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Spring Championship of Fantasy Football with a never-seen-before €500,000 guaranteed prize pool starts on May 19. In this article, we will provide advice on how to qualify for this mega event for a little as 2 euros, touch upon the tournament format and its history. Interviews with former WCOFF champions, embedded into the article, will help you understand their thought process and key decisions made during the tournament.
There is still plenty of time to win seats in the Finals with satellites running every day, read on for tips on how to maximize your chances of qualifying.
But first of all, let us begin with a quick overview of the tournament format.
FanTeam launched its World/Spring Championships of Fantasy Football (WCOFF/SCOFF) three years ago with what at the time seemed a massive €30,000 prize pool. A place in this English Premier League tournament could only be won via satellites and the player count was capped at 30.
Over the past two years, the tournament has grown into Europe’s largest and most exciting event with life-changing money to be won.
The Spring World Championship of Fantasy Football has a massive €500,000 prize pool with €100,000 in line for the champion.
The tournament is played across two gameweeks (English Premier League GW37 and GW38) with different daily fantasy lineups required to be entered by qualified participants each gameweek. The team with the highest total across these 2 gameweeks will earn its owner the champion crown and €100,000 to go with it.
There are satellites for this massive competition aplenty starting with just €1 buy-in, and it's not all about football – you can win SCOFF tickets by playing ice-hockey, basketball, CS:GO and other DFS tournaments found in FanTeam lobby. Just look for keywords “SCOFF Satellite” in the tournament description or set the filter to “satellites” in the game selection tab.
There are direct satellites (usually €11-55 per entry) and cheaper Step 1 €2 satellites available with €55 tickets to be won. Finishing in the top-2 or top-3 of these Step 2 tournaments will earn you a seat in the Finals worth €1,100.
Of course, you can pay the €1,100 entry fee and skip the qualifying part if your pockets are deep enough, but for those looking to enter via satellites, we will have some advice on how to do so from some of the best in the DFS business later on.
Do not think this a competition meant fo regs with huge bankrolls. Both regulars and newbies with little experience on FanTeam had won the event in the past.
The last WCOFF held in January of 2021 was indeed won by by one of Fanteam’s top-earners of all time – daaceofdiamonds. You can read the interview we did with the man shortly after his victory worth €50,000.
The story of the previous winner is, arguably, even more exciting. Fscottl, a relative newbie in the world of DFS at the time, qualified for the Finals via Step 1 €2 satellite. Having won that, he then proceeded to win Step2 €55 tournament earning him a seat in WCOFF 2019.
Sitting in first place after day 1 of the Finals, he was the underdog to win it with many regulars at his heels. Despite all the odds, he stayed at the top after Day 2 even though his captain (DeBryune against Everton at home) returned just 8 points. You may read about his thought process before the tournament and going into Day 2, key decisions and emotions in this interview.
Fscottls example, much like real football, shows that anyone can come on top in a 2-leg cup tie.
If you are worried about regulars having an unfair advantage with multiple tickets in hand, don't worry:
a single user may not enter more than 10 teams
Many regulars have already reached the maximum quota, so there should be fewer sharks in the satellite waters now. That is why now is probably the best time to attack the qualifiers if you haven't already netted a few WCOFF tickets. If that is not the case, here is advice from Fanteam’s best of the best.
Alexey, also known as KJIIOIIIKA, has been playing daily fantasy football since 2015 on various European sites. Scratches his fantasy itch on FanTeam, where he has a net profit of €6000+ with more than 2500 tournaments played and a 30%+ ROI. FanTeam's 2018 World Championship of Fantasy Football finalist. As Head of Content at DraftGym, his mission is to help our young European fantasy community grow. A proud father of two, plays ice-hockey at the regional level, loves board games.