Information on fantasy sports and news providers

Fantasy sport is a fairly recent development in the world of virtual games where the people participating in that particular game act as the owners of the game and make teams that compete against each other based on statistical data which is generated by these people or teams. Fantasy sports have now become so well liked that these virtual games have become 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 has 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. 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 the fantasy sports and is particularly considered to be probably the most difficult games. It is also far more time consuming than its other counterparts owing to the 162 games played each season and also because of the inconsistency of the players. With this game too, players manage their imaginary teams competing against 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 a week against baseball which is played on a daily basis. 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 given 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. Regarded as being among 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 across the world. The NBA has also launched a hugely popular show known as the NBA Fantasy Hoops which gives facts and information from 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 purchase of Sportasy.com by Yahoo. They’ve got 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 everything that is happening in this world and brings it to their viewers.