The League: Daily Fantasy Football is now available for free download on Apple’s App Store and Google Play
Los Angeles, Calif. – October 2, 2014 – Fox Digital Entertainment, Funtactix and Rivalry Games, today announced the launch of a new game that combines the thrill of fantasy football with the trash-talking comedy of The League.
Developed by Rivalry Games, The League: Daily Fantasy Football lets football fans and fans of the show jump into the fantasy football experience without the hardcore commitment of traditional fantasy leagues. Fans can play against their friends or against other fans by picking players minutes before kick-off in every NFL game. Use your football knowledge to decide which players are going to outperform their estimates. Then your team goes up against the rest of the players in your challenge. Winners collect in-game currency and major bragging rights.
The League (Wednesday nights on FXX), follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. The backdrop of their fantasy football league makes for classic one-liners and trash talk, both of which are featured heavily in the game. Suffer insults from Kevin, Pete, and Taco and as you add your own friends to your Eskimo Brothers list and fight to bring home the Shiva!
“Funtactix is always on the lookout for great properties to match with killer developers.” said Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Funtactix. “We’re huge fans of The League and Rivalry Games has made the perfect game for fans.”
“As The League kicks off season six and football season gets underway, we’re excited to offer fans another way to engage with the show (and their own circle of smack-talking friends),” said Louisa Shipnuck, SVP Brand Strategy at FX Productions. “This is a great, easy-to-use game that opens daily fantasy football and The League to a wider audience.”
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ABOUT THE LEAGUE
The League follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. The League features an ensemble cast of rising actors/comedians. Stephen Rannazzisi (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) is “Kevin,” a happily married father and commissioner of the league. Katie Aselton (Black Rock) plays “Jenny,” Kevin’s wife and his better half – especially when it comes to Fantasy Football. Mark Duplass (Tammy) plays “Pete,” the perennial league champ who is struggling to become an adult. Jon Lajoie is “Taco,” Kevin’s little brother, a part-time musician and full-time stoner with little interest in fantasy other than hanging with his buddies (whom he struggles to remember). Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) plays “Ruxin,” who believes he is the smartest of the group but can’t figure out how exactly the other guys are screwing him over. “Andre,” played by Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV), has continued to be the punching bag of the group since their high school days – a fact that hasn’t changed despite the fact he is now a successful plastic surgeon.
Funtactix is the only independent publisher focused exclusively on building free-to-play games for major box-office films and TV shows. The team has decades of combined experience in building, marketing, licensing, and managing IP-based games across a wide range of platforms. The Funtactix formula of best-in-class entertainment properties with world-class development has led to a string of successes, garnering industry recognition and praise from fans. The company’s games have rallied tens of millions of players on mobile and social platforms like iOS, Android and Facebook. Funtactix is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.funtactix.com and follow @funtactix.
FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Ali G Rezurection, and the upcoming Man Seeking Woman (2015) and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project. FXX’s roster of acquired hit series includes The Simpsons, Parks & Recreation, and Raising Hope. FXX is carried in more than 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox.
ABOUT FOX DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is the Twentieth Century Fox division dedicated to fostering new and innovative mobile content and apps in emerging distribution channels. FDE develops and produces original videos, apps, and games based on new concepts and extensions of existing Fox brands. The group has produced a number of award-winning products, among them ANGRY BIRDS™ RIO, ICE AGE VILLAGE™, THE SIMPSONS™ TAPPED OUT, FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF and many others.
ABOUT RIVALRY GAMES
Rivalry Games is a technology company based in Los Angeles with the mission of making sports more fun for all fans. Our core daily fantasy products are the first of their kind: mobile iOS and Android apps that offer single game fantasy football, fantasy baseball and fantasy basketball with the ability to play for free and win cash prizes. For more information visit us at www.rivalrygames.com, like us at www.facebook.com/RivalryGames and follow us at www.twitter.com/RivalryGames.