Fantasy sport is a fairly recent development in the field of virtual games where the people taking part in that particular game behave as owners of the game and make teams that compete against one another on the basis of statistical data which is generated by these individuals or teams. Fantasy sports have now become so well liked that these virtual games are getting to be 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 features a base covering large media corporations to its smaller and much 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. Inside the face to face challenge there are weekly games which are played between the opponents while 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 regarded as being one of the most difficult games. It is also a great deal more time intensive than its other counterparts due 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 while using 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 that 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 presented with internet exposure owing to its immense popularity. The players taking part 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 called 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 around the globe. The NBA has also launched a very popular show known as the NBA Fantasy Hoops which supplies information and news on the world of fantasy basketball.
Yahoo! Sports offers comprehensive and detailed information and news 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 favored game.
ESPN Fantasy sports also provide news and reviews on the world of fantasy sports. The ESPN fantasy sports newsletter covers everything that is going on in this world and brings it for their viewers.