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. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Play up BamBam

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any news on Bampot injury?

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He's out of this weekend

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Any indication as to how long?

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No idea, Bielsa just said he wasn't going to feature. I'd imagine it shouldn't be long-term but hard to know

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers Natedog….

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just checked FPL, he’s red flagged….wtf.

      Best replacement who isn’t Ronnie, Lukaku or Antonio? Or Kane.

      1. Surfreak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy?

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Can’t afford 😛

          1. Surfreak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            He's annoying expensive!

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Jesus?

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Really wish I didn’t do Torres > Sarr earlier in the week 😮

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cause now have to take a hit on Bampot….

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Don't u a bench for bam?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Gallagher - Duffy - White

        Decent but not great….wish I still had Torres and could get someone for Bammers

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That’s better than what I have, and may hold Bam a week even though I could replace him for free. If he’s back next week, I’d want him over any available replacement at the price (barring Antonio, who I have).
          If you’re determined to ship Bam, get Ings. He can always score, and fix turning soonish.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers Boxwoods, if Ings the best on offer, I’ll probably just bench the Bam

            1. Boxwoods
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              There's always St. Max and the sub 6-ers, but I'm thinking bench and hope for a spedy recovery.

  4. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Start Dias or Rudiger?

    1. Surfreak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I couldn't bring myself to bench either, maybe look elsewhere

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Annoying comments re Raphinha
    I guess I have to keep him and have good first sub

    If he’s out and Bamford too, along with most of the defence, then a Hammers CB might be gol

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      d this week

      🙂

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        James masterclass 😉

  6. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I have raphinha ayling and no one on the bench (tsimi obafemi)

    What you suggest

    1. Take a hit
    2. Start a wc
    3. Keep possible 1 point..

  7. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sing along now...

    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Knees bent
    Arms stretched
    Ra-ra-ra

    Antonio > Bamford

    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Woah, the hokey cokey
    Knees bent
    Arms stretched
    Ra-ra-ra

    Bamford > Antonio

    -4

    Lol amateurs

  8. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    So frustrating after getting in Bamford and Raph in on wildcard last week 🙁

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yep, same. Took Toney out for him. And the week before I brought DCL in to then also get injured.

  9. Fpl_Ludwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is it worth -4 to get Gray for Adama traore and Sarr/Benrahma for Raph?

    1. artvandelay316
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I'd probably do it

      • Surfreak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Raph still might play

    2. artvandelay316
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Need to lose Bamford now.

        A) Bamford to St Maxim and save extra cash
        B) VVD to Manquillo and Bamford to Vardy
        C) Do A, then spend cash on upgrading Fornals to Torres/Bernardo/Raph

        TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, VVD, Livra is my current defence.

        Lukaku, Antonio, Bamford current forwards.

        Cheers.

        1. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          A

        2. Gabistuta
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          A

      • Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        -8 not great, but can this be worth it ?

        Perica + Raphinha + Jota to Antonio + Sarr for a -8.

        Will give me the following team. It will also correct the team structure to a 4-3-3.

        Sanchez
        TAA Rudiger James Marcal (Livramento)
        Salah Sarr Gray (Sisoko) (Mendy)
        Antonio Lukaku Ronaldo

        Reliance on Sarr and Gray / Gallagher till they are performing. Will downgrade Ronaldo in GW9 and move back to 3-4-3. Any thoughts ?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Nope. Not imo

        2. Gabistuta
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No way, could easily backfire that

      • Surfreak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Not another WC draft!

        Sorry but it is, and thoughts appreciated 🙂

        Ramsdale + 4.0
        VVD, Rudiger, Cancelo, White, Liva
        Salah, Raph, Sarr, Grey, Gallagher
        Ronaldo, Lukaku + 4.5

        Likely to play 352 or 442 most weeks and activate for week 7 or go now and swap Luka for Vardy for 1 week.

        1. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Happy with no TAA ?

          1. Surfreak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Not initially but then if you look at VVD overall he's not far behind in terms of points and that extra 1m goes a long way.

            I agree it makes me uneasy

        2. Gabistuta
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yep very nice.

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Guess having Christensen just for cleanies is not the worst case considering he is only 5.0?

        1. Surfreak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Played 4 out of 5 games and might only be rotated occasionally for Chalobah

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I think people's main worry is that Chelsea some gameweeks might switch to a back four. Still think he is great value if you got White or the RB from Arsenal to cover for him

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I am thinking

            Cancelo TAA Christensen

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Did Antonio to Bamford to Antonio. Gained 3 pts but lost 0.2 SV. Really thought Antonio would drop at least 0.1. Waste of two transfers and once again stuck with Toney. Important lesson I guess.

        Bench one:

        A) Toney
        B) White
        C) Duffy

        1. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          White

      • Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who do you prefer;

        A: Edouard, Odegaard, Alonso

        B: ASM, Gallagher, James

        Ta.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Neither options entice me. Only Chelsea defenders do

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It's a wildcard. The two options are basically in order to get the 0.2 between James and Alonso to go alongside Rudiger.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Issue is most likeliky that you have three premiums (Ronaldo Lukaku and Salah)

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                No I don't have Lukaku in the WC. Not really sure what you're talking about. It was an A or B question....

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          B with Rudiger

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks. I already have Rudiger.

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The exodus of Leeds assets starts here!

        1. artvandelay316
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Only have Bamford and he was just a replacement for DCL as well!

          • claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Bamford > Micky for me. Reversing the move I made on WC.

            Will wait and see on Raph. Don't want to lose him if I don't have to - he's too much fun!

        2. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Is it worth it to transfer Salah out for gw7 and bring Lukaku in and then wc gw8 to get Salah back?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Not for me

          2. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Coudl go spectacularly wrong

          3. Gabistuta
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Nah

        3. Lord of Ings
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Anyone considering Harvey Barnes?

        4. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Those waiting for GW14 to get Ronaldo will be paying 13.5m for him!

          1. Surfreak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Interest will slow down even of he keeps steady scores and 50% teams own him already. Still keep some money spare to bring him in, hopefully made from Lukaku!

          2. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Maybe not 13.5 but definitely 13

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Something in between is likely

        5. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Don't buy into the blockchain idea. Just because something is 'limited' is doesn't give it value. In parallel, don't buy into bitcoin, it is a made up currency, just an outlet for speculation. What's its value expressed in? Oh yeah, dollars, those things you can actually spend. I hope Biden cracks down on it. I hear he wants to but he's probably thinking how to do it without contagion. It has become too big, it should never have been allowed to.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            looks like most countries are going to create their own version of it anyway - this is not a conspiracy theory - the only reason they will crack down on Bitcoin is because it can't be controlled by the state

          2. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            so Bamford is out then

          3. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Blockchain, Bitcoin > Biden, Dollar (-4)?

          4. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            You can pay for things with Bitcoin though. That's why Govts are putting pressure on companies not to accept it as payment so they can then launch their own digital currencies.

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              you cant buy an extra trade with it though to deal with Bamford. That takes real currency - points

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Two words for you - Dark Web...

                1. circusmonkey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  What is your point?

        6. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Which plan sounds best ?

          1)
          GW6: Bam Bruno to Ronaldo (c) Benrahma -4
          GW7: Ayling to Rudi
          GW8: Shaw to Dias
          GW9: Ronaldo to Kaku

          2)
          GW6: Bam to ASM
          GW7: Bruno Scarlet to Kaku (c) Kovacic -4
          GW8: Shaw Ayling to Rudi Dias -4
          GW9: Greenwood out

          Thanks for any help as I'm pretty lost with that Bam injury

          1. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            1 because 2 doesn't work, you'll only have 14 players at the end.

        7. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Was very happy with wildcard but injuries and suspensions have just destroyed all plans… another -4 this week looking likely. Hits in both weeks immediately after using the WC… never happened to me in 8 years of playing this game

        8. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford to:

          a) Lukaku (have exact money)
          b) Antonio - gives me lots of funds to spread around over coming GW's (3.7m itb to be exact)

          Rest of team:
          Sanchez, Steele
          TAA, Duffy, Semedo
          Salah, Gray, Sarr, Gallagher
          Bamford, Jiminez, Ronaldo(c)

          McArthur, Livra, RJames

          1. artvandelay316
              2 months, 7 days ago

              B

            • gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Antonio 100%

          2. jb1985
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            With Bamford out, Play:

            A. Allan
            B. White

            1. artvandelay316
                2 months, 7 days ago

                B

            2. artvandelay316
                2 months, 7 days ago

                I have done Bamford to StMaxim. Have now got a little cash to flash in mid.

                Worth upgrading Fornals to a City mid around 7-7.5m mark? I've got bench cover. Or keep cash and stick with Fornals?

                1. mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Their 2 worst fixtures all season are next; you can prob afford to wait & see if Torres is playing up front / whether Gundogan retains his place with KDB back

              • Threat Level Midnight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Imagine owning Leeds assets anyway

              • SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                A gentle reminder / advice to those who are looking for bam replacements like me, at least go for less injury prone players. From gw4 I have been changing this spot due to injuries.

              • Bam Saka Laca
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Already on -4.
                Play Sissoko and bench Bamford?

                1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yes

                  1. Bam Saka Laca
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Thanks

              • George James
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                What to do with this sorry bunch?

                Sa
                TAA James Livramento Semedo
                Salah Raph Doucoure Jota
                Ronaldo Jimenez

                Steele / Sissoko / Williams / Bamford*

                A) Bamford >> Antonio

                B) Roll and play team above with Semedo

                1. artvandelay316
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Obvious A!

                2. The Frenchie
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Antonio coming to replace Bamford seems the most logical move, any other suggestions?

                  Meslier
                  TAA - Semedo - Livramento
                  Salah - Raphinha - Benrahma - Gray
                  Ronaldo - Lukaku - Bamford*

                  Gunn - Duffy - Bissouma - Williams

                  1. Threat Level Midnight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Nope, thats the move

                  2. Gabistuta
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Yup looks good