Fantasy sport is a fairly recent development in the world of virtual games where the people participating in that particular game behave as owners of the game and build teams that compete against each other based on statistical data that 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 which 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 more recent counterparts and is also 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. A few 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 you can find weekly games that are played between opponents whilst in the total points challenge, it’s 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 particularly considered to be one of the most difficult games. It is also far more time intensive than its other counterparts due to the 162 games played each season as well as because of the inconsistency of the players. In 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 since the latter is played primarily once a week against baseball that is played every day. 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 presented with 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 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 across the world. The NBA has additionally 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 was created in 1997 following the purchase 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 all that is happening in this world and brings it for their viewers.