FAQ



GENERAL

SideLeague is a social fantasy sports app built for iOS and Android. SideLeague focuses on providing short duration fantasy sports matches with an emphasis on what makes fantasy sports great-- friends! Social network integration makes inviting, messaging, sharing and competing with friends seamless.
Yes, but you don't have to! SideLeague offers "free to play" and "pay to play" matches, both of which award prizes.
Yes, under the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) fantasy sports is considered a game of skill and is therefore excluded from laws affecting online sports betting. SideLeague is currently available to play in the United States and Canada with the exception of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington. Unfortunately, SideLeague is unable to provide fantasy sports contests in these locations due to more stringent, state specific regulations. SideLeague reserves the right to verify participants’ location via GPS.

GAMEPLAY

NFL
Passing Rushing / Receiving
  • 1TD = 6 pts
  • 20 YDS = 1 pt (No Partial Points Awarded)
  • 300+ YDS Bonus = 3 pts
  • Interceptions = -2 pts
  • Fumble Lost = -2 pts
  • TD = 6 pts
  • 10 YDS = 1 pt (No Partial Points Awarded)
  • Reception = 1 pt
  • 100+ YDS Bonus = 3 pts
  • Fumble Lost = -2 pts
  • DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
  • Sacks = 2 pts
  • Fumble Recovery = 3 pts
  • Fumble Return TD = 6 pts
  • Interception = 3 pts
  • Interception Return TD = 6 pts
  • Safety = 3 pts
  • 0 Pts Allowed = 10 pts
  • 1-6 Pts Allowed = 7 pts
  • 7-13 Pts Allowed = 4 pts
  • 14-20 Pts Allowed = 1 pt
  • 21-27 Pts Allowed = 0 pts
  • 28-34 Pts Allowed = -1 pt
  • 35+ Pts Allowed = -4 pts
  • Kick/Punt/Field Goal Return TD = 6 pts
  • Blocked Kick = 3 pts
  • Blocked Punt = 6 pts
  • 0-19 YD Field Goal = 2 pts
  • 20-29 YD Field Goal = 3 pts
  • 30-39 YD Field Goal = 4 pts
  • 40-49 YD Field Goal = 5 pts
  • 50+ YD Field Goal = 6 pts
  • Extra-Point Conversion = 1 pt

  • NHL
    Forwards/Defensemen
  • Goal = 10 pts
  • Assist = 5 pts
  • Plus/Minus (Goal Differential While on Ice) = 2 pts
  • Penalty Minutes = 1 pt
  • Shots on Goal = 1 pt
  • Blocked Shots = 1 pt
  • Short Handed Bonus (Goal or Assist) = 1 pt
  • Power Play Bonus (Goal or Assist) = 1 pt
  • Goalies
  • Wins = 10 pts
  • Goals Against = -5 pts
  • Saves = 1 pt
  • Shutout = 5 pts

  • NBA
  • 3-PT FG = 3 pts
  • 2-PT FG = 2 pts
  • Missed FG = -1 pt
  • Made Free Throw = 1 pt
  • Rebound = 2 pts
  • Assist = 2 pts
  • Block = 2 pts
  • Steal = 2 pts
  • Turnover = -2 pts
  • Double Double - Bonus = 5 pts
  • Triple Double - Bonus = 10 pts

  • MLB
    Hitters
  • Single = 4 pts
  • Double = 8 pts
  • Triple = 12 pts
  • Home Run = 16 pts
  • RBI = 4 pts
  • Runs = 4 pts
  • Walk =3 pts
  • Stolen Bases = 8 pts
  • Hit By Pitch =3 pts
  • Strike Out = -1 pt
  • Pitchers
  • Win = 8 pts
  • Earned Runs Allowed = -4 pts
  • SO = 4 pts
  • IP = 4 pts
  • Hit Against = -1 pt
  • Complete Game = 8 pts
  • Complete Game Shutout = 10 pts
  • No Hitter = 12 pts
  • Walk = -3 pts

    • One match is available each week of the regular season for NFL. Matches begin with the Thursday night game and go through the following Monday night game.
    • Two matches are available each week of the regular season for NBA, NHL, and MLB. Matches run Monday through Thursday and Friday through Sunday.
    • Match entries will be allowed up until 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the first game included in the match. Postseason matches will be made available shortly after the schedule is released.
    Once you have connected your Facebook account, go to the left menu and click on "INVITE FRIENDS." From there, you can check off as many friends as you would like to receive invites. Invitees will receive a Facebook "Event" invitation with instructions on how to download the app.
    We believe that the salary cap only complicates the drafting process. Rather than operating within the artificial constraints of a salary cap system and dealing with its inherent mistakes, SideLeague participants can focus on specific matchup analyses and are free to choose who they feel will perform best.
    Once you have connected your Facebook account, go to the left menu and click on "INVITE FRIENDS." From there, you can check off as many friends as you would like to receive invites. Invitees will receive a Facebook "Event" invitation with instructions on how to download the app.
    SideLeague makes it easy to view which available matches your friends are in by bringing it to your "Dashboard." The "Upcoming Matches” section of the dashboard displays all available matches. It details which friends are already playing, in which sports they are competing and their skill levels.
    Yes, the number of matches available varies based on the total number of participants. At the very least, you are guaranteed an entry into one match at every skill level. If, at the time of entry, a match is currently unavailable to you, you will have the option to choose another skill level or be notified when a match at your skill level is available.
    A free entry ticket is awarded when you place 1st in any "Exhibition" (free match). The free entry ticket gives you the opportunity to compete in the next "Rookie" ($0.50 match) for free.
    If there is a tie at the end of any match, SideLeague will combine the winning prizes and evenly distribute the prizes to the tied participants. For example, if two participants tie for 1st place, with 1st place paying $34 and 2nd place paying $4, each of the tied participants will receive $19. In the case of a "free to play" match, a free entry ticket will be awarded to all participants who are tied for 1st place.
    SideLeague makes its best effort to notify its participants if a chosen player is not going to be playing for any reason. In the event that the player is not replaced, the participant will receive 0 SideLeague (SL) points for that player. The user has up until the scheduled start time of his/her game to edit his/her pick.
    After a match ends, the next time you open the app, you will receive a pop-up that summarizes your performance for every match you've completed. This pop-up will display your final position as well as any prizes won, achievements unlocked and experience points awarded.
    Match results become final as soon as our data provider has reviewed and closed all games included in a given match. This will not take longer than 48 hours after the close of the final game in a match.
    Match prizes are distributed as soon as match results become final. All winnings will automatically be credited to your SideLeague account.

    ACCOUNT

    SideLeague is currently accepting invitation requests from both iOS and Android users. Visit www.sideleague.com, enter your email address in the box and click "Request Invite." You will receive a confirmation email, followed by a second email containing a link to download the app as soon as an invite is available.
    SideLeague is currently supporting Facebook login. Please click "Connect Facebook" when you first open the app, approve the permissions and you'll be ready to play.
    You can deposit funds by clicking on "Deposit Funds" on the left side menu. SideLeague currently accepts deposits from the following major credit/debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
    SideLeague does not store any credit card information on its own servers. All credit card information is stored securely using PayPal's “Vault” service.
    You can withdraw funds by heading to "Account Settings" on the left side menu, clicking on "Withdraw" and entering in the email associated with your PayPal account. At this time, the only withdrawal method provided is PayPal. Withdraw requests may be made at any time provided the amount is at least $20.
    All withdrawals are manually reviewed by the SideLeague support team to ensure accuracy. We will try to process requests the same day they are made. However, withdrawals can take up to two business days to process.
    Yes, you do have to pay taxes on any profit earned from SideLeague in excess of $600. Profit for this purpose will be calculated as total prizes - entry fees paid. If a participant is found to have earned more than $600 profit, SideLeague is required to issue a 1099 tax form and therefore may require you to submit participant's full name, address and social security number.

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