Fantasy sports are a great way to get in on the action, and there’s certainly no shortage of apps that allow players to manage teams on their mobile device. FLIP Sports is a free app for iPhone and iPad that lets soccer fans create match-specific teams on the go.
In order to get started with FLIP Sports, you’ll need to create an account with the app by connecting it with Facebook or making an account using your email address. Once that’s set up, you can begin customizing your team and competing in matches. Remember, FLIP Sports only supports European football/soccer, so make sure you don’t get the app confused with American football.
While many fantasy sports require you to pick teams and keep them for an entire season, FLIP Sports is played match-by-match. It’s also worth noting that you’re expected to interact with the game while the match is live, which is completely different from standard “set it and forget it” fantasy games.
FLIP Sports makes it incredibly easy to see match schedules and pick your teams. Simply choose which match to compete in, then pick the players you want to put in each position. Keep in mind that you must use at least two players from each team while creating your lineup.
Once your team is set up the way you like, you can finalize your picks and wait until the match starts. Once it’s kickoff time, you can use FLIP Picks to make strategic moves such as seeing your opponent’s lineup and substituting players. The overall goal of FLIP Sports is to use your team management skills to your advantage and score as many points as possible.
If you win, you’ll receive FLIP Coins for future match wagers. You start off with a decent amount of coins, which should allow you to join matches, place wagers, and win more coins with ease.
Also, FLIP Sports features a neat ranking system that takes players from Trainee all the way to The Special One. Each rank tier has bonus perks, and you have to actively work to maintain your rank.
If you happen to run out of FLIP Coins and FLIP Picks, you can pick up more via the in-app store.
Overall, I think FLIP Sports is a really neat way to interact with soccer matches in a whole new way. Instead of picking teams and hoping for the best, you get to actively work on strategy during the match. Plus, players can easily compete against strangers and friends via public and private matches.
FLIP Sports is definitely worth trying out if you’re a soccer fan who wants to flex your managerial muscles and take the game to a whole new level.
FLIP Sports requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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