The Fantasy Championship

The Game

The Fantasy Championship ("the Contest") is an online fantasy football contest consisting of multiple fantasy football leagues. Each league shall have exactly 12 teams with a maximum of 3,600 teams in the Contest. Leagues feature head-to-head regular season play with 4 teams in each league qualifying for their league playoffs. Up to 4 teams from each league will advance to the championship playoffs ("The Championship") to compete for overall prizes. Leagues are open to all players of all skill levels, you can choose the league that fits your draft schedule best.

The Fantasy Championship is owned by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. which is jointly owned, operated, staffed and fully backed by RealTime Fantasy Sports and MyFantasyLeague.com.

Leagues

Sign Up

You may sign up and play in the Contest until the registration deadline of September 7, 2017. The Fantasy Championship costs $250 per team to enter or 3 teams can be purchased for an entry fee of $700. As part of the Official Rules, all dollar amounts are in US Dollars (USD). You may register and play as many teams as you like. You may not have more than one team in any league. If you do register more than one team, each team must be in a different league. To be prize eligible you may not own more than one team per league per household.

Refund Policy

After you sign up for the Contest, you may request a full refund of the purchase price up until your league is filled and the draft order is set. After the draft order is set you may not receive a refund. Once the draft order is set all sales are final. Honoring refund requests will be subject to the sole discretion of he Fantasy Championships, LLC.

Once you join a fantasy league you will have the option to switch to another league up until the league is filled and the draft order is set or up until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled draft time. After the draft order is set or if it is less than 30 minutes before the scheduled draft time you will not be allowed to switch to another league.

Eligibility

RealTime Fantasy Sports fantasy contest are open to:

  • Legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States (excluding residents of Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington) or legal residents of Washington D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • Puerto Rico is expressly excluded.
  • All participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the date of registration in the Contest. Except in Alabama and Nebraska where you must be nineteen (19) years of age or older and Massachusetts where you must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Void where prohibited.

Should state or province law change during the registration period for the Contest, RealTime Fantasy Sports may suspend new contest registrations from that state or province beginning after the effective or enforcement date of the law. The RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to other remedies and actions as required by law.

Prohibited Participants

  • Any member, officer, employee or agent of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the pricipal place of abode of member, officer, employee or agent of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any owner or employee of an operator of a fantasy sports website offering paid contests, or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of such an owner or employee.
  • Any individual with access to non-public confidential information about contests of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any amateur or professional athlete whose performance may be used to determine the outcome of a contest.
  • Any sports agent, team employee, referee, or league official associated with any sport or athletic event on which contests are based.
  • Any minor.

Deposits by Minors

Persuant to state law, deposits made by a minor will be refunded within no more than two business days of discovery of such deposits.

The Commissioner

The Fantasy Championships, LLC. will serve as the commissioner for The Fantasy Championship leagues and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise, such as rules violations or any other matters that may come up in connection with the Contest. All commissioner decisions by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. are final.

Draft

After the required 12th team has joined your Fantasy Championship league, the league will be locked in and the draft order will be randomly generated. The draft order is a random order of all teams that have joined the league and is not determined by when teams join the league. Once the draft order is set all teams will be notified via email the league is locked in and the draft order has been generated. If your league does not have the required 12 teams, the league will be disbanded prior to the scheduled draft date and time. If your league is disbanded you will be able to join another league. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to delay the scheduled draft time up to 1 hour to give the league sufficient time to fill with the required 12 teams.

The draft will be an S-style draft with the team picking last in the first round picking first in the second round and so on. For example,

  • Round 1: Team1, Team2, Team3, Team4, Team5, Team6, Team7, Team8, Team9, Team10, Team11, Team12
  • Round 2: Team12, Team11, Team10, Team9, Team8, Team7, Team6, Team5, Team4, Team3, Team2, Team1
  • Round 3: Team1, Team2, Team3, Team4, Team5, Team6, Team7, Team8, Team9, Team10, Team11, Team12
  • Round 4: Team12, Team11, Team10, Team9, Team8, Team7, Team6, Team5, Team4, Team3, Team2, Team1

Each team will have 90 seconds per pick to draft a player. There will be 20 rounds to the draft.

After you join a league, you will have the opportunity to establish your own auto draft list of players.

It is recommended that prior to your draft, you customize your auto draft list to rank the players by your preferences. You may customize your auto draft list at any time prior to and even during your draft. If you do not customize your auto draft list, the auto draft list for the draft will be the base player rankings in the Contest.

During the live draft, your auto draft list will be used as a fail-safe backup in case your time limit expires before you make a pick. In the event you should fail to make a pick in the time allowed for your pick, the system will automatically draft a player for you. The player selected by the system will be the top ranked player on your auto draft list. Players drafted automatically will be selected from your auto draft list in a manner that will fill out your team's starting lineup before the end of the draft. Auto draft selections will stand and will not be reversed.

Teams

Roster Composition

Each team will consist of a roster of 20 players. Team owners are free to choose the player position mix of the players on their roster. There are no restrictions on the number of players at any position that may be on a team's roster. Owners are not required to have a minimum number of players at any position on their roster. For example, an owner could choose not to have a kicker on their roster.

The Fantasy Championships, LLC. uses the official preseason position designation for each player's position. After September 1st of the current season, each player's position designation will be locked for the duration of the season. If a player's position is officially changed prior to September 1st, that change will be reflected in the Contest. By acquiring a player, team owners accept the risk of a player position change prior to the season. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to update a player's position designation at any time in the event of the player changing NFL teams or other extraordinary circumstances.

Weekly Lineups

The Contest uses a single starting lineup for each team per week. Team owners may change their starting lineups anytime between Tuesday morning at 7:00am Eastern and 9:00pm Eastern on Monday of each NFL week. In week 1 of the NFL season, owners may set their starting lineup beginning immediately after their draft up until 9:00pm Eastern on Monday of week 1. Regardless of the deadline for setting a team's starting lineup a player cannot be promoted to a starter or benched after the scheduled kickoff of that individual player's game. Owners are not required to have a minimum number of starters at any position in their lineup.

Each Team's starting lineup will consist of a maximum of:

  • 10 Total Starters
  • 1 Quarterback
  • 2 Running Backs
  • 2 Wide Receivers
  • 1 Tight End
  • 2 Flex Running Back / Wide Reciever / Tight End
  • 1 Defense/Special Teams
  • 1 Kicker

In the interest of competition, between 12:01am and 6:00am on each Sunday and Thursday of the regular season the system will automatically replace any starter with a bye or any player that has an injury status of "out", or equivalent (on I/R, suspended, military leave, etc.) on a roster with bench player from that same roster. At the same time, the system will automatically fill in any missing starters from a team's lineup, if possible.

Free Agents

Waiver Wire

Free agents will be awarded using a blind bidding system. Each team will receive 1000 blind bidding "dollars" for use in bidding on free agents. After a team has exhausted their blind bidding dollars they will not be able to acquire additional free agents. The minimum bid on any free agent is one "dollar". The waiver wire will be suspended for the season following NFL week 12.

Player requests must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern each Wednesday for award between midnight and 6:00am Eastern Thursday morning. The second set of player requests must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern each Friday for award between midnight and 6:00am Eastern Saturday morning.

There will be one waiver wire during Fantasy Week 1. Requests must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern on Friday for award between midnight and 6:00am Eastern Saturday morning.

Protected Free Agents

In an effort to prevent collusion or unfair competition, if certain highly productive players or players drafted early are dropped they will become unavailable free agents for the duration of the season. Team owners will be allowed to replace those players, but other team owners will not be allowed to acquire the dropped players as free agents.

Trades

Trading is not permitted in the The Fantasy Championship.

Scoring System

All scoring rules apply to all players, regardless of player's position unless otherwise stated.

Rushing:

  • 6 points for each touchdown.
  • 2 points for each 2-point conversion (QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, and Ks only).
  • 0.1 bonus points each yard.
  • 1 point deducted for each fumble lost.

Passing:

  • 4 points for each touchdown.
  • 2 points for each 2-point conversion (QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, and Ks only).
  • 0.05 bonus points each yard.
  • 1 point deducted for each 1 interception.

Receiving:

  • 6 points for each touchdown.
  • 2 points for each 2-point conversion (QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, and Ks only).
  • 0.1 bonus points each yard.
  • 1 bonus points for each reception.

Kicking:

  • 3 points for each successful field goal.
  • 1 points for each successful PAT.
  • 0.1 bonus points for each additional yard in length, starting with 31 yard scores.

Special Teams:

  • 6 points for each kickoff return touchdown (Def/ST and individuals).
  • 6 points for each punt return touchdown (Def/ST and individuals).

Defense:

  • 6 points for each touchdown.
  • 2 points for each safety.
  • 5 bonus points for shutout.
  • 3 points for 1 to 9 points allowed.
  • 1 point for 10 to 13 points allowed.
  • 1 bonus point for every sack.
  • 2 bonus points for each opponent's fumble recovered.
  • 2 bonus points for each interception.
  • 2 bonus points for each extra point return.

Statistics Reporting

Scores and stats are updated immediately as they are received from our statistics provider. Some events beyond RTFS' control can make this time longer. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. is not responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the statistics.

Because the statistics are updated "live", some errors may occur. If so, statistical errors are usually corrected by our stats provider during the course of the NFL game, but may take up to 24 hours to be corrected. If an error occurs and is not corrected by our provider, The Fantasy Championships, LLC. will correct the stat ourselves, but only if it is overwhelmingly obvious that the stat is in error. If there is any doubt about the validity of the stat, The Fantasy Championships, LLC. will maintain the statistic given by its provider.

All stats for a given NFL week are deemed final at noon on Thursday of the next week. Even if the NFL changes a stat several weeks later, it will not be changed by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. Never the less, The Fantasy Championships, LLC. still reserves the right to change any stat at any time for any unforeseen reason.

The Fantasy Championships, LLC. is not responsible for any inaccuracies, representations, statements, graphics or content of materials that are uploaded onto its servers and website from other vendors, including but not limited to the National Football League, Stats LLC., the Associated Press, and users, members, subscribers, customers or participants.

Season

Regular Season

The regular season for all leagues will last 12 weeks. Week 1 of the season will be a play-all week, meaning the top scoring 6 teams in each league will receive a win and the bottom-scoring 6 teams in each league will receive a loss. After Week 1, each team will play all other teams in their league once during the regular season.

In the event that a regular season game ends in a tie, the points scored by each team's starting quarterback will be used to determine which team is declared the winner of the game. Should the starting quarterbacks for each team have the same number of points scored in the game, then the points scored by each team's starting running backs will be used to determine which team is declared the winner of the game. Should the tied teams starting quarterback and then starting running backs have the same number of points scored in the game, then the game will be declared a tie in the standings.

League Playoffs

The playoffs for each Fantasy Championship league will begin in NFL week 13. 4 teams will qualify for each league playoffs. Teams making the playoffs will be determined as followed:

  • #1 Seed - Team scoring the most points during the regular season.
  • #2 Seed - Remaining team with the best win/loss record during the regular season.
  • #3 Seed - Remaining team with the most points scored during the regular season.
  • #4 Seed - Remaining team with the best win/loss record during the regular season.
In the event two or more teams have the same win-loss record, the tie will be broken using the following criteria, in order:
  1. Total Points Scored during the regular season.
  2. Head to Head Win-Loss Record against all tied teams.
  3. Total Points Scored in Head to Head games against all tied teams

In NFL week 13 the 4 teams making the playoffs in each league will play two semi-final games to determine the participants in the league championship game. Teams will be seeded #1 through #4, with the #1 seed playing the #4 seed and the #2 seed playing the #3 seed. In the event that a semi-final game ends in a tie, the points scored by each team's starting quarterback will be used to determine which team advances to the league championship game. Should the starting quarterbacks for each team have the same number of points scored in the game, the team that scored the most total points during the regular season will advance to the league championship game.

In NFL week 14 the 2 winners from the league semi-final games in each league will meet in their league championship game. The winner of the league championship game will be declared the winner of the league. The loser of the league championship game will be declared the 2nd place finisher. In the event that the league championship game ends in a tie, the points scored by each team's starting quarterback will be used to determine which team is declared the league champion. Should the starting quarterbacks for each team have the same number of points scored in the championship game, the team that scored the most total points during the regular season is declared the league champion.

League Prizes

The first-place finisher ("Winner") in each league is the team that wins that league's championship game in week 14 of the season. The second-place finisher ("2nd Place") in each league is the team that loses the league's championship game in week 14 of the season.

The league Winner in each Fantasy Championship league will receive a prize of $1,000.
The 2nd Place finisher in each Fantasy Championship league will receive a prize of $500.

All prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of the Contest. Prizes will be awarded to one individual per team. All prizes are non-transferable.

The Championship

1. In each league, the team with the most points scored in the regular season will automatically qualify for The Championship.

2. In each league, the remaining team with the top win/loss record in the regular season will automatically qualify for The Championship.

3. In each league, any team reaching the league championship game will qualify for The Championship. These team(s) may or may not have already qualified by being the top scoring team or the remaining top win/loss team.

In NFL Weeks 14 through 16, all of the qualifying teams will compete in The Championship. All qualifying teams shall compete in The Championship for the overall grand prizes. Each team shall begin The Championship with their average score for NFL week 1 through 13 and accumulate fantasy points for weeks 14 through 16. The team with the most points scored at the end of NFL week 16 shall be declared the overall grand prize winner of The Fantasy Championship.

Should two or more teams tie for any place in The Fantasy Championsip, the tie will be broken using the following criteria, in order:

  1. Total Points Scored during the regular season.

Overall Championship Prizes

PlacePrize
1st $200,000
2nd $25,000
3rd $10,000
4th $7,500
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,000
9th $2,500
10th $2,000
11th $1,500
12th $1,400
13th $1,300
14th $1,200
15th $1,100
16th - 50th $1,000

Prizes will be awarded to one individual per team. All prizes are non-transferable.

Overall Consolation Playoffs

All teams in the top half of their league for most points scored in the regular season, but not qualifying for The Championship, shall automatically be entered into the Consolation Playoffs.

In NFL Weeks 14 through 16 teams qualifying for the Consolation Playoffs will compete for most points scored. All teams competing in the Consolation Playoffs shall begin week 14 with a score of zero. The team with the most Consolation Playoff points scored at the end of NFL week 16 shall be declared the Consolation Playoff winner.

Should two or more teams tie for any place in the Consolation Playoffs, the tie will be broken using the following criteria, in order:

  1. Total Points Scored during the regular season.

Overall Consolation Playoff Prizes

PlacePrize
1st $5,000
2nd $4,000
3rd $3,000
4th $2,000
5th $1,000
6th - 10th $500

Prizes will be awarded to one individual per team. All prizes are non-transferable.

Overall Last Chance Playoffs

All teams not qualifying for The Championship and not qualifying for the Consolation Playoffs shall automatically be entered into the Last Chance Playoffs.

In NFL Weeks 14 through 16 teams qualifying for the Last Chance Playoffs will compete for most points scored. All teams competing in the Last Chance Playoffs shall begin week 14 with a score of zero.

Overall Last Chance Playoff Prizes

PlacePrize
1st - 10th Free entry into next years contest

Prizes will be awarded to one individual per team. All prizes are non-transferable.

Prize Notification

Prize Winners will be notified by email within 30 days after the official final results (and associated winners) are validated at the conclusion of the Contest. Prize Winners are also posted on the Contest web site. The conclusion of the Contest is defined as noon Eastern time on the Thursday following the last day of competition in the league. After the conclusion of the Contest all prize awards will be placed in the winner's account. Prize Winners may request a prize distribution via check or direct deposit, payable in US Dollars. Prize Winners must complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) to receive a prize distribution. In order to comply with United States tax law, for prize distributions of $600 USD or more during any calendar year the affidavit of eligibility must contain the Prize Winner's tax payer identification number. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in non-payment. Prize Winners are not required to spend the balance in their account nor are they required to receive a prize distribution. Account balances do not expire and may be spent on The Fantasy Championships, LLC. games at any time in the future.

By accepting any prize, the winners grant permission to The Fantasy Championships, LLC. to use their names and/or likenesses for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and agree to execute a written consent. In the event of dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online are declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner can be required to provide the sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

Sportsmanship and Decency

Sportsmanship

By registering, you agree to abide by the general sportsmanship rules set forth in these rules and fantasy games in general. You further agree to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of The Fantasy Championships, LLC. regarding all questions of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship broadly includes actions such as abusive postings and communication, colluding with other teams in the league, deliberately choosing to start incomplete or weak lineups, free agent moves for reasons other than improvement of the owner's fantasy team, and any other actions not conducive to decent, fair, and honest play. If an owner refuses to comply with the sportsmanship rules, or that an owner has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to disqualify the owner and/or remove that owner from the league without a refund. All decisions by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. will be final.

Inappropriate, Offensive, or Commercial Communication

The league message boards, league news and league email are provided to facilitate communication with other league owners and enhance the enjoyment of your league. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. does not permit posting or sending messages or images, to include logos, avatars and team names that could be construed as offensive to other owners. Inappropriate communication can also include spamming team owners with commercial offers and/or posting commercial messages on the league message board. Team owners who violate these guidelines are subject to being restricted from posting in the league. Additionally, The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to disqualify the owner and/or remove that owner from the league without a refund. All decisions by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. will be final.

Appeals

Accidental Drops

Should a team accidentally drop a player or drop the incorrect player during a free agent transaction, the team may appeal to have the player reinstated to their team. The appeal for reinstatement must occur immediately, without exception. If the appeal is not submitted immediately, for any reason, the appeal will be denied. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee a ruling in favor of the team submitting the appeal. If the team owner is a repeat offender, deemed to be using the appeal to gain advantage, or the appeal is not submitted immediately, the appeal will be denied. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to deny any appeal.

Trades

In leagues that allow trading owners may request a review of complete trades. Trade appeals must be submitted immediately after the end of the league voting period for a trade. If any delay in submission occurs, for any reason, the appeal will be denied. Upon submission of an appeal, the trade will be reviewed by a panel of fantasy football experts. Current injuries, bye weeks, season to date performance and other factors will be considered. Trades that are overwhelmingly one-sided will be reversed. Trades that are arguably beneficial to both sides or arguably not overwhelmingly one-sided will be allowed to stand. It is the responsibility of teams within a league to veto a trade if they believe it to be one-sided. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee a trade will be reversed. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to reverse any trade or let any trade stand.

Teams may not appeal the veto of a trade. If team owners in a league veto a trade, for any reason, that veto shall stand.

All appeal decisions by The Fantasy Championships, LLC. are final.

Disclaimers

Internet/Technology Problems

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of The Fantasy Championships, LLC. which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or operations of the Contest and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of entries. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or user action to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in the Contest. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE LEAGUES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE FANTASY CHAMPIONSHIPS, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Liability

The Fantasy Championships, LLC. is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of The Fantasy Championships, LLC. or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. or any subsidiary or affiliated company of any of the foregoing, are not in any way responsible or liable for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance and use of any prize won. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. is solely responsible for enacting, administering, enforcing the rules, and maintaining the integrity of the Contest. The Contest and web site are not sponsored by, endorsed by, nor affilliated with, the National Football League, the National Football League Players Association, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, or NASCAR.

Release

By participating in the Contest, you release and agree to hold harmless The Fantasy Championships, LLC., its sponsors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Official Rules

The Contest is subject to all United States laws, and to the Leagues official rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the official rules and by the decisions of The Fantasy Championships, LLC., which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in their sole discretion. Official rules are the rules posted on the Contest web site.

Fraud

Entries into the Contest obtained via fraudulent means such as purchase with stolen credit card, fraudulent bank transaction, checks returned for insufficient funds, credit card charge backs, etc. shall be disqualified from the Contest. The Fantasy Championships, LLC. reserves the right to seek legal remedies and restitution for all fraudulently acquired entries and for any transactions that defraud The Fantasy Championships, LLC. of Contest entry fees. Remedies and restitution may include administrative charges and attorney fees. Participants that obtain Contest entries by fraud or defraud The Fantasy Championships, LLC. shall forfeit all entries and all current and future Contest prizes without recourse or refund.