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100k Freeroll Recap: Gameweek 1

September 16, 2020
Noely

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100k Freeroll Recap: Gameweek 1

The Footstock 100K Freeroll got off to a flying start with a stunning 91-point hat-trick from Mohamed Salah giving those who took the risk of entering early a very promising start to the season-long contest.

There’s a long way to go, but the first prizes have been decided already. Let’s take a closer look at the early leaders and the winner of the Gameweek 1 prizes.

Leaderboard After Gameweek 1

There are several familiar names on the early leaderboard, together with some new faces. Particularly worth mentioning is “the sloth” in ninth place, who managed an impressive 297.88 points despite only eight of their lineup making an appearance. With De Bruyne, Aguero and Ziyech waiting in the wings, that could prove to be a competitive entry throughout the long season ahead.

Gameweek 1 Team of the Week

What makes this winning eleven particularly impressive is the fact that it was actually a winning ten! Despite the fact Cedric didn’t feature for Arsenal, Footstockchatcom managed to take down the boosted £750 prize pot for the best score in gameweek 1.

Naturally, Salah played a major part in that, but it was the 48 points each provided by Jamie Vardy and Reece James that provided the edge over the competition. The fact that he went without players from the Manchester clubs suggests this was a lineup targeting the gameweek prize, which must be particularly satisfying. But will it be able to compete over the full season, once the likes of De Bruyne, Sterling, Fernandes and Martial start firing? Only time will tell.

There are more gameweek prizes up for grabs this weekend, and of course throughout the whole season. And don’t forget, the winner of the top prize of £25,000 will be based on a team’s top 6 gameweeks – so you can enter at any point up to gameweek 32 and still be in with a chance of a first-place finish in the Footstock 100K Freeroll!

Noely

Noely has been an avid Footstock player since launch, and recently became a Content Editor for the Footstock blog, quickly establishing himself as arguably the most important member of the entire Footstock team. In unrelated news, he also now edits the author biographies.