With Hero Indian Super League 2016 less than two weeks away, the ISL Fantasy League also makes its return after a thoroughly enjoyable, exciting and successful run during Hero ISL 2015. Last season’s ISL Fantasy League saw more than 35 thousand registrations, 25 thousand teams and multiple winners, making it a big hit with fans.
While some of the fantasy rules remain the same, there have been a few changes ahead of the new season. The locking time to finalise your team is now half an hour prior to kick-off, which essentially lets you pick your final XI after both the playing XIs have been announced.
The Hero ISL Fantasy also allows you to make up to ‘three’ free transfers at the end of every round this season as opposed to just ‘two’ during Hero ISL 2015. Additional transfers will receive a minus 2 this season instead of a minus 4. The top 5 players overall will receive prizes worth Rs 1,50,000, Rs 1,25,000, Rs 1,00,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000. There will also be two individual winners at the end of each round where the winner is eligible to receive a voucher worth Rs 5,000, while the runner-up receives Rs 3,000. The winners of the eight supporters’ leagues will receive signed club memorabilia of their respective club.
Additionally, Hero ISL 2016 will also have the league’s first ever Matchday Fantasy on Facebook this season. To be eligible for prizes, all you need to do is pick three players from either of the two teams playing and write their names in the comment section of a graphic or video posted on Facebook about the fantasy.
It must be noted, however, that for the Matchday Fantasy only the first unedited entry from the user will be considered in case he or she has posted multiple entries. In case of a tie in points, the participant who posted the entry first shall win the daily prize. Furthermore, only comments on the Matchday Fantasy Post will be considered and pages on Facebook as well as fake profiles aren’t eligible for the prize.
To win a prize, participants must also have a valid postal address. It’s also mandatory to ‘LIKE’ the Indian Super League page on Facebook. Team ISL’s decision on all matters relating to or in connection with this Matchday Fantasy will be final and binding on all concerned.
– ISL Media