A short guide to the game with 50 million users

Surely you have heard something about fantasy sports? And although this type of foreign entertainment is just beginning to make itself felt, it has existed in Europe for a very long time. Somewhere fantasy football appeared even earlier than sports betting. If fantasy is still something new and incomprehensible for you, let’s figure out together what the essence is and why everyone is so fanatic.

What is sports fantasy?

First of all, fantasy has nothing to do with the world of elves and goblins, here the word is used in a different sense. The genre began as a betting game in which a group of fans – the so-called league – assembled an imaginary team of professional athletes. The league was assigned points based on performance, which were each chosen according to the recommendations for real-life selection during the match – for example, scoring goals, kicking free kicks, receiving cards. The participants whose fantasy league scored the most points during the season were the winners. There were such games in real time – a team was created between and colleagues who dealt with each other with small bets of real people and kept calculations in a notebook or in an Excel file.

How did it transform into a daily fantasy sport?

With technology possible, sports fantasy has been transformed into a computer game. Now the team is chasing online, and gamers are spending money to “buy” athletes into their virtual league. There are two types of tournaments: seasonal and daily. In daily fantasy games, the results are announced every day, so you don’t have to wait a whole season to see who wins. Seasonal games have faded into the background but are still popular with some fans. Usually a big prize is attracted in such players, although it’s decent to wait before the draw.

Unpopular such games?

Daily fantasy sports have gained immense popularity and have grown into a multi-billion dollar industry by now. It is most popular in the United States, where two online platforms dominate, DraftKings and FanDuel, with combined revenues of more than $1 billion throughout the capture. Every day, each of the companies earns millions of dollars in one-day fantasy tournaments. In Europe, the FanTeam project is leading. Its difference from the American counterpart is that there are European football tournaments. The downside is that you can only play on the platform for pounds sterling, which is not very convenient . Now the FanBattle project is still gaining popularity – here it is just ours, domestic.

Games there are only for currency.

But there are several game modes at once – you can play in tournaments, get and get in duels (football player against football player), guess the composition of the future match, and also get together with friends and play your own games. Of the pluses, the presence of applications in the AppStore and Google Play.

So what about individual rules?

They cause harm on any platform. We choose a tournament – usually there are several of them in the near future. The tournament is made up of a selection of matches, within one or two days, and is usually charged by league (EPL, RPL, La Liga, etc.). Then the most interesting thing is the selection of the team. We collect from all available teams participating in various tournaments. That is the very case when you can see Harry Kane and Lewandowski and Messi in one game. The only remark is the budget for the composition. Each time we are given a conditional $60,000. And each player, depending on his rating and habitual, has a conditional salary.

So, the budget for the team does not include

Conditions for participation in the tournament are different, depending on the platform. Somewhere you need to recruit 6 players, somewhere 8, somewhere 11. In some cases, you can enter tournaments several times to increase your chances of winning. But everyone flies for the entrance. The amount at stake also depends on the site. Somewhere a dynamic scheme is used – the more participants entered, the larger the prize.