Fantasy World Athletics
Fans have the chance to get involved with the World Athletics Championships like never before thanks to the launch of a new fantasy game at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
Putting players in the shoes of selectors, they will manage a team of athletes and score points based on their real-life performances in Oregon.
As well as providing players with the platform to compare their athletics knowledge against fellow track and field fans from around the world, participants will also play for a top prize of a trip to the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23.
Produced in collaboration with competition management platform Roster Athletics, the fantasy game will be hosted on the Roster app and will follow the stars who are competing for global success in Oregon.
Using a set budget, players will select eight athletes at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 who they think will place highest in their events. Each athlete listed in the game has an assigned virtual price and points are awarded based on how well the athletes perform. Athletes will also receive personal performance points if specific achievements, including world records and PBs, are set. Team selections will open on 8 July.
How to play
- select the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 as your game and click on the ROSTER tab
- pick your team from the real-life list of entered athletes, using your budget
- team selections will open on 8 July and close at 9:00am PDT on 15 July
- follow the action live and see how your team fares against the selections of players across the world
Each roster will feature a maximum of eight athletes:
- one woman and one man in the sprinting events category
- one woman and one man in the middle and long-distance events category
- one woman and one man in the jumping events category
- one woman and one man in the throwing events category
One of those athletes can also be selected as the team captain (the captain has a higher cost but can also score extra points).
An athlete will receive placement points based on their performance and the player with the highest score at the end, wins. More information on the rules can be found here.
- 2 x tickets to the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23
To be eligible for the prize, players must register on the World Athletics website.
Fans can download the Roster Athletics app now from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 game will launch in the lead-up to the event, which takes place in Oregon, USA, on 15-24 July.
Entries close at 9:00am PDT on 15 July, with the winner of the game to be announced on 25 July.