Main Event - Summary
REGISTRATION WILL RE-OPEN FEBRUARY 15, 2015.
Fantasy Football is not just a Game Anymore.
Think World Series of Poker meets the NFL.
Win your 12-team league and win $10,000.
Win the whole thing and win $150,000.
Are you the Next Fantasy Football World Champion?
Vegas. Parties. Compete. Dominate. Championship. JOIN NOW!
The guy above is Glenn Lowy, from Farmingville NY. Yes that's a check for $150,000. He's the current reigning Fantasy Football World Champion, and the guy to beat in 2014. He beat 335 other teams last year and had a fantasy season for the record books!
The team here at FFToolbox.com present to you, the now Award Winning, Fantasy Football World Championship III. Draft your team/s, online from home and/or join us on NFL Opening Weekend (Sept 4th thru 7th) in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in their amazing Grand Ballroom for a fantasy football experience you'll NEVER forget.
Cap off your memorable weekend at our FREE Sunday NFL Viewing Party and leave Vegas, for the first time, a winner, with your team that you'll manage to the top all season long. In three short years time, the Fantasy Football World Championships is already THE marquee high stakes contest on the planet, with the most player friendly format, a $150,000 Grand Prize and $12,500 in League Prizes. REGISTER NOW and take your shot at glory!
World Championship Details - Live at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV or Draft Online from Home!
Quick Facts: 20 Round Draft - 12 Team Leagues - 13 week Reg Season - Top 4 Teams Advance to Championship Round
PPR (point per reception) Scoring. 4 pts per passing TD, all other TDs = 6. 1pt per 10 yards rush+rec 1 per 20 passing
No Trading allowed. - Starting Lineup: Home of the 11-man - 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1PK, 1DST and 2 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE)
On-line: $1,695 - Live: $1,695 each plus a one-time Weekend Event Pass of $140 covers you and your co-manager for all your live drafts for the weekend.
$150,000 Grand Prize - $12,500 in League Prizes.
PLUS: A trip for 2 to Vegas on Super Bowl Weekend with flight and room accomodations for the LIVE check presentation in the Mirage Sportsbook. See last year's photos.
|Regular Season:|| • 13 weeks long.
• Weeks 1 & 2--all play; top 6 teams earn a win, the bottom 6 get a loss.
• Weeks 3-13--head-to-head against each of the teams in your league.
|Maximum # of Teams:||600 - Divided up into a maximum of 50 leagues of 12.|
|Draft Style:||Serpentine 1-12, 12-1, 1-12 etc.|
|Starting Lineup:||11-man starting lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex players (RB, WR, or TE), 1 PK, 1 Team Defense/Special team.|
|Scoring System:||PPR. 4pts per Passing TD. See scoring system under Scoring|
|Trading:||No trading is allowed. Not in a league with this much on the line.|
After week 13, the top 4 teams qualify for the FFWC postseason in this order:
--Team #1: Team with the best head-to-head record (tie breaker is total points).
Wildcard Teams that Make the Playoffs:
--Top Ten percent of all teams that have the most total points scored. Example: 408 total teams = Any team in top 40.8 (41) after week 13 would qualify as a Wildcard Team.
How it Works: All players that enter (a maximum of 600 teams will be accepted this year), are grouped into leagues made up of 12 teams each where you'll be assigned a random draft position. Some leagues draft in vegas while others draft online from home, but ALL are competing to win their league and the Title of World Champion. Players compete in a 13-week regular season against 11 league mates in our FFWC signature 11-man starting lineup, for the largest league prizes you'll find anywhere! Dominate your league and walk away with 10 stacks of high society! That's right, $10,000! Then, the Top 4 teams from each league advance to the Championship Round in weeks 14 through 16, where things really get serious. Competing for over $200,000 in prizes, the team finishing at the Top of the Leaderboard will be crowned our 2014 Fantasy Football World Champion. Is that you? We'll soon see.
WHAT MAKES THE FFWC UNIQUE? I've played other contests before...
1. 11-man starting lineup - Drafts should be won in the later rounds, not the early ones. Starting that extra roster spot rewards those who have an eye for talent in the middle to late rounds reducing the "luck" factor. Start 1qb 2rb, 3wr, 1te, 2flex (rb,wr,te), 1pk and 1 dst.
2. 13 week regular season - First two weeks is all-play where the top 6 scores earn wins. Never start the season 0-2 due to unlucky scheduling again. Weeks 3-13 play each opponent once. We went to a 13 week schedule because we believe every team should still be alive on Thanksgiving (week 13) , the biggest football day of the season. We are also not a fan of a short season format where your season comes down to a 1 week game where the big league money is on the line. With this much at stake, cashing big money in your league should not come down to 1 game, but your performance over a 13 week season.
3. The Dominator Prize - Dominate your league and win $10,000. Dominate = Best record and most points after 13 weeks. We've always wanted to see the league prizes get to 10K. We did it and we're damn proud of it.
4. Top 4 Teams Advance - 4 teams from each league win a Ticket into the Championship Round. You entered the World Championship for a shot at the Grand Prize. Finish in the top 4 and you'll have earned that shot.
5. Weekly Prizes - The top scoring team in the contest each week, earns themselves and each of their 11 league mates a cool crisp c-note. Win this for your league and you'll instantly make 11 new best friends! This also helps the "I quit" factor which is commonly found in other contests.
6. The HIGHEST League Prizes - Our leagues boast the largest league prizes in the industry. At this level of competition, it's all about Return On Investment. A record $12,500 is returned to each league. Some even say your league of 12 is the only thing within your control.
7. Blind Bidding Waivers - This isn't your home league where your buddy hears big news on a player and scoops them up off the waiver wire before you get home from work. The FFWC employs something called FAAB. It stands for Free Agent Acquisition Bidding. Each week you are given two opportunities to add players to your team (Wed night at 9pm and Friday night at 9pm). You are given $1,000 "BID BUCKS" to last you the whole year. Run out, and you're done adding free agents, so spend it wisely. Bids can range from $1 to $1,000. When some unknown RB breaks out after week one for 80 and 2 Touchdowns, you have to decide how much he's worth to your team and bid accordingly. On Wednesday at 9, "waivers run" and you will find out the results. If you didn't get the guys you wanted, you still have another chance on Friday night to get somebody to cover that bye week. We will release a few video tutorials this year that help explain this so you can master Blind Bidding.
8. Cutting edge Software - It's not what we're saying, but our players are saying it's the BEST draft and league software they've ever used. See below...
- Follow along with the draft with our color coded draft board. If you want, you can even open it in a new window for dual screen drafting.
- Draft right from your online cheatsheet. (patent pending) Never print a cheatsheet for an online draft again! Use ours or create your own and use it for ALL your drafts!
- The easiest to use bidding interface in the industry. One click adds to your list. Copy, edit or delete your bid groups, all on the same screen, all within view of your roster and free agents.
- Find your free agents by Own%, Total points, alpha name or Last Week's points for those hard to find recent breakouts.
- See your opponent's remaining bid money before bidding.
"Tell me More!" Figured you might say that. One thing about the FFWC you'll notice is options. Some players want to experience it all, the trip to vegas, the live drafts, meeting all your new friends, hanging in the sportsbook, going to the parties etc.. while others just want to draft and compete. While we've never met a player that came out to Vegas that didn't tell us, "I'll never miss this again!" we do understand that a trip may not be possible, so we have a solution...join the Main Event Online from Home! Yes, we have a full Online Schedule of draft options starting on August 24th all the way to Saturday September 6th. You can become the World Champion (like Glenn Lowy did), drafting online from home. Ready to get started? RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW with a $200 Deposit
Register before May 31, 2014 and you'll automatically qualify for May Madness. May Madness is our Early Bird World Championship Giveaway. All drawings will be held as LIVE on-air webisodes, for FREE World Championship teams. Last year we awarded nine FREE Main Event teams to nine lucky winners!
Note: May Madness is officially closed for the 2014 Season. Thank you for participating! VIdeo
That's not all! There's a whole lot more going on besides the World Championship. Hang out on our message board and you'll find people just like you who love this hobby of ours with a passion. We have players who've been drafting all year long. Check out the Hardcore League Draft Board. Yes, some players literally draft all year long, so come September, they are fully prepared to draft a championship team. Do they have an edge? Maybe, maybe not. The real practice heats up in August, after training camps and into pre-season.
"Tell me more about drafting LIVE in Vegas."
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association named us the Best Live Event of 2013. Are we honored? You bet we are. To be recognized by our peers in the industry is great, but your impression is what counts the most. This award is validation for what we pulled off in 2013, but it raises the bar even higher. We look at it as a challenge to hold on, so we're even more pumped than ever about 2014. Do not miss the 2014 LIVE EVENT which will be bigger and better than last season.
Join us on NFL Opening Weekend (Sept 4-7) in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in their amazing Grand Ballroom for a draft experience you'll NEVER forget. Take part in some or all of the festivities, it's really up to you. Visit our Live Events Schedule and choose from our many available draft dates and times and decide what parties to attend.
Travel alone, with your spouse or with friends. The weekend is your design and we're just glad to be a part of it! Some draft while their spouses relax at the spa or pool, while others join in the fun and sit at the draft table. You are allowed one guest co-manager at the draft (no annoying co-manager fees). Wi-fi and cell signal are available in the Grand Ballroom. Power outlets are also available for charging laptops and tablets.
DID YOU SAY PARTIES?
Our Kickoff Party, in one word is amazing! Be in the middle of all the action, IN the Mirage Sportsbook Lounge, with food, drinks and reserved seating especially for YOU and your guest, to watch the kickoff game with all your new fantasy friends! DraftKings is sponsoring the event this year. All you need is a player account to attend. Being in the SportsBook on opening night is where it's at! This year it will be the Seahawks taking on the Packers. We can't wait!
The "After Party" - This year we have a party planned for Saturday night. Drinks, music and VIP Treatment. (Details to be announced)
Then cap off your weekend at our Sunday NFL Viewing Party (breakfast, drinks and lunch provided) and leave Vegas with your first win of the season!
All of this and more for an entry fee of $1,695 for a fantasy season you'll never forget and for one skilled drafter, a lifetime of memories. Ready to join this fraternity of fantasy? Reserve your spot NOW with a $200 Deposit. Pay your remaining balance by June 30 and receive your draft slot in July!
THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY - Yes it is and we take the responsibility very seriously. First of all, FFToolbox has been around since 1997, so we're not a fly by night operation. Secondly, we have taken extra precautionary steps to ensure players don't have to rest on name reputation alone. All of your prizes (every dollar) are fully guaranteed. The prize pool is sacred to us. The prize fund is always protected in a segregated prize account at Wells Fargo. This means that these funds will never be co-mingled with the operating accounts of the business. Additionally, feel free to ask for the feedback from our players. We love hearing first hand testimonials.
Who Are We?
Emil Kadlec, Albuquerque, NM - Our Commissioner and Live Events Coordinator. He's meant so much to this indusry and to so many of us who now find ourselves in this growing community. He took a chance many years ago and asked the question, "Wonder if players would like to get together in Vegas and draft around the NFL Weekend with a bunch of cash on the line?" That question started it all and the rest is history. He also serves as:
- President of Fantasy Sports Publications - The largest publisher of Fantasy Football magazines in the world.
- Vice President of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association
- Board of Director for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association
- Co-Founder of the original World Championship of Fantasy Football
Emil started the Pro Forecast Magazine in 1990 which has been in distribution for over 24 years and this year, his team will distribute over 850,000 copies of four Fantasy Football magazines -- the CheatSheets, Pro Forecast, DraftBook and Football Diehards Magazine. If you ask anyone in the industry, they probably know Emil Kadlec and chances are, he helped them somehow, along the way.
Scott Atkins, Indianapolis, IN - Director of Operations - Scott left an executive role and a 15 year career with an Inc 500 firm behind to help build the FFWC. If there's a hat to wear, Scott wears it. Scott started like you, with a love for fantasy football and was willing to put his money where his mouth was by entering the original World Championships way back in 2002. Since then, he started a popular podcast The Red vs Blue Show, and then founded and serves as President of the Fantasy Players Association, the watchdog of the industry, providing an invaluable service to fantasy players that did not previously exist. He now leads the fantasy vision for our company, directs the many partnerships and marketing efforts and serves as Fantasy Director for FFToolbox.com and ScoutFantasy. His top priority is to build the World Championships in the right way and to broaden the opportunities and overall enjoyment for all the players.
Ian Ritchie, Seattle, WA - Our Fearless Leader - Ian, along with his fantasy high stakes partner (and the other half of Hawk-n-Roll Mark Deming) were very accomplished high stakes players, and ranked the #1 players in the world. They put the entire FFWC into motion. They had the vision to merge FFToolbox along with the World Championships and assemble the entire FFWC team from scratch. With his connections and know how in Vegas, Ian and his team, propelled the FFWC to winning the Best Fantasy Live Event Award in only our 2nd season. He's not finished, not by a long shot. He's determined for the World Championships to be a household name in America. When you think fantasy football, you'll think the World Championships. Don't bet against him.
Cindie Crain, Louisville, KY - Customer Service Specialist - Cindie is the heart and sould of our family atmosphere here at the FFWC. Cindie's role is responsible for ensuring that all FFWC Customers are happy with the service they are receiving. To stay ahead of the growth curve, she is armed with customer relations management software to help track and expedite customer concerns when they first arise.
You can read all the fancy business-like bios HERE
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Does the 2014 Champion Jersey have YOUR name on it? Take your Shot at Glory! ENTER THE MAIN EVENT!
Other Leagues: If you're not ready for the Main Event, perhaps you'd like to try one of our other contests.
$279 to Enter - Rotobowl $25,000 Grand Prize - By now you've surely heard about the Rotobowl (ESPN, SiriusXM etc). We're getting ready for the 10th annual season of Rotobowl. It's basically the same format as the World Championship, but more affordable in price. Online drafting for this contest starts in July and really heats up in August. You can even draft Rotobowl LIVE in Vegas with the rest of the World Championship drafters so you get a feel for what it's like to draft in Vegas.
$179 to Enter - Qualifier Leagues - Want to win a team in the World Championship for next season? Win your way in through a Qualifier league. These leagues are standard leagues that can be drafted LIVE with a 90 second timer where everyone gathers at the same time, or SLOW DRAFT with an 8 hour timer. Get an email when you're on the clock, jump in and make your pick.
$99 to Enter - Online Draft-n-Gos - Win $600! - These are "best ball" Style which require no in-season management. Just sit down and draft. No lineups, no waivers, just draft baby! These leagues can ALSO be drafted LIVE with a 90 second timer where everyone gathers at the same time, or SLOW DRAFT with an 8 hour timer. Get an email when you're on the clock, jump in and make your pick.
We even host a LIVE $850 Draft-n-Go in Vegas!
$29 to Enter - Coming Soon
$5 to Enter - Our Mock Draft World Championship contest won the Rookie of the Year award for 2013 from the FSTA. From $5 to a penthouse in Vegas drafting at the Main Event. True rags to riches story every year.
Still Other Leagues:
Dynasty Leagues - $299 to Enter - Keep your entire roster and improve it through trading and an annual Rookie Draft. Become the Dynasty Football World Champion in the only of its kind multi-league dynasty tournament.
High Roller Leagues - $5,000 or $10,000 to Enter - A 1 in 12 chance at $30,000 or even $60,00. Only the best need apply.
Live Auction League - $850 to Enter - Some players say that Auction is the truest form of fantasy. You decide which players you'll pay for.
Whatever contest you decide, we're happy to have you here. On behalf of all of us at the FFWC, we say Welcome and thank you for your business! Now go draft a Champion!