“Jeopardy!” announced on Monday that it is launching a fantasy league sweepstakes to coincide with its upcoming All-Stars Games tournament.
For those of you playing at home, that’s a fantasy football-style contest in which you pick your own team of All-Stars and track their progress throughout the competition.
It’s ideal for anyone who has a love of both sports and game show trivia and anyone who also is looking for something else to obsess over if they were eliminated from their fantasy football playoffs.
Here’s how it works: participants pick one captain and two team members from the 18 former champions playing in the tournament to build their team during the selection period, which runs from Dec. 3 to Dec. 31. Then, during the “Jeopardy! All-Star Games,” which airs from Feb. 20 to Mar. 5, 2019, fantasy team owners can watch and cheer their team on as they accrue fantasy points.
But don’t go racing to draft Ken Jennings with your first overall pick just yet. You earn fantasy points for each correct response a player gives and correct “Final Jeopardy!” responses are worth 10 points. Each of these points represents an entry into the sweepstakes, so the more points the three players on a fantasy team accrue, the more chances a fantasy team owner has of winning.
“Jeopardy!” is partnering with Lindblad Expeditions for the contest, and winners of the league sweepstakes will win a vacation.
Some of the returning competitors of the upcoming “All-Stars Games” include Ken Jennings, Colby Burnett, Julia Collins and Buzzy Cohen.