Last year Fan Controlled Football kicked off its inaugural season and quickly became a cult favorite among football fans. The league took a different approach to the game, it put the fans in charge. For its first season the league consisted of 4 teams and all of the games were televised on Twitch.
Well, if you were a fan of the FCF; you’re gonna love this news. The league will be returning this spring with a total of eight teams… and every game will be aired on NBCLX and NBC’s Peacock streaming service.
NBCLX is the official home for Fan Controlled Football (@fcflio) Season 2!
We are thrilled to bring the only professional sports league that empowers fans to call the shots to our viewers. Watch all the games on NBCLX this Spring: https://t.co/VEvvHFLAG2 pic.twitter.com/MUCExy3rEe
— NBCLX (@NBCLX) October 7, 2021
Fan Controlled Football looked to change the entire game last year, as it was almost entirely controlled by the fans. They called all the shots, from creating the teams, to making some of the rules, to ultimately calling the plays for their favorite teams.
The league had four teams: the Wild Aces, Glacier Boyz, Zappers, and Beasts. Which will now be accompanied by four more franchises. The names have not been released just yet, but you can expect that the fans will get a say in what they are.
The Wild Aces took out the Glacier Boyz in the first ever “People’s Championship”, but this year they have a new set of teams to contend with. We’re looking forward to see how the FCF evolves, and can’t wait to see which players standout this season.
This year, FCF will have a nine-week season with seven regular-season weeks and one playoff week, culminating in the People’s Championship.
The matchups will continue to air on Twitch, as well as the FCF mobile app, so there’s plenty of options.
Will you be tuning into Fan Controlled Football this February? Let us know down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.
You can read the full press release below:
Fan Controlled Football Comes to NBCLX for a 2nd Season of No-Holds-Barred Action
Have you ever wished your team handled a play differently? Maybe took that tired veteran off the field for a fresh face? This spring, you can have a say.
Fan Controlled Football is coming back for a second season in spring 2022, with games broadcast on NBCLX, announced FCF and NBCUniversal on Thursday.
In the league’s inaugural season, the Wild Aces clinched The FCF People’s Championship in the last play of regulation, toppling the Glacier Boyz 46-40 on a fan-selected touchdown play. The six-week season had more than 10 million live viewers on Twitch, as fans called the plays in real-time during the games of 7-on-7 no-holds-barred football.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS #theaceiswild pic.twitter.com/R8lHchht5I
— Wild Aces (@FCFWildAces) March 21, 2021
In 2022, the league is doubling down — going from four teams to eight. During preseason, fans will get to name those new teams, along with their jersey colors, logos, league-wide rules and more. At and before gametime, fans can help pick the rosters that play in the games.
“We’re thrilled to add NBCLX as a media partner for the upcoming season. NBC’s rich history in sports, emphasis on innovation, and willingness to embrace Fan Controlled Football without asking us to change made this an easy decision,” said Sohrob Farudi, Chief Operating Officer of Fan Controlled Football. “I can’t wait for all these new fans to experience the dynamic, fun, and interactive style of football we’ve created. Getcha popcorn ready!”
“Fan Controlled Football is a highly engaging and innovative experience, which makes it a great addition to NBCLX’s content portfolio and a great match for our audience,” said Meredith McGinn, NBCUniversal Local’s EVP of Diginets & Original Production. “We are thrilled to partner with the league on its upcoming season and showcase these exciting live games on NBCLX platforms.”
The upcoming nine-week season will kick off in the Spring of 2022 with seven regular-season weeks and one playoff week, culminating in the People’s Championship.
FCF games are 60 minutes long and played on a 50-yard by 35-yard field with 10-yard end zones. You can also watch the games live on Twitch via the Command Center at twitch.tv/fcf and on the FCF mobile app. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #FCF and #PowerToTheFans.
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