AO Press Release, December 15, 2017
Fantasy Tennis League is back and bigger than ever for 2018.
With tens of thousands of fans playing the game since its launch last year, Fantasy Tennis League is believed to be the world’s biggest online fantasy tennis experience.
Entrants select their Fantasy Tennis League team of players from both the men’s and women’s tour, with each contributing valuable points towards their team’s total.
· Every entrant has a $100 million budget to select a squad of 16 players
· Each week eight members of the squad can earn points, with the remaining eight on the bench
· The designated captain each week earns a 50 percent bonus on his or her points
· Three key players each week will receive a 20 percent point bonus
· Player value will fluctuate depending on their form
· Player value will go up in price when they win or perform well in a tournament.
· The more prestigious tournaments carry additional weight, with victory in one of the four Grand Slams resulting in a surge in the winner’s points total and value.
“Fantasy Tennis League, along with the launch of the new AO Tennis video game in January, is part of a broader strategy to involve more people in the sport, both as fans and as players,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“Our team developed Fantasy Tennis League to give tennis fans across the world the chance to engage with the world’s top players year-round and win some fantastic prizes.
“I’d encourage fans to pick their teams ahead of Australian Open 2018 to ensure they get off to a fast start and have the best possible chance of winning the trip of a lifetime to the Australian Open 2019 final.”
Free to enter, Fantasy Tennis League kicks off with Australian Open 2018 and culminates in the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore and the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals.
Monthly prizes are up for grabs and the overall winner receives two tickets, flights and accommodation to the men’s final of Australian Open 2019. The runner-up will win two tickets to the event of their choice during the Australian summer of tennis.
Fantasy Tennis League also enables friends and colleagues to go head-to-head in private leagues, and to see where they are ranked on a country-by-country basis.
Fans can still enter and join the game after Australian Open 2018, but will not score any points from the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
To pick your team and for a full breakdown of the rules of the Fantasy Tennis League, visit fantasytennisleague.com.