Johnny Manziel is playing Fan Controlled Football. Here’s what that means

Johnny Manziel is playing Fan Controlled Football. Here’s what that means

(NEXSTAR) – Johnny Manziel used to get his performs known as in from the NFL sideline in Cleveland or at Texas A&M, however now he’s ready on you to direct the huddle.

The previous Heisman Trophy winner is the most important title within the new Fan Managed Soccer (FCF) League, which takes the entrance workplace fan expertise of fantasy soccer proper onto the sector, the place followers are literally choosing the performs in real-time.

“From a mechanics perspective, followers select between 4 performs,” Founder Patrick Dees informed VENN, a accomplice of Nexstar Media, which owns our station. “All performs had been ones we needed to be enjoyable, so you possibly can’t select a nasty play.”

The video games are performed in seven-on-seven format, eradicating linemen, amongst different gamers. When a workforce is on offense, followers can vote between working or passing. Followers then vote between 4 play choices. The play with probably the most votes is known as and run on the sector.

Manziel scrambled for 39 yards on his opening drive final week for the Zappers, one in all 4 inaugural groups for the FCF league. Manziel later left the sport with an damage, and his workforce ended up dropping the opener to the appropriately-named Beasts, co-owned by former NFL star Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch.

Including to the intrigue, a lot of the league’s gamers return to a draft pool every week and to be chosen to their weekly groups. Manziel is one in all eight “franchise” gamers who will keep together with his workforce by means of the season.

Video games are performed on Saturdays. FCF makes use of drones, dwell stream helmet cams and 180 diploma VR cams to create a video game-like expertise.

“It’s soccer reimagined for the digital age,” Dees informed VENN. “As an alternative of 11-on-11 [games] it’s seven-on-seven on a 50 yeard subject that’s 35 yards broad. It’s quick.”

On Saturday, the Beasts will tackle the Wild Aces in a matchup of undefeated groups, whereas Johnny Manziel and the Zappers tackle the Glacier Boyz. Video games may be streamed dwell eight Jap Time, 5 Pacific on the VENN Gaming & Lifestyle page of this web site.

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