Own leagues and competitions

Own leagues and competitions

If you want to predict a competition you created, you may be right in your own league manager. Below, you will find a step-by-step manual explaining how to create your own competition

Create an own competition

Step 1: Teams

First create all teams you wish to have participating in your competition. Also enter a shortcut for each team name (for example the shortcut "ManU" for the team name "Manchester United").

Step 2: Competitions

Create a new competition. The name of the competition does not belong to a concrete season, it may recur from year to year. A competition can be a tournament which takes place every 4 years (e.g. the World Cup), or a league (e.g. the Premier League) which takes place every year.

Step 3: Seasons

Start a new season for your competition. Each competition is divided into seasons. For the competition "Premier League", for example, there are seasons "2017/18", "2018/19", etc.

Step 4: Assign the teams

Assign the created teams to a season. If necessary, you can also add penalty points, e.g. in cases of license violations.

Step 5: Matchdays

Create the matchdays one after another. Each competition has at least one matchday. The number of matchdays depends on the number of teams that participate as well as on the mode of playing. A season in the Bundesliga will have 34 matchdays since the 18 participating teams will have 17 opponents, home and away. In the Cup, a matchday may be a knockout stage (quarter- and semi-finals, for example).

When creating a matchday, you enter the number of fixtures per matchday as well as a standard date. This facilitates your work in Step 7: Matches. Of course, it is recommended to choose a date and kickoff time that are commonly used for matchdays. For the Bundesliga, this would be Saturdays at 15:30.

Step 6: Groups

Arrange your competition into groups if it is a tournament, for example. In the league mode, you don't need groups.

Step 7: Matches

Now create the fixtures belonging to a matchday. The games on a matchday may occur on several weekdays. These matches are usually assigned according to the official league or tournament schedule. If you wish to combine several matchdays into one, you can do this at a later time.

Step 8: Questions

If you wish to give the players the opportunity to collect additional points, you can create and define questions here that the players will have to answer at a certain point in the season. Examples of questions are "Who will win the title?" or "Who will get relegated?"

Step 9: Prediction calendar

To be able to predict, your own competition from the league administration must now be added to the prediction calendar.

Step 9a: Restart

Easiest is to restart. Since a restart deletes all predictions, it should only be done if the last end result can be deleted.

Step 9b:

When more than one competition is to be predicted or the prediction calendar should not be deleted, you can add matches in the administrator area at "Prediction calendar" -> "Add matches"

Own questions can be added in the admin area under "Prediction calendar" -> "Add questions". The season selector also shows the created season.

During the season

Your own personal competition may now be part of your prediction game. After the matches, you must enter the results so the database may calculate the points scored:

Step 10: Update dates

Please make sure to click on Update Dates during the season. Matches are often moved or cancelled, especially in the lower leagues.

Step 11: Enter results

Own league/tournament -> Manager -> Results: Enter the end result. The rankings will then be re-calculated. It may take some time for the saved results to appear in the leaderboards. It should last about 30 seconds, but it may take up to 30 minutes if many calculations happen at once. Should you have made a typo, you can change the match results under "League Manager -> Results".

Step 12: Answer questions

As soon as the answer proves to be right or wrong, you can set the answer at "Own league/tournament" -> "Seasons" -> "Answers"

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