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. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is ronaldo worth a hit this week to captain?

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

      Sure

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

      If you're keeping for a while yes

    3. Mozumbus
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No

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

      The key to this game at the moment is...

      Having Duffy and Livra in no particular order 1st and 2nd bench 🙂

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

        I finally don't start with 2/3 4.0s and this happens 😆 classic

    5. beetlejuice
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Joshua King is a placeholder or the 1st choice when everyone is fit?

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

        Pedro to come back, but think it will be King personally

    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 to someone

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

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        1 for me. I'm guessing you don't have a wc?

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

          Have WC but dont want to use right now

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            That's fair enough. Your squad - your call. Bol!

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

      4 contenders for my bench this week, who would you play and what order would you put the rest on bench?

      A. Traore
      B. Marcal
      C. Tierney
      D. Pukki

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

        if Ait Nouri is injured that's almost bench boost-able imo

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

          Would do but no playing 2nd keeper

          1. mattyb09
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Begovic for 4.0

      2. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Have a feeling Traore comes through this week...

        -Play one of the Wolves players, other 1st on bench
        - Pukki 2nd
        -Tierney last on bench as Arsenal are definitely not keeping a CS

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

          Cheers, yeah that sounds sensible

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

        No Pickford or Digne,everton are not keeping it clean.Field Pukki

    8. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bamford to Antonio no brainer, right?

      Meslier (4.0)
      TAA / Shaw / Marçal (Livramento, Omobamidele)
      Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
      Bamford / Ronaldo (Obafemi)

      1. artvandelay316
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers!

      2. artvandelay316
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I've 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. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Keep

        • Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford to Toney/Rodrigo or play Rudiger?

          1. artvandelay316
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Play Rudiger

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

              Rodrigo is a transfer waiting to happen.

            • Gabistuta
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Def play Rudiger can see a CS

          2. mattyb09
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            GTG for GW6?
            Hate benching Rudiger, but obviously he'd come in if Raphinha can't pass fit.

            Sa
            TAA Shaw Pereira
            Salah Raphinha Benrahma Gray
            Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

            Gunn; Rudiger, Livramento, Sissoko

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Good enough

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Buyer beware is all I'll say ..
            https://www.trustpilot.com/review/sorare.com

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Quite

            2. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Is no one doing any due diligence before promoting this stuff?

          4. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ditch Raphinha for a hit or play Marcal?

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

              play Raph, Marcal bench 1

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers, sir!

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Start Raph with Marcal first bench

          5. Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            On a one week punt, and tempted by Mane or Kane as potential differential with a big upside.
            Which one seems best for this week alone?

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

              Mane

            2. Mozumbus
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Mane

              • Echoes
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Mane Mane Mane

            3. The Mandalorian
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Nothing confirmed but a rumour (Bamford) he's out for a month

              https://twitter.com/ffscout_luke/status/1441054722501267461?s=19

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Wonder if it's his pinging hamstrings

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                If this is right, doors that mean bye bye to Raph too?

              3. mattyb09
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Raph stock goes up tbh. Tyler Roberts as a 4.9 MID can be a nice enabler

              4. F4L
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                sounds bad doesn't it? Would've happily benched him for a week, he's a definite sell now.

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

                  Rodrigo would be the obvious choice. If he were any good. Curse me for tripling up on Leeds attack 🙁

            4. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              As an Antonio holder, is it selfish of me to be annoyed about Bambam news as Mick is the obvious swap?

              1. luk46
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                no, most of my ml rivals brought in Bamford on wc and will surely go for Antonio now. I was really excited as I was the only one in my ml to own him this week…

            5. Adetro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              It's poor of FFScout to be pushing Sorare, especially when the writer of the article is presumably aware of what happened to Footy Index. I don't mind all the Bet365 and FanTeam promos, but Sorare is ultimately worthless. Some punters are going to get really burned when a player whose card they bought for big money ends up getting a career ending injury.

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Castles built on sand...

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

              Was Bachman dropped or just rested for Watford?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                No one knows what it's like
                To be the Bachmann
                To be the sad man
                Behind blue eyes

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

                  Thanks, I'll get Begovic then.

            7. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Who to start

              A) Sanchez
              B) Foster

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Sanch

              2. luk46
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Foster

              3. F4L
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Foster, expect Palace to score, it's their main derby match of the season

                1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Am thinking the same thing tbh

            8. TeddiPonza
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Play Sanchez (cry)or Begovic (NOR)?

              1. F4L
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Begovic

            9. F4L
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Such slim pickings for Bamford replacements if you already have Antonio. I think I've narrowed it down to Armstrong or Edouard (just wish he had started vs Liverpool).

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                St Max?

                1. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  not as a striker, spends too much time away from the 18 yard box for my liking

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Palace on fixtures

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

                      How about ASM until DCL is back?

            10. mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Is TAA expected to recover for this weekend?

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

                think so

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Hope so

              3. F4L
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                should do unless Klopp was underplaying the severity of his illness

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

                  but Klopp looks like such an honest chap

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    😆 They're all frauds nowadays, I've come to just expect the unexpected with regards to matchday line ups

              4. Zilla
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Just announced that he is available

            11. Echoes
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Who to start of the two?

              A: Ayling
              B: Dier

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Even if Ayling starts, could be bad
                Ars and Spuds probably both be happy with 0-0

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

                  Good point. We're pretty certain Dier starts, right?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I think so

            12. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Bench order ok? I'm Leeds heavy - Bam & Raph onboard

              Gilmour(Eve), White(Tot), Ayling(Whu)

            13. Nightf0x
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              sanchez
              matip shaw christensen (white amrty)
              gren salah jota benrhma (sisoko)
              ronaldo bamford antonio

              which?

              a) jota bamford -4 to vardy 6.1mid.
              b) jota bamford -4 to lukaku 4.5mid., gw7 green shaw -4 to rudi/alonso raph
              c) bamford to jimi
              d) bamford jota -4 to king/denis 11mid.

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

              A)start Torres/gilmour/Williams
              B)Take a hit and get gray in for -4 for Torres
              Already used WC and I want a long term option rather than short
              Not sure who I want in midfield yet
              Surely A right?

              1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  A and then reassess after more data is available

              2. No Salah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Bench one:

                A. Coufal
                B. Coady
                C. Greenwood
                D. Jota

                Currently thinking about benching coady.

                1. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  no way you would bench Jota; obvious B

              3. TKC07
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Have exact cash for Bamford + Raph to Lukaku + Gallaghar..

                A) Play Gilmour & White
                B) Bamford + Raph to Lukaku + Gallaghar for -8

                I know -8 sounds like chaos.. even I don't like 2 hits. if I don't do it, I maybe priced out of those moves with Bamford and Raph injuries..

                I don't expect it to pay of this week.. But would 2 hits pay off in next 4-5 weeks?

              4. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Best replacement for Bamford?

                Have Antonio and 8.4

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

                  Ings probably

                2. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  would go cheap (ASM or punt on Dennis) and upgrade elsewhere

              5. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Okay then Ferran Torres will sub in if Raphinha doesn't feature

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  If Torres himself features...

                  He should

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

                    he did just start in the Carabao Cup (of recent starters only he and sterling did this) and played 72 minutes. would be concerned

              6. luk46
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Greenwood > Sarr as I have 2 fts to afford Chelsea defence gw7 or hold and just wc over IB?

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yes good move

                  1. luk46
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    cheers!

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Seems Greenie has been sacrificed on the altar of CRon

                  1. luk46
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    ye, feels like that and I’m not unhappy about it - could live with CR7 topscorer and a 4th place for them 😉

              7. F_Ivanovic
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Would it be weird to just go back to Toney to replace Bamford? Terrible fixtures but not really keen on any of the alternatives. (Antonio/Ronaldo my other 2 strikers) - did think briefly about Jesus but not really the safe pick I need this week given other concerns in my team. (Raph/Ayling/Torres) + Tsimikas + brownhill.

                Saves a transfer down the line that way at least and you never know, he could maybe get something in these fixtures - especially the West Ham and Leicester one's.

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

                  Do you not have WC left? Just bring in ASM or Jimenez for 2 weeks and then WC in 8.