Rules of GridRival’s Daily Fantasy Salary Cap Game

By participating in any of GridRival's Season-Long Fantasy Matchups Games, you agree to be bound by the following rules and terms in addition to GridRival's House Rules, and general Terms of Service.

Overview

Users will work towards building the most effective lineup of elements (either drivers/riders and constructors) with the available fantasy budget (typically $100,000,000.) Each user will choose six (6) elements on their lineup. Once they enter their lineup into a contest, the user is unable to cancel the entry for any reason.

The user’s selected lineup will accumulate fantasy points based on the real-world performance of the lineup’s elements during the qualifying and race events. After each event, the user will be ranked against other users on the contest leaderboard based upon how many fantasy points they accumulated during the weekend's event.

Contests marked “Sprint” are contests including three (3) or more users. Contests marked “Head to Head” are contests that only include two (2) users.

Talent Driver

Each user is allowed to use one "Talent Driver" during the event. The Talent Driver will earn double points. Only drivers whose salaries are below a certain threshold are eligible as talent drivers. This threshold is different based on each racing series. Drivers that are eligible to be selected as talent drivers are denoted with a star icon next to their name during the lineup selection process.

Reservations

The user may elect to join a contest without a lineup. In this circumstance, it is up to the user to fill the lineup prior to the start of the event (known as “lockdown.”) GridRival is not liable for any users that reserve a lineup but forget to finalize it.

Lockdown

Lockdown begins at the start of each weekend's qualifying event. At this point, the contest has officially started and users will no longer be eligible to modify their lineup.

Driver Substitutions

In the event that a driver is substituted for any reason, the replacement driver will fill the subbed driver’s position and accrue fantasy points on their behalf. The user may remove a substitute driver from their lineup at any point up until lockdown. IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE AND INFORMED OF EVENTS THAT MAY AFFECT THEIR FANTASY LINEUP’S PERFORMANCE AND MAKE CHANGES ACCORDINGLY.

In rare cases, substitutions may not be reflected in the user interface if they occur close to, or after the event has gone into lockdown. In these circumstances, the rules above still apply.

Fantasy Points

The allocation of points for each individual contest may differ. Please reference each contest's scoring section prior to joining for a breakdown of how the contest will be scored. This can be viewed by tapping the “scoring” icon on any contest entry screen.

FANTASY POINTS ARE NOT ONLY AWARDED FOR FINISHING POSITIONS.

Alternative Qualifying Formats

If a racing series uses an alternative qualifying format, GridRival will use the results of the qualification format that ultimately determines starting grid position.

For example, F1 will occasionally run a "Sprint Race" format to qualify drivers for the race and use their standard qualifying format to qualify drivers for the Sprint Race. In this scenario, qualifying points will be assigned based on the finishing result of the Sprint Race, NOT based on the qualifying event used to determine the grid at the start of the sprint race.

Race Retirements (DNF’s)

In the event that a driver starts but does not finish a race, their finish position will be ordered by the number of laps completed. For example, in a series with 30 drivers, if two drivers DNF, the first driver to DNF would rank 30th and the second driver to DNF would rank 29th. If two drivers DNF on the same lap, GridRival will rank them in accordance with the official results published by the regulating bodies' website. Typically, the driver who was further ahead will rank higher, however, this may not always be the case. In all cases not covered in this description, the rank will match official scoring by the relevant sport or sport-sanctioning body as is displayed on the league’s website.

Qualifying Retirements

In the event that a driver starts but does not finish qualifying, their position will be ordered by best lap time completed. For example, if two drivers do not complete a qualifying event, the driver that recorded the fastest lap time prior to retirement will rank higher. In qualifying formats that include stages, best lap time will be based on stage. For example, if two drivers fail to finish qualifying and driver A sets a faster lap time than driver B, but driver B advanced to a further stage of qualifying, driver B will rank higher. In all cases not covered in this description, rank will match official scoring by the relevant sport or sport-sanctioning body as is displayed on the league’s website.

Failing to Start (DNS)

In the event that a driver does not start a qualifying event, they will not receive qualifying points, regardless of any official rank. A driver will be deemed to have started qualifying once they complete at least one qualifying lap.

In the event that a driver does not start a race, they will not receive associated race points, regardless of any official rank. A driver will be deemed to have started a race once they complete any race formation or pace lap.

Venue changes

In the event that a sporting venue is changed after a contest has been filled, GridRival reserves the right to apply all entry fees to the new event. The user will be able to make edits to their lineup as usual up until the start of the event’s lockdown period.

Canceled and Delayed Events

When an event is canceled, GridRival will refund all entry fees. If a race is postponed before it is scheduled to start and is rescheduled to a later time, GridRival reserves the right to update contest start times to match the start time of the event.

Partially Completed Events

If an event ends without the scheduled number of laps being completed (most often due to weather), GridRival will score the event based on the order of drivers classified in the official results.

Prize Amounts

Prizes vary from race to race based on a number of factors including number of users, entry fee size, and GridRival’s rake. To view a specific contest's prizes, tap on the “prizes” icon in any contest entry screen.

Prize pools are structured in 1 of 3 ways:

  • “Tiered” payouts distribute the prize pool amongst a top % of users with 1st place receiving the most and so on.

  • “50/50” payouts split the prize pool equally amongst the top half of contestants.

  • Finally, “Winner Takes All” contests award the prize pool entirely to the winner of the contest.

Unfilled Contests

Contests that do not fill all entry positions will not run and all entry fees will be refunded to the users that entered. To avoid this happening, we recommend finding a contest that is close to full or inviting friends to participate.

Ties

Ties will be settled in the following manner:

  • 50/50 payout contests

    In the event of a tie in the winning half of the contest, payouts will occur split between the tied entrants until there are no more funds to distribute. See several examples below.

    • Scenario 1 (8 players, no ties)

      • Player A - 100 points (25% payout)

      • Player B - 90 points (25% payout)

      • Player C - 80 points (25% payout)

      • Player D - 70 points (25% payout)

      • Player E - 60 points

      • Player F - 50 points

      • Player G - 40 points

      • Player H - 30 points

    • Scenario 2 (8 players, tie between positions 2 & 3)

      • Player A - 100 points (25% payout)

      • Player B - 90 points (25% payout)

      • Player C - 90 points (25% payout)

      • Player D - 80 points (25% payout)

      • Player E - 70 points

      • Player F - 60 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

    • Scenario 3 (8 players, tie between positions 4 & 5)

      • Player A - 100 points (25% payout)

      • Player B - 90 points (25% payout)

      • Player C - 80 points (25% payout)

      • Player D - 70 points (12.5% payout)

      • Player E - 70 points (12.5% payout)

      • Player F - 60 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

  • Head-to-Head Contest

    A contest resulting in a tie will return the entry fee to each player minus the contest rake (10%).

  • Tiered Payout Contest

    In the event of a tie, the winnings from that tier and the tier below will be combined and split between winners. This could result in fewer tiers being paid out than originally scheduled, but the same total number of players will be paid out.

    NOTE: payout figures in examples are arbitrary and may not match each individual contest.

    • Scenario 1 (10-player contest, $3 entry, 3 payout positions, no ties

      • Player A - 100 points ($18)

      • Player B - 90 points ($6)

      • Player C - 80 points ($3)

      • Player D - 70 points

      • Player E - 60 points

      • Player F - 50 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

      • Player I - 30 points

      • Player J - 20 points

    • Scenario 2 (10-player contest, $3 entry, 3 payout positions,tie between positions 2 & 3)

      • Player A - 100 points ($18)

      • Player B - 90 points ($4.5)

      • Player C - 90 points ($4.5)

      • Player D - 70 points

      • Player E - 60 points

      • Player F - 50 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

      • Player I - 30 points

      • Player J - 20 points

    • Scenario 3 (10-player contest, $3 entry, 3 payout positions, tie between positions 1 & 2

      • Player A - 100 points ($12)

      • Player B - 100 points ($12)

      • Player C - 90 points ($3)

      • Player D - 70 points

      • Player E - 60 points

      • Player F - 50 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

      • Player I - 30 points

      • Player J - 20 points

    • Scenario 4 (10-player contest, $3 entry, 3 payout positions,tie between positions 1 & 2 & 3)

      • Player A - 100 points ($9)

      • Player B - 100 points ($9)

      • Player C - 100 points ($9)

      • Player D - 70 points

      • Player E - 60 points

      • Player F - 50 points

      • Player G - 50 points

      • Player H - 40 points

      • Player I - 30 points

      • Player J - 20 points

Payout Settlement

After the completion of a contest, GridRival will wait a maximum of 24 hours for any potential penalties or violations to be noted by the official sanctioning body. If no penalties or violations are pending, GridRival may settle the contest and award prizes based on the official results listed at the time.

If an investigation has been opened during the 24-hour window but not closed by its completion, GridRival will wait a maximum of 14 days after the completion of the event for the sport's sanctioning body or league to issue a decision or penalty that will finalize the official results. If no decision has been made, payouts will be settled using the most current results available to GridRival at the time of settlement.

IF SUBSEQUENT PENALTIES ARE ISSUED AFTER OUR SETTLEMENT PROCESS IS COMPLETED, GRIDRIVAL WILL NOT REFUND PAYOUTS OR RESCORE THE EVENT.

IN ALL INSTANCES IN WHICH AN UNEXPECTED OR PREVIOUSLY UNEXPERIENCED CIRCUMSTANCE OCCURS THAT AFFECTS RESULTS IN A WAY THAT HAS NOT BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR IN OUR OFFICIAL RULES, THE DECISION TO SETTLE OR REFUND ENTRY FEES IS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF GRIDRIVAL.

Rescores

In the event that a post-race decision is made by the official sport-sanctioning body or league that affects GridRival’s scoring and falls within the settlement timelines listed above, we will rescore the event prior to settling payouts. The same is true in the instance that GridRival encounters an issue with its software or if an error in data from a 3rd party data provider is experienced.

On rare occasions, payouts may need to be revoked and reissued due to a mistake in the contest creation process, scoring, or grading. In these instances, we will always use the payout structure dictated prior to the contest beginning upon resettlement.

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