Win $25,000 In The Debut NFBC Solo Shot Championship

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Win $25,000 In The Debut NFBC Solo Shot Championship

Post by Greg Ambrosius » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:04 pm

Two years ago, we introduced the NFBC Solo Shot as the industry's first single-entry, season-long national fantasy baseball championship. This contest was designed to allow only one team per owner and to limit the contest to 180 teams. It also included a deeper bench (11 players) thanks to a 34-round format and FAAB just once per month (first Sunday of each month), while still using the popular 15-team format.

While we were excited about the concept, we failed to launch that first year because of a lack of demand. We brought the concept to football that summer and sold out our debut NFFC Silver Bullet Championship, so we decided to re-introduce it to baseball again last year. We had 140+ signups in mid-March before the game had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. We then chose not to introduce it during the Sprint season last year.

So here we are once again and we're back to a debut season of the NFBC Solo Shot. We are determined to bring this single-entry concept to baseball and to launch the Solo Shot this year.

To do that, we are taking a more conservative approach to try and get this concept off the ground. We believe it's a great entry-level contest for new players who want to try out the 15-team format and that's why the entry fee is $1,000. We are basing prizes on only 150 teams (10 leagues) and we won't go above 180 teams. We are guaranteeing a $25,000 grand prize and paying down 10 spots while shooting for only 10 leagues. If we get to 12 full leagues, we'll cut it off at that point and even add to the overall prize pool. Our goal is to launch this product in 2021 and grow the prize pool in following years. We will offer a majority of Online Solo Shot leagues, but we'll offer one league in New York City on Saturday, March 20th and we'll offer a couple of Solo Shot leagues in Las Vegas March 25-27. We were close to selling out each of those live events last year.

We'd love to attract new players to the 15-team format with the NFBC Solo Shot -- both Online and especially at live events where joining the Main Event might be too steep of a debut for some players -- and we hope the single-entry concept grows. Let's start it out this year.

Here's the contest link, rules and registration:

https://nfc.shgn.com/gametypes/baseball/164
https://nfc.shgn.com/rules/780
https://nfc.shgn.com/lobby#164

We'll pay the Top 3 in each league:

1st Place - $4,500
2nd Place - $2,200
3rd Place - $1,000

We'll also pay Top 10 overall, including $25,000 to the champion. If you win your league title, there's a good chance you'll win additional overall prize money as well. And remember, deeper bench (34 players, 11 reserves) and FAAB just once per month (first Sunday of each month). Enjoy and good luck everyone.

We'll keep track of the signups in this thread. Here's the current signup list:

2021 NFBC SOLO SHOT CHAMPIONSHIP
15 Team Leagues, 34 Rounds, $25,000 Grand Prize
New York, Stewart Hotel
Saturday, March 20, 5 pm ET
1.

LAS VEGAS, Bellagio
Friday, March 26, 4 pm PT
1.

LAS VEGAS, Bellagio
Saturday, March 27, 4 pm PT
1.

LAS VEGAS, Bellagio
Sunday, March 28, 10 am PT
1.

ONLINE
Thursday, March 18, 8 pm ET
1.

ONLINE
Sunday, March 21, 8 pm ET
1.

ONLINE
Monday, March 29, 8 pm ET
1.

ONLINE
Tuesday, March 30, 8 pm ET
1.

ONLINE
Wednesday, March 31, 8 pm ET
1.
Greg Ambrosius
Founder, National Fantasy Baseball Championship
General Manager, Consumer Fantasy Games at SportsHub Technologies
Twitter - @GregAmbrosius

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