Competition: Heineken Star Player – Watch Live Football, Make Predictions, WIN! Champions League Tickets!

Chris Wright

17th, November 2011

By Chris Wright

Heineken Star Player is a real-time game that allows players to predict the outcome of various incidents during live Champions League games and by playing along with Pies next week, you could stand to win a really rather fantabulous prize.

The way it works is simple. You either visit the Heineken Star Player site or download the FREE app, register (which takes a couple of seconds), create an account for yourself and join the Pies mini league – more on that later.

How to play…

Ten minutes before the chosen games start (Manchester United vs Benfica, Tuesday 22nd December and Bayer Leverkusen vs Chelsea, Wed 23rd Nov) Star Player opens up for play.

When a match kicks-off, the game timer syncs up automatically with the time on the live coverage on TV, and the pursuit of points begins.

Heineken Star Player screenshot

Throughout the game, you’re given eight chances to accurately predict whether either team will score within the next 30 seconds. A correct guess wins big points, with the first player to take the plunge scoring more points than those who leave it until the ball is about to cross the line.

Free-kicks or corners result in a quick decision having to be made, with each outcome – goal, miss, save, clear – offering a different points haul depending on the probability of each outcome.

There are also trivia questions that will offer points during lulls in play, achievement badges to collect and various ‘power-ups’ to maximise your score – all of which you will be explained on the Star Player site once you sign up.

Heineken Star Player screenshot

Anyway. Heineken have given us the chance to allow 25 Pies readers (first come, first served) into a mini-league to square-off on Star Player during Man Utd vs Benfica on Tues 22nd Nov and Bayer Leverkusen vs Chelsea on Weds 23rd Nov.

Just to make it clear, the league will run during both games over the two consecutive nights.

The player with the most points, sitting proud at the top of the table come the end of the game on Wednesday night will then win a pair of tickets to Man City vs Bayern Munich at the Etihad on 7th December courtesy of our pals at Heineken.

Not bad for a night’s work, eh?

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If you are interested in entering, and are over the age of 18, just send us an email to (with ‘Star Player’ in the subject field) and the first 25 of you in our inbox will be sent the Pies Star Player league entry code.

Terms and Conditions…

  • The ‘prize’ is a pair of match tickets to the UEFA Champions League game between Manchester City and Bayern Munich at The City of Manchester Stadium
  • Travel is not included in the prize
  • The prizewinner will be the highest ranking player in the Pies StarPlayer league at full-time between Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea
  • The prizewinner and their guest must agree to abide by the Stadium rules at all times
  • The prizewinner is responsible for the behavior of their guests
  • Failure to adhere to the rules may result in the tickets being withdrawn
  • There is no cash alternative
  • The prize is non-transferable
  • You must be over 18 to enter the competition
  • The Editor’s decision is final
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoters reserve the right to offer alternative prizes of equal or greater value.
  • The promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate this promotion at any time due to circumstances beyond its control.
  • The prize winner(s) will be contacted via email, telephone or Facebook.
  • Winners must respond to notification of their prize within 24 hours otherwise the right to claim the prize will be lost and the promoter reserves the right to re-award the prize(s). The Promoter may re-award event ticket prizes if winners are subject to an order preventing their attendance at public events. The winner and their guest are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the match.
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    Good luck folks!