July 9, 2020
The Simulation Football League will run a test broadcast of its brand new feature Saturday night at 8 pm ET on YouTube. The scrimmage will feature the Lone Star Glory – who had the most reactions in one hour on Discord – hosting the Jacksonville Kings (the team with the second most votes on the same Week 1 roster file). They do not play each other during the regular season.
Lone Star and Jacksonville will have the opportunity to test out the ability to watch the game with their teammates while also simultaneously providing a video feed to the league for use on the broadcast. Cameron Irvine and Rich Pratchard will call the game, as they get prepped for opening night Friday June 17 between the Atlanta Swarm and the Baltimore Vultures and SFL HQ tests out all the new production elements.
“With so much coming to SFL broadcasts this season, it was important we have a look at how everything functions full-blast before opening night,” Irvine said. “The more participation we have, the more we can test and the more we can be prepared for opening week, when all 22 teams get to enjoy this new, one-of-a-kind feature we’re bringing to the Simulation Football League. People make this league great. We’re ready to show why.”
The game will not be shown to the public but will be a full 11-minute quarters matchup, complete with presentation like you’d see throughout the season. Participants who wear gear from other pro sports leagues or have any other company displayed in the background or on apparel may not be able to appear on the broadcast.