We enter the busiest period of the year for Velogames just now: after Paris - Nice and Tirreno - Adriatico unfolded in quick succession, it's now time to make your choices for most people's favourite Velogames event of the year, the Spring Classics league!
Each player takes the role of a Directeur Sportif of a professional cycling team. The aim of the contest is to select the best possible team of 12 riders to compete in the major Spring Classics - the historic one-day races that form the spine of the early-season cycling calendar. Directeurs must select their 12 riders based on a budget, and can change their team between races by using their 24 allocated transfers.
The Velogames Fantasy Spring Classics campaign begins with Milano - Sanremo on Saturday 18th March and continues through 11 races until Liege - Bastogne - Liege on Sunday 24th April.
The entry deadline for the first race of the Fantasy Spring Classics Series is 10:00 CET on Saturday 18th March 2017 and, unlike all other leagues, users may enter Fantasy Spring Classics at any point, as their team will start scoring points from the next race.
If you want, you can join the discussion in this thread, where the Daily members have been gathering since the start of the season to discuss their fantasy teams. If you, at the end of the tournament, will find yourself in the top 25 of the Daily league, you'll be awarded from 50 to 2 point in the Daily Velogames Overall league, given that this tournament awards double points compared to the others, as well as additional points depending on how well you do in the overall rankings - you can read the first post of the thread above for further info.
After Tour Down Under, which saw fjhoekie narrowly come out on top, Velogames are back with one of the week-long stage races events they have in the calendar, for the Paris-Nice.
The deadline is really close at the moment, with entries closing at 13:00 CET on Sunday, March 5th, so hurry up, and build a team that can get you on top of the Daily League rankings. And why not, perhaps on top of the Overall rankings, as it has happened to a few other Daily members in the past seasons.
If you want, you can join the discussion in this thread, where the Daily members have been gathering since the start of the season to discuss their fantasy teams. If you, at the end of the tournament, will find yourself in the top 25 of the Daily league, you'll be awarded from 25 to 1 point in the Daily Velogames Overall league, as well as additional points depending on how well you do in the overall rankings - you can read the first post of the thread above for further info.
A new Pro Cycling Manager competition is soon to be launched. Cycling Manager Italia, PCM Focus, PCM Spain, PCM Village and RSM News will organise together the 1st Pro Cycling Manager Champions League.
UPDATE: Other communities still have a chance to join the league if they organise a national championship in time. If you're interested, please contact emmea90 privately.
The tournament in its first edition will involve the World Champions of the past edition, as well as the National Champions of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Nederlands and Spain.
The competitions will be the same as the ones in the last PCM 16 World Cup and there will be ten of them, among track and road. With regard to Road, there will be 8 players involved, whilst for Track there will be 15 of them, at the end of which an overall champion will be declared, in addition to champions of each speciality. All the competitions will be streamed live on Twitch.
The races will be held the week immediately before the PCM World Cup, so the last week of April. Differently from PCM World Cup this tournament will be - for the 1st time - organized together by five communities at the same time.
If you feel like taking part, you first have to subscribe to your national championships. You can find info below: - For Belgium and Nederlands: PCM Focus (tournament already started, subscriptions are closed) - For Germany and Austria: RSM-News - For France: PCM Village - For Italy: Cycling Manager Italia (tournament already started, subscriptions closed) - For Spain: PCM Spain
We hope to engage new countries and new communities in the next editions!
You can find all the information about the tournament on the official pages on Facebook and Twitter. To meet up with the players and the organisers to get info, you can use the PCM Gamecenter Slack Chat. Good luck to all the players who will compete in the 1st edition and may the odds be ever in your favor.
After a couple of months of delay compared to last year, it's time to bring some news about PCM 17, and the opportunity that you could be playing it as early as 2 weeks from now!
Cyanide is looking for 50 players to take part to their closed beta, starting on February 15th and spanning over the course of 2/3 weeks. The beta will involve the testing of new features in both procyclist and career mode, in distinct phases of the testing, and you'll get the chance to send feedback to the developers.
The only requirements are a good amount of free time, a Windows PC with Steam, an account on the official board, and knowledge of the English or French language, so why not give it a go?
If you want to apply, you have until February 12th to do so by filling this form. See the thread on the official PCM forum for more detail, or click on read more to read the official English announcement. And best of luck!
We're not done yet! Today, February 1st, Cyanide released their 11th patch for Pro Cycling Manager 2016, 3 months after the last one, that was code-named 188.8.131.52.
The patch doesn't really mark any overly important changes, unless you were concerned about your races crashing when they lacked their zces file, or that they would crash when you had no teams in sta_race's teams' list. Shocking. Besides that, slow motion for multiplayer mode has been introduced when nearing the finish line, and 2 other generic crashes have been sorted out.
Click read more to read the changelog and their announcement.