In April 2018, 64 Football Manager players participated in the first ever Football Manager World E-Sports Championship at Insomnia 62, all competing for the £15,000 first prize along with the chance to manage Norwich City Legends against Inter Milan Forever in a fixture that included the likes of Bryan Gunn, Darren Eadie, Efan Ekoku, Jurgen Klinsmann, Javier Zanetti and Francesco Toldo.
That tournament was won by none other than Daniel Fry aka @fryman7, where he narrowly defeated Mario Fontan in the final after a grueling weekend of FM action and was presented with the FMWEC prize by none other than CM/FM legend Cherno Samba.
One year later, 21 guys have gotten together to battle out an FM19 Draft League – rather than everyone having to be online at the same time as is normally the case for a Football Manager online game, the draft was completed using a Google Sheet whereby players took turns to select players in each round. The draft was completed over a 5 day period whereby all 21 managers have built a team of 20 players that each will feel are strong enough to reign supreme at the end of the 40 game competition.
|Armour FC||Stuart Armour||@StuartArmour|
|Bashev FC||Branimir Bashev||@branimirios|
|Bluemoon FC||Chris Thompson||n/a|
|Coqueiros FC||Henrique Ternes Morasco||@TernaoM|
|Dannyball Reserves||Matthew Hood||@FMTrequartista|
|DANNYBALL UTD||Daniel Fry||@fryman7|
|Divok Originals||Max Wilson||n/a|
|Electric Rev||Bruno Vienescu||n/a|
|Fontiris FC||Mario Fontan||@MarioFontan89|
|Hjorth FC||Mathias Hjortjh||@FM_Hjorth|
|Ipswich Monstars||Chris Bullard||@ChrisyBullard|
|JM All-Stars||Jim Martin||@hotspudman|
|Noobleton FC||Chris Rowlands||@noobleton|
|Pjanic @ the Disco||Paul Madden||@MaddFM986|
|Save Chip FC||Lee Reading||@leereading6|
|Westmeath Wanderers||Reuben Byrnes||@reubtubefm|
|Willian Dollar Baby FC||Ben Crouch||@Crouch_B|
Check out the league rules here!