The 2K Games digital marketing director Ronnie “Ronnie2K” Singh has signed on as a co-owner of one of the four teams that will be playing in the inaugural season of the Fan Controlled Football league.
He is now a co-owner of the Zappers. He joins other notable names like New York Mets pitcher Trevor May and sports content creator Bob Menery in that ownership group.
The Fan Controlled Football league is: “the only professional sports league that empowers fans to call the plays in real-time.” The first season of the league will begin on February the 14th in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the press release for the league, Ronnie2K spoke about his plans for the team and the league in general:
“I think that my expertise in community building and engagement and working for years in my role is really going to help me navigate these waters and provide something better than even some of the other owners. No product is anything without its fans, and the fact that the FCF is giving ownership to these fans to really participate and engage with them on a whole nother level is something I am very excited to participate in.”
Along with his fellow co-owners of the Zappers, Ronnie is also joining the ranks of other big names in the gaming and sport community as co-owners of their own teams.
- Beasts: Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch, pro-wrestling superstar Miro, and WNBA star Renee Montgomery, who is also the first female FCF team owner.
- Glacier Boyz: Hip-hop mogul Quavo, Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman, and YouTube sensation Deestroying.
- Wild Aces: Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.
This looks to be a crazy experience. It is football for the digital world. Fans will get to call all the shots, from branding and personnel decisions to real-time play calling. If any bookmakers want to give odds on this event, I wish them the best of luck because it seems like the most impossible event to predict.
According to the release, the style of play, and the players themselves will be a real grab bag of the best and most exciting parts of American Football.
“FCF’s live games will be held at the Infinite Energy Center, located in Duluth, GA. Each game will be 60 minutes in length and the FCF teams will be stacked with professional players from the CFL, XFL, and IFL, along with NCAA FCS and FBS programs playing a fast-paced, high-scoring 7-vs-7 style of football on a 50-yard x 35-yard field with 10-yard end zones.”
Instead of airing via traditional television, all regular and postseason play, in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes team content and league and team webcasts, will be streamed exclusively on the official FCF Twitch channel.
Bob Menery, co-owner of the Zappers had some parting words for Ronnie 2K:
“Ronnie is a good friend who knows his way around video games, so I’m pumped to have him join us as part of this wildFCF ride that is like a real-life video game. With me and Trevor in theowner’s box already and Johnny playing QB, I hope Ronnie is ready to get zapped!”