK back in 1991, the game will be free to play for all users.
- (1888PressRelease) June 02, 2012 - Fantasy League Pro differs from the more common fantasy football games in a number of ways. Once players have set up their leagues amongst friends, family or colleagues the format of the game allows players to bid in an auction for the players they want most. The auction for the players from all 16 countries competing in Euro 2012 can take place either virtually online or in a chosen venue decided by the users (often a pub...).
The layout of the PRO game, innovated by the Fantasy League team in their Camden office, gives another dimension to fantasy sports gaming. The auctioning process gives users far more interaction with one another and requires certain tactics when bidding off the limited pool of players.
Andrew Wainstein, the founder of Fantasy League, commented on the free release of game saying; "Fantasy League Professional is our original premium game and is how fantasy football is meant to be played. The unique auction feature means players can't be duplicated so leagues are more competitive than in any other game. It's the game I've played since 1991 and continues to provide the ultimate test of managerial skill and the ultimate bragging rights. "
The free provision of the Fantasy League Pro for Euro 2012 game hopes to remind users of the interactive quality of fantasy sports games and hopefully encourage more users to move the model in the future. The game is now live on the Fantasy League website and will be available for use for the duration of the Euro competition.