Challenges are included in Recognize, Gamify, Pro, and Enterprise Packages.
Fantasy Competitions are included in Gamify, Pro, and Enterprise Packages.
What types of Competitions can Ambition run?
There are two Competition frameworks available: Challenge and Fantasy. Learn more here.
Users will be notified via email when they are involved in a Competition.
Learn more about those emails and see examples here.
Competitions can also be monitored in Ambition. Learn more here.
What are some ideas for competitions we can run?
The Ambition Blog is constantly sharing competition best practices and new, fun competition ideas! Check it out here.
What is a Challenge?
A Challenge consists of:
- Competitors (Individuals or Groups)
- Metric(s) - Up to 5
How will Users know about the Challenge?
Competitors will receive email notifications to alert them they are participating in an Ambition Challenge. Learn more about Competition emails here.
Challenges are also able to be monitored within Ambition. Learn more about monitoring Challenges here.
Can I export Challenge results?
Yes, challenges & fantasy seasons can be exported.
- Individual Challenge Export Includes:
- Challenge Details (start, end, number of competitors, last processed time, etc.)
- Score Configuration
- Scores & Prizes
- Scheduled Time Off
- Fantasy Season Export Includes:
- Fantasy Competition Details (start, end, number of competitors, last processed time, etc.)
- Score Configuration
- Final Results (win/loss record, points for, points against, streak)
- Scores (including regular season and playoff matchups)
If Prizes are set and awarded in a Challenge, each individual Challenge's prize winner can also be exported. Learn more about Prize Exports here.
What are the options for how long or short a Challenge can be?
Shortest option for a one-off Challenge is 30 minutes.
Shortest option for a recurring Challenge is one hour.
Longest option for Challenges is 365 continuous days.
Can I create a multi-metric Challenge?
Yes! Up to 5 Metrics can be combined in a single Challenge.
Can I schedule a recurring Challenge?
Yes! We include a guide to recurring Challenges here.
If a Group is actively participating in a Challenge, what happens if new users are added to the Group?
If the Hierarchy Level of a Challenge is a created Group Type (Role, Team, Location, etc), users that are moved into competing groups will automatically become participants in existing challenges. Data of new group members will contribute to the Group's score based on the group join date.
If the Hierarchy Level of a Challenge is Users > Within > a group, users that are moved into competing groups will not automatically become participants in existing challenges. If you want newly added team members to become active participants, navigate to the ongoing Challenge, and click Edit. Make no changes to the Challenge setup, and click Update Challenge.
If a Group is actively participating in a Challenge, what happens if users are removed from the Group or Ambition?
If the Hierarchy Level of a Challenge is a created Group Type (Role, Team, Location, etc), users that are removed as members of competing groups will automatically be removed as participants in existing challenges. Data of removed group members will still contribute to the Group's score based on the date they left the Group.
If a user is deactivated from Ambition entirely, any data they contributed to the Group's score will be preserved up until the day of deactivation.
If the Hierarchy Level of a Challenge is Users > Within > a group, users that are removed from competing groups will not automatically become removed from existing challenges. If you want recently removed team members to leave an existing challenge, navigate to the ongoing Challenge, and click Edit. Make no changes to the Challenge setup, and click Update Challenge.
If a user is deactivated from Ambition entirely, any data they contributed toward their score in the Challenge will be removed from the Challenge and they will no longer be represented as a participant of the Challenge.
What is different about an Activity or Objective Score Challenge?
Since Activity and Objective Scores are calculated on specific time frames, make sure your Challenge mirrors your Scorecard setup.
If you use monthly Objective Scores, make sure your Challenge starts on the 1st of the month.
If using weekly Activity or Objective Scores, start your Challenge on Monday.
Can my half-day Challenge be scored on a user or team's daily average?
If any Challenge utilizing averages has a time frame shorter than 1 day (hour long, half-day, etc), the full day's average will be used in the score calculation.
How are Projections calculated?
Within a Challenge Overview page, Users can see how they or their team stacks up when compared to other competitors. A User can view progress towards each Metric in the Challenge, their score progression, and score projection (dotted line) which is calculated using historical performance data.
Projections are calculated by analyzing the past 12 weeks of data (if available) and makes an educated guess on what any individual user/team will score. The more data our system collects, the more accurate Projections get. With that being said, it is still just a prediction.
Fantasy Competition FAQs
What is a Fantasy Competition?
A structured competition that involves a regular season and playoffs. Modeled after "Fantasy Football" where either individuals or groups compete against each other week-to-week with best performers entering into a playoff where ultimate winner is determined.
When will games begin?
All games start on Monday and run week-to-week.
How long can a Fantasy Competition run?
Minimum of 1 regular season week is required to create a Fantasy Competition.
40 weeks is the longest # of weeks a regular season can run.
2 additional weeks will be reserved for Playoffs as well.
Can I adjust the number of weeks the Playoffs occur?
No, Playoffs will always be two weeks due to the nature of the bracket.
Playoff Week 1:
Game 1: Seed 1 vs Seed 4
Game 2: Seed 2 vs Seed 3
Playoff Week 2 (Championship):
Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2
Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
What do W/L, PF, PA, and Steak mean on the Standings Page?
The standings page will rank competitors and feature a few statistics about their performance over the season.
W/L = Number of Wins/Number of Losses
PF = Points For (the total points the user/team has scored this season)
PA = Points Against (the total number of points scored against the user/team this season)
Streak = How many games have been won or lost in a row.
Fantasy Competition Creation
Do I have to keep up with and create brackets?
Nope! The schedule is determined automatically.
Ambition created the bracket, but can I rearrange or change any matchups?
No, at the current time the bracket is created automatically and cannot be manually adjusted.
Will I be able to view the schedule/bracket ahead of time?
If you created a Fantasy Competition where the Season starts the following week or any other week in the future, the schedule will not be accessible in Ambition until the Start Time.
If the regular season is coming to an end, the Playoff match ups will not be visible until the week the Playoffs begin.
I created a Fantasy Competition, but where did it go?
If you created a Fantasy Competition where the Season starts the same week you created the competition, don't panic if everything doesn't show up immediately. Ambition is compiling the bracket which may ~5 minutes to process, especially for large team competitions.
If you created a Fantasy Competition where the Season starts the following week or any other week in the future, the schedule will not be accessible in Ambition until the Season's Start Time.
You can see any Fantasy Competitions you've created through the left navigation > Competitions > Manage.
Filter for Competition Type = Fantasy.
How will Users know about the Fantasy Competition?
Competitors will receive email notifications each week when a competition starts and ends.
Learn more about Competition emails here.
Does it matter how many teams I have?
You must have at least 4 competitors. If you have an odd number of competitors participating, an Ambition Phantom player will be created to ensure there is always a matchup between two players with no competitor sitting out.
What is the Ambition Phantom?
When an odd number of competitors are being used, the Ambition Phantom is a headless competitor to ensure that no competitor get a "bye" week, or a week with no competitor. The Phantom's score will be the average score of all competitors. We recommend multi-user style Grouping and average Metrics especially if the Phantom will be participating as a competitor.
Can one team be in two different Fantasy Competitions?
A competitor (for example, Team A) cannot compete in simultaneous Fantasy competitions.
In the case of desiring two full Fantasy Competitions back-to-back, the current Fantasy Competition will have to finish before a new Competition can be created.
Note: A User can compete in a User vs User Fantasy Competition while also being involved in another Fantasy Competition as a part a competing Group.
Ex. Joe Smith is competing as an individual in Fantasy Competition A, and also competition as a member of a Challenge Team in Fantasy Competition B.
What happens if a Team/Group/Role that's competing is disbanded or deleted during the Fantasy Competition?
In a case where a Team/User is deactivated or deleted during the course of an ongoing Fantasy Competition, the Phantom will take the place of the deactivated entity. If the Phantom was already participating in the Fantasy Competition, a second Phantom competitor will be generated as well.
What is used as a tiebreaker?
In the case of a tie, the winner is determined by their projected score (which analyzes the past 12 weeks of historical performance).
Can I compete on Objective Score instead of a specific Metric?
If you wish to compete on Objective Score you can only do so if the Objective Score time frame is set to Weekly.
How are Fantasy Score Projections Calculated?
Within a Fantasy Matchup, Users can see how they or their team stacks up when compared to other competitors. A User can view progress towards each Metric in the competition, their score progression, and score projection (dotted line) which is calculated using historical performance data.
Projections are calculated by analyzing the past 12 weeks of data (if available) and makes an educated guess on what any individual user/team will score. The more data our system collects, the more accurate Projections get. However, it is still just a prediction.