The first season of the "Betsafe-LKL" and "Cryplect" organized "fantasy" leagues has concluded
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The first season of the "Betsafe-LKL" and "Cryplect" organized "fantasy" leagues has concluded

Author: LKL.lt
2023-06-22

The end of the 30th anniversary season of the "Betsafe-LKL" league was marked by the "Cryplect" organized "fantasy" league.

From October to June, the fantasy league featured trading cards of every "Betsafe-LKL" basketball player. In total, almost 180,000 game cards were distributed among the 13.5 thousand registered players, consisting of five different levels: Common, Rare, Legendary, Ultimate, and Hall of Fame.

In addition to the overall season league, separate leagues were held for the Citadele KMT tournament and the "Betsafe-LKL" playoffs.

The winner of the overall league was the user "Outsider," who scored 12,626.6 points. They received a grand prize package, including an iPhone 14 Pro, a season pass for the 2023-2024 "Betsafe-LKL" season, tickets to the Citadele KMT Final Four, and an original "Molten" championship basketball.

This player collected a total of 375 cards, with the highest-scoring cards belonging to Jeffery Garretto, Kevarrius Hayes, Edgar Ulanov, Ahmad Caver, and Tim Lambrecht.

In second place was the user "Martafele" with 12,075.8 points. They won two tickets to selected matches of the next season, an original "Betsafe-LKL" sports outfit, and a basketball. In third place was the user "DeivisRamas" with 11,458.7 points. This player was awarded two tickets to selected matches of the next season, a "Brite" drinks package, and an original basketball.

Impressive prizes were also awarded to the winner of the mid-season league, who enjoyed the VIP experience of the Citadele KMT Final Four. In the playoff league, players competed for "Akropolis" gift cards. One player was randomly selected and won a PlayStation 5 console and the NBA2K23 game. The lucky winner was the user "egisss."

Throughout the season, the most frequently used cards in the fantasy game were those of Marcus Foster, E. Ulanov, A. Caver, and J. Garretto, as they brought the highest number of points. A. Caver, who became the league's regular-season MVP, most often featured in the weekly teams.

"It was an amazing first season. We had 13.5 thousand Lithuanian basketball fans registered on our platform, who competed daily for great prizes. We are proud that together with 'Betsafe-LKL,' we managed to create a friendly and passionate basketball community that shares feedback to improve. We thank 'Betsafe-LKL' for their trust and also extend our thanks to the fans, clubs, and players. This is just the beginning; let's keep playing," shared Samuel Vardas, one of the founders and marketing director of "Cryplect."

"In the first season, we received significant attention from enthusiasts. It is gratifying to see a new community formed on the Discord platform, where discussions never cease. During this season, we learned a lot and improved ourselves. It was truly a great start, and we hope to attract an even larger number of players starting from autumn, offering them an even better product," – Vaidas Leliuga, LKL Head of communications.

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