The FFPC idea started with a simple phone call between three high-stakes fantasy players. David Gerczak, Alex Kaganovsky and Lou Tranquilli all shared the same vision on how to create a new contest.
Tranquilli’s position as a financial adviser forced him to leave the project, but Dave and Alex continued hammering out the FFPC format and it was officially launched in 2008.
The FFPC began to offer innovative game formats by introducing entirely brand-new concepts like the Terminator Tournament. The new Pros vs Joes Challenge was also created, pitting industry “Pros” against the FFPC “Joes”.
The FFPC partnered with Footballguys.com to co-brand a mid-stakes $350-entry online tournament in the same format as the FFPC Main Event in order to offer the general fantasy community an opportunity to play high-stakes fantasy football at a manageable price point.
In March of 2023, the FFPC announced a new partnership with FantasyPros and now offers two contests with a $1,000,000 grand prize. The FFPC has three contests with at least a $500,000 grand prize and multi-million dollar prize pools. In addition, thousands of individual FFPC leagues are being drafted daily with entry fees ranging from $5 to $10,000.