Sanremo: here is “FantaSanremo”, the game of the Festival
Forget about fantasy football: the game of the moment is “FantaSanremo”, the game of the Sanremo Festival ! Just like in the sports fantasy game, teams are built and victories are bet, but the protagonists are the Italian singers in the competition and not the athletes. A game a little different from the common imagination, but still very popular: the players are more than 6 million.
FantaSanremo: how the Festival game works
In Italy it is now a mass phenomenon, it is estimated that there are more than 6 million fantasy players. The game is reserved for ugly people and can cause pathological addiction.
FantaSanremo does not spare himself with presentations and is ready to liven up the Italian Song Festival a little. Born last year on the occasion of the 70th edition of Sanremo, but only “offline”, it is now depopulated among Italians. Perhaps due to the different atmosphere of the event and the coronavirus restrictions, FantaSanremo is proving to be a fun and different pastime than usual awaiting the evenings of the Festival .
The operation is very simple: it consists of a team of 5 singers plus a "captain" and points are obtained (or lost) following actions or events that happen to the artists during the program . If, for example, one of the singers of your team is directed by Beppe Vessicchio then you get 25 points. Malus instead if we talk about the covid: -10 points if the singer brings it up, -50 points if the artist is positive. Points are also lost if the singer falls down the stairs or moves his toupee, while live death would earn 1000 points.
To buy the singers you spend the “Baudi” , the virtual coins of the game created in honor of Pippo Baudo. Each player has 100 Baudis that he can spend on buying singers and forming his own team. Clearly every singer has a cost that depends on the prices on his victory: the more an artist is quoted, the higher his price will be. The team captain doubles the points received in the final, so it is important to choose him carefully. On the official website of the game you can check the fantasy quotes of all the artists and their songs.
FantaSanremo: the birth of the fantasy of the moment
In 2019 a group of fans of the Sanremo Festival make up the "Microscopic Jury" (ironic reference to the "Opinion Jury") and exchange opinions and bets on the winners. The following year, in order to create an even more fun and engaging experience, they decide to develop “FantaSanremo” led by the FIF (Italian Fantasanremo Federation). They also elaborate a regulation, which is basically that of Fantasy Football, then shared between friends and acquaintances. Thus began the betting and shopping game, played in a bar set up as the group's headquarters for the duration of the event. The pandemic blocks every gathering and meeting, but the group of friends does not stop: the FantaSanremo 2021 will take place online . A few days after the creation of the site, the game makes a boom, registering millions of participants and as many ghost teams of singers.
On the FantaSanremo portal you can view all the registered teams and the regulation with the list of all the actions that can be performed by the artists and their value, waiting for the Sanremo Festival to begin. Each day the committee will update the rankings based on the events of the previous evening , and players will be able to check their position in the rankings. If you don't want to follow the festival or if you miss an evening there is no need to fear: the calculations are carried out independently by the jury.
The bonuses and penalties are considered truthful by the Microscopic Jury, as well as the value of their performances, and the judgment is unquestionable. The trend of the evaluations is therefore determined only by the FantaFederazione , which after each evening will explain the new scores. In the end, the team that, at the end of the evenings, will have obtained the highest score, calculated as the sum of the points of the individual artists, will win. Up for grabs the glory of being the first national winner of FantaSanremo !
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