Basketball fans, get ready for the ultimate Euroleague experience! The 2009-10 Sportingbet Euroleague Fantasy Challenge opens tomorrow - Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 CET
- with the promise of more excitement than ever. Once again, you - the world's most passionate basketball fans! - will have the opportunity to show your DEVOTION by registering, choosing and managing your very own Euroleague teams! For a sixth consecutive season, you and your friends can enjoy Euroleague fun at its finest by playing Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge!
Of course, Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge is not just a game, but a contest, too. As such, you can expect that great prizes will be awarded to the best Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge players, starting the very first week and continuing until there is a champion! As always, the grand prize will make the winner and a friend special guests of the Euroleague at the 2010 Final Four in Paris: four hotel nights, two VIP tickets and the unique, unbelievable chance to be allowed on court to celebrate with the new champions. Now, for the first time this year, the winner will also get Sportingbet Free Bets worth €500! The rest of the prize list includes more Sportingbet Free Bets, signed players' jerseys, Euroleague basketballs, merchandise packs and more! Keep in mind that you can have as many as 10 TEAMS per e-mail address
to call your own, which means that anyone can be a winner in Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge ! !
The 2009-10 Euroleague is a special one that will affect how Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge works at launch on Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 CET
1) Two full teams will not be added to the players market until the ongoing Euroleague Qualifying Rounds end on October 10 and the names of the last two regular season teams are known. And,
2) To allow fans more time to register and play, the 2009-10 Euroleague opening game, Maccabi Electra vs. Union Olimpija on October 15, will not be counted
in this season's Sportingbet Fantasy Challenge. All Maccabi and Olimpija players will be added before Week 2 of the season. In order to compensate fans who wish to put Maccabi and Olimpija players on their teams, four player changes - one more than the usual amount- we be allowed before Week 2 starts. After the end of Week 2, the usual limit of three player changes per week will apply.
As a result of those changes, fans can register and make teams until the Week 1 deadline on Wednesday, OCTOBER 21, at 17:00 CET
and still be on time to compete for the great full-season prizes! Unlimited player changes may be made to all teams until the Week 1 deadline.
Now, with so much to win, it's time to start studying rosters to get your SportingBet Fantasy Challenge team ready to compete! The accompanying list includes all player prices - including those unavailable in Week 1
- so that you can start calculating your roster moves a little bit in advance!
That gives you two weeks to register and choose up to 10 teams. So get ready to play, have some fun and good luck! You could be next to live the ultimate Final Four experience: the chance to celebrate with the just-crowned Euroleague champions to top off an incredible weekend!
Euroleague and DEVOTION cannot get better than that!