Posted on August 6, 2019
We can’t begin to tell you how pumped we are about that headline! Fans, we hope you’re ready to welcome THE Mike Tyson to the FCFL Owner’s Box! For those of you that have been completely MIA during the last thirty or so years, Tyson is the Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion, an International Entertainer, and Founder of Tyson Ranch. Tyson, who recently launched his own cannabis company Tyson Ranch, is also taking the world of podcasts by storm with the incredibly appropriately named HotBoxin, where he interviews LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, and Piers Morgan (Yes, really.) among others.
When asked about why he chose to get involved with the FCFL, Mike stated, “I’m pleased to come on board as the owner of the newest FCFL Team. I’m excited to work with the fans to create the Baddest League on the Planet. My team is looking forward to demolishing our ‘competition.’” When it comes to being professional in this announcement, he’s a man of few words. But when speaking directly to his fans? He’s a little more elaborate:
Tyson’s main goal in the FCFL is to work WITH the fans that bring both an intellectual perspective and surge of energy to define the team’s image… oh, and to build out a championship roster. Duh. You didn’t think The Champ was going to get in an Owner’s Box and NOT bring home hardware at the end of the season, did you? His competition, if you want to call them that, includes Marshawn “I’m Just Here So I Don’t Get Fined” Lynch (or BeastMode if you want to get personal), Richard “I’m the Best Corner in the Game” Sherman, Prince Royce aka the best bootleg Pitbull we’ve ever seen, Kinda Funny (headed up by Greg Miller, king of the Milk Mommies), Bobby “Don’t Call Me the ‘Ryan Seacrest of Country Music’” Bones, and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
If you have any doubts about how excited we are for Tyson to be joining the league, let Co-Founder and Chief Gaming Officer Patrick Dees clear that up for you: “We are reinventing the sport of football for the digital age and a cultural phenomenon like Iron Mike could not be a better fit for this league. We are impossibly excited for him to bring his unparalleled energy, legendary smack talk, and unrivaled will to win to the FCFL. The man is a total badass and there is zero doubt in my mind that Team Tyson is going to be a force to be reckoned with in our first season. And I for one, CAN NOT WAIT to watch him stream his games on Twitch.”
In the FCFL, we’re all about pushing the envelope, which is why we’re excited to be working with WAX to make Tyson’s announcement that much more special. In conjunction with WAX, we’re looking to get the fans stocked up on some seriously exclusive Mike Tyson merch! Enter to win a pair of boxing gloves, Mike Tyson’s match-worn shoes, or a football – all signed by The Champ himself. We’re not saying that if you win one of these items, you’re automatically at the top of the list of his team’s best fans, but Tyson might! This is just a taste of what WAX has in store for our fans for our inaugural season. The virtualization of our merch will allow buyers to receive their items in the form of vIRL, the dApp that virtualizes physical items, and can also redeem the vIRL for the physical version whenever they want and have it shipped to their address. As with all vIRLs, owners can trade, sell, or gift FCFL merchandise on the WAX Blockchain. What does that mean? Just like how we’re changing the sport of football forever, WAX is changing the way fans enjoy their team collectibles. This is WILD.
If this announcement has you HYPED, which, let’s be honest, it probably does, you can sign up for Tyson’s team here. If you’re still unsure about which team is the one for you, take our super scientific FCFL Team Analyzer to see which team WE think you should join. Who knows, you may even have some new insight on who you are as an individual when all is said and done.
And now for all the really official, buttoned-up language about the FCFL and our amazing partners, Twitch and WAX.
About the FCFL:
The Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL) is a real-world sports league where the fans are in charge. The FCFL puts fans in the general manager role for the first time in sports, allowing them to direct the action on the field by calling plays in real-time, and choose team branding, coaches, and the players that make the roster via a fan-run draft. Purpose-built to combine the passion of live sport, the competition of fantasy sports, the engagement of video games, and the global reach of esports, the FCFL is the first pro sports league truly created for the digital age. To learn more, visit www.FCFL.io.
Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. It brings the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming and world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, the biggest community event of the year, where tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate and connect with others who share their interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Twitter and on our Blog.
WAX is the world’s first blockchain built for global gaming and e-commerce. WAX’s patent-pending blockchain e-commerce and gaming platform is the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell and trade with anyone, anywhere in the world. The world of digital and physical ownership today is defined by its restrictions. WAX is building a future to where it will be redefined by its freedom. For more information, please visit https://wax.io and follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram.