Tuesday February 18 ,2014 : TELEGRAPH MEDIA GROUP IN POKER-STYLE ONLINE FANTASY LEAGUE
Newspaper group partners with PickLive in poker-oriented Champions League fantasy game.
The UK fantasy sports and social gaming provider PickLive has announced the launch of what it claims is a unique poker room- style fantasy Champions League game in partnership with the Telegraph Media Group.
The deal will allow the Telegraph to offer its current 200,000 fantasy players the opportunity to play for a four-figure cash prize using a poker room-based contest with a fusion of fantasy sports for the group stages of the Champions League starting this week.
David Galan, CEO of Picklive said: “We have been working with the Telegraph for some time in the provision of the hugely popular daily fantasy sports games which typically last for one match on the Premier League. However given the competiveness and interest in the Champions League, many of the punters that play our games asked for a mini tournament on the next round of this competition.”
Steve Stiles, interactive sports manager at the Telegraph Media Group added: “This Champions League contest will offer 200,000 Telegraph Fantasy Football managers a compelling way to test their virtual selection and managerial skills in every match throughout the knock-out stages of the Champions League, culminating with a big-money Grand Final on Saturday, May 24.”