How Kountermove's Fantasy MMA Works.
1) Select a Game: Choose from one of our big cash tourneys, smaller cash games, or free games. Think about how many opponents you want to play against and for what amount of entry fee you are comfortable.
2) Pick Your Fighters: You then pick your team of 5 fighters under the "salary cap" of $25,000 in fake money. You may edit your team of fighters at any time up until the first preliminary bout of the event begins (when the games all close!). We may close games as much as an hour before the preliminary fights begin so do not delay in editing your team if you need to.
3) Score points and win cash!
Kountermove determines a fighter’s fantasy score as follows. A first-round win (by knockout, submission, DQ, or other) earns 100 points, second-round win earns 75 points, and third, fourth, or fifth-round wins, again by knockout, submission, DQ, or other, earn 50 points. Rounds won (win-by-decision fights only, two out of three judges required) earn 10 points each*.
In addition, fighters earn fantasy points for Significant Strikes Landed (.5 points each), Takedowns/Reversals (2 points each), Submission Attempts (3 points each), Knockdowns (3 points each), and Dominant Positions (2 points each). Like other fantasy sites, Kountermove awards zero points to players who draft a fighter who scratches or an entire fight that scratches because of injury, illness, or any other reason. Decisions and points are final in the cage - scoring is based only on the final call, during the event, in the cage.
Please Note: if a fighter is injured before the scheduled fight and a new opponent is chosen, Kountermove will replace the injured fighter with the new fighter as soon as Kountermove is aware of the fight change. If a fighter is injured and replaced and Kountermove is made aware of the change within 24 hours of the scheduled fight time, Kountermove may not replace the injured fighter.
It is your responsibility to monitor MMA news updates to change your team if a fight or fighter is scratched. Kountermove does not notify members of changes in the fight card.
Here are two examples of fantasy scores from UFC® 139:
We would like to thank our partner FightMetric LLC for being our primary, third-party provider of results and statistics for each event. In cases where results are not available through FightMetric the same night of the event (this sometimes occurs for preliminary fights), Kountermove also uses BA Stats LLC as a stats provider.
*Round points are scored based on the totality of the judges' socres rather than individual rounds.
4) Prize Pool Distribution: The overall prize pool is pre-determined for each game. The prize pool amount is noted on the homepage where you select a game to play.
If you hover-over the prize pool amount on the homepage or draft page, the distribution of prizes is displayed as well. The prize pools are distributed by either: 1) winner takes all, 2) top 3 gets paid (equal amounts), or 3) top 1/3 of all players get paid (equal amounts). Tournaments may have custom pay outs in terms of prize pool distribution. In the event of a tie, the prize for that place is divided evenly between the tied players.
Here's an example of a ten-player game in which the top three places paid out:
5) How do I withdraw money? You can withdraw your money at any time. Simply click on the Withdraw button on your My Account page and enter the amount you wish to withdraw. We'll then transfer the money to you via PayPal. All withdrawal requests will be processed within 72 hours. We do conduct anti-fraud checks on playing patterns and deposits prior to approving a withdrawal. For withdrawals of $250 or more we also offer withdrawal by check. For withdrawals over $600 we require a valid mailing address and social security number in order to file the appropriate tax forms at year end.
6) Who are you?
Kountermove is the world’s leading fantasy MMA website — a service that is fun, friendly, fair, and legal. Kountermove is the first MMA fantasy site where users compete for real cash prize pools by drafting teams of fighters in salary cap games.
Kountermove is great entertainment. Beyond that, it also provides a compelling platform for interaction between fighters and fans. Fantasy MMA is especially powerful for new and up-and-coming fighters because it drives broader name recognition and a deeper-level of engagement with fans. MMA fans discover new fighters by playing fantasy games and then become invested — literally — in each fighter on their team.
Randy "The Natural" Couture. Kountermove is honored to have the backing of Randy "The Natural" Couture and Xtreme Couture Management as part owners and strategic partners. Hall of Famer Randy Couture is a five-time UFC champion — the only UFC fighter to ever win both the UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight titles.
Our Team. Today, Kountermove has a team of 12 people working world-wide. Aaron Ard, aka the "Bobby Fischer of MMA", leads day-to-day product development, operations, and marketing. Kountermove was founded in April, 2009.
How to contact us:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
860 Geary St.
San Francisco CA 94109