Twitch Acquires Rights For Fan Controlled Football League

By Community | April 11, 2018

Twitch has agreed a rights deal with the Fan Controlled Football League, an indoor American football league which is set to launch in the US next year.

According to  Associated Press, the social media platform has agreed a two-year deal with the FCFL, an eight-team league in which fans will call plays in real time during games by voting on a few choices.

FCFL chief executive Sohrob Farudi said the Amazon-owned esports specialist is the ideal partner for a venture which is supposed to feel like a video game brought to life.

The Twitch broadcasts will be produced by the IMG agency’s Original Content division.Twitch will be presented with an interactive video overlay that will enable fans while watching the game to make the swift decisions necessary to influence a live game.

The seven-a-side league will launch with eight teams. Fans will also have a role in choosing their teams’ players, coaches and general managers, along with their names and logos.