You can create a free Football Survivor account by signing up here.
Once you've created your account, you'll see a card on your dashboard with the button Create A League. Just select it and follow the quick process to creating it.
Once you've created a league (see above), you'll be able to invite as many friends as you like to join your league from your dashboard. Sign in to see all your leagues. Select a League you’ve created. Then select the Manage League link.
Only team captains can invite players to join their leagues. So if you know a friend has set up a Private league, just ask them for an invite.
The league captain determines the league kickoff. 2 or more players (including the captain) are required in a league before it can begin. The captain then needs to press the Launch League button on their Manage League page to begin. Leagues begin as soon as it has launched and all players will be able to pick their first teams for that upcoming gameweek.
Leagues last from between 2-20 weeks depending on the game mode.
In the case where more than one player has managed to pick all 20 teams and survived, the number of lives remaining for those players will determine a winner. If there is a tie with the number of lives, a winner is determined by goal difference. The game mode you play will typically have a different average game length depending on how many lives you start with and how the scoring dictates your wins and losses.
Each player must pick 1 team they think will win each gameweek.
Football Survivor generates the fixture list for each week automatically. It also keeps track of which teams are chosen by each player across each week and their results. The positions of each player can be viewed on the league's leaderboard, which is updated automatically after each Gameweek.
Every player starts a league with a certain number of lives. The aim of the game is to pick teams you think will win their fixtures. This will give you the greatest chance of survival, which ever type of Survivor game you play.
The leaderboard is ranked first by the number of lives left. If players are still alive, goal difference is the tiebreaker. Players who have lost all their lives are ranked first by which matchday they went out, and then by their goal difference.
Goal difference is determined by the goal difference of the teams you pick. For example, if you picked Leicester City to beat Hull City in week 1 (in which Leicester City lost 2-1), than your goal difference at that point would be -1. If in week 2 you picked Man United to beat Southampton (Man United won 2-0), then your goal difference would be +2 lives for week 2, and +1 overall.
In Classic games, every player starts the game with 10 lives. If your chosen team loses their fixture, you lose 2 lives. If your chosen team draws, you lose 1 life but if they win, you don't lose any lives. Classic league games last an average of 10 to 20 weeks. Note that after Gameweek 22 Classic league games will start with 5 lives instead of 10, to account for the limited number of remaining Gameweeks.
In Sudden Death games, players start the game with 1 life. If your chosen team loses or draws their fixture, you lose your only life and go out of the game. If your chosen team wins, you don't lose your life and stay to fight another day. Sudden Death league games last an average of 1 to 5 weeks.
In 1UP games, every player starts the game with 4 lives. If your chosen team loses their fixture, you lose 3 lives. If your chosen team draws, you lose 1 life but if they win, you gain 1 life. In this game, there's no limit to the number of lives you can gain if you keep chosing winning teams. 1UP league games last an average of 5 to 10 weeks.
The Public Leagues are Weekly Football Survivor leagues you can enter to play against the whole Football Survivor community. The rules are exactly the same way as the Private Weekly Leagues. Public Leagues are available to join every week and include a variety of game modes, including Classic, Sudden Death and 1UP and can include prizes for the league winners.
You can join the Public Leagues here.
The Public Leagues are exactly the same as the Private Leagues you play with your friends. Just look out for the game mode to see how many lives you start with and how the scoring works. Game modes include Classic, Sudden Death and 1UP.
Super Survivor is a version of Weekly Survivor, but the whole game lasts just 1 gameweek.
It's simple. From the available fixtures on any gameweek you enter the Super Survivor game, just pick win or draw for each fixture. Usually, there are 10 fixtures each Gameweek, so in this case, you will pick 10 results, either win or draw. At the end, your final challenge is to select the total number of goals you think will be scored in all the games for that gameweek. Once you're happy with your picks and the total goals prediction, select Submit.
Everyone who enters a Super Survivor game starts with 3 lives. Each time the win or draw result you've chosen is incorrect, you lose 1 life. If you lose all 3 lives, you're out. Your goal is to predict all 10 results perfectly.
The tiebreaker for Super Survivor is your prediction for the total number of goals scored by all teams in that gameweek. We use this number to position you in the leaderboard, after the number of lives are taking into account. In the rare event of a tie, both with the number of lives and the total goals predicted, the position will be tied. If this tie occurs in the 1st place position, a joint winner will be announced.
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If multiple survivors remain after picking all 20 teams, the player with the highest Goal Difference will be crowned winner. If, on the rare occasion, 2 or more players have the same number of lives and goal difference, those survivors will be crowned joint winners.
In the unlikely event a match is postponed it will be counted as a win for that player and they won’t lose any lives. That team will also be unavailable to be picked again.
In some rare cases, there may be instances where we need to make changes to fixtures and their results on the fly. These will be handled on a case-by-case basis and we will always look to honour player's team choices as best we can.
Each Private Weekly League in the game is set up by a team captain. The Captain is responsible for inviting other players to the league as well as booting any players out.