Game Rules

Date of last change: 15 March 2024, v4.2

15/03/24 update: Process for abandoned matches and other similar minor updates.

  1. ABOUT THESE RULES

1.1 This page sets out the rules applicable to each fantasy contest on UltimateFan (“Game”) as defined in clause 1.3 (“Contest”).
1.2 Each Contest on the Game operates as a ‘fantasy’ style contest where you select a fantasy team (“Fantasy Team”) from UF Cards you own which represent real-life football players and teams, and your Fantasy Team is scored based on real-life performance of your UF Cards during the applicable round of matches (“Fixture Round”).
1.3 Where there is conflict between the Contest Rules and General Terms, the Contest Rules shall take precedence in the event of and only to the extent of, any such inconsistency. Definitions used in the General Terms shall apply to these Contest Rules unless otherwise defined herein.

1.4 The following two Contests are made available on the Game:

1.4.1 There are ‘public’ contests in which all users on the Game automatically participate (“Public Contest(s)”) and, where advertised win UF Tickets in accordance with your finishing place on a global leaderboard after each Fixture Round; and
1.4.2 There are ‘private’ contests where only users in the relevant invitational league (“Private Contest(s))”) and no prizes are available from us.

1.5 The availability and timing of Contests is not fixed and subject to our sole discretion.

1.6 Build Fantasy Team: to build your Fantasy Team you must:
1.6.1 log in to your Account on the Game;
1.6.2 select the squad page from the navigational bar;
1.6.3 enter the “Edit” mode in the top right corner of the line-up screen;
1.6.4 long drag and drop on to the pitch the UF Cards you want to include in your Fantasy Team;
1.6.5 apply the “Captain” and the “Golden Boot” to your chosen UF Cards; and
1.6.6 hit “Confirm” in the top right corner to save your changes.

1.7 After you have built your Fantasy Team, you can edit it as many times as you like (by repeating the steps in clause 1.6 above) until one minute before the first fixture in the Fixture Round commences. From that point, Fixture Round will be considered ‘in-play’ and you will not be able to make any further changes to your Fantasy Team (both in respect of the in-play Fixture Round and future Fixture Rounds) until that Fixture Round is over and all running Contests have been settled.

1.8 Entry Costs: There is currently no cost to enter any regular Contest (this excludes UCL contests); however, please note that you require internet access to use the Game and ordinary data charges may apply from your mobile or broadband provider.

1.9 All users are given UF Coins and a UF Pack for free upon sign-up and are able to earn additional free UF Coins and/or UF Packs while playing the Game. These UF Coins and UF Packs enable every user to build and develop their Fantasy Team for free.

1.10 There is the option to purchase additional UF Coins; although, please note that purchasing UF Coins is entirely voluntary and does not necessarily increase your chances of winning (you still have to pick the right Fantasy Team!). The number of UF Coins and UF Packs available via free-play should ensure that you can build a competitive Fantasy Team without paying a penny.

1.11 If you do purchase additional UF Coins, we strongly encourage you to control your spending and spend no more than you can afford. UF Coins should only be purchased for recreational use within the Game and not for the purpose of making any profit or return.

1.12 How many times can I enter? Users can only enter each Contest once, if we suspect that any one Account has made more than one entry to a Contest (due to e.g. a technical glitch or other Malfunction), we reserve the right to void all additional entries beyond the first.

1.13 If we have a reasonable suspicion that any one individual has deliberately created more than one Account to submit additional entries to any Contest, we reserve the right to consider this a serious breach and void all entries made by that individual, block all of that individual’s Accounts from submitting future Game entries, and / or further suspend or close the applicable Accounts as appropriate. As per the General Terms, this will lead to any UF Cards, UF Tickets and UF Coins on the closed Account(s) being removed without compensation.

1.14 How do I check my entry? Once a Contest is “live”, you can see your confirmed Fantasy Team for that Contest, and the points scored so far by visiting the leaderboard and line-up pages when logged into your Account.

1.15 Where there is any disagreement as to the details or status of a Contest entry (i.e. who was picked in your Fantasy Team, and which UF Cards you applied your mods to), our records will be the determinative.

1.16 How scoring works Each UF Card selected in your Fantasy Team is allocated points based on their real-life performances during the Fixture Round. The “Info” tab in the top left corner of the squad screen sets out further details on how points allocations work under the heading ‘scoring’.

1.17 The users with the highest scoring Fantasy Team will occupy the highest positions in the leaderboard in the relevant Contest.

1.18 In the event that more than one user accumulates the same number of points in a Contest, the leaderboard position will be shared with the following positions adjusted accordingly.

1.19 Points allocation We use a data feed received from Opta which allows us to automatically determine if a UF Card should be allocated points based on the match statistics during the Fixture Round.

1.20 Points allocations are shown preliminarily whilst the Fixture Round is live and football matches are in progress but, save where stated otherwise in these Contest Rules or otherwise in the General Terms, points allocations are confirmed when the relevant football match ends and the results are published. Any changes to the result after the original result is published (including by the relevant governing association, body or organisation) will not be taken into account.

1.21 The following general rules will apply as regards to allocating points:

1.21.1 Occurrences in the first ninety minutes plus any stoppage time and extra time (as applicable) count;

1.21.2 If any football match is not completed for any reason and the football match is not re-arranged to take place on or before the Fixture Round was originally scheduled to end, that football match will stand as part of the Fixture Round if Opta statistics are still provided;

1.21.3 If a UF Card named in your Fantasy Team does not play in any Fixture Round then that UF Card will receive zero (0) points and they will not be replaced by anyone who is not selected in your Fantasy Team.  There are no ‘substitutes’.

1.22 The following specific rules apply to determination of particular points allocations for UF Cards representing players:

1.22.1 Goal – 6pts
1.22.2 Assist – 4pts
1.22.3 Shot on Target – 2pts
1.22.4 Tackle Won – 1pt
1.22.5 Clean Sheet (Defenders only) – 4pts
1.22.6 Golden Boot – 12pts for the golden boot player for each goal scored during the Fixture Round.
1.22.7 Captain – The chosen player will have all his points doubled for that Fixture Round.
1.23 The following specific rules apply to determination of particular points allocations for UF Cards representing teams:

1.23.1 Win – 5pts
1.23.2 Goal Scored – 1pt
1.23.3 Goal Against – minus 1pt
1.23.4 Clean Sheet – 3pts
1.23.5 Save – 1pt

1.24 Private Contest rules: In order to enter a Private Contest, you must join the relevant invitational league (“League”). To ensure that our Game remains a safe space for all our users, the following rules apply to the creation and administration of any League:

1.24.1 the user who creates the League is automatically assigned as the League ‘admin’ and will be deemed primarily responsible for the safe running of that League;

1.24.2 the name chosen for the League must not be profane, derogatory, discriminatory, divisive, offensive, used to promote another business, or otherwise inappropriate – we reserve the right to re-name or delete any league we deem (in our sole discretion) is in breach of this clause, and in the most serious cases we may close the Account of the League admin who chose the name;

1.24.3 upon League creation, the admin is given an alphanumeric code to share with users who they wish to invite to their League – it is the responsibility of the League admin to safeguard this code and only share with users who they wish to join their League;

1.24.4 a League cannot be created or used for any commercial purpose, which shall include but not be limited to (i) charging for entry into a League; or (ii) making entry to a League conditional on the purchase of goods / services (incl. subscriptions) – if we discover or reasonably believe this to be the case, we may delete the League and close the Account of the users involved;

1.24.5 should prizing be advertised by a third party for any League / Private Contest, the awarding of such prizing is the sole responsibility of the third party offering such prizing; and

1.24.6 in all circumstances, no charge can be levied against users to enter any League – in the event we discover or reasonably believe a charge has been paid by users to participate in a League, we may delete the League and close the Accounts of the users involved.

1.25 What are the prizes for winning? Entrants to a Contest are ranked on a global leaderboard based on the points accumulated during the Public Contest.

1.26 Entrants are allocated UF Tickets on this leaderboard as follows

Position | Tickets Won Per User
1st | 1,000
2nd | 500
3rd | 250
4th-10th | 125
11th-25th | 60
26th-50th | 30
51st-150th | 20
151st-300th | 10
301-750th | 5
751-1000 | 1

1.27 The points allocation in the table at 1.26 is subject to change throughout the season.

1.28 The UF Tickets can be used to enter Prize Draws.

1.29 Points are allocated to UF Cards in accordance with the rules in section 8 above.

1.30 The winner(s) will be the entrants whose Fantasy Team accumulates the most points. Unless stated otherwise, every Contest will be ‘won’ and, if it is a Public Contest, no prizes are ‘carried over’ to the next game.

1.31 We reserve the right to: (i) refuse to accept any entry; (ii) void any entries (and any prize if necessary) in the event of entrant misconduct, fraud, or breach of these terms or General Terms; or (iii) amend, alter or terminate the Contest or any specific entries in the event of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

1.32 Liability: We accept no responsibility or liability for: (i) incomplete entries; nor (ii) any liability or responsibility otherwise arising from each Contest in so far as such limitation / exclusion of liability is not prohibited by law.

2 UCL CONTESTS

The rules outlined above are consistent for UCL contests except for the following:

2.1 To enter a UCL contest there is an entry fee of 200 UF Coins.

2.2 UCL packs can be purchased as an in-app purchase via the Google Play or Apple App store (“UCL Pack(s)”). Each UCL Pack will randomly provide you with 3 relevant players.

2.3 These are subject to change throughout the season.

2.4 To build your fantasy team, three of the seven positions must be chosen by selecting non-PL players(identified with blue backgrounds). IE players that you have purchased from UCL packs or non-PL players acquired on the Marketplace.

2.4.1 These three positions are; one defender, one midfielder and one flexible player (D/M/F).

2.4.2 These are subject to change throughout the season.

2.5 Entrants are allocated UF Tickets on this leaderboard as follows:

Position | Tickets Won Per User
1st | 2,000
2nd | 1,000
3rd | 500
4th-10th | 250
11th-25th | 120
26th-50th | 60
51st-150th | 40
151st-300th | 20
301-750th | 10
751-1000 | 2

2.5.1 The tickets allocation in the table at 3 is subject to change throughout the season.

3 WHAT HAPPENS IF..? 

3.1 What happens if I forget to confirm the changes to my line-up before the Contest closes for entries? 

Any unconfirmed changes will not be taken into account for that Contest. You are required to confirm any changes made when in edit mode – this is primarily for your ow benefit to reduce the chances of accidental changes being made.

3.2 What happens if not all the UF Cards in my Fantasy Team play during the Contest? 

We will score your Fantasy Team based on the UF Cards who do play. You do not receive any points for UF Cards who are not selected as part of your Fantasy Team. There are no substitutes where a UF Card does not play during the Fixture Round.

3.3 What happens if the UF Card that I applied my “Captain” or “Golden Boot” to does not play during the Contest? 

We only score based on the Fantasy Team selected. You should choose carefully when picking how to apply your Captain and Golden Boot to but be aware that you lose the opportunity to boost your points in that Contest if the chosen UF Card does not play.

3.4 What happens if there is an error with settlement? 

In the rare event that we settle a Contest incorrectly, we will look into the matte promptly and resettle the Contest correctly. The leaderboard will be updated to reflect any resettlement and, if it is a Public Contest, prizes may be debited / credited from users to reflect the resettlement. If you think we have made an error with settlement which has not been corrected then please let our Customer Service team know and we will look into it!

4 CAN A CONTEST BE REMOVED OR ADJUSTED AFTER I HAVE ENTERED? 

4.1 In the interests of fairness and integrity, we do not generally intend to remove any Contest after participants (including you) have been invited to enter.

4.2 We do however reserve the right to refuse entries at our sole discretion and we may also cancel / void, suspend or adjust any Contest:

4.2.1 to correct any obvious errors or Malfunctions as set out in the General Terms;

4.2.2 to maintain integrity and fairness; and

4.2.3 there has been a change to a football match (such as postponement) such that the football match can no longer feasibly form part of the Fixture Round.

4.3 We may further cancel, revoke, withhold, suspend, or otherwise adjust any Contest entry (and any related winnings or transactions) in full or in part and/or suspend or cancel your Account where:

4.3.1 law and regulation requires that we do;

4.3.2 we ask for verification from you, which is not forthcoming;

4.3.3 we know or have reasonable cause to suspect you have cheated, or have attempted to cheat, in a Contest, or engaged in activity which contradicts the fundamental premise of any Contest or the Game in general;

4.3.4 we know or have reasonable cause to suspect that you have or have attempted to collude, or you and other individuals have colluded or attempted to collude in, influencing or attempting to influence the outcome of a Contest (regardless if any such attempt was successful);

4.3.5 we know or have reasonable cause to suspect that you have engaged, or attempted to engage in fraud, criminal or other illegal practice;

4.3.6 you have more than one Account at any one time;

4.3.7 there is a Malfunction as per the General Terms which results in a “falsely attributed” or “improper” settlement – in such circumstances you also acknowledge and confirm that we reserve the right to void any relevant bet and to re-credit your account balance and/or to refund your stake where we choose to do so and thereby putting you in the position you would have been prior to any error;

4.3.8 we believe an entry has been placed in contravention of the rules of a sports’ governing body or other relevant professional body; or

5.3.9 we wish to (or are otherwise required to) make further enquiries as to any of the above.

5 WHAT FURTHER RULES APPLY TO PRIVATE CONTESTS/INVITATIONAL LEAGUES? 

5.1 Private Contests are generally subject to the same rules as Public Contests, save the additional rules that follow.

5.2 In order to enter a Private Contest, you must join the relevant invitational league (“League”). To ensure that our Game remains a safe space for all our users, the following rules apply to the creation and administration of any League:
4.2.1 the user who creates the League is automatically assigned as the League ‘admin’ and will be deemed primarily responsible for the safe running of that League;

5.2.2 the name chosen for the League must not be profane, derogatory, discriminatory, divisive, offensive, used to promote another business, or otherwise inappropriate – we reserve the right to re-name or delete any league we deem (in our sole discretion) is in breach of this clause, and in the most serious cases we may close the Account of the League admin who chose the name;

5.2.3 upon League creation, the admin is given an alphanumeric code to share with users who they wish to invite to their League – it is the responsibility of the League admin to safeguard this code and only share with users who they wish to join their League;

5.2.4 a League cannot be created or used for any commercial purpose, which shall include but not be limited to (i) charging for entry into a League; or (ii) making entry to a League conditional on the purchase of goods / services (incl. subscriptions) – if we discover or reasonably believe this to be the case, we may delete the League and close the Account of the users involved;

5.2.5 should prizing be advertised by a third party for any League / Private Contest, the awarding of such prizing is the sole responsibility of the third party offering such prizing; and

5.2.6 in all circumstances, no charge can be levied against users to enter any League – in the event we discover or reasonably believe a charge has been paid by users to participate in a League, we may delete the League and close the Accounts of the users involved.

5.3 Overall, the League function is made available to users on a recreational basis only to allow users to compete in smaller groups for ‘bragging rights’. We cannot be held responsible for the management of any League, or any loss suffered through any users’ involvement in such League, or any additional prizes advertised externally, including but not limited to where a League is deleted or users are removed from the League by either us or the admin.

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