What's the KKUPFL?

The Ultimate Fantasy Hockey League

The Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League is the most fun and competitive Fantasy Hockey League in the world. It's where the best, smartest and most dedicated fantasy hockey managers from across the world test their mettle against one another in pursuit of ultimate fantasy glory. It's commished by Elan Dubrofsky and Brian Kom, hosts of the world's longest-running fantasy hockey podcast, the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.

Climb the KKUPFL Pyramid 🧗

The KKUPFL has several ranked tiers, organized like a pyramid. Tier 1, the Championship Tier, has one division; Tier 2 has two divisions, Tier 3 has three divisions, and so on. Managers are promoted, relegated and placed into a ranked tier with other similarly skilled managers according to their performance in the previous season (new managers enter the KKUPFL at the ground level tier).

Become the Ultimate Champion 🏆

The goal of the most competitive KKUPFL managers is to ascend to Tier 1 by earning promotions each season, where they compete against the world's best for the title of KKUPFL Ultimate Champion, the highest honour in fantasy hockey.

Read the full rules here. More the auditory type? Listen to Elan and Brian explain everything you need to know about the KKUPFL in our Season 7 launch episode (which, yes, is still relevant for Season 9!).

The Overview

New to Yahoo Fantasy? Learn more about how to use the platform with our handy tutorial video.

Why is KKUPFL the best?

Competitive and Accessible

⚙️ Find your skill level

🌏 Everyone is welcome

Experienced, Dedicated Commissioners

🏃 Active managers in every division

👷 Objective, committed commissioners ensure fair rules and competition

↔️ Our one-of-a-kind Counter Offer trading rule prevents unfair, competition-crushing, league-destroying deals

Inclusive and Involved Community

👐 The safest way to play fantasy hockey

🗣️ Discord Server

Join Now!

Ready to join the KKUPFL? Joining is as simple as filling out a registration form and becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson on Patreon. Click the button below to learn how.  

Not quite ready to join? Learn more about the league below, or reach out to us by email or Twitter with any questions.

KKUPFL Reviews

Patrons-only discord community

Patrons of Keeping Karlsson and KKUPFL participants have access to our private Discord community. With over 600 members and growing, our server includes channels for:

New to Discord?  Learn all about how to use our server in this handy tutorial video.

Who Runs the KKUPFL?

Elan and Brian have hosted the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, the world's first and longest-running fantasy hockey podcast, since 2013. In 2015, they launched the KKUPFL, which has become the gold standard of fantasy hockey, and the biggest and best fantasy hockey league in the world. 

Elan Dubrofsky

Brian Kom

Who plays In the KKUPFL?

The KKUPFL is for everyone. With managers repping four continents and over a dozen countries, the KKUPFL is truly a global competition. Get to meet and compete against fantasy hockey managers from around the world, as well as Keeping Karlsson hosts Elan, Brian, Ben and Lewis.

Our tiered ranking system features promotion and relegation mechanisms to match you against managers at your skill level, making the KKUPFL a league for everyone: 

Where is the KKUPFL?

Check out our KKUPFL Season 9 map to see where each manager is playing from.
Click the map to be able to zoom in and filter by division. Hover over a circle to see more details.