IndianFootball.Com, India's Premier Football Site, is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever fantasy football online game for Indian football fans. The game is called the "IndianFootball.Com FANTASY I-LEAGUE".
The "IndianFootball.Com FANTASY I-LEAGUE" is an exclusive and free online game for all lovers of the beautiful game. Indian fans around the globe were eagerly waiting for a game, where they could compete with their Indian stars and teams for glory.
Fans around the globe can register for free and sign their Baichung's, Chetri's, Odafe's and Co. and lead their team to the top!
The game has been launched on Monday and it immediately caught the attention of footballer lovers in and outside the sub-continent.
Chris Punnakkattu Daniel, COO IndianFootball.Com: "We are delighted to offer the first-ever online game on Indian football. It was the time to have an own 'Indian game', where fans can compete with each other with their local stars! IndianFootball.Com is the first one to have such a game and we are offering this new exclusive feature to all fans for free! So anyone can join the game, have fun and even interact with the other players and their stars."
The "IndianFootball.Com FANTASY I-LEAGUE" has been developed by Germany-based company "Kontertaktik GmbH". They are one of the leading football game developers in the country with several high-profile clients in their portfolio. "Kontertaktik GmbH" has developed the official Fantasy League game for the German Bundesliga amongst others.
"We have tied-up with 'Kontertaktik GmbH' from Germany to develop this exclusive game. They have vast experiences in the field of game developing and they have worked with several clients like the German Bundesliga. So they are bringing in the best available expertise and the feedback by the registered players shows us that we made the right choice," stated Punnakkattu Daniel.
Jan Steiger, CEO Kontertaktik GmbH: "We are honoured to have found such an interesting and leading Indian partner in IndianFootball.Com. We are entering new frontiers with IndianFootball.Com, as we all know that there haven't been any other games on India's top division I-League so far. This association will be of great interest for us for several reasons. First of all we all know that the professional I-League was launched two years ago and the global football community is looking to India with great interest. Further the newly developed players rating system by IndianFootball.Com will be a promising feature to follow. We are looking forward to an entertaining first season und would appreciate any help from the community to develop the game further."
The IndianFootball.Com initiative has been welcomed by the Indian football fraternity. India goalkeeper and Nehru Cup hero Subrata Pal is one of the stars, who have already registered for the "IndianFootball.Com FANTASY I-LEAGUE".
Subrata Pal, India & Pune FC goalkeeper: "It's a great idea by IndianFootball.Com to launch such a game! It's really great fun to have such a game on Indian football and I enjoy it to compete with so many fans and also my teammates."
About the game Each player will start-off with a budget of 70.000.000 Rs to buy a minimum of 11 footballers for their squad. They may sell a maximum number of 3 footballers before each I-League Round and up to 10 players before Round 1 and 12 of the season. The players are not allowed to buy or sell players during the time a match is played.
The player needs to select a goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards to create their match line-up. Only the 11 players selected for the starting line-up will be adjudged with points for their performances, while players on the substitute bench won't be included to the pointing.
The players will be rated and evaluated by the IndianFootball.Com editorial. The players will receive 0 points at worst, while the top performers will gain 10 points in the best case. A player will receive additional points for a goal. Important criteria's for the player ratings are the bookings, the number of goals scored, assists, tackling's, playing time and starting-off a match.