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Starting 11 Wins Minnesota Cup High Tech Division!

Starting 11 is the winner of the Minnesota Cup High Tech Division! We are so proud of our team and excited to keep moving forward in the competition.

“We were honored to be in the same company with the high tech division semifinalists, and especially the finalists, Extempore and Team Genius, both of whom would have been deserving winners," said Starting 11 CEO Teague Orgeman. "And we’re very grateful to the MN Cup and its judges for this opportunity.”

We'll be competing for the Minnesota Cup's $50,000 Grand Prize on October 9. Good luck and congratulations to all the Division Winners! 

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Player Ranking for September 2017

We're giving away a PL shirt to the user that scores the most points in September!

Ranking updated on 15 September 

Position Score User Name
1 336.4 RGanpat4245
2 324.7 DHernandez4336
3 320.9 MDiprose1089
4 314.4 CHutchison4214
5 310.4 FSecrets123
6 307.5 SChaudhary4285
7 304.6 DMarinov3251
8 304.3 OBrown1581
9 304.2 SPanpalia4429
10 302.5 LArgiolas4307
11 301.7 CMorrison4306
12 298.5 AKibe4261
13 294.7 BKelley101
14 294.5 LNicholson3672
15 293.1 MRaheem4118
16 290.8 PRoukey1993
17 289.8 GPedder4182
18 289 DAngus4221
19 287.1 CEnkh3763
20 287 DMayer1806
21 286.8 BPilkington4374
22 286.1 DAngulo4119
23 285.9 SNandy3574
24 285.8 JRighter927
25 285.2 DWombolo4020

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for September 9, 2017

Position Score User Name
1 225.3 HJin2799
2 210.2 MCharlesworth11
3 208.7 RGanpat4245
4 205.4 CHutchison4214
5 204.5 ocalderon4281
6 202.8 GRagusa4126
7 202.7 MDiprose1089
8 202.1 CMorrison4306
9 202 Schaudhary4285
10 201.4 GSevigny3254

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 27, 2017

Position Score User Name
1 196.8 E12212111
2 190.4 Jastle567
3 188.5 HJin2799
4 182.2 sNandy3574
5 181.7 yAltaf3913
6 177.8 EMuldoon3670
7 177.1 Dmarinov3251
8 175.1 RKorman1917
9 173.7 EMuldoon3670
10 173.6 JHunter2754

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 26, 2017

Position Score User Name
1 194.6 SToumi1377
2 189.3 dvillella3651
3 188.4 FSecrets123
4 187.7 Fginger3547
5 187.5 JRighter927
6 186.1 GAppiah Tawiah563
7 185.2 OBrown1581
8 184.9 ASchwarz2240
9 184.6 Nhaque278
10 184.5 RCook172

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Starting 11 Is A Minnesota Cup Finalist!

Starting 11 is proud to announce that our team has earned a finalist spot in the Minnesota Cup venture competition's high tech division. Minnesota Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the nation, with entrepreneurs competing in eight divisions.

Over 500 teams entered MN Cup this year, with only 24 teams advancing to the final round. Over $450,000 in prize money is at stake.

Starting 11 is one of 2017's 3 high tech division finalists along with language-learning startup Extempore and youth tryout app Team Genius.

One winner and one runner-up from each of the eight divisions will be announced in late September. Each division runner-up will receive $5,000, while division winners receive $30,000 and a shot at the $50,000 grand prize and $20,000 second prize to be awarded at the MN Cup awards celebration on October 9 at the University of Minnesota.

More than 13,000 Minnesotans have participated in MN Cup since it began 13 years ago. Finalists have gone on to raise more than $230 million in capital to support the development of their ideas, create jobs, and broker numerous business partnerships, collaborations and distribution agreements.

Learn more at www.mncup.org.

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 20, 2017

Position Score User Name
1 185.8 jewing1961
2 185.3 JBazzo3621
3 179.8 DMayer1806
4 175.7 DGardner3219
5 174.8 OBen-Hamid3096
6 172.5 BMakin2366
7 170.5 YVelarde1528
8 169.4 RRosinski1703
9 168.9 SSparshott1761
10 168.3 lelder2718

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 19, 2017

Position Score User Name
1 251 EOjeda3562
2 246.7 DKr3338
3 243.4 YVelarde1528
4 233.7 JBradshaw3065
5 232.7 LSibai3375
6 231.9 oherrera3072
7 231.5 JLewis2507
8 229.6 WMuñoz2714
9 228.5 SGowda3546
10 228.4 HSanchez3360

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 13, 2017

Position Score User
1 238.2 W.boii
2 237.3 J.Landon
3 235.7 S.Sparshot
4 231.9 W.Obiocha
5 227.6 P.Roukey
6 227.1 E.O'Donnell
7 226.1 t.15
8 224.4 C.McCokrmack
9 224.3 G.DeSantis
10 224.3 T.Brannan

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Worldwide Top 10 Players for August 12, 2017

Position Score Display Name
1 183.8 E.Chavez
2 176.1 S.Toumi
3 174 B.Muller
4 171.7 J.Andrade
5 170.5 A.Baker
6 169.9 A.Popp
7 169 L.Arnold
8 168.8 G.Adams
9 167.4 S.Visick
10 166 T.Vega

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Always Cheating Welcomes Starting 11 To The Fantasy Football Scene

In a special bonus episode, the hosts of the Always Cheating podcast welcome Starting 11 co-founder Thomas Braun. Starting 11 offers a new mobile fantasy experience in which you can challenge your friends, fans at your local bar, or other managers around the world. Utilizing a unique scoring system and organic, real-time player substitutions, the app will change the way fantasy managers watch live Premier League matches.


Here's what the hosts of Always Cheating had to say about Starting 11

Fantasy Premier League managers can universally relate to this situation:

Imagine, for a moment, you’re in the midst of watching a block of midday fixtures. Kevin De Bruyne, one of your key midfield fantasy players, is badly blanking in what you thought was a great match-up for Manchester City. You were feeling so confident when the FPL transfer deadline hit, but now you’re staring down the barrel of a below-average score. To make matters worse, the last player on your bench is Tom Ince, from newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, and by some miracle he’s just scored a brace away from home in what seemed like an impossible game. Look at those points from Ince, so close on your bench, but still out of reach.

Now, imagine another scenario—a happier one. This time you’re playing the new mobile fantasy game with the Starting 11 app. Starting 11 allows you to challenge your friends or compete against people around the world in daily fantasy match-ups. But what’s different here is that you now have complete control to dump an unproductive or injured De Bruyne in real time, even in the midst of a match like a real Premier League manager would, and bring on an impact sub who might bolster your score and save your team.

This is just one of the many inventive features that Starting 11 is introducing into the Fantasy Premier League marketplace. Starting 11 is an app that you can download to your iOS or Android phone and take with you anywhere—whether you’re watching Premier League matches at the bar, at your friend’s, or even at the stadium. The app’s geolocation ability allows users to more easily challenge friends, as well as find other Starting 11 users, up to a pitch away, wherever you might be.

No Budgets, Flexible Lineups, Real-Time Substitutions

There are no budgets here. There are no cost prohibitive prices attached to hugely popular premium players. When setting your Starting 11 lineup, you’re free to choose any players you want who are competing during that particular “match flight” (the round of games that day of your challenge). The only requirement is that your lineup consists of players from at least three different actual clubs playing in the match flight. From there, you set your captain (double points—you know the drill) and you wait for the games to kick off, at which point you really become the manager, having the ability with Starting 11 to make up to three substitutions in your squad as the action unfolds live on the TV screen. That’s right: Unlike the FPL game we all know (and love), with Starting 11, managers are no longer locked in once the transfer deadline passes. How you watch Premier League matches live now matters more than ever.

Unique Scoring

Starting 11 rewards points to your squad members for the standard activities: goals, assists, and clean sheets. But the app also rewards your players for stats the official FPL relegates to its behind-the-scenes bonus system. You now score for tackles and duels won (making players like N’golo Kanté and Victor Wanyama valuable assets), as well as interceptions, completed passes, fouls drawn, and shots both on and off target.

Challenge Always Cheating or Compete with Friends

In the coming months, the Starting 11 app will offer money challenges in both the UK and US, allowing managers to compete for cash in one-on-one or group match-ups. In the meantime, hosts Josh and Brandon of this Always Cheating parish welcome challenges from their listeners. Just download the Starting 11 app, create your account, and then reach out to us via Twitter, Facebook, or email to call us out. We’re kicking things off this Saturday during Starting 11’s very first match flight. Let’s go!

Visit starting11.io to download the app for your iOS or Android phone and start playing daily Premier League Fantasy today.


Download the Starting 11 app to your iOS or Android phone and then, starting this weekend, send Always Cheating a message via Twitter, Facebook, or email to challenge hosts Josh and Brandon to a duel. Start playing daily Premier League Fantasy today.

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