The 2019 FFPC Main Event IS HERE! And if you want to draft live at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, then we are coming up on your last chance to enter.
LIVE Main Event spots are getting limited now. We are only filling drafts as needed at this point. Last year’s Main Event sold out early, and it could happen again this season. In any event, don’t delay any longer or you may miss your chance!
IMPORTANT: Draft times can and will close at any time.
Plus, here is what we have for online drafts in the Main Event popping off today:
|Main Event ONLINE #20||6 of 12||$1,850||TONIGHT 7:00pm ET|
|Main Event ONLINE #21B||10 of 12||$1,850||TONIGHT 11:00pm ET|
Also, you save $350
on each additional Main Event team that you register today.
Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:
- $500,000 Grand Prize
- $3.1 Million total prize pool
- $11,700 League Prizes
- Championship round payouts down to 100th place
- A hard cap of 2,400 total entries
- The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
- 59 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 52 Online)
- Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris, who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.Once again, the FFPC will kick off its Vegas events in style by throwing the now legendary opening game viewing party at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. This will be the 10th annual Kickoff Party, and it has truly become an FFPC tradition. Hundreds of fantasy football die-hards in a giant ballroom, guaranteed seating and a massive 20-foot monitor with a custom Dolby surround sound showing the NFL season’s first game of the year!
The FFPC Kickoff Party is free for all FFPC participants!
That’s right, FREE!
But that’s not all. Not only is the Kickoff Party free, but there will also be food served with a great menu, compliments of the FFPC! And don’t forget the fully stocked cash bar which will be open at 4:00 p.m. PT in addition to the free non-alcoholic beverages as well.
This party is the FFPC’s way of saying ‘Thank You’ to all the players that continue supporting our events. Any FFPC player who is listed as a primary participant for the FFPC Main Event or any of the Live Ancillary leagues on Thursday, Friday or Saturday can gain free access. In addition, each primary participant can also bring one (1) guest, free of charge. The Kickoff Party is also open to all other guests at a $50 admission which may be paid in advance or at the door, prior to entering.
IMPORTANT: All attendees MUST PLACE their names as well as the name of their guest on the Kickoff Party guest list. Anyone NOT on the guest list will not gain free entry and be asked to pay the $50 admission. The guest list will remain open until Saturday, August 31st. For guest list information please contact Chris Lambert.
While the 2019 Footballguys Players Championship Labor Day Weekend Draft-A-Thon officially launched earlier this morning! At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?
This year, the FFPC and Footballguys are donating $50 for each Draft-A-Thon league that goes off this weekend to Home Boy Industries, an organization that provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Now you can enjoy a draft and help out a lot of people who need it at the same time.
If you want to get into the 2019 Footballguys Players Championship, our suggestion is to sign up for the drafts you want now. This year represents the fastest pace we’ve ever seen in regards to a sellout. Also, 2019 is the first year we have added the following prize structure for league winners. Check out the options you’ll have below when you win your league(s) in the contest this season (new option highlighted in bold):
- $1,500 Cash
- (1) Free Entry into 2020 FFPC Main Event ($1,850 Value)
- (5) Free Entries into 2020 Footballguys Players Championship ($1,700 value)
- $500 Cash plus 2020 Footballguys Players Championship 3-Pack ($1,500 Value)
That means you’ll have five cracks at the six-figure grand prize in 2020 when you secure your league championship this season. Not to mention the possibility of taking down five MORE leagues next season, too!
This year’s FPC already has more than 500 drafts in the books. More than $2,300,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2019 season including the $250,000 Grand Prize.
You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 800th place–has been increased, but the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season remain. And the League Prize values are up to $2350 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!
|Leagues Drafting TODAY||Openings||Entry||Draft|
|Footballguys Players Championship #18141||10 of 12||$350||3:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #18135||11 of 12||$350||4:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #13503||12 of 12||$350||5:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #17998||10 of 12||$350||7:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #18151||7 of 12||$350||9:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #18048||12 of 12||$350||11:00pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #13541||12 of 12||$350||11:55pm ET|
|Footballguys Players Championship #17964||12 of 12||$350||12:30am ET|
Our redraft Best Ball slow draft leagues at entry fees of $35, $77 and $250 are open for entry and continue to fill daily. Jump in now, and enjoy your best summer ever!
NEW FOR 2019: The FFPC has added a $35 credit as a second-place prize for $35 leagues. The payout percentage for $35 leagues now exceeds 90%.
Anyone that loves drafting should jump in now and draft a 2019 Best Ball team tonight!
TONIGHT at 10:00 p.m. ET is your cutoff to get your free agent bids in for the first waiver wire run of the season for any Footballguys, Classic and/or Victory Points league that concludes on or before that deadline. The waivers will then process overnight, but the players will not show up on your roster until roughly four hours later at about 4 a.m. We scheduled this as not to overload our servers when we have so many live drafts still going on until a little after 3 a.m.
- The FFPC and Footballguys Players Championship offer two preseason blind bidding waiver runs.
- Waivers will process, Friday, August 30th (TONIGHT) at 10 pm ET.
- The next waiver period will process on Wednesday, September 4th.
- ALL Footballguys Players Championship, FFPC Classic, FFPC Dynasty, FFPC Victory Points, and FFPC Best Ball Plus leagues that drafted on or before Friday, August 30th will get a preseason waiver wire on Wednesday, September 4th.
- Bidding is open right now and closes just before 10 pm ET tomorrow, Friday, August 30th.
General FFPC Waiver Tips
- You can only get one player per bid group. If you want multiple players, you need multiple bid groups and I suggest different drop players as well.
- To bid, go to your FFPC MyTeams page on myffpc.com. Then click the blue link to go to your league home page. Then go to the navigation link TEAM, then CREATE BID GROUP about 1/4 of the way down the page.
- Each team starts with $1,000 bidding dollars. Those $1,000 are all that a team gets for the entire season, so please bid wisely. Any bidding dollars spent tomorrow will count towards the season’s total.
The next waiver wire run will be Wednesday, September 4th for all Footballguys and classic sats that conclude on or before next Tuesday the 3rd. As a friendly reminder for all online Main Event drafts this weekend, your waivers will not open until AFTER Week 1 of the NFL season.
In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2019 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:
While 2019 “slow” draft start-up leagues are closed for 2019, we’re now offering live dynasty “fast” drafts instead! The details are below:
- Started August 25th through September 7th
- From $77 to $500
- Standard format only
- 90 seconds per pick
- Trades can be made during the draft, but not while on the clock
FFPC players still have a little more time to register now for our dynasty start-up drafts and/or the dynasty Superflex leagues. Hop in one of them below to start building your next dominant squad today!
|$250 SF #108||12 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Fri 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #152||8 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Sat 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$500 SF #49||9 of 12||$500||$250||$4,800||Sun 9p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #153||1 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Sun 9p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 SF #110||11 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Sun 9p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 #109||12 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Mon 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #154||9 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Mon 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #155||11 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Tue 8p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 #111||12 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Tue 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #156||10 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Wed 8p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 #112||12 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Wed 9p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 SF #157||11 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Wed 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #158||12 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Fri 9/06 8p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 #113||12 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Fri 9/06 10p E||90 sec||Std|
|$250 #114||9 of 12||$250||$100||$2,250||Sat 9/07 9p E||90 sec||Std|
|$77 #159||12 of 12||$77||$0||$600||Sat 9/07 10p E||90 sec||Std|
As a reminder, Dave and I will not be doing a show this week or next week as we’re working the FPC Draft-A-Thon and the FFPC live events both Fridays. We will return live with a guest on Friday, September, 13th. Thanks for listening, everyone!
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