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 as individual cards. Select the Manage League button
Only team captains can invite players to join their leagues. So if you know a friend has set up a 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 for either 20 weeks or until there is one player remaining, whichever comes first. 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 determin 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 choose 1 team they think will win each gameweek. Football Survivor generates the fixture list for that week automatically. We also keep track of which teams are chosen by each player across each week and their results.
Every player starts a league with a certain number of lives and 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. See the different game modes below to see how each are scored.
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.
Nope! Ranking worked a bit differently for any leagues finished before GW 19. For those leagues, players who had lost their lives were ranked first by the exact time they went out (e.g. at the end of the game in which they lost). During GW 20 we updated the ranking to work as described in the above answer.
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, player starts the game with 1 life. If your chosen team loses their fixture, you lose your only life and go out of the game. If your chosen team draws or 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.
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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, for example Manchester United v. Bournemouth on the last day of the 2015/16 season, 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.
The Public League is the version of Football Survivor you can play if you don't have any friends 😉. It's played in exactly the same way as the Private Leagues except you play against the whole Football Surivor community. Private Leagues are available to join every week and include a variety of game modes, including Classic, Sudden Death and 1UP.
You can join the Public League 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.
Each 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.
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