The Indian audience has been mainly restricted to a mere audience but this has helped them in terms of active participation. The pandemic has played a major role in the increase in the popularity of games and fantasy sports in particular. It has given friends and family to compete against each other while watching a sport they love irrespective of the team they support.
This Genre of Sports basically constitutes assembling a virtual team made from real-life players. This team will then compete against a team assembled by a friend or family member. The virtual team will score points based on the performance of players in real life. There are some fantasy competitions that allow a player to earn money based on their skill and knowledge. There have been a number of games such as Dream 11, Balle Baazi, and Fan code that have appealed to the Indian audience.
Although fantasy sports are available for a wide range of sports, Cricket has been the main reason behind its rise in popularity in recent times. Technological advancements have also played a major role as smartphones have made it easier for the audience to access these games.
Fantasy Sports in India is regulated by The Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS). It was formed so as to protect the interests of the consumer as well as to increase the opportunities for Fantasy sports in India. MPL, Fancy11, Faboom, Fanfight, Guru 11, Balle Baazi, My11 Circle, My team 11, Fan code are some other applications that are the most popular in India.
It helps bring a number of enthusiastic and passionate fans together on one platform in the form of healthy competition. A number of fantasy leagues allow the participants to compete for a monetary prize with no entry fee. These leagues allow the fantasy audience to improve their skill and knowledge to get ahead in the world of Fantasy Sports.