Fantasy Football League uses Pro Wrestling Battle Royal to determine draft order

A group of highly dedicated fantasy football players decide this season’s draft by holding a pro wrestling battle royal.

Fantasy football ranges from casual fun to serious business – and somewhere along that spectrum there’s a fantasy football league that hires professional wrestlers for a royal opening ceremony.

The world’s top soccer leagues kicked off their 2022/23 season earlier this month, bringing the fantasy soccer craze back on track around the world. Assembling a team and competing against others based on the performance of its players in real matches is a uniquely fun experience. one that’s particularly popular this late summer season while the next iterations of the most popular soccer games are still in development. It’s five weeks away at the moment FIFA 23 comes to market while Football manager 2023 hasn’t even been officially announced yet.


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A particularly enthusiastic fantasy football league from the USA decided to organize a wrestling battle royal to determine this year’s draft order. Not in the sense of having a dozen players deal it out in the ring, but by delegating the deal to a professional wrestling organization, Rhode Island-based Mass Anarchy Wrestling. Players were randomly paired with wrestlers who then fought to the last man for their drafting interests. It is questionable whether the end result of this complicated system was fair, but it was certainly very entertaining for fans of fantasy football, WWE, and beyond. A video recap of the event was shared on TikTok earlier this week and can be seen below.

The mainstream gaming industry has still not capitalized on the skyrocketing popularity of fantasy football. Arguably the most famous attempt at this was announced early last year when industry giant Ubisoft announced it was working on a blockchain-based fantasy football game by the name One Shot League. But nothing has been heard from that project since, possibly due to the heavy public backlash against NFTs – which are inherently a blockchain technology – that Ubisoft has seen. It is therefore possible that the final product differs significantly from the original vision.

On the other hand, there might not be much overlap between the target audience of One Shot League and the demographic responsible for Ubisoft’s recent Project Q and NFT controversy. And even without massive investments, the fantasy football niche is already highly decentralized – not in terms of backend technologies, but in terms of platform competition and leagues. The latter range from ultra-casual to those that fund professional wrestling battle royals to set their players’ draft orders.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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