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A New Pro Football League Where The Fans Call The Shots

The Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL) is exactly what it sounds like, a real world sports league where the Fans are in charge. It’s like Madden in real life.

All FCFL games will be live-streamed on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers and eSports, available on mobile, desktop, and tablet. The FCFL has also teamed up with IMG Original Content who will be supporting the league with their unparalleled expertise in sports and entertainment.

How it works
Via an interactive video overlay on Twitch or in the FCFL app, fans will call all of the plays in real time for the 8 teams in the new league. The outcome of each fan vote will be relayed to the quarterback and executed on the field.

In addition to play calling, the FCFL is putting fans in the General Manager role for the first time in sports, allowing them to determine each team’s name, logo, coach, and the players that make the roster via a fan-run draft. It’s a video game brought to life, and it’s what every football fan has been waiting for.

In the FCFL you don’t play for your hometown fans, you play for fans across the globe. All 8 teams will be based in a single city and play in a massive production studio. This is a league built for the digital fan, and as a player you will have a global stage to show what you can do. Our streaming broadcast deal with Twitch provides an audience of more than 120 million passionate fans ready to call your number. Time to show the world what you’ve got.

  • 7 on 7, fast-paced, high-scoring football
  • 8 teams – 18 man rosters
  • 1-hour games, start to finish
  • $1,000,000+ championship pool
  • Eight squads that all play in one location – so instead of rooting for their hometown franchise, FCFL fans join the team with their favorite Fan Captain
  • Fan Captains are well known influencers from the world of sports & entertainment that are die-hard football fans
  • Each Fan Captain will help determine their team’s unique strategy and style – from the team name and logo, to the type of offense they will run




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  • Amazon’s Twitch has acquired the live streaming rights to the FCFL’s games which will be be promoted to their 120+mil monthly active viewers
  • The Twitch platform enables the FCFL to deliver a cutting edge fan experience with interactive overlays enabling fans to deep dive into player analytics and call plays live for their team
  • Fan Captains will co-stream their team games to provide their insight on what play calls and roster moves they want their team’s fans to make in real time
Designed for the digital fan, rather than the traditional stadium or arena. All of our games will be played in a cutting-edge production studio where a truly interactive sports entertainment experience can be delivered in real time to any connected device on the planet
Proof of concept FIRST EVER FAN RUN TEAM

In 2017 we proved the fan-run model when we launched an expansion team called the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles in the Indoor Football League. We partnered with both Amazon’s Twitch and Sports Illustrated, and turned over control of the team to our fans – generating hundreds of thousands of streams and play-calls via our mobile app from fans across the world. The fan playcalling lead to one of the most high-powered offenses in the league and our quarterback was named Offensive Rookie of the Year.


Sohrob Farudi


An accomplished international C-level executive and venture-backed entrepreneur. Has held
the CEO role at multiple startups.

Ray Austin

Co-Founder & Commissioner, FCFL

Played five years of professional football at defensive back. Member of the New York Jets,
Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers.

Grant Cohen

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Experienced mobile app monetization start up entrepreneur who has helped lead companies
through four positive acquisitions and a NASDAQ IPO.

Patrick Dees

Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer

Serial entrepreneur and dynamic executive involved with myriad successful startups. Co-Founded Talk About Wireless.

Steve Adler

Chief Technology Officer

Serial tech entrepreneur and industry visionary. Former head NFL Mobile Technology Group.

Andy Dolich


Veteran industry executive with prior C-level roles in the NFL, NBA and MLB

Mimi Nguyen-Behan

Chief Financial Officer

Founding Partner at Agility Financial Partners. Former SVP, Finance and Operations at
Science Media Services Inc.

Jen Rottenberg


Sports Marketing veteran. Former CMO of USA Water Polo. Involved in the growth and sale
of six brands / businesses within the sports space.

Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Director of Digital Communications

EJ Baker

Associate Producer

Trinity Brocato

The Matrix

John Brostrom

Partnership Analytics

Jason Chilton

Director of Football Technology

Dustin D’Addato

Executive Producer

Jenny Forrest

Graphic Design

Ariel Horn

Head of Content

Coach Liotta

Coach of the Fans

Jake Mater

Video Production

Beth Miller

Team Owner & Fan Captain Liaison

John Pettit

Vice President Operations

Rick Skubinna

Digital Promotion

Dewey Tann

Video Production

Ed Walter

Head of Branding

Lionel Yarmon

Director of Football Operations

Alex Zelvin

VP of Gaming and Digital Operations


Rob Freeman

Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Mark Irace

Former CMO, FanDuel

Manish Jha

Former GM of Mobile, NFL

Nick Long

Systems Designer, Ready At Dawn Studios

Joe Montana

NFL HOF, General Partner, Liquid 2 Ventures

Greg Moore

Commissioner, SIAC

James Rishwain

Chair Emeritus, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Margaret Rosenfeld

Partner, Smith Anderson Law Firm

Seth Schorr

CEO, Fifth Street Gaming

Al Wilson

Former NFL All-Pro

Matt Wolf

VP Entertainment Ventures, Coca Cola