Fantasy sport is a pretty recent development in the field of virtual games where the people participating in that specific game behave as the owners of the game and make teams that compete against each other based on statistical data that is generated by these people or teams. Fantasy sports have now become so popular 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 way of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. This association features 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.
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 you can find weekly games which are played between opponents while in the total points challenge, it is the total points accrued through the entire season that determines the winner.
Fantasy baseball is perhaps the oldest of all of the fantasy sports and is also regarded as being probably the most difficult games. It is also far more time consuming than its other counterparts due to the 162 games played each season and also due to the inconsistency of the players. With this game too, players manage their imaginary teams competing against each other using the real life 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 weekly against baseball which is played every day. This allows the team owners much 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. Players taking part in this game compute the basketball statistics of the actual NBA players. This game became so popular 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 real 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 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 was created in 1997 after the acquisition 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 offer news and reviews from the world of fantasy sports. The ESPN fantasy sports newsletter covers everything that is happening in this world and brings it for their viewers.