SKYBET STEPS IN TO FILL THE EURO 2016 VACUUM
With the football championship done and dusted, Sky moves to fantasy football.
SkyBet has moved to fill the Euro 2016 football vacuum with a new fantasy football promo and an ambition to sign up a million players… and it’s spending GBP 2 million to do so.
Skys 2016/17 game is now live with upgrades across the board, including a step-by-step selection flow; improved public, private, and free and paid leagues, allowing users to play against pundits and friends for prizes; plus a new bonus points system.
Competitors have the option to change the captain for each match day before the deadline and a weekly transfer quota, meaning that even if Jose Mourinho is hit by an injury crisis, the canny user will be able to save his or her team from failure.
Fantasy players will also score points in greater detail for their performances, with two bonus tiers rewarding goalkeepers for more saves, defenders for more tackles, midfielders for more passes and strikers for each time they hit the target.
Then, last but not least, theres the GBP 25,000 jackpot set aside for the winning player, plus weekly and monthly prizes, and another GBP 1,000 for the champion of the Sky Sports League.