EA's Fantasy Football gets some new features

by: John -
If you're a big fantasy football fan, then you might want to check out what EA is offering. The one feature that stands out is Madden NFL 06 support. Cost is $50 for the commissioner and $10 per team owner.
EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Scores First with Exclusive Team Management Features, Madden NFL 06 Support; EA SPORTS Edge and MaddenView Offer Players Ultimate Prediction Tools for 2005 Season

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--EA SPORTS(TM) Fantasy Football from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), kicked off the first fantasy football service that gives team owners the EA SPORTS(TM) Edge, a sliding analyzer tool, to optimize their lineups and offers fantasy updates in Madden NFL 06.

EA SPORTS Fantasy Football is the only online fantasy football service that gives an optimal level of team management capabilities, player insights and enhanced must-have fantasy features such as live scoring, in-depth analysis, online drafts, real time injury reports, and more. Plus the EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Commissioner service offers the highest caliber Commissioner tools for half the price of competing services.

"EA SPORTS Fantasy Football offers fans the most innovative fantasy football experience available with exclusive analytical capabilities that team owners need for a championship season," said Chip Lange, vice president of marketing, EA SPORTS. "EA SPORTS delivers the next evolution in fantasy football with the unique ability to include fantasy updates in Madden NFL 06 -- a feature that will generate a new level of fantasy excitement in 2005."

EA SPORTS Fantasy Football features:

-- EA SPORTS Edge: Decide which player to start using with EA SPORTS Edge -- a sliding analyzer tool to optimize a team's lineup.

-- MaddenView: Create the best possible team with MaddenView -- a new prediction tool that utilizes Madden NFL 06 to maximize roster decisions and generate the most possible points.

-- Madden NFL 06: Check fantasy scores, get trade notifications and earn trophies in Madden NFL 06 -- the only video game to offer fantasy capabilities.

-- The WarmUp: Discover the lighter side of fantasy football with The WarmUp -- a fun take on your favorite NFL players and community happenings for football for fanatics.

Prizes*:

-- VIP trip to the all star game in Hawaii: Only EA SPORTS Fantasy Football gives the top overall scoring Team Owner a VIP trip for two to the all star game in Hawaii.

-- EA video games: Each Team Owner who wins their league will receive an EA game of their choice for the Xbox -- The Official Platform for EA SPORTS Fantasy Football

* Void in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Vermont and where prohibited. Eligibility restrictions apply. Contest starts September 9, 2005 and ends January 2, 2006. See (provide URL for Team Owner contest rules) for complete rules.

EA SPORTS Fantasy Football fans may start forming leagues today at www.easports.com/fantasy. The Commissioner cost for this innovative league is $49.99, and each Team Owner pays $9.99. Madden NFL 06 ships in August 2005.
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