After the rousing success of last year’s contest, we are excited to be bringing back our (totally unofficial) fantasy freestyle contest!
For those of you who have never played fantasy freestyle before, the rules are simple. Pick the freestylers that you think will perform best at this year’s World Round Up contest and earn points based on how highly they place, along with their performance in events such as best trick and 360 spin.
Last year, Matthew Smithies took first place with his team, FFRWU 2016, edging out Jagon Nogaj and The Delamination Crew by just 7 points. Will Matthew win again this year? Well, that’s up to you; are you going to let him beat you?
Picking the Teams
To play the game, pick your favourite freestylers across the professional, amateur and legend divisions, then each of these skaters receives points based on their final placing in the contest.
To ensure a fair competition, entrants get to pick 7 professionals and 7 amateurs, with 2 from each of the following categories:
Professional/Amateur – former top 5 placing
Professional/Amateur – former 6th-10th placing
And 3 more from the following categories:
Professional/Amateur – All other riders
This year, entrants can also pick 1 freestyle legend to add to their team, as the legends division returns once more.
Each team can also select a “Team Champion” – An additional professional or amateur from the “All other riders” category, whose points are doubled at the end of the contest.
Please note – your team champion must already be on your team – you have to pick their name in the appropriate ‘all other riders’ category AND in the Team Champion section. If you accidentally pick a Team Champion who isn’t already on your team, your third pro/an ‘all other rider’ will be removed in their place.
Make sure you don’t pick any duplicate freestylers, as their points will only count once!
How are points awarded?
At the end of the contest, points are determined using the placing of each skater and the number of skaters in their division. For example, if there are 20 professionals in the pro contest and your pro places first, you will receive 20 points. Similarly, the Pro who places in 20th would receive 1 point.
Skaters who don’t qualify for the finals will still receive the points for their overall placing in the semi-finals.
5 bonus points will also be awarded to every freestyler who wins one of the special competitions at this year’s event, which include the following:
Best Handstand Trick
Henry Candioti Skate-4-Fun Award
360 Spin Off
Longest Coconut Wheelie
Worst Trick Award
What does the Winner get?
This contest is mainly just for fun but the winner’s knowledge and love of freestyle should not go unrewarded! We’ll be sending out a copy of the latest issue of Broken Fingers for the highest scoring team.
How do I enter?
Just follow the link below to pick your team! Don’t forget to pick a team name and best of luck; hope you enjoy this year’s Round Up and we hope to see you there!