Fantasy sport is a pretty recent development in the world of virtual games where the people participating in that specific game act as owners of the game and make teams that compete against each other on the basis of statistical data which is generated by these individuals or teams. Fantasy sports have recently become so well liked that these virtual games have become more lifelike and are being modeled on actual games that are played in professional sports. This industry is represented by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. This association has a base covering large media corporations to its smaller and much more recent counterparts and is primarily in charge of ensuring this segment’s growth and expansion.
Some of the popular fantasy games are fantasy football, fantasy basketball, and fantasy baseball and fantasy cricket. Some of the other fantasy sports are fantasy ice hockey, wrestling and golf. Fantasy football has two main forms of challenges. In the face to face challenge there are weekly games that are played between the opponents whilst in the total points challenge, it’s the total points accrued over the season that determines the winner.
Fantasy baseball is perhaps the oldest of all of the fantasy sports and is particularly considered to be one of the most difficult games. It is also a great deal more time consuming than its other counterparts owing to the 162 games played each season as well as due to the inconsistency of the players. With this game too, players manage their imaginary teams competing with each other using the real world statistics, score points and performances of the baseball players. The popularity of fantasy baseball was taken over by fantasy football since the latter is played primarily once a week against baseball that is played on a daily basis. This gives the team owners a lot more flexibility and time.
Fantasy baseball was the source of inspiration behind fantasy basketball. It was in the 1990s that fantasy basketball was given internet exposure as a result of its immense popularity. Players participating in this game compute the basketball statistics of the actual NBA players. This game became so well received that NBA has launched a global competition known as the Premier Fantasy Championships through the NBA.com fantasy. Regarded as being one of the worlds most exclusive fantasy competition, this championship mirrors the actual NBA games from 30 selected participants selected from the 9000 applications which come from across the world. The NBA has additionally launched a very popular show known as the NBA Fantasy Hoops which gives facts and information on the world of fantasy basketball.
Yahoo! Sports offers comprehensive and detailed news and information regarding fantasy sports, scores, statistics and standing. Yahoo! Fantasy Sports came to be in 1997 following the acquisition of Sportasy.com by Yahoo. They’ve got a substantial part of the fantasy sport base with fantasy baseball being its most favored game.
ESPN Fantasy sports also provide news and reviews from the world of fantasy sports. The ESPN fantasy sports newsletter covers all that is going on in this world and brings it for their viewers.