BetBright FM17 Cup: The Final Challenge

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

We’ve started notifying the chosen managers who will take part in four 16-team tournaments around the UK in April for a chance of winning a cool £5,000!

But for those of you still hoping to secure your seat, we’re giving you one last chance to get involved in the BetBright FM17 Cup.

The final preliminary challenge to bag a place at one of the four live tournaments – and be in with a chance of winning £5,000 in the grand final in London on May 4th – takes us into the tactical side of FM17.

As part of the FM17 Project, Alex Stewart has recreated a number of classic systems in FM17 over on the BetBright Blog. We’ve had Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, and of course, Inter’s famous Catenaccio which Alex tried to implement in the Celtic v Rangers challenge.

We now want you to bring more brilliant teams to life in FM17. Simply pick a classic side, club or international, and rekindle their style with a modern team in FM17 to show off your managerial skills.

What will you go for; England ’66? Manchester United’s Treble-winners of 1998/99? Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona masterplan? How about the Wales side that reached the Euro 2016 semi-final?

We’re looking for the most creative ideas to prove you’re worth a chance to win £5,000. It doesn’t have to be a top team – you might impress us with your attempt to bring the greatest Bury side to life in FM17!

There’s a deadline. You have until 23:59 on Sunday, March 26th to get your entries in. You must email [email protected] by 23:59 with the following information:

*Your save file. This will allow us to see how you did. Save the file as your name. If the file is too big, send it via WeTransfer or Google Drive. (On your laptop go to Documents > Sports Interactive > FM17 > Games > then select the save file and attach to email).

*An explanation of your chosen tactical system.

*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 Wednesday, April 26th. All tournaments will kick off around 19:00.

The competition is open to overseas entrants, but you must be able to attend the live events in person.

If you make it through to the final, you’ll need to be in London on Thursday, May 4th. The final kicks off at 6pm and ends at 11pm.

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

So, 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 Final Challenge
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