Fantasy sport is a fairly recent development in the world of virtual games in which the people participating in that particular game behave as the owners of the game and make teams that compete against one another based on statistical data which 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 that 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 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 types of challenges. In the face to face challenge you can find weekly games that are played between the opponents while in the total points challenge, it is 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 particularly regarded as being one of the most difficult games. It is also a great deal more time consuming than its other counterparts due to the 162 games played each season as well as because of 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 a week against baseball that is played every day. This gives the team owners much 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 owing to its immense popularity. The players participating in this game compute the basketball statistics of the actual NBA players. This game became so popular 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 that come from around the globe. The NBA has also launched a very popular show known as the NBA Fantasy Hoops which gives information and news from the world of fantasy basketball.
Yahoo! Sports offers comprehensive and detailed information and news regarding fantasy sports, scores, statistics and standing. Yahoo! Fantasy Sports was created in 1997 after 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 from the world of fantasy sports. The ESPN fantasy sports newsletter covers all that is happening in this world and brings it to their viewers.