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When you think about cricket, the first thing that comes to mind is…….Dream11. They have taken the cricket experience of the spectators to another level by giving them an opportunity to engage with their fellow spectators in new and rewarding ways. In the next few paragraphs, I try to explain the same concept of sports fantasy in context of esports

What is Esports?

Esports (or Electronic Sports) refers to competitions or tournaments organized at a professional level. These competitions are organized on popular video games like Counter Strike, Players Unknown Battlegrounds (popularly known as PubG), DOTA, League of Legends, Freefire and Valorant. These games can be categorized under different genres like MOBA, MMORPG, FPS, RTS etc.

These esport tournaments are organized by entities known as tournament organizers (ESL, DreamHack, Garena, PUBG Corporation, Riot Games etc). Some of these are also the game developers or owners who also organize the tournaments like Riot Games organizes LCS and LEC for League of legends and PMCO being organized by Tencent games. Others like ESL and Dreamhack do now own the game IPs but are pure play tournament organizers. Compare it to sports for example, Cricket is the game, and organizers like BCCI and ICC organize tournaments like World Cup, IPL etc.

These esport tournaments also have a massive fan following and audience. Being organized both online and offline in arcades and stadiums, online viewership goes into millions for some of the most popular tournaments. The International, which is the flagship DOTA2 tournament, will be seeing a prize pool of $40 million in 2021. In comparison, the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw a prize pool of only $10 million and the IPL, a meagre $7.3 million.

What is Fantasy on Esports?

With rising popularity of esports, we see esports treading on the same path as have traditional sports like cricket, football etc. This has given way for a whole new set of product offerings tangential to these events. Just as we have espncricinfo to provide scores and statistics for cricket matches we have websites like Strafe who provide detailed stats and coverage for esports tournaments. Game specific websites like HLTV provide a more detailed and granular data when it comes to Counter Strike. The sheer amount of data that is available for esports matches is a treat for analysts. This is because of the electronic nature of these games which makes it easier to harness the data through APIs, and use of Computer vision and AI technologies. Similarly like we have fantasy on cricket provided by the likes of Dream11, the concept of fantasy on esports has emerged as a great way of engaging the viewers.

Fantasy Esports is a concept where in a user assembles or drafts a virtual team of Real Esports Stars from ongoing Leagues and tournaments. You can earn Fantasy Points based on real-time statistics of selected players and their performance in esports tournaments. You play against similar users having their own rosters from the same league.

Fantasy Sports vs Fantasy esports?

There is basically no difference between fantasy sports and fantasy esports. The only difference is the game that the fantasy is played on. It can be cricket, football, kabaddi for sports or Counter Strike, Valorant, League of Legends and PubG for esports. The fun, excitement, skills involved and the prizes to be won is the same for both sports fantasy and esports fantasy.

Each game has its own fantasy scoring system and drafting rules. For example fantasy on Valorant will include scoring based on Kills, Deaths, Assists etc.

Are esports tournament rigged? Publishers are the organizers

Esports is a multi-billion-dollar industry with precise rules, regulations and a code of conduct. Furthermore, the success of professional esports teams directly translates into revenue from prize money and sponsorship deals. In theory, this means that the teams shouldn’t have an incentive to throw matches on purpose.

All high-level tournaments are heavily scrutinized by regulating bodies to prevent any form of cheating. Matches are also played out in public view, through live streaming platforms like Twitch, where attempts at cheating can be caught and called out.

So, overall, esports fantasy is just as safe, if not safer, than fantasy on other sports like cricket and football.

Is it safe to play with real money?

Yes, but only if you play esports fantasy on trusted and regulated fantasy esports providers.

Best websites to play fantasy on esports ?

There are various esports fantasy apps that have emerged. Along with traditional sports fantasy apps like DraftKings and Sleeper, there are also some websites who exclusively host esports fantasy contests. Below are some of the apps that offer esports fantasy:

1. Draft Kings: The first fantasy unicorn, and the only fantasy sports company to be listed on any stock exchange, Draft Kings is a well known name when it comes to Daily Fantasy Sports. They have now also launched esports fantasy on League of Legends, Counter Strike and Call of Duty. Unfortunately, the app operates only in the United States.

2. Sleeper app: Boasting of a superb user interface and user experience, this app is also the official Riot fantasy partner for League of Legends. However, they do not host real money fantasy contests. Their core esports offering is esports fantasy on League of Legends

3. Esports One: Esports One has come up with a superb product that revolves around computer vision and AI and they consume a lot of game data to provide a very engaging fantasy experience in League of Legends. They do not hold real cash contests as of now.

4. Fanclash: Truly made in India, backed by one of the leading VC firms, Info Edge Ventures, this startup is trying to build the esports fantasy market for India. Also, Fanclash is the only esports fantasy app globally to offer esports fantasy on Valorant, PubG Mobile, FreeFire and PubG PC as of now. Apart form these games, Fanclash also offers fantasy on Counter Strike, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty Mobile. Users have access to hundreds of contests everyday including free to play, cash and head to head contests. Fanclash also provide player stats to assist users in drafting their fantasy teams.

What is FanClash?

Made with love in India, FanClash is a esports fantasy platform where Daily Fantasy Esports contests are hosted. We cover every major esports tournament on games like CS:GO, Pubg Mobile and PC, Valorant, FreeFire, and Call of Duty PC and Mobile. Build your dream lineup, climb the leaderboard, and defeat other players in the most in-depth Esports fantasy experience available. And you get to win the real cash prizes with every win!

We’ve built a custom fantasy world around the exciting new leagues for your favorite games. From fantasy to tournaments, Fanclash is with the gamers, every step of their Esports fandom. We have top-notch fantasy Esports leagues to offer an exhilarating gaming experience. Form your squads and enter the best fantasy leagues now!

Esports (or Electronic Sports) refers to competitions or tournaments organized at a professional level. These competitions are organized on popular video games like Counter Strike, Players Unknown Battlegrounds (popularly known as PubG), DOTA, League of Legends, Freefire and Valorant. These games can be categorized under different genres like MOBA, MMORPG, FPS, RTS etc.

These esport tournaments are organized by entities known as tournament organizers (ESL, DreamHack, Garena, PUBG Corporation, Riot Games etc). Some of these are also the game developers or owners who also organize the tournaments like Riot Games organizes LCS and LEC for League of legends and PMCO being organized by Tencent games. Others like ESL and Dreamhack do now own the game IPs but are pure play tournament organizers. Compare it to sports for example, Cricket is the game, and organizers like BCCI and ICC organize tournaments like World Cup, IPL etc.

These esport tournaments also have a massive fan following and audience. Being organized both online and offline in arcades and stadiums, online viewership goes into millions for some of the most popular tournaments. The International, which is the flagship DOTA2 tournament, will be seeing a prize pool of $40 million in 2021. In comparison, the Cricket World Cup 2019 saw a prize pool of only $10 million and the IPL, a meagre $7.3 million.

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