With the Vuelta a España just around the corner we’re excited to announce the launch of a new Escape Collective Fantasy competition for this grand tour!
Fantasy competitions can be complicated, but playing this one couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is select one rider per stage to lead your team. The twist? You can only choose a rider once! To make the competition even more fun you have the ability to challenge your friends with a mini-league. Still not sure? Check out this handy ‘How to play cycling fantasy games‘ by Dane Cash.
All you need to do is:
1. Simply download the app from either the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android), and you’re all set.
2. Select one rider per stage to lead your team.
3. Each rider you choose every day accumulates points towards your overall placing
4. The twist? You can only choose a rider once!
To make the competition even more fun you have the ability to invite and challenge your friends with a mini-league.
How do I play along?
Everyone with a compatible Android or iOS device can participate. Once you download* the app, login using your Escape Collective account email and password. Non-members can create a new account (free, fantasy competition only).
Once logged in, you’ll be able to enter your picks, join/create a mini league, and view the leaderboards.
There’s a main league, a members-only league, and a bunch of other mini leagues — what’s the difference between them all?
The main league takes every participant’s results and ranks them in the global leaderboard. You are automatically registered in this league and all you need to do is make your picks for each stage.
Mini leagues: participants can create their own leagues or join those created by their friends. These mini leagues can be private (invite only) or public, where anyone can join.
How is the leaderboard determined?
The main (and members) league will assign points based on the stage finish, with points assigned for places 1-25.
Mini leagues can use this leaderboard scoring (we recommend it), but can also opt for ranking by cumulative time. In leagues with this configuration, your elected rider’s time for the stage is tallied across the competition, and the lowest cumulative time wins — just like in a Grand Tour!
Keeping up with the Tour on a daily basis can be tough, so we suggest you use the “Auto-Pick” function to populate picks for the entire tour. You can always edit these as you go.
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