CANTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company focused on the power of professional football, is delighted to share details about Season 2 of the Hall of Fantasy League (“HOFL”), the first national fantasy football league available to the millions of fantasy football fans nationwide!
Season 2, featuring the NFL’s all-time greatest rusher Emmitt Smith as commissioner, introduces a new format that combines the two most esteemed elements of fantasy sports – a season-long competition and contests. DFS-style weeklies. HOFL Season 2 is open to anyone 21 or older in the United States, is free to play, and features a cash prize pool totaling $75,000. The Season 2 Live Draft will take place at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 14, 2022. WWE’s The Bump host Matt Camp will host the HOFL live stream event onsite at the Hall of Fame Town. The draft will also air live on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports (ch. 87) and can be viewed on the Hall of Fantasy League YouTube channel.
This season, HOFL has expanded to 12 national franchises – all with General Managers who are leading professional fantasy football experts. Joe Dolanwho served as general manager of the defending champion Atlanta Hot Wings last season, is returning this year, as is Melissa Jacobs (Denver Mile Highs), Josh Hayes (New York Bodega Cats), Jeff Ratcliffe (Philadelphia Powderkegs), Scott Engel (Seattle Haze) and Jeff Mans (Vegas Pocket Kings). New managers for this season include Mark Blook aka “Dr Roto” (Boston Barflies), Stephie Petits (Chicago Hogmollies), Lindsay Rhodes (Green Bay Winter Mist), Marcas Grant (Los Angeles Acolytes), Lawrence Jackson Jr. (New Jersey Council Walkers) and Matt Harmon (Goats of Ohio).
To play, participants sign up and then pledge allegiance to their favorite franchise (“Huddle”), giving them exclusive access to the team’s GM’s insights and advice that they can leverage into their own game. In Week 1 of the NFL season, entrants select players based on eight tiers that they believe are best positioned to be among the top performers in a tier each week – called “legendary rosters.” Points from legendary formations are combined, creating a weekly score, and participants choose new legendary formations each subsequent week. Participants can “double” points when a player from their legendary formations is also part of their clique.
“These unique contest formats provide an experience that allows everyone – regardless of skill level – to participate in a truly innovative, exclusive and exciting community,” said Rob Borm, Executive Vice President of Games for HOFV. “The HOFL experience for fans will be unlike any other existing fantasy league.”
Registration for the HOFL Season Contest will be open until September 8, 2022, but participants can still play in the weekly format throughout the HOFL season. More information on the league’s rules and terms and conditions can be found at www.theHOFL.com.
About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Based in Canton, Ohio, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company owns Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-purpose sports, entertainment and media destination centered on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. Famous. Additional information about the Company is available at www.HOFREco.com.
About Hall of Fantasy League
Hall of Fantasy League (HOFL) is the only national fantasy football league with no barriers to entry that has disrupted the way fantasy sports are played. The HOFL combines both season-long and week-to-week fantasy components, allowing participants to be part of a team community while allowing them to make their own decisions. The league comprises 12 national franchises – all of which are managed by professional fantasy football experts – and participants pledge allegiance to one of them when registering, giving them exclusive access to the manager’s ideas and advice. this team that they can exploit in their own game. The objective for the participants is twofold: 1) to select the franchise that they believe is best equipped to be crowned champion at the end of the season based on skills and l manager’s experience or rooting personal interests; and 2) pick players based on eight tiers that they think will be the top performers each week to try and rack up the most points after 16 weeks. For more information, visit www.theHOFL.com.