Fantasy Sport is an ever so growing trend in today’s day and age that brings sports fans together to form a community and compete in leagues of their own while the game is on display. It is a platform in which the user gets to know about the game that are scheduled for the day and has the option of ‘creating a team’ of his own in order to participate from the given set of contests.
The fantasy sports industry is projected to grow from $13 billion in 2018 to $33 billion by 2025. In India, the forecast suggests a 22 percent growth rate between the financial years 2018 to 2023 to reach INR 11,900 crore, as per KPMG report.
What’s even more captivating is the fact that users aged from 25-35 are 72% more actively taking part in cricket fantasy league in contrast to 28% of the demo graph of those from the age of 18-24. That being said, the popularity and the engagement to fantasy sports are expected to grow to over 600 million.
Football and Cricket lead the way
Football and Cricket are followed in most parts around the world, the fans not only get the opportunity to watch their favorite stars in action but also vouch for them by making them in the respective fantasy teams that can earn them a cash prize. Most fantasy apps these days have plenty of options to engage the user in, including fantasy team making, fantasy picks, Today Match Prediction, multiple-choice questions, and more.
Fantasy Sports 2.0: The user experience
The industry is ever-growing and so are the options. No longer is a user bound to engage on a single or limited platforms. Online gaming has come of age. It is Fantasy Sports 2.0 where the user experience is all that matters.