Picklive, the world’s first real-time online fantasy football game, has just left the beta stage and is now open to all comers. Just in time for the World Cup too!
Picklive takes the traditional fantasy football idea and condenses it into 7 and a half minute games. You log-on, pick three players as your fantasy team during any live match currently in progress and watch as they earn points based on an “as-it-happens” scoring system. You’re also allowed substitutions during the quick-fire games, meaning you can take on a player who may be having a great run of play.
Get some friends to sign up too and you can then pit your team in a head-to-head live contest against their chosen three players.
Co-creator Tim Morgan says “Our test phase has gone better than we could ever have hoped for and we are extremely excited about the impact the World Cup will have. Picklive is a totally unique take on fantasy football and offers a chance to play against mates and prove your one-upmanship throughout the match.”
Picklive is free to play until the World Cup begins. From then on in it’s £1 per game you play, with a chance of winning the pot if your team racks up a high score.
Check it out here.
UPDATED: A free version of the game will also run alongside the premium version during the World Cup (via: Ed Smith)
By Gerald Lynch | May 27th, 2010