We are excited to announce that our coverage of Eliteserien Fantasy is back for another season.
This is the third year that the developers of Fantasy Premier League have run the game, which is based on Norway’s top flight.
Their 2019 campaign is now a few weeks away from kick-off and there some compelling chips to excite those of us too familiar with what FPL has to offer.
So we’re here to introduce you to the game and bring you the basics…
WHAT IS FANTASY ELITESERIEN?
As mentioned above, Eliteserien Fantasy features the top division of Norwegian football.
The concept and rules of the game are the same as FPL, which makes it huge accessible for Fantasy managers looking for similar games to immerse themselves into.
The only differences between Eliteserien and the UK version are the chips and bonus points are decided by a ‘man in the stand’ rather than statistics-based formula we are used to.
The season runs from the final weekend of March right up until the first week of December, which will make for a nice summer distraction for anyone starved of football between the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Premier League campaigns.
Roughly one-third of the season takes place during the Premier League break so why not join us and soften that ‘no FPL’ summer blow?
How do the Chips Work?
Last season, the ‘Park the Bus’ chip, which doubled your points for all five defenders, proved to be hugely overpowered last season and has been replaced for the 2019 campaign.
In comes the ‘Rich Uncle’, which is effectively a Free Hit with considerably fewer restriction.
Here’s a basic description of what all the chips are:
Spissrush (Attack! Attack!) – All forwards get double points.
To Kapteiner (Two Captains) – Both your captain and vice-captain score double points.
Rik Onkel (Rich Uncle) – Make unlimited free transfers with an unlimited budget for a single round. At the next deadline, your squad returns to how it was at the start of the round.
Double Gameweek Focus
If you’ve not had enough exposure to Double Gameweek strategies, the Eliteserien throws one up very early on.
Due to some of the Eliteserien’s teams entering the Europa League qualification at a very early stage, fixtures from Gameweek 15 have been moved to Gameweek 2.
That means the early focus at the start of the season will very much be on Double Gameweek and how to navigate straight out of the traps.
With the early indication being that this might well be the only Double Gameweek of the season, using a chip at the opening stage looks like an important strategy, making the first few weeks even more exciting.
How do I sign up?
Simply head to the English version of the Eliteserien website and click ‘Sign Up’.
You can access the registration form by CLICKING HERE.
How do I find Eliteserien content this season?
Anyone looking to find Eliteserien content on Fantasy Football Scout this season will be able to do so using the Eliteserien Category.
All content will be collected HERE, so make sure you bookmark this page.
We will have more in-depth content previewing the 2019 season later this week and in the build-up to kick-off at the end of the month.