This post is in response to all the queries we have been having about when the site is going to go live. As some of you may know, we were going to do an in-house full-site review yesterday. Well, we did and after about 5 hours or so we have a mixed bag of news:
The bad:We won't be going live this weekend as the wild optimist in me had hoped
The good:The core features needed to get a working version of the site up and running live are mostly in good shape. I am fairly confident that we should have a beta version up and running towards the end of next week.
Overall:This has been a monumental task so far, and we are well aware that this is just the start of the journey. Looking back and seeing how far we have come and the challenges faced, I am quite happy, all things considered:
As fantasy players ourselves, we understand the need to get things kicked off prior to the season starting (all the more important in a draft style game such as ours). In addition to the draft, there is also the matter of organizing league participants, prize money (if you choose to go this way), tactical mind games etc. etc. The good news is that the drafting system we have implemented should significantly speed up the drafting process when compared to the spreadsheet method* - more complete information on the drafting process to follow in the coming days.
Anyway, that's all for now. Feel free to share your comments/suggestions below (or on twitter if you prefer - follow button on the right)
*For those that want to play draft style fantasy football but do not want to risk missing the first gameweek (although I genuinely believe it will still be fun if not ideal) waiting for our site to go live, I am happy to share the spreadsheet template and rules my mates and I have been using (just ask in the comments below).
If you could share your template, that's be fantastic mate!
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