Bachelor in Paradise

How Does Bach Bracket’s Bachelor In Paradise Fantasy League Work?

The Official Bachelor In Paradise Fantasy League Starts Soon!

The Bachelorette is coming to an end, and it’s time for everyone’s favorite debauchery-filled guilty pleasure show to return to our TVs. After the potentially devastating news that we might not have a BIP Season 4, the sweet reality of knowing that the show returns tomorrow is that much better.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how the Bachelor In Paradise fantasy league works, so we thought we’d lay out all the details in one convenient location.

Q: Why is there only one league type to choose from?

A: This is our Advanced League and, trust us, you’ll love it. Because the contestants switch out so frequently in BIP, it doesn’t really make sense to make conventional bracket picks. Many of the contestants who will appear on this season won’t even be announced during the first episode, some you won’t even see until the second half of the season. That’s why there is only one game type for Bachelor in Paradise, which is our advanced league!

Q: Okay, great. So how does an Advanced League work?

A: In our Advanced League, you will choose a team of contestants for each episode that will win or lose you points based on things that happen.

Q: What kinds of things?

A: Glad you asked. Our full list of rules for this season are listed below. Some can be earned repetitively, others can only be earned once.

Bachelor In Paradise Season 5 – Fantasy Rules

One Time Bonuses

10 Contestant receives first ever rose at RC

10 First to ask someone on a date with date card

10 First to contestant to ask to “steal” someone from another contestant

15 First couple to have 1-on-1 time in the hot tub

15 First live musician during a 1 on 1 date

20 First kiss of the season

20 First plane ride

20 First boat ride

20 First to be asked on a date with date card

20 First 1 on 1 date

25 First to mention Jared and Ashley

25 First to mention Carly and Evan

25 First person to be told “I love you”

One Time Penalties

-15 First person to kiss Jordan

-25 First cry of the season

-20 First person to say “I’m not ready to leave paradise”

Positive Points

10 Contestant is shown eating during the episode ((food must be seen entering mouth) max one per contestant per episode)

10 Contestant holds prop or wears costume in paradise intro (max one point per contestant all season)

10 Contestant says someone is “Not here for the right reasons”

10 Contestant says “This is a beautiful place to fall in love”

10 Says they’re “falling in love” with another contestant

10 Has 1 on 1 conversation with Chris Harrison

10 Contestant is seen taking a shot (alcohol must be seen entering mouth)

10 Dances with another contestant

15 Jumping into water holding hands with another contestant

15 Gets asked on a date

15 Contestant says “I’m not here to make friends”

20 Kisses on sand or in ocean (Once per episode)

20 Has offsite overnight date

25 Gets Engaged

Negative Points:

-20 Leaves on their own accord

-20 Requires an ambulance being called

-20 Vomits

-10 Cries

-20 Contestant gets physical (push, punch) with another contestant

-20 Contestant has a black box over them

-25 Gets rejected when asking another contestant on a date

-20 Is shown talking to an animal

Q: How often will our brackets be scored?

A: Leagues will automatically be scored after every episode. You’ll be able to see scoring breakdowns of who got points and why the were awarded every day following an episode.

Q: How often can I change who is on my team?

A: You’ll be able to choose new contestants after every episode.

Have other questions we didn’t answer? Let us know & we’ll add them to our FAQ. Not sure where to get started? We encourage you to join our Official Bach Bracket League, or Create a League of your own!