July 15, 2020
The Simulation Football League is ready for Week 1 of Season 15! It all kicks off at 7:00 pm ET Friday on Eleven Sports and For the Fans with defending champion Atlanta Swarm hosting the Baltimore Vultures, one of two teams to defeat the Swarm last season. Cameron Irvine and Rich Pratchard will have the call and then will hop on over to Texas to get Saturday’s quadrupleheader started at 2:00 pm ET with the Fort Worth Toros and No. 1 overall pick linebacker David Horrell facing their new in-state rival, the Houston Hyenas.
Saturday action continues with a rematch of the fumble that rocked the league last season, a rematch of Vancouver and Jacksonville from last season’s quarterfinal. Jonny Pichler, Gerald Smith and many others return to St. Louis in the Louisiana Revolution’s first game since Smith’s ownership re-branded the New Orleans Pharaohs. The night wraps up with the Portland Fleet’s inaugural home opener against last season’s runner-up Sioux Falls.
All games in Week 1 will be carried on national television on cable, satellite and digital platforms. Saturday afternoon’s Louisiana/St. Louis tilt will only be on digital platforms, due to a Saturday afternoon cable/satellite network conflict.
Action continues with a quadrupleheader Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 pm ET in Tulsa, where wide receiver Gabriel Manning welcomes his former team – London – to Greenwood District Stadium. The father and son of the Varner family – Shann and Kole – square off against one another again as the new-look Mexico City Aztecs with Phoenix Jones now the primary ball-carrier host father Shann and the Chicago Wildcats. Florida visits Queen City at 5:00 pm ET, winners of seven of the league’s 14 championships before the newly-clad Lone Star Glory open Medal of Honor Field against the Arizona Scorpions.
The week wraps up with a pair of rivalry games in ‘The Battle of the Carolinas’ when Charleston hosts Carolina and ‘Vice Wars’ resumes with Denver hosting Las Vegas in the traditional ‘Miami Vice’ inspired uniform game.
Players from around the league can participate in live look-ins every game this week! Links to video chat will be provided in locker rooms on gameday (headphones strongly recommended to reduce background noise). Demond Simien returns to the mic in the Sioux Falls/Portland showdown, Tim Hackett and Mike Improta get the call up from the minor league’s in their first SFL call with Florida and Queen City and many more favorite pairings return to the airwaves.
About the Simulation Football League
The Simulation Football League is the first controlerless esport that let’s the viewer experience the game of football from on the field – from their couch – as a player, coach, general manager, scout, broadcaster, media member, team owner and more. Teams submit gameplans and then those gameplans are simulated against one another live in real-time to create the feeling of living the life of the professional football player, while still getting to live the life of a fan. Featured in Forbes and on Bleacher Report, the SFL broadcasts games through its cable, satellite and digital television partners Eleven Sports and For the Fans, seeing a 26% increase in average viewership during it’s winter season in 2020. The league’s community provides team locker rooms, public conversation, content in the form of articles, podcasts, video highlights and more. To join the SFL, visit www.simulation.football or www.simulationfl.net to join the Discord community.