The League Manager (LM) is the title of the creator of a League Manager league. As the league creator, the LM has the power to customize the league rules to create the fantasy league of their dreams. The default ruleset is identical to the standard ESPN Fantasy leagues available to the public (referred to as Public Leagues). The LM then gets to decide what options to add/remove, adjust points, add'remove roster slots, set the schedule, draft date/time/type, and more.
Because these leagues are highly customized, they are private. This means that the only way to join one is to be invited by the LM via email.
Additionally, the LM is the ultimate authority for all aspects of their league, including but not limited to league business, player trades, infractions of these rules and disputes among franchise owners.
The LM will investigate all overall winners for collusion before awarding overall prizes and it has the right to disqualify owners or remove them from the leaderboard if deemed necessary.
The decisions of the LM shall be final and irreversible. The League Manager has the right to make any necessary changes to the game and rules as the season progresses. Any changes will be properly noted on the league's homepage.
If a League Manager ever wants to relinquish his/her role within a League Manager League, all they have to do is navigate to the "LM Tools" tab and click on "Assign League Manager Powers" and select another team owner for that role.
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