Fantasy sport is a pretty recent development in the field of virtual games where the people participating in that particular game act as the owners of the game and build teams that compete against each other based on 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 therefore are being modeled on actual games which are played in professional sports. This industry is represented by way of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. This association has a base covering large media corporations to its smaller and more recent counterparts and is primarily responsible for ensuring this segment’s growth and expansion.
A few 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 types of challenges. In the face to face challenge there are weekly games that are played between opponents while in the total points challenge, it’s the total points accrued over the season that determines the winner.
Fantasy baseball is probably the oldest of all of the fantasy sports and is also regarded as being one of the most difficult games. It is also far more time consuming than its other counterparts due 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 against each other while using real world statistics, score points and performances of the baseball players. The popularity of fantasy baseball was taken over by fantasy football as the latter is played primarily once a week against baseball which is played on a daily basis. This allows the team owners a lot more flexibility and time.
Fantasy baseball was the original 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. The 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 worldwide competition known as the Premier Fantasy Championships through the NBA.com fantasy. Considered to be among 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 also launched a very popular show called the NBA Fantasy Hoops which gives information and news from the world of fantasy basketball.
Yahoo! Sports offers comprehensive and detailed news and information regarding fantasy sports, scores, statistics and standing. Yahoo! Fantasy Sports was created in 1997 following the purchase of Sportasy.com by Yahoo. They’ve got a substantial part of the fantasy sport base with fantasy baseball being its most popular 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.