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Getting Started!

You're new? This guide's for you! 🤩
This is the guide for Basketball🏀! Head here for Football ⚽: Getting Started!​
Let's look at four steps to get you started like a Champ 🔥:
  1. 1.
    Draft your starting team
  2. 2.
    Play in the Leagues game mode
  3. 3.
    Get your hands on rare cards
  4. 4.
    Play in the Tournaments game mode

1. Draft your starting team

Your first mission as a new manager will be to draft your first cards.
You will have a budget and your objective is to draft the best 8 Basketball Ultimate Cards: 3 Guard, 3 Forward, 2 Center. possible without exceeding that budget.
You can auto-draft to automatically fill your team within the budget! 🔥
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The game provides a wide variety of performance insights (stats) for each athlete in order to help you make the best decision possible! Browse them to make the best decisions possible!
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2. Play in the Leagues game mode

The Leagues is a completely free-to-play game mode and the perfect way to start earning rewards weekly!
Level playing field: The rarity of the cards in your lineup does not impact the final score, meaning that you have the same chances to win as the big players!
To get more details on the team builder rules, see Team building rules! What can you win in the Leagues?🎁
  • 1🟪Epic Card and $CHAMP tokens for the top 50 players every gameweek
  • Commons Cards every gameweek to improve your collection
  • MGC tokens every gameweek that can be spent in the Pack Store to open Packs
Furthermore, for those who reach the top of the "Season Leaderboard," we have fantastic season rewards! You can find them here: https://whitepaper.ultimate-champions.com/the-game/seasons​

Onboarding objectives

There are multiple onboarding objectives upon sign up, that once completed, will grant you some rewards to help you improve your initial squad!
You can find them and claim the rewards at the top of the Leagues game mode!
Make sure you complete them to unlock all the potential rewards
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3. Get your hands on rare cards

In order to expand your experience you will need to get your hands on Epic, Mythic or Unique Basketball Cards!
A couple of ways to do that:
  • ​Marketplace 💰- purchase cards from other players on the secondary market
  • ​Packs 📦- can be purchased for a chance to get rare cards - we usually have a Pack drop every week!
  • Rewards - you can also win rare cards for free through our game modes
Got your hands on a rare card? Time to get your team to the next level and play in the Tournaments! 💫

4. Play in Tournaments

​Tournaments are our most competitive game modes offering the best rewards. You only need 1 Epic Card to start competing in the Global Tournaments! 🤯
Tournaments have specific 'themes' which define which athlete are eligible to register in it. Our current recurring tournaments are:
  • Global Tournament - any athlete can be registered in your teams
  • Euroleague - only athletes competing in the Euroleague are eligible
  • Eurocup- only athletes competing in the Eurocup are eligible
Other themed Tournaments may return on a frequent basis to bring some fun and variety to our gameweeks!
Each tournament has multiple divisions, each of which requires specific Card rarities to enter:
  • Beginner - Requires a minimum of 1 Epic card
  • Amateur - Requires a minimum of 5 Epic cards
  • Pro - Requires a minimum of 3 Epics cards
  • Veteran - Requires a minimum of 2 Mythic Cards
  • Legends - Requirements will be revealed when Legends division is added
Restrictions for tournaments may change over time due to the live nature of the game.
What can you win the Tournaments? 🎁
The sky is the limit in Tournaments! The Champion of the Global Veteran division currently wins 1 Star Mythic and 2000 Champ ! That's it, you're ready to become the Ultimate Champions 🚀