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Game Guide - Champions ODI

Overview

Creating Your Squad

Managing Your Squad

Earning Points

Fan Gangs

Winning

Fantasy Cricket is a game in which you not only get the pleasure of being the owner/manager/selector of a cricket team, but also a chance to show off your knowledge of the sport, and what’s more, even win prizes.

We give you 1 million (yaay!) in virtual currency (booo!), using which you create a virtual squad of real cricketers, who’ll then earn you virtual points in real matches, thereby giving you virtual fame and real prizes.

This mode covers the whole of Champions ODI and you have the power (or shall we say, responsibility) to make substitutions to maximize your points.

We have two new game modes: “Classic” and “Pay-Per-Sub”.

You can form Fan Gangs and play the Tournament with your friends (or enemies) and earn not just eternal bragging rights but also some cool prizes if your Gang comes out on top.

So, start off by creating a team with an awesome profile pic. Then, just to spice things up further, create a Fan Gang or join one, invite all your friends to join your gang.

That’s it. You are all set to rock this Champions ODI.

One more thing, do remember to keep Fandromeda a fun place, by avoiding racist, vulgar or offensive names, mottos or images, and by not violating any copyright. Psst, we have strict moderators.

Right. So, you have 1 million in virtual currency and you need to create your star-studded squad from the roster of players.

Each player comes at a price, ranging from 60K to 110K. You need to pick 11 players while staying within your budget of 1 million.

By the way, these player prices have been calculated based on a variety of factors like the points usually earned per match, recent form, experience, etc. The price will stay constant throughout the duration of the Champions ODI.

Each player has also been assigned a skill – Batsman, Bowler, All-Rounder or Wicket-Keeper.

A successful ODI squad is one which has great batting depth and plenty of bowling options. Your squad will be no different. Therefore, you need to pick 11 players with:

At least 3 Batsmen.
At least 3 Bowlers.
At least 1 Wicket Keeper.
At least 1 All-Rounder

And one last thing. We appreciate the fact that you may be a die-hard fan of a particular team, but, as manager/owner/supremo, you really have to give some chance to players of other teams. So, your 11 cannot contain more than 6 players from a single team.

Once you have created your squad, it’s time to pick your Stars – A “Batting Star” whose batting points will be doubled, and a “Bowling Star” whose (you got it) bowling points will be doubled. You are free to pick a single player as both “Batting Star” and “Bowling Star”. Of course this may make the other 10 players in your squad a bit unhappy, but hey, you’re the boss.

During the course of the Champions ODI, you can constantly make changes to your squad to make sure that you always have a few players in every match.

Any substitutions you make will earn points from the next match. Effectively, the squad you have at the scheduled start of each match (which we also call the lock-in time) is the one that will earn points for that match.

Here’s where things get interesting. This year we have made it easy for you to manage your squad. We count the subs you have made only on the lock-in time for each match. Well, what does that mean?

It means:

a) You can come in early to make as many changes as you wish to your squad. At lock-in, we compare your last locked squad and your current squad. We then deduct subs only based on the difference.

b) Secondly, you have an additional option if a match is declared abandoned 30 minutes before the next game’s lock-in. In such cases, till the next lock-in, we will give you the option to revert to the squad you had in the previous match (the match before the abandoned match).

If you choose to revert, you’ll get back all the subs you used for the match which turned out to be abandoned. And in the case of PPS, we’ll also refund any money you paid for the subs.

So that’s the good news; you’ll have ample opportunity to change your squad, but alas, there are some limits:

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED FOR THE CLASSIC MODE

Group Stage (Match 1 to 12): 20 substitutions.

Knockouts (Match 13 to 15): 5 substitutions.

You also get one FREE substitution for every match i.e. between any two matches; you can bring in any player from the roster without it counting as a substitution.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED FOR THE “PAY-PER-SUB” MODE

There is no limit on the number of substitutions you can make.

You get 1 FREE substitution for every match.

From your 2nd substitution on, we charge a Rs. 20 fee per substitution you make for the match.

NOTE:

- In both modes, before Match 1 and between stages, you can make unlimited free subs.

- Transitions from unlimited to limited subs happen at the lock-in, i.e. scheduled start of the 1st match of the stage.

MORE GOOD NEWS: You can change your Batting and Bowling Stars (from within your squad) as often as you want. Batting and Bowling Stars get double batting and bowling points respectively, for that match. So, it makes sense to change them before every match.

FUN FACT: We keep your current squad hidden from other users. Whenever someone checks your page, all they see, is your finalized squad at the last lock-in.

The match is on. And you, dear Fandromeda Fantasy Cricket player, are not only enjoying the cricket, but also racking up points. Players in your squads earn points based on their performance in the actual cricket matches that are part of the daily game.

Here’s the points system for ODIs:

Batting Points (doubled for your Batting Star)

Base: 1 point per run.
Pace: Runs scored - Balls faced. This number is doubled if positive or halved if negative.
Milestones:

On Completion of A Total of
50 runs 10 points
75 runs 25 points
100 runs 45 points
125 runs 70 points
150 runs 100 points

Impact: 1 point per boundary. 2 points per sixer. -5 for getting out for a duck.

Bowling Points (doubled for your Bowling Star)

Base: 30 points per wicket.
Pace: Balls bowled - Runs conceded. If it is positive, this number is doubled.
Milestones:

On Taking A Total of
2 wickets 10 points
3 wickets 25 points
4 wickets 45 points
5 wickets 70 points
6 wickets 100 points

Impact: 10 points for a maiden over.

Fielding Points

15 points for every catch.
15 points for every stumping.
15 points for every fielder involved in a run out.

Bonus Points

25 points for being declared the official Player of the Match.
10 points for each player in the playing XI of the winning team.

Example: A batsman who scores 55 runs of 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixers will earn:

Base: 55.
Pace: (55-38) = 17. Doubled, if positive = 34.
Milestone: 10(for 50 runs).
Impact: 4 points (4 bundaries) + 4 points (for 2 sixers) = 8.

His total batting points will therefore be
55 + 34 + 10 + 8 = 107 points.

Example: A bowler with figures of 3.2 overs, 1 maiden, 18 runs and 3 wickets will earn:

Base: 90.
Pace: (20 balls – 18) x 2 = 4.
Milestone: 25 (for 3 wickets).
Impact: 10 for the maiden.

His total bowling points will therefore be
90 + 4 + 25 + 10 = 129 points.

If a match is abandoned midway with no result, no player gets points for that match. If a match is curtailed, but still produces a result, points are awarded to the players based on their actual scores.

The best way to play Daily Games with a bunch of your friends is to create or join a Fan Gang. A Fan Gang is a place where you can play Fantasy games through the year, with your buddies.

So how do you go about it?

First, create a Gang, give it a cool name, a motto and an emblem.

Done? Congrats! You are now a Gang Leader (beware of the police!).

Second, we have opened the Champions ODI contest for your Gang; all you need to do is join it.

Third, invite your friends to your Gang by sharing the Gang URL with them. Nudge them periodically to join contests and use the Gang Announcement feature to tell the world why they should join your Gang.

That’s it. Simple, no?

In the Tournament mode, the team with the most points at the end of the tournament wins. Budget spent doesn’t matter. Subs used don’t matter. It’s just the points.

In case of a tie, the prize will be awarded to the squad which was finalized earlier for the Finals.

The Gang with the highest score also wins a prize. In case of a tie, we look at the top member’s fantasy score in each of the tied Gang; the highest one is declared the winner. If the tie still persists, we then look at the members who are in the 2nd position… and so on till we land on the 10th member. In case of an unresolved tie, the Gang that was created earlier wins the prize.

All those who have won prizes will receive an email (on their registered email id) with details on how to claim them.

FAQS


Q: Who can play games on Fandromeda?

A: Our free games are open to all, so fun and fame are universal. But to win prizes you need to be over 18 years of age and a resident of India (except Assam, Odisha or Telangana).



Q: How many teams can I create?

A: Each user can create one team each for Classic and Pay-Per-Sub.



Q: Should I pay an entry fees to play these contests?

A: Not at all. You can play both game modes, free of cost.



Q: Can I play both modes?

A: Of course. The more you play the more fun it is.





Q: Do I have to use up my entire $1 million?

A: No. But any money saved can’t be used anywhere else. In fantasy cricket, or err… in real life.



Q: If I don’t use up my $1 million budget, can the unused amount be added to the next game?

A: Nope. As we said, you really can’t use it anywhere else.



Q: Do I have to necessarily pick Batting and Bowling Stars?

A: It’s not mandatory. But, why say no to double points?



Q: Can my squad have a Batting Star but no Bowling Star?

A: It is perfectly ok. But you may lose out on points earned by the bowlers in your squad.



Q: Can I pick the same player as my Batting and Bowling Star?

A: Yes. You can. The player earns you double points for both his batting and bowling.





Q: After a match starts, can I drop a player who is playing in that match?

A: Yes. You can. He will still earn you points for that match. And if he is your Batting or Bowling Star, he will earn you double batting or bowling points. Any players you pick will only earn you points from the next match.



Q: What if the start of the match is delayed?

A: We lock squads for a match at the scheduled start irrespective of whether the match is delayed or not. So, yes, sometimes, you may have to make a judgment call on the playing 11s.



Q: Got that. But if the start of a match is delayed, can I drop a player who is playing in that match?

A: Yes. He will still earn you points as and when the match starts. And no, any player you pick will not earn you points in this match. Only, the next match.



Q: What if I run out of subs in the Classic mode?

A: If you run out of subs midway, you have our sympathies. But all is not lost... a) You can still change your Batting and Bowling stars in each match. b) You can make use of your free sub and bring in any player every match and c) You can get a fresh bunch of subs after the end of the stage.



Q: Do unused subs in a stage carry forward to the next stage?

A: No. The number of substitutions allowed in each stage is fixed. So, it makes sense to use them up.



Q: Ok so if I don’t use my Free Subs do they accumulate?

A: Haha, neat idea. But unfortunately Free Subs don’t accumulate over matches.



Q: So with Pay-Per-Sub mode, can I just keep playing with my 1 Free Sub?

A: Sure. You can keep playing Pay-Per-Sub mode with your Free Sub.



Q: So you are saying if a match is abandoned I get my subs back?

A: If a match is abandoned, you have the choice to get back the subs you made. In case of Pay-Per-Sub, the entry fee you paid for that match will be refunded, if you choose to do so.





Q: Do my bowlers earn batting points and vice versa?

A: Yes. The role of a player is only during squad selection. Any player can earn any type of points.



Q: Do fielding and bonus points of my Batting/Bowling Star also get doubled?

A: No. Only batting/bowling points of your Batting/Bowling Star are doubled.



Q: Can a player end up with negative points?

A: Yes. It is unlikely, but it can happen.



Q: What if my Batting/Bowling Star gets negative points? Does it get doubled?

A: Sadly, yes. But as we said, it is unlikely.



Q: What happens if a match is abandoned?

A: Abandoned matches do not count. Even if a match is abandoned midway, no player will earn points and there will be no team bonus.



Q: What if my player scores a century, and the match is then abandoned?

A: Our sympathies.



Q: If a substitute player takes a catch or effects a run-out, does he earn points?

A: No. Only players in the playing XI in a match earn points.



Q: Do the player performances in a Super Over count?

A: Unfortunately, they don’t. But the players in the team which wins the Super Over will get the Victory bonus.





Q: How many Gangs can I create or join?

A: As many as you want. Learn more about Gangs here.



Q: How many Tournament mode contests can I create within my Gang?

A: Just one.



Q: What happens when I join a Tournament mode contest?

A: You'll become a part of the contest. Your rank in the contest will be visible only after the next match’s fantasy score updates.



Q: How many Tournament mode contests can I join?

A: You can join as many contests as you want. Provided you are part of all those Gangs.



Q: If I create or join a Tournament mode contest midway in the tournament do my earlier scores count?

A: The good news is... yes. It doesn't matter when you create or join a contest. Your team's total score will be used.



Q: What happens to the Gang Score if my contest has less than 10 members?

A: We'll simply sum the scores of the contest members. Tough luck. We recommend you get more than 10 members into your contests, to stand a chance of being the Top Gang.



Q: What if I have the invite but the Gang is closed to new users?

A: You cannot join a contest if it a Gang is closed to new users. Try persuading your Gang leader friend to open the Gang. Good luck.





Q: Can anyone win a prize?

A: Anyone who is an Indian resident (except Assam and Orissa) above 18 years of is eligible to win prizes.



Q: Can I win more than one prize?

A: Yes. Yours can be the Championship team, both Classic and Pay-Per-Sub mode, with the most points and the Gang with the most number of points.



Q: Can I claim my prize at any time?

A: We’ll give you ample time, but at some point, we’ll have to (reluctantly) cancel your prize.



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