29/03/2011 | 40 comments
There’s something big brewing up our wizard’s sleeve for 2011 and it’s called the Dirt Fantasy League.
Here’s Dirt Editor Big Mike to explain all…
So yes, here it is…well actually it is not quite here yet. For the 2011 World Cup race season we have brought in an ‘all sing, and all dancing’ system that will make our Fantasy League work like a dream, be interactive and also a bit of fun. The format is simple; you pick a team from our list of riders, the team must include four male riders and one female rider, but the team must cost no more than £675,000. Of course that figure means nothing at the moment until we finalise how much everyone is going to cost…but here is a rough idea. You can get Gee Atherton for £225k, Steve Peat for £200k, last year’s dark horse Cam Cole for £175, Bryceland for £125k, etc., etc., but remember, you can only spend £675k. And of course you need to give your team a name.
But new for this year is the fact that you will actually be able to change riders as the season progresses. So if someone crashes out injured or is under performing you can make a change (we are thinking that it will just be one rider per round). And we will be including the World Championships in this year’s league. You will choose one rider to represent your team at the Champs and they will score double points (based on normal World Cup points).
We are looking for all this to go live around mid April, and there should be a very special prize too for the person with the winning team…so keep an eye out for it.