2019-20 UEFA Champions League Picks Tournament

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:58 am

2019-20 Champions League - Picks Tournament

This UEFA Champions League tournament is all about collecting points in various ways. Whoever has earned the most points when the Champions League is over, wins! :D

Spoiler: Rules
These rules will provide the numerous ways in which you can collect points over the season.

Entire game:
Before the tournament starts, you may select one special team. The team you select can earn you a lot of points for the entire tournament, so make a careful pick!
- If your special team wins any match they play, you get three points. If they draw a match, you get one point.
- You get one point for every goal your special team scores. So pick a team that you expect not only to do well, but also play agressively for scoring many goals!
- If your team reaches the knock-out phase, you get five points.
- For every round - up to and including reaching the final - you get five more points.
- If your team wins the UEFA Champions League, you get 10 bonus points!

Group Phase:
- Before the group phase starts, you can select one team in each group. If that team wins a game, you earn one point. If that team gets first in the group, you get two additional points.
- At the start of each group stage week, you may select three teams to win their match. If they win their match, you get two points. If they draw, you get one point. HOWEVER you may NOT select that team again in any of the following group stage weeks! That means you'll be selecting 18 teams in total over the course of the group phase. Plan ahead! Or don't. :mrgreen:
- I will also select a 'highlight match'. This match can earn you double points if you decide to select one of the teams featured in the highlight match.
- Whoever is in last place after the group phase, will get some help by me! They get five bonus points for doing so badly, to give them a better chance at winning! :lol:

Knock-out Phase:
- During the knock-out phase, you may enter one scoreline prediction for a match during each week in which knock-out matches are played. If your prediction is spot-on, you get five points. If your prediction had the right winner (or a draw was predicted correctly), but not the exact scoreline, you get three points. If you didn't get the winner right, but still got the number of goals scored by one of the teams right, you get one measly point.
- If none of the above applies to your scoreline prediction, you lose three points! So make sure you have a prediction where you think you'll have at least something right!

The final is the most important match of the UEFA Champions League. Thus, you'll be able to win points in multiple ways for this one match! It's a one time shot at stealing or defending the gold medal placement!
- Predict the correct scoreline: 5 points
- Predict the correct winner: 5 points
- Predict one player to score a goal: 3 points for every goal scored
- Predict one player to get booked: 3 points for yellow, 5 for red
- You may opt to predict that this match will go into extra time, or even penalties. Predicting extra time correctly gives you three points and penalties five points, but you will lose three and five points respectively if you predicted this falsely!

Also, in case there are people with tied points, whoever had the most points before the final (or any round prior to that, if points are still tied) will place ahead of the other.

Lock time:
I will announce well before time when the lock time is. It is usually before the kick-off time of the first match of a week of Champions League soccer.
Before the start of the first match of the first week, you need to select your special team, select one team in each group to get first place, and select three teams to win their match (which you may not select again in the remainder of the group phase).
As the fixtures are not yet known, and not even all teams are known by the time of writing this (the last play-off matches are tonite), you may want to wait a while with sending some picks and predictions. Maybe you feel like already selecting your special team before the fixtures are known, but you physically and theoretically cannot select any other picks just yet. :oops:

You MUST join before the start of Week 3. Keep in mind that you will not have been able to earn points during the first two weeks of play, so joining in late will drastically decrease your chances of winning and making you relying more on a whole lot of luck.

STANDINGS:Points scored
vizIIsto0 points
Iconeum0 points

Also last things last: you can join now by /in'ing, or wait until fixtures are known and then simply bold all the picks you need to make before the first kick-off takes place. No need for /in'ing at that point; I'll stay active and add you to the name as soon as I see you made predictions. :wink:
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:00 am

As I don't see any advantages to me as this game's host, I guess I will also:
Well, besides that I will pick a highlight match six times for each of the six weeks of Group Phase play. But I will make sure to always pick a game that's expected to be close, and pick matches from six different groups. :good:

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:10 pm

The draw has been made, and here are our groups!
Group A:
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Club Brugge

Group B:
Bayern München
Tottenham Hotspur
FK Crvena Zvezda

Group C:
Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta Bergamo

Group D:
Atlético de Madrid
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Lokomotiv Moskva

Group E:
SSC Napoli
RB Salzburg
KRC Genk

Group F:
FC Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund
Slavia Prague

Group G:
Zenit Saint Petersburg
SL Benfica
Olympique Lyonnais
RB Leipzig

Group H:
Chelsea FC
Ajax Amsterdam
Valencia CF
LOSC Lille

These are the matches of the first week of Group Stage (times in UTC+0):
Internazionale vs. Slavia Praha, 17/9 4:55 p.m.
Olympique Lyonnais vs. Zenit Saint Petersburg, 17/9 4:55 p.m.
SSC Napoli vs. Liverpool, 17/9 7:00 p.m.
RB Salzburg vs. KRC Genk, 17/9 7:00 p.m.
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Barcelona, 17/9 7:00 p.m.
SL Benfica vs. RB Leipzig, 17/9 7:00 p.m.
Chelsea FC vs. Valencia CF, 17/9 7:00 p.m.
Ajax Amsterdam vs. LOSC Lille, 17/9 7:00 p.m.

Club Brugge vs. Galatasaray SK, 18/9 4:55 p.m.
Olympiakos vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 18/9 4:55 p.m.
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid, 18/9 7:00 p.m.
Bayern München vs. FK Crvena Zvezda, 18/9 7:00 p.m.
GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs. Atalanta Bergamo, 18/9 7:00 p.m.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City, 18/9 7:00 p.m.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Lokomotiv Moskva, 18/9 7:00 p.m.
Atlético de Madrid vs. Juventus,18/9 7:00 p.m. --- HIGHLIGHT MATCH

As you can see, I have selected Atlético de Madrid against Juventus as first week's Highlight Match. Remember, selecting either of these teams can double your points!
You can make your picks for your special team, your eight group stage teams and pick three teams of these first 16 matches NOW! :!:

As I would say: "GAME ON!" :mrgreen:
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:01 am

Here are my picks:
Special team: Manchester City

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain
Group B: Bayern München
Group C: Manchester City
Group D: Atlético de Madrid
Group E: Liverpool
Group F: FC Barcelona
Group G: RB Leipzig
Group H: Ajax Amsterdam

I will pick Internazionale, RB Salzburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen to win their first matches! :D

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:45 am

Group A / PSG
Group B / Tottenham
Group C / Man City (Lock as 'special' team)
Group D / Juventus
Group E / Liverpool
Group F / Barca
Group G / Zenit
Group H / Chelsea

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:00 am

Ajax, Dinamo and Inter to win their first matches

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:19 am

Atlético de Madrid vs. Juventus,18/9 7:00 p.m. --- HIGHLIGHT MATCH

Juve win (3-2)

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:45 am

This is your last day and a half to select your picks! BE QUICK!
Also @Iconeum: that's not how Highlight matches work. If you select a team to win the highlight match, you get double points, but it has to be one of the three teams. It's not a separate category.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:50 am

For what it's worth:
Points scored in Week 1:
vizIIsto - 14 points
Iconeum - 13 points

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