SoRare

Fantasy Football Scout’s free-to-play Sorare Academy tournament is now open


Sponsored by Sorare


Welcome to the Sorare Academy! This is a new, free-to-play game developed in partnership between Fantasy Football Scout and Sorare.

Our goal is to make getting started on your Sorare journey easier, faster and more fun than ever before.

Let’s quickly explain the basics of the game and get you straight into the beta test of our free-to-play league experience so you can check it out for yourself. 

Once settled in and ready, we can help you understand the deeper aspects of the game.

The Essentials

Sorare is about building a squad of players and competing against other managers. Imagine running a Fantasy Football team where you own the player cards for real! And you can trade directly with other managers to build your dream team.

Many of the world’s biggest clubs like Liverpool, AC Milan and Juventus officially licence Sorare player cards; you can’t find the genuine articles anywhere else. And more and more clubs are joining Sorare each month. 

Sorare cards exist on the “blockchain” (more on that later). In practice, this means that when you add a player card to your collection, you become the certified owner of one of their very few official cards in existence.

Such scarcity means they have real-world value as managers strive to build their Fantasy squads. And elite, world-class players are very collectible in their own right. How much could an official one-of-a-kind Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland card be worth in years to come?

Each week you’ll pick your best team and enter the tournaments. And, if successful, you can win more cards to strengthen your squad and increase team value season after season.

Join Ignition – our free-to-play Sorare experience! And get your first free Limited edition card too. 

To make trying out Sorare as easy as possible, we have created a unique free-to-play league experience. 

You can select a team right now and enter it into the next tournament. It’s a chance to have some fun and get a feel for how the game works. And if you place near the top, you could win your first real cards and begin building a collection.

  • Go here and get straight into building your team. There are some pointers to help you choose on that page.
  • We will then guide you to the main Sorare website where you can create an account, personalise your club, and get your first free player cards for your collection too.
  • That’s it! Your team will be entered in the next Sorare Academy Ignition tournament and you can keep track of how your team are doing by logging in.  

And, by joining through the Academy, you’ll qualify for a free Limited card if and when you pick up your fifth Limited card at auction. The auction is where you buy directly from the game, rather than from other managers. 

Sorare rewards us for sending you their way at no cost to you, which is how we can afford to run the Academy.

For now, you might want to just enjoy Ignition and have some fun. Whenever you are ready, you can move on to our next guides to get a deeper understanding of the game.

We hope you enjoy competing in Ignition and getting started on your Sorare journey! 

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Adam @ Football Trader Adam has been scouting for and trading in football games for far too long and for far too many hours. He has a particular interest in the big 5 European Leagues as well as lesser known ones like the Eredivisie, Primeira Liga and even the MLS. Before he managed to somehow make a living by writing about football, he spent ~10 years as a Ministerial adviser and project/risk manager for the UK Government including the Foreign Office and MOD. When not buried in xG spreadsheets he plays too many computer games, lifts heavy things in the gym and attempts to cultivate a handsome beard.”

377 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Teror
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    Worth bringing in Alonso this week? I have two FTS and 1.2 ITB so can switch Raf and Ayling to Sarr and Alonso

    1. Mozumbus
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Yes

      • RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        that seems fun to me.

        1. Teror
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Despite playing Citeh?

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 43 mins ago

            i think so - Ayling is just no good so moving to someone makes sense.
            Alonso long-term is great - he's on a lot of corners so could sneak something against City even if not marauding up the wing as much.

      • DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Chilwell probably starts next GW.

        Going to be tears

        1. Teror
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Played against Villa in the cup yday. First game in ages. Can't see him pushing out Alonso in a title decider.

    2. Steevo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 1 hour ago

      Grumpy James & Raphinha owner with 1FT.

      A) Start both, save FT.
      B) Raph -> Benrahma (FT)
      C) Raph -> Sarr (FT)
      D) James -> Alonso (FT)
      E) Combo of B/C + D (-4)

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        A

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        C

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Raph not out yet

    3. Mozumbus
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Benrahma nailed?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          think so

        2. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Yes

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        With Bam injury, thinking about going for Ronaldo until GW9 - switch to Kaku.

        What do you think? Two home fixtures and Lei - can see goals.

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          are you actually asking is Bam->Ronaldo a good trade?

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          It depends on your squad. I looked at doing that, but it would exhaust all my funds and make my planned transfers impossible. You might be in a better situation.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        I’ve read that article and haven’t a clue what’s going on - Something about cards?

        My spider sense is tingling that in between the lines is “and this is how you will give us your money”

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          My response too. I don't want to dig deep; I'm getting a big ol' "Danger! Danger! Will Robinson" and that's enough for me.

      • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Already took a -4 for Sarr and Ronaldo despite owning Bam and Raph.
        Can't really do a wildcard this week as it is hard to make it good for long term and this week.
        Just preparing for the worst gameweek in a long time. Digne, Brownhill, TAA Bam and Raph.
        Getting 11 out would be a joyous affair.

      • Werner Bremen
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        A Raphinha to Sarr for free

        B Hope Raphinha plays with Sissoko on the bench

        1. Teror
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Raf 2 Sar

          1. Werner Bremen
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 1 hour ago

            Hvala grobarčino

            1. Teror
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 1 hour ago

              Nista, nista dragi moj

        2. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          A

      • Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Got TAA, Raphinha and Bamford.

        Subs are Ings, Gilmour and Amartey.

        Should i use my 1FT to do Raph to Sarr or should I roll a transfer?

      • roghippo
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Start Raya or Foster?

        Cheers guys

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Foster v New

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Foster

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Need some advice. Squad was looking good for this week, but now quite a few injuries onboard. TAA should be ok, so bench should cover the rest, but not great fixtures for them. Plan was to wc in gw7/8. Naturally, I'd prefer not to bring in City & Che 1-2 weeks early.

        0FT, 0itb
        Foster
        TAA*, Shaw, White
        Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Raph*
        Ronaldo(c), Antonio(vc), Bam*

        Subs: Bachman*, Duffy, Gilmour, Ayling*

        What to do? Half-way house wc, with planned transfers perhaps? Take a hit?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          your team seems fairly well protected against big rank jumps this week, given you have the 3 best captains - Bam to someone maverick like Pukki or Wood maybe? if not I'd just stick

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 54 mins ago

            Cheers Sadio. Good insight. I'll think on the hit.

        2. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          WC could be okay, not a fan of planned transfers though. Lukaku can score against City.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 47 mins ago

            Not a fan of planned transfers either which is why I'm leaning towards holding my wc. May take a hit for Bam if it possibly allows me to delay wc till gw8. Thanks for the feedback

      • ace3.1415
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Sarr or gray?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          this week gray, sarr long term

      • Athletic Nasherbo
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Barnes brace this weekend I feel. Still going Sarr though.

      • jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Bamford gonna drop before kick off?

      • Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        English players only team - currently on WC:

        Ramsdale/Foster
        TAA/James/Shaw/Coady/Williams
        Grealish/Gray/Mount/Barnes/Brownhill
        Vardy/Kane/Armstrong

        £2.3m ITB

        Thoughts and suggestions?
        (players on shortlist include Saka, Harrison, Walker, DCL and Bamford)

      • Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        do we think Marcal starts ? need to decide if I want to sell Raph.

        Would you sell Raph for Sarr for 1 FT if Marcal is first on bench?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Ait Nouri was a concussion sub in midweek so Marcal might keep his place for this weekend, at least. Lage presser tomorrow will hopefully tell us more.

      • Slam
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        A) Keep Raphinha
        B) Raphinha -> Sarr (-4)

        Only for 2 weeks, WC GW8

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 58 mins ago

          A

        2. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 54 mins ago

          B

      • Could Have Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        GTG? Thoughts appreciated on wildcard...

        Ramsdale
        TAA, Shaw, Alonso, Livramento
        Benrahma, Raphinha, Salah, Gallagher
        Lukaku, Ronaldo(c)
        (Foster, Duffy, Gilmour, Scarlett)

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 59 mins ago

          I like it, very similar to my team which i'll be honest is not a good thing, hopefully it works out long term

          Sanchez
          TAA Rudiger Shaw Liv
          Salah(vc) Raphina Benrahma Gallagher
          Ronaldo(c) Lukaku
          Steel Sissoko White Scarlett

      • Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Bobby fit?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 1 hour ago

          Yup

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 58 mins ago

          Yes but probably not match fit, i'm guessing the bench?

        3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 55 mins ago

          Yeah trained like a 'joker ' klopp said

      • Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Is Raph most likely out?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 59 mins ago

          Hopefully more news tomorrow

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 59 mins ago

          Na i reckon he plays and returns again just as i predicted last week, main rival has him

        3. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          He was taken off as a precaution last week and was a doubt to start. I reckon he'll be fine.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 58 mins ago

        1FT, 0.5ITB.

        Rolling 1 FT. GTG?

        Sanchez
        TAA Shaw Livramento
        Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr
        Jimenez (C)R7 Antonio

        Steele Brownhill Ayling Amartey

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 58 mins ago

          Lovely

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 46 mins ago

            Hope I do good. Bit the bullet & sold Raph.

      • GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 56 mins ago

        Sanchez
        TAA Shaw Ayling White Livramento
        Salah Jota Fernandes Benrahma Gray
        Ings Antonio

        Should I:

        A) -4 To bring in Ronaldo and one of Sarr/Pogba/Greenwood/Mount
        B) Save FT for next GW and bring in Lukaku and one of Sarr/Pogba/Greenwood/Mount for free

        Thanks