OmegaBall, a revolutionary game that is reimagining the way that competitive soccer is played, will make its debut this Thursday and Friday (March 10 & 11) in Orange County, California, when the first-ever OmegaBall Tournament is staged at Great Park (8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618).
FOX Sports will televise the Men’s and Women’s OmegaBall Championship games on a tape-delayed basis on Tuesday, April 5 on FS2. The Women’s Championship will air at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) and the Men’s Championship will follow at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT). Several re-airs are also scheduled. Dates and times are TBD.
And for fans interested in viewing the OmegaBall Championship games Live on Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. PT, the Men’s and Women's title games will be streamed online via OmegaBall’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Featuring men’s and women’s soccer players with experience in some of the highest profile semi-professional leagues and clubs, OmegaBall is played on a circular field measuring 175 feet in diameter. It is extremely fast-paced as it features three teams of five players, three goals, no throw-ins (corner kicks only) and no offsides. Games consist of three 12-minute periods (designed to fit easily into an hour-long television show) and OmegaBall uses a traditional soccer ball.
Each team has a goalie, but they can also score in any opponent’s goal. In the case of an “own goal,” the other two teams are both awarded a point. The unique nature of the round field fosters the no offsides component. “Cherry Picking” is encouraged and players on teams not in possession of the ball can exploit the other attacking team, steal the ball and score at any moment. Play resumes (much like in basketball) immediately after an out-of-bounds play or a score.
“OmegaBall is for all fans of soccer and even people who are new to the sport,” said OmegaBall founder Anthony Dittmann. “We have taken some of the best components of soccer and combined them into one of the freshest things to hit the sports landscape in years, appealing to new audiences with reduced match times and an innovative and exciting format. OmegaBall is designed to support the soccer athletes’ ecosystem and we look forward to having them join us in March and beyond!”
Capelli Sport, an established global team sports provider with partners all around the world, has signed on to become the exclusive and official uniform supplier for OmegaBall.
“Capelli Sport is excited to be the official uniform and equipment provider of OmegaBall,” said Capelli’s Jared Harris. “Bringing together two ambitious and like-minded organizations, we are excited to be a part of the growth of the sport.”
OmegaBall also has inked a unique partnership with the Sports Blockchain Token company TNNS as the exclusive cryptocurrency of OmegaBall. The goal of the collaboration is to introduce the next generation of soccer fans and players to the cryptocurrency world and similarly to introduce cryptocurrency aficionados to soccer. As part of agreement, TNNS will have the rights to event-related content to produce event-related non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
“TNNS is building a better future for sports by rewarding athletes in TNNS tokens for their hard work and dedication to their sport,” said TNNS CEO Tsolak Gevorkian. “As OmegaBall revolutionizes and reimagines the way soccer is played, we are thrilled to partner and introduce athletes into the emerging world of cryptocurrency."
Media is welcome to attend both days of the OmegaBall Tournament. It will take place on Field 18 at Orange County’s Great Park. The Men’s and Women’s Qualifiers are set for Thursday, March 10. Women’s Qualifiers will happen at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Men’s Qualifiers will be at 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Championship games are scheduled for the following day, Friday, March 11, with the Women’s Championship set to kick off at 11 a.m., followed by the Men’s Championship at 12:30 p.m. Media parking for both days is available in Lot 5, located off Skyhawk Road.
For more information on OmegaBall, visit https://omegaball.com/