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Team Ownership Guidelines

Generally, there are two ways you can take ownership of a team in CSFBL: create a new team or recruit an existing team.

Creating a Team

To create a team, log in and go to the Create Team page. There are some important things to know about creating a team.

New users must wait 30 days until they can create their first teams. (They should add teams to their franchise by recruiting a team as described below.) A newly created team is not automatically a member of a league; as a result, it will not participate in any games until you activate it by joining an existing league that has an available slot for a team. Leagues require 24 teams before they start simulating games, so it often takes some time for a new league to get the 24 teams needed to start. As a result, creating a team is often not the best way to get started right away playing CSFBL.

Once you create and activate a new team, you can not create another team for 30 days. (You can still recruit teams during that time.)

Once you create a team, you have two choices: activate it into a league, or wait 7 days for it to be automatically deleted. Until those 7 days expire, you will not be able to create another team

You can not activate more than one team in a given league - all leagues are restricted to permit one team per owner per league. (You can have teams in different leagues, but no more than one team in each league.)

Recruiting a Team

To recruit a team you can look in two places:

Go to the Recruit a Team page to examine a sampling of 20 available teams. (Refresh the page to see a different 20 teams.)

Go to an individual League page and click on the recruit team link for any unowned teams.

There are some restrictions to recruiting a team:

  • You can't recruit a team from a league that you already own a team in.
  • You cannot recruit a team in a Premier League

If you owned a team in a league in the past, you can not recruit another team in the same league for at least 90 days. Instead, pick a team from a different league to recruit.

Owning multiple teams with multiple accounts

There's nothing in CSFBL stopping you from having more than one account (though it is not really necessary, so why would you?). There's also no reason you can't own multiple teams

You can not own more than one team in each league. Even if you have two accounts, do not take two teams in the same league. We do routine monitoring of the system, and odds are we will find you and revoke your ownership of one or both teams.