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ASX Sports: The first fantasy rugby game with live trading comes to Super Rugby

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The freshest take on fantasy rugby comes to the Southern Hemisphere this weekend with ASX Sports launching their player investment game for Super Rugby Pacific.

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Think fantasy rugby meets Jerry Maguire, where you can trade players in real-time and earn cash prizes against your friends, family and colleagues. Show me the money!

Unlike traditional fantasy rugby games, each match is a separate contest with great cash prizes up for grabs. This weekend, you’ll have two opportunities to invest with IPOs running for Saturday’s two New Zealand derbies, with the Blues taking on the Chiefs and the Hurricanes hosting the Highlanders.

This free game allows you to play along live and trade players in real-time that you think are performing below or above expectations. It’s so simple, all you have to do is spend $1,000 fantasy dollars on player shares. You select how many shares you want in each player and they accumulate dividends (or points) based on their on-pitch performances. The more shares you have in top-performing players the more dividends you’ll earn. The only rules are you have to have more than three players in your team.

To get involved, all you have to do is download the ASX Sports app then you’re almost ready to enjoy the next generation of fantasy sports.

Here’s a simple step-by-step guide how to play:

How to Play

To begin, download the app from either the App Store or Google Play by searching for ASX Sports and then follow the sign-up instructions. There’s still have plenty of time for you to sign up, so don’t miss out on this new era of gaming.

1. Invest

Once you are in the ASX Sports App, register for the game you want to enter and get ready for the Contest IPO (Initial Player Offering), which will open 48 hours before the game. Think you know who the hidden talents and dark horses of Super Rugby Pacific will be? Now you can prove it by backing them big time.

ASX gives you a budget of $1,000 fantasy dollars to invest in each contest, but you decide which athletes to buy based on who you believe will perform best on the day. You must pick a minimum of three athletes to join but you can invest as many shares as you want in each athlete.

2. Market

Before the game begins, buy shares and build your portfolio of athletes. View the individual athletes for each contest, make your picks and prepare to take on the world.

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3. Portfolio

Take your enjoyment of the game to a whole new level as you keep track of your investments in your portfolio while watching the game live.

4. Fantasy Dividends

Fantasy Dividends are based on an athlete’s performance in live games. Tries scored, tackles made and lineouts won are just some of the stats that count towards a player’s performance.

You can trade your shares any time during the live game as you see an athlete’s stock go up and down in order to maximise value. If a player is underperforming, you can simply give them the chop by selling them on. That’s what makes this better than all existing fantasy rugby games.

Head to the leaderboard to see where you stand and take a look at what players your rivals are holding and their portfolio allocation.

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 How To Win

Do you see yourself as a trading whizz or a rugby guru? Either way, you’re 80 minutes away from becoming a rugby tycoon!

1. Pick the players who will provide you with the highest dividends throughout the game. The winner is the user with the highest cumulative portfolio (Portfolio + Dividends) at the end of the game.

2. Earn dividends by picking athletes who are scoring based on the specially designed live fantasy score sheet.

3. The more shares you own, the more dividends you can earn. If a player’s value goes up, you can sell them and use that bonus to buy other players. While you cannot buy players with your dividends, your earnings will be locked and will add to your cumulative portfolio.

For example: You have ten shares in Salesi Rayais and he scores three tries just like he did against the Blues. Each try is worth $15 fantasy dollars, so Rayasi earns $45 fantasy dollars (3 x $15 for each try). That means with ten shares you earn $450 (10 shares x $45 fantasy dollars).

4. But be careful. The more expensive the player is, the fewer shares you can afford to buy. The more successful the player is at winning fantasy dividends, the more expensive they will become.

Buying and Selling

Once you decide to buy a player, you enter the Player Trading screen.

Here you can buy as many shares of that player within your budget or sell the shares you own in that player. Once a purchase is made, you will be able to track your order flow in Price Trends.

Player Pricing

This is where you need to be savvy with your picks. IPO player prices are based on their expected points performance and once the IPO opens, prices will move with market demand. The more points expected, the higher the price will be, meaning you can own fewer shares.

Player prices will get adjusted after each game based on their performances as well.

Mastering  ASX is not necessarily just about buying the most expensive players, as you will be unable to buy as many shares. As your earnings are determined by number of shares you hold multiplied by points earned, having a substantial number of shares in a player can be key as well.

ASX – the world’s first fantasy rugby game with live in-game trading – Are you playing yet? Download Now on Android or Apple!

Now play Multi-Game Contests – where one game rolls into the next and you can go from strength to strength – trade players at the end of one game for players in the next and dominate the entire round! 

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