by Olly on May 2, 2013
We’ve had thrills and spills on the way but we have finally got down to the last two and the Grand Final. That means there will be £2,500 to be won when Bayern Munich play Borussia Dortmund on Saturday 25th May at Wembley. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have won a ticket then here is how you can enter the Grand Final:
The Grand Final room for the Tournament will be called “Telegraph CL Match“, have an entry cost of 10 Picklive Tickets and a prize pot of £2,500.
On Monday 20th May you will be awarded 10 Picklive Tickets for every Grand Final ticket that you won (so if you won 2 Grand Final tickets your account will be credited with 20 Picklive Tickets). You will be able to enter any time in the week leading up to the Champions League Final and entry will close when the match kicks off, as it does for cash games.
You can see how many tickets you won for the Grand Final here.
If you have any questions, please send them to email@example.com and we will help you out to make sure you can enter the game and win the pot!
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by Olly on January 5, 2013
2013 is only just upon us but by popular demand we already have the first update of the new year – a change to the payout structure.
No longer will every game simply pay out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place but now it will depend on the number of people in a room. That means the more people playing, the more places that get paid out.
Here is how the new structure works:
- In a 1-5 person room only 1st place gets paid (100% of the pot)
- In a 6-15 person room 1st and 2nd position get paid (70%, 30%)
- In a 16-40 person room 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions get paid (70%, 20%, 10%)
- In a 41+ person room 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions get paid (65%, 20%, 10%, 5%)
This should make games where there are only a small number of players much more enticing to play and might even encourage some people to go heads up!
We hope you like it and here’s a to great 2013 of Picklve.
Photo by London Chow
by Olly on October 2, 2012
We have given the lobby a new look for this weeks Champions League games. Now Live Games, Tournament Games and Twist are all on their own separate tabs making it much easier to find the game you’re looking for.
For the Live Games now you click on the match that you want to play and open the options for the various rooms. You then decide whether you’d like to play for the full match or just a half and for what stakes you’d like to play.
We’ve also introduced maximum room sizes so you can decide if you want to play in a smaller room with a bigger chance of winning or a bigger room with a larger pot. But don’t worry if your favourite room fills up as a new one will be opened up automatically when the previous one is full.
We hope you like these changes and that they give you the most you can get out of your Picklive experience. If you’ve got any thoughts then just drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Olly on July 18, 2012
On behalf of the founding team I want to you to be the first to know that today is our last day at Picklive.
Three years ago we invented live fantasy football as a form of second screen entertainment. Now we feel that we’ve taken the product as far as we can and that the new owners are better placed to develop Picklive in the future to fulfill its potential in other sports and to a wider audience.
I’d personally like to thank each and every one of you for your company, spirit and humour over the past 3 years. It’s been brilliant and we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.
The new owners of Picklive have skills and competence in the gaming arena that mean we are confident that Picklive will go from strength to strength. We all hope to see you “on the other side” as players of Picklive. If you’re interested in what we’re individually going to do next then please follow us on Twitter @thetimmorgan @krist0ff @noamso and @ollyfrank or drop us an email.
Lots of love and thanks again!
Tim, Krzysztof, Noam and Olly
Tim (CEO and founder)
by Olly on July 2, 2012
The Euros are over and after three weeks and 31 matches, Adam Bate from Ghost Goal was our top football writer beating some of the country’s finest football bloggers and journalists, as well as Barry Glendenning.
He didn’t top the table, that honour went to Picklive player pewty who scored 139 points, but Ghost Goal’s 129 was enough to see off the competition from The False 9, European Football Weekends and Zonal Marking, who made a surge up the table during the second half of the tournament.
An honourable mention also go to the boys from UKNFL who finished 7th proving that gridiron isn’t their only area of knowledge. Hopefully we’ll be able to prove likewise in their fantasy NFL leagues when the season kicks off in September.
Friends of Picklive Gary Andrews and Chris Wathan, football reporter at The Western Mail, keenly contested the wooden spoon. In the end it was Chris that came bottom with a stunningly low 23, including six players with negative points. Not an unfamiliar position for someone associated with Welsh football…
Cheers to all those that took part and you can see the final table here.