BetBright FM17 Cup: The Challenge

Think you’re good at Football Manager? Now is your chance to prove it.

Imagine winning £5,000 on a single game. Imagine still being handed £1,000 if you finish as the runner-up. It’s about to get serious.

We’ll be hosting four 16-player live tournaments around the UK to find out who’ll be playing for £5,000 in the grand final in London on Thursday, May 4th.

But first, the preliminary round to select the 16 managers for each live event. So, how do you enter the inaugural BetBright FM17 Cup? Here are details of The Challenge…

We want you to take over at Cheltenham Town in FM17 (full version – no restrictions on database size, leagues or manager experience) and manage them to as high a position in the league as you possibly can. This is going to require all your Football Manager nous and know-how.

There’s a deadline. You have until 23:59 on Sunday, March 12th (this Sunday) to take Cheltenham as far as you can. You must email [email protected] by 23:59 with the following information:

*Your save file. This will allow us to see how you did. Plus, we’ll be looking for any cheating. Don’t end up being disqualified. (On your laptop go to Documents > Sports Interactive > FM17 > Games > then select the save file and attach to email).

*Your full name and proof of age (passport/driving licence scan/photo). The tournament is only open to over 18s. We couldn’t put children under this sort of pressure.

*Your location. Which tournament are you entering? (Click for details.) We’ll be in LONDON on Thursday, April 6th, LEEDS on Wednesday, April 12th, GLASGOW on Wednesday, April 19th and MANCHESTER on Thursday, April 27th. All tournaments will kick off around 19:00.

If you make it through to the final, you’ll need to be in London on Thursday, May 4th.

*Achievements to look out for in your save file. We won’t just be picking the best. If you’ve had a ridiculous bad beat, scored the most goals in the league, recorded the biggest victory and so on, you’ll also be in with a chance of making the cut. It isn’t about the time you spend playing, it’s what you do with that time. However you get on, send us your save so we can take a look.

All chosen entrants will be asked to make a £10 donation to our friends at War Child.

It’s time to load up FM17, start those laptop fans whirring, and get cracking on your chance to win £5,000 as well as the bragging rights of being the BetBright FM17 Cup champion. It’s not a bad thing to put on your CV…

BetBright FM17 Cup: The Challenge
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