April 5, 2020
Denton, TX – Simulation Football League (SFL) owners have approved the sale of the Seattle Tyrants franchise to Charles Dougherty and Justin “Wally” Herman, effective immediately. The deal closed with league and team officials, Sunday. The team will headquarter in Denton, TX in the northwest corner of DFW Metroplex.
“As a long time resident of Denton, it is our dream fulfilled and our honor to bring a SFL franchise to our home,” said Charles Dougherty, joint owner. “The Dallas MetroPlex is the home of championship sports. We intend to continue that championship tradition. My partner, Wally Herman and I, are re-branding the team as the Lone Star Glory – as a tribute to the rich, dynamic, and distinctly unique, State of Texas. We will strive to capture the spirit, history and love of football in Texas. The Glory will honor Texas with a dauntless pursuit of championships and have worked hard to capture that spirit in our logo and uniform design. We look forward to the release of the logo and uniform in the near term future. We want to thank everyone who has worked hard to realize this exciting moment. Today, we introduce ourselves to all football fans in Texas. Tomorrow, we start the work to bring the championship Glory to the Lone Star State. Go Glory!”
The franchise previously called Dallas home as the Dallas Lobos, Ruffnecks and Law while Steven Mullenax was the team’s majority owner. Mullenax transferred majority ownership of the team prior to Season 13 to Crash Combs, who relocated to Seattle and re-branded as the Tyrants. Denton is located 40 miles northwest of Dallas and 37 miles North of Fort Worth.
“Today marks a great day for the SFL, as two quality new owners enter the fold,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “Dougherty, my regular broadcast partner and a game-changing coach in Vancouver, along with Herman’s outstanding business acumen and expertise will soon bring this team back to the glory it has experienced in the past, leading football and business operations, respectively. We look forward to launching this new brand, a brand that we all hope is here to stay.”
The Seattle Tyrants finished a disappointing 4-8 after making an improbable run to the Championship Game the season prior – knocking out the three-time defending champs in stunning fashion along the way – in their first full season under Combs, but did win its final home game this past weekend over the Houston Hyenas.
“I thank Crash for his guidance of the team over the last year,” Irvine said. “He has found capable leaders to direct the team moving forward and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Denton is a growing city in the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country and the current home of SFL headquarters. Home to the University of North Texas, Denton is similar in size to Frisco, the city the Dallas Cowboys call home to headquarters. Denton county is home to nearly 1,000,000 residents.
About the SFL:
The Simulation Football League is the first controlerless esport association, where gamers become the ultimate strategists against artificial intelligence while viewers participate on the field as players, building up careers and legacies. Featured by Forbes, Bleacher Report, GameInformer, and on the Eleven Sports/For The Fans television network, reaching 85 million homes, the SFL is the only sports or esports experience that directly engages the fan and turns them into active participants. The league is concluding its 14th season and entering its 15th Anniversary season, which will kickoff in June. For more information and to join the league as a player through our Discord community, visit https://new.simulationfl.net/