Fantasy Sports in India

General News | Jan-17-2021

Fantasy Sports in India

There is a huge emergence of Fantasy Sports in India since the last decade. In a pandemic, its craze also increased due to high levels of digitization, internet penetration, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and also due to the strength of 5G. Fantasy Sports in India has attracted good foreign investment. This is due to a major boom in Online Fantasy Sports. Niti Aayog has recommended a Self – Regulatory body to run the fantasy sports industry.

Let’s understand what Fantasy Sports are. Fantasy Sports are a type of online game where there is a virtual team of real sports players. The points are earned on the basis of real-life statistics which are further converted into fantasy points. The performance of your player in real life matters to win a high number of fantasy points. This is a type of game that is played using the Internet where participants using these platforms make imaginary or virtual teams consisting of representatives of real players of a professional sport. The virtual teams fight on the statistical performance of those players in real games. There is a roster that is selected by each fantasy team’s manager. The performance of the teams is converted into points. The roster compiles and totals the points. All the games like Football, Basketball, Rugby, Cycling, Hockey, Tennis, Motorsports, Golf, Athletics, etc. have become a part of Fantasy Sports. The major firms in Fantasy Sports in India are Dream 11, Halaplay, MPL – Mobile Premier League, Cricplay, Fan fight, 11 Wickets.com, Zapak, BalleBaazi, MyTeam11, Rummy Circle, My11Circle, My Fab 11, Paytm First Game, Sports Junki, Fancy 11, Ftoss and Liverpool's.

By: Kiara Sharma

School Name: Mahaveer Public School