Backed by the powerful StatzUp platform, which was named European Startup of the month by Microsoft Europe in May 2014, TheSix are out to shake up the daily fantasy sports market on both sides of the Atlantic. The initial signs are very promising, since they have come up with a number of key game features that will help them to differentiate their product from the crowd.
However, before moving on, we would just like to make a distinction between ‘TheSix’ and ‘TheFantasyFootball’ URLs.
They are in fact the same game but ‘TheSix’ is used to target an American audience that refers to football as soccer, with ‘their’ football being the NFL variety whereas ‘TheFantasyFootball’ is a more appropriate landing page for those of us who are more familiar with football as Europeans know and love it.
TheSix – Key Game Features
TheSix has a sleek interface, making game play straight forward, with all the upcoming contests readily available within their lobby. If you have participated in any other fantasy football games before, then the €100M budget and 11 player roster will be familiar territory, though you are restricted to choosing only 1 of the 7 possible playing formations available.
However, the scoring system at ‘TheSix’ is much more comprehensive than what you may have experienced before, with players earning fantasy points for a whole host of ‘skill’ areas that include tackles, interceptions, accurate passes and so on.
A real plus is the number of tools that are available to help with the player selection process. Each player has his own game log and additional features can be utilised as well, such as the likelihood of a player starting his match, what type of value he offers to your line-up and how popular he is with rival managers.
One bone of contention in fantasy football circles is the ‘double points’ for captain debate. Seasonal games tend to include this feature but many daily games have ignored it, citing too much variance as the reason for its omission. Therefore, it’s refreshing to see that ‘TheSix’ have come up with a concept that ticks the right boxes and looks to strike the perfect balance between the two, with a 20% bonus added to the fantasy points scored by your choice of captain in a contest.
Tournaments are structured to incorporate progressive split payouts, with double ups, triple ups and guaranteed prize pool contests available, while multiple entries into the same contest are permitted but it’s the impressive choice of leagues that could go some way to setting this product apart and making it one of the best daily fantasy football games around.
In addition to the major European leagues and tournaments, daily fantasy soccer contests are available on Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese Super League and MLS matches.
TheSix offers the English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish and Portuguese languages, uses the Euro as its main currency and accepts all major credit / debit cards in addition to Skrill, Paypal and Neteller.
TheSix is licensed by the MGA and is a member of the FTSA but feel free to check that your jurisdiction is compatible and that any age restrictions are adhered to before registering by clicking here.
Player data that is used to determine the fantasy score of each player comes from leading statistic provider OPTA.
TheSix – Daily Fantasy Soccer Promotions
TheSix offer one of the most attractive welcome bonuses available on the daily fantasy sports landscape. First time depositing customers will be granted a deposit bonus equal to the deposited amount, so long as they deposit at least €10, up to a maximum of €600.
This bonus is transferred into your account when you buy-in to a contest at TheSix and is released at a rate of four percent (4%) of the applicable buy-in amount, until the total number of deposit credits is exhausted. So, for example, if you enter a €100 contest, €4 from your deposit bonus will be transferred to your main wallet.
As an added bonus, TheSix also reward customers for any referrals they make. With their ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme, you will receive a bonus equal to the size of the first deposit any of your friends make.
TheSix – Affiliate Partner Program
TheSix also encourages participation in their affiliate program, with a revenue share deal equal to 40% of the buy-in fee on offer. It works like this:
- Promotion link/code provided to the Partner upon agreement
- All the customers arriving through the link to register (or depositing using the code) will be attached to that Partner program for lifetime
- Total amount of the shared revenue (40% of referred customer rakes) would be calculated at the end of the month with a report provided to the Partner;
- Once the Partner produces an invoice of the reported amount, he/she will be paid via PayPal or bank transfer or alternatively, transferred to the Partner’s in-game account and made available for withdrawal although fees may apply
- Impressive portfolio of leagues to choose from
- Innovative 20% bonus added to captain’s fantasy points
- User-friendly interface
- Easy-to-use resources readily available to assist with player selection process