Creating an Ambition Fantasy Competition
Things to know before you start
There's only a little bit of setup, but a lot to understand. If you haven't already, read up on What is an Ambition Fantasy Competition?
By default, Managers cannot create Competitions.
If you desire for all Managers, specific Managers, or even end Users to Create, Edit, and Delete Competitions, ensure the Permission
Competitions: All Access has been assigned!
Have questions about updating Permissions? Learn more here.
Create a Fantasy Competition:
1. Open the left navigation and click Administration > Competitions > Create.
2. Click the green Create button on the Fantasy tile.
3. Complete the Create New Competition Form. Fill out the following fields:
1. Name and Time Frame
Name: Name your Fantasy Competition. We recommend sticking with Season-Based titles such as Sales Season 1 Fantasy League
Select the Monday you want your Competition to start. Since weekly matchups always start on Monday, your season must as well.
# Season Weeks
How many weeks of regular season play?
At least 1 week of regular season play has to occur.
Max # of weeks is 16.
Things to Note:
Remember that 2 weeks are always reserved for playoffs.
Selecting a negative # of weeks will not create a Fantasy Competition that begins in the past.
Weekly Game End Day
How long does each weekly matchup run? It can be as short a 1 (Monday's only), up to 7 (All week long, great teams with contribution over the weekend).
Does your team focus in the morning and save meetings for afternoons? Maybe consider half-day games?
Do your teams work multiple shifts? Maybe a 24 hour window is better to cover all competitor's schedule?
End Time Zone
Which Time Zone are your competitors in?
Most Customers choose to pick the timezone of their most western players (e.g. 5 pm pst). This will allow those eager East coasters the ability to stay late to clinch the victory
Click the green Next Step button to continue creation.
2. Choose Competitors
What level of competition will you create?
- User vs User?
- Team vs Team?
- Division vs Division?
Read more about Ambition's Hierarchy Levels here
If a Custom or Within grouping is selected, pick specific Users / Groups to compete in the Challenge.
Scoring Best Practice: It's important to choose metrics that are updated frequently enough to drive team behavior. We recommend metrics which are updated at least hourly for real-time results.
We recommend our multi-metric, normalized aggregate Activity Score. Using the Activity Score allows you to compete across cross functional roles (e.g. AEs & BDRs) or unbalanced teams.
If you wish to compete on Objective Score you can only do so if your Organization's Objective Score time frame is set to Weekly.
If you choose to use another metric, we strongly encourage you to use real-time metrics. Lagging metrics undermine the spirit of competition and make it hard for contributors to stay engaged.
Note: Multi-Metric Competitions cannot exceed combining 5 metrics.
Click the purple Add Score Parameter button to begin compiling your competition Metrics.
Select a Metric from the Metric drop down.
Select the Scoring Type
If Points is selected as the Scoring Type, complete adjust the Points Per Value selections to fit your needs.
Example showcases where 5 points will be given per 1 Appointment Set
Determine and set options for the Scoring Parameter.
Use Per-User Average - Recommended for when competing groups are not the same size
Sum Daily Averages - Recommended for long durations where affecting the average becomes increasingly difficult
Exclude Weekends - Do not include weekends in the scoring calculation
Allow Benching - Benching will not apply if toggled off
Min Value - The floor that must be reached before score contribution is made
Max Value - The ceiling at which no additional score contribution is made
Repeat the above steps for each desired Score Parameter.
Multi-Metric Competitions can combine up to 5 metrics.
4. Set Prizes (optional)
Prizes are not required, but if appropriate 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes can be listed here.
Depending on the make up of your Competition, Best of the Rest and Season MVP prizes can be awarded as well.
A "Best of the Rest" title will be awarded to the winner of the consolation bracket if more than four competitors are involved.
A "Season MVP" title will be awarded if the Fantasy is a Group Based competition. User vs User competitions will not award a Season MVP as the Winner of the entire Competition will equate to the MVP.
5. Once you've completed the Fantasy Form, click the green Create Competition button in the bottom right.