In this article, you will learn how to play Champions League fantasy soccer at Draftkings.
During the Champions league group stages through the finals, you build a lineup of 8 players to win cash prizes up to $50,000.
Sign Up at DraftKings
It’s 100% free to sign up but you do need a credit card or paypal account to deposit funds. Deposits are processed immediately after you enter your information. You can deposit as little as $5 up to $2,000.
Once you create your account and deposit funds, go to the LOBBY and click the SOC tab to see the Champions League contests. UCL contests are posted on Tuesdays & Wednesdays up until 2:45 EST kickoff.
Types of Contests
There are several different types of contests you can enter. There are the following:
- Tournaments/Leagues: Compete against small and large field tourneys for the largest cash prizes. Most tourneys require you finish in the top 20% to finish in the money.
- Head to Head: Compete against another player for 80% ROI. You can a 50% chance of finishing in the money. DraftKings takes 10% as rake.
- 50/50 and Double Ups: Complete against others where the top 50% lineups finish in the money. You have a 50% chance of winning.
- Multipliers: Complete in smaller fixed format fields and 3x to 5x your initial investment. You have a 30% chance of finishing in the money.
- Satellites/Qualifers: Win tickets to larger contests when you finish in the top 10% of the field.
Build Your Lineup
If you click a contest, you will be taken to a draft entry screen where you select your lineup.
Each lineup consists of:
- 2 forwards
- 2 midfielders
- 2 defenders
- 1 goalkeeper
- 1 flex player (can be any position)
I wrote an entire article on DraftKings soccer lineup strategy that shares plenty of tips on building a winning lineup.
Do Plenty of Research
Research is the key to building a tournament winning (GPP) lineup. Check out our DraftKings soccer research section for our complete list of recommended resources.
Follow Along During Champions League Matches
One of the coolest aspects of UCL soccer is following the games as they play out. DraftKings provides live stat updates during the matches. Follow your lineup on your desktop/phone as you rise through the leaderboards.