Before moving into fantasy football, let’s dive yourself into Football. Football is a game played on an open ground, where players kick a ball in order to score a goal. The history of football goes back to more than 3,000 years in old Mesoamerican cultures. The ball was considered as the sun. At the earliest time, if a team lost the game, then the captain of the team would be sacriﬁced by taking gods into consideration. Kicking a ball also happened in China in the 2nd and 3rd Century.
Fantasy football is a football game played by means of the Internet and application. Players use their knowledge and skills to create their Fantasy XI team by selecting their ideal players from the two teams, who will compete against each other in a football match. The winnings will depend upon the statistical performance of the players playing in the real-world match.
The history of fantasy football goes back to 1962, when an Oakland businessman named Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach and his some friends created a fantasy football league called Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League (GOPPPL). The league members selected their ideal players from the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League respectively and submitted to their fantasy franchises. They got points on the basis of actual performance of the players playing in the actual match. The winner was the player with the highest performed Fantasy XI team in the actual match.
The fantasy sports market is likely to be more than 9 Billion in the course of 20-25. Fantasy sports (Soccer, Football, and, Baseball) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America) were taken into consideration for the prediction of the fantasy sports market. Playing fantasy sports has been a source of rewards since 1962 and the advent of the Internet and smartphones has given a boost to fantasy football.
Football has been played since ages, whilst fantasy football has been played since 1962. In the 21st century, fantasy football emerged in no time with the arrival of the Internet, smartphones, and the i-Gaming industry.