Fantasy sport is a fairly recent development in the field of virtual games where the people taking part in that particular game behave as the 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 are getting to be more lifelike and therefore are being modeled on actual games which are played in professional sports. This industry is represented by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. This association features a base covering large media corporations to its smaller and more recent counterparts and is also primarily in charge of 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. A few of the other fantasy sports are fantasy ice hockey, wrestling and golf. Fantasy football has two main forms of challenges. In the head to head challenge there are weekly games which are played between the opponents while in the total points challenge, it’s the total points accrued through the entire season that determines the winner.
Fantasy baseball is probably the oldest of all of the fantasy sports and is also considered to be one of the most difficult games. It is additionally a great deal more time consuming than its other counterparts owing to the 162 games played each season and also because of the inconsistency of the players. In 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 as the latter is played primarily once a week against baseball which is played on a daily basis. This gives 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 owing to 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. Considered to be one of the worlds most exclusive fantasy competition, this championship mirrors the actual NBA games from 30 selected participants selected from the 9000 applications that come from around the globe. The NBA has also launched a very popular show called the NBA Fantasy Hoops which gives information and news 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 have 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 to their viewers.