The Fantasy game of La Vuelta 22 by Tissot launches with the collaboration of Biwenger and Diario AS
August 9 th 2022 - 16:00 [GMT + 2]
Biwenger and Diario AS organise, for the second consecutive year, the La Vuelta Fantasy Game by Tissot. This virtual competition allows users from all over the world to compete against each other, forming their own teams with the riders participating in the 77th edition of the Spanish tour.
This will be the second edition of La Vuelta that features an official virtual league. In 2020, the Fantasy Game’s debut brought together over 42,000 users who participated in the competition, with over 19,000 teams participated in the official league and more than 1,800 private leagues.
In order to participate, users must use the app to create a team of eight riders, who will earn points based on their results for each stage. These points will determine the positions of the teams in the Fantasy Game’s different classifications, whether it be in private leagues or with friends, or in the general league where all registered users will be competing.
As an additional experience, a special game mode known as ‘Fantasy Challenges’ will be included. Two stages of La Vuelta will feature classifications that are exclusive only to that day. Users will be able to create a unique team that will only compete during the ‘Fantasy Challenge’ day. For example, for a mountain stage, the user may configure an exclusive team of climbers and compete against the other participants in order to win fantastic prizes. The ‘Fantasy Challenges’ of this edition of La Vuelta will take place during stage 8 (La Pola Llaviana/Pola de Laviana > Colláu Fancuaya. Yernes y Tameza); and during stage 15 (Martos > Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil).
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, OVER ONE MILLION UNIQUE USERS
With seven years’ experience in the sector, Biwenger has been organising the official Fantasy Football Game for Diario As for four years. In it, fans can create their own teams with La Liga and Champions League stars, as well as participate in other international competitions. It features the participation of over one million unique players and is the game of these characteristics with the most traffic and users in Spain.
Pablo Osorio, Digital Manager of La Vuelta, highlighted that the third edition of the Official Fantasy Game “consolidates the race’s digital growth”. He added that “the first editions were very well received by the fans and this year, in collaboration with Tissot, we want La Vuelta’s digital community to continue growing”.
Manuel Lanchazo, General Manager of Biwenger, commented that, the third year of the Official Fantasy Game “is an exciting challenge whose objective is to satisfy the cycling and fantasy game fans even more”. “The first editions were great in every aspect, so much so that many people wish to continue playing the game. That is very encouraging for us, and this year we wanted to take a firm step towards securing the product, hand in hand with La Vuelta”.
The app is already available so that all users can start creating their teams and try to win La Roja. La Vuelta 22 will take off on the 19th of August from Utrecht and will conclude on the 5th of September in Madrid.