In less than 24 hours, GLORY World Series will launch their 19th event in Virginia. That means it is time to rejoice in the violent visual gifts the athletes are about to bestow upon us. The line-up is fantastic, with a welterweight tournament and a heavyweight title fight between Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman.
With Kountermove getting lots of recognition for their pioneering efforts in fantasy MMA, they are keeping the momentum going forward and are now the only fantasy site offering kickboxing as part of their regular fantasy games. With such good news, Crazy Aaron has dropped off a top notch free tourney for our readers to celebrate their inaugural kickboxing games. Before I link you guys, I wanted to give you some standard information about Kountermove.
Check out all our Glory 19 event coverage right HERE
Players use a $25,000 artificial salary cap to draft 5 fighters from the card before each event begins. Eachfighter has a salary designated by Kountermove — salaries range from $3,000 to $8,000. The winners are determined based on how the fight plays out rather than simply a fight’s outcome (pick’em format). Kountermove calculates a fighter’s fantasy score based on the number of strikes, takedowns, submissions, dominant positions, and rounds won. Scoring data from the fights flows into the site in near real-time, so players can monitor their teams as the event happens. The data used in calculating a fighter’s score is provided by UFC’s official stats provider, FightMetric.
The site was started with the idea that MMA in general must market “up and coming” fighters to become a truly mainstream sport. “There are many great fighters out there that no one knows about because so much of marketing in MMA is geared toward the top fighters” said Aaron Ard, a co-founder of Kountermove.com, “we wanted to create a game that would create interest and engagement in preliminary fights as well as the headliners.” Statistics are bearing this out; over 85% of Kountermove players’ teams have at least one fighter competing on the preliminary card. No Kountermove player has won a major tournament without a preliminary card fighter on their team.
Here’s the link to the $200 tourney:
You can follow Kountermove via their Twitter account, @Kountermove
Disclaimer: Kountermove is not an advertiser on Bloody Elbow, nor are we being paid to advertise the contest. They offered to provide Bloody Elbow readers with the free tournament and are fully responsible for the contest and any associated prize payouts.
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