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PR: NFL Hall Of Famer Terrell Owens Propels Fan Controlled Football To Record-Setting Opening Week

FCF Receives 2.5 Million Total Live Views Across Twitch, NBCLX, DAZN and FuboTV – Tripling Last Year’s Debut

T.O.’s Last-Second Touchdown Was the Top Highlight with More than 10 Million Views

ATLANTA (April 20, 2022)Fan Controlled Football (FCF), the only professional sports league that empowers fans to call plays in real-time, had a record-breaking opening week for Season v2.0 with record viewership across all streaming platforms, and NFL Hall of Famer and Zappers wide receiver Terrell Owens’ touchdown catch garnering more than ten million views across social channels.

Overall, FCF action generated 2.5 million total live views across Twitch, NBCLX, DAZN and FuboTV, more than tripling the 700,000 total live views from last year’s opening week.

The 48 year-old Owens’ first touchdown catch in nearly a decade received more than 10 million views across all FCF social platforms, surpassing last year’s most-viewed highlight – a game-winning Hail Mary touchdown catch by current NFL wide receiver and former Zapper Josh Gordon.  In total, FCF highlights set a new record with more than 15 million total views across all social platforms during opening week.

FCF Season v2.0 kicked off last Saturday, April 16, at the league’s new, state-of-the-art venue at Pratt-Pullman Yards located just east of Downtown Atlanta.  The opening week of action featured four games played between FCF’s four OG teams from Season v1.0 and the league’s four new Ballerz Collective NFT expansion teams.

“FCF is back and our opening week’s success proved once again that our league is capable of giving fans unprecedented access, control and connection to America’s most popular sport,” said FCF Co-Founder and CEO Sohrob Farudi. “The atmosphere in our venue at Pratt-Pullman Yards was electric and I am thrilled that fans were able to see our product in person for the very first time.  We’ve got an NFL Hall of Famer catching touchdowns and eight rosters of talented and driven players.  With millions of fans watching in-venue and from home on their devices, this season will be truly special.”

FCF made its debut in February 2021, featuring four teams owned by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment including Marshawn Lynch, Quavo, Richard Sherman, Austin Ekeler, Dalvin Cook, and Bob Menery.  The league has redefined football for the digital age by combining the competitiveness of live sports, the engagement of fantasy sports, and the interactivity of video games into a live streamed, leaned-in fan experience. Season v1.0 saw FCF become the fastest growing live sports channel on Twitch with nearly 10 million total live views, and one of the top sports Apps in the Apple App Store. 

FCF action continues this Saturday, April 23, with the first of four games starting at 1 p.m. ET. Owens will return to action this week and will be paired on the Zappers with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. Saturday’s game will mark the first time ever that the duo of superstars will team up on a football field and their pairing is yet another example of how FCF is giving power to the fans, as Manziel and Owens were two of the top vote-getters when the league asked fans which players they wanted to see suit up in FCF last year.

Fans can register to join one of the four OG teams for free by visiting www.fcf.io.  For the full schedule and to purchase Gameday Fan Experience Passes visit passes.fcf.io

About Fan Controlled Football

Fan Controlled Football (FCF) – the only professional sports league that combines the passion and competitiveness of live and fantasy sports with the interactivity of video games – is the first league in professional sports history empowering fans to call the shots, from branding and personnel decisions to real-time play calling. The FCF is the democratization of sports with Season v2.0 expanding to eight (8) teams beginning April 16, 2022 featuring seven regular-season weeks and one playoff week, culminating with the People’s Championship. Regular and postseason play, in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes league content, is available on twitch.tv/FCF and broadcast partners NBCLX, Peacock, fuboTV, and DAZN. For more information download the FCF mobile application, visit FCF.io and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Discord.

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Mark is the founder and editor of XFL News Hub. The site was started in January of 2018, within days of the announced return of the XFL. Contact him directly by emailing mark.perry@xflnewshub.com

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