Best Fantasy Sports games in India 2020

Fantasy Games

Nowadays Fantasy game is a word trending around all over Indian sports fans. So, these have given chance to sports fans of India to showcase their knowledge and to be a part of the game. Fantasy Sports Platforms help sports fans to play fantasy games.

In the past few years, the success of fantasy games like Dream11 has given the chance to Indian sports fans for getting rewards on their sports knowledge.

But what exactly does Fantasy Games mean? Let’s check it out.

Fantasy games are an online gaming platform. Here sports fans can participate to make a virtual team of real playing players in a contest. For this, they have to pay participation fees. Then these teams compete with each other based on the statistical performance of real players in a game.

Their performance is rated into defined points which are decided by the Fantasy sports managers. Then, with these points, our ranks are decided to win the rewards.

So, here are some trending fantasy games websites and apps in India which are ruling the minds of every sports fan.

1. Dream 11

Dream11 comes under India’s biggest fantasy sports game with more than 6 crore users and still counting. Recently in April 2019, Dream 11 became the first gaming Indian company to enter the Unicorn club.

Dream 11 was founded by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth in 2008 with an aim to redefine how Indian sports fans engage with sports.

Moreover, One of them is the founding Chairman of the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG), a self-regulated body formed to protect consumer interests and standardize best practices in the Sports Gaming industry.

Dream11’s growth boosted when it launched the first Freemium single-match fantasy sports in 2012. It attracted the number of users starting 10 lakh users in 2014, 20 lakh users in 2016, 1.5 crore users in 2017, 4 crore users in 2018, 6 crore+ users in 2019, 8 crore+ users in 2020.

Kalaari, Capital Think Investments, Multiples Equity, Tencent, Steadview Capital Management are major investors of Dream11.

In recent 2 years, Harsha Bhogle became Brand Ambassador. Then, Ex Indian Cricket Captain and Indian Cricketer Mahindra Singh Dhoni’s “Dimag Se Dhoni” campaigned have grabbed major influence on an Indian sports fan.

Now Dream 11 is officially a league partner with ICC, VIVO IPL,  HERO CPLT20, NBA, KFC, BBL, FIH, HERO INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE, PRO Kabaddi, and WBBL.

2. Halaplay

Halaplay is Daily fantasy sports (DFS) game for sports enthusiasts. It is a money-based fantasy game and the player can win cash prizes.

It is founded by Saurav (CEO), Prateek Anand (Financial Chief), Ananya Singhal (Operations Chief), and Aman Kesari (Product Chief). The company launched its operations in January 2017.

Mumbai-based fantasy sports startup HalaPlay Technologies Pvt. Ltd  got funding by Nazara Technologies Ltd and Delta Corp Ltd. recently.

The DFS game offers the fantasy leagues for Cricket, Football, and Kabaddi.

3. 11wickets.com

11 wickets is India’s fastest growing fantasy sports game. Moreover, It is particularly for the cricket and football fans in India. Founded in 2018, 11Wickets is owned and operated by Ability Games Pvt. Ltd.

Ability Games was founded as an independent research and game development company focused on cutting-edge technologies. Ability Games Pvt. Ltd. is among the pioneer companies in the field of gaming and development.

With an invested capital of over ₹1 Billion, Ability Games wishes to conquer the online gaming domain globally.

4. MPL – Mobile premier league

MPL is a Bangalore based e-sport platform developed by Galactus Funware Technology Pvt. Ltd. It was launched in September 2018. Here, players win reward prizes by showcasing their gaming skills in more than 30 plus games.

Mobile games like pool, fruit chop, carom, ludo, etc are available on this gaming platform. Moreover, MPL chose Virat Kohli as a Brand Ambassador recently.

The platform is simple in which you choose a game from the list of popular games like fruit chop, go ride, pro cricket, and many more.

Then, join either a live tournament or register for an upcoming event. After that, compete and win. Every time you win a battle or tournament, it gets instantly added in your wallet. Also, MPL is having a user base of more than 3.5 crore + players.

5. Fanfight

FANFIGHT is a fantasy game of sports founded by the Akhil Suhag in may 2016 based in Hyderabad. It is a fantasy league sports game that hosts league for both cricket and football.

The platform has 4 lakh + userbase with 60 lakh + app  downloads

In this, you pick a fixture from a game center and choose a cash contest from numerous cash contests listed. Select the best 11 and win.

FANFIGHT is also a Silver member of FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports)

6. Cricplay

Cricplay is India’s latest free fantasy games and sports by Times Internet Limited.

It is one of the fastest-growing fantasy league games with more than 6 million + App Downloads. Also, it comes with a website and android app. Gautam Gambhir is the Brand Ambassador of Cricplay with media campaign “Ab India Khelega”.

The free fantasy game comes with three things i.e. ‘Fantasy Leagues’, ‘Challengers Leagues’, and ‘Daily Predictions’.

7. MyTeam11

My team 11 is one of the leading platforms for fantasy sports across India. VINIT GODARA and SANJIT SIHAG launched MyTeam11 in  2016 which based out in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. MyTeam11 is having a user base of 15 million user base and still counting.

MyTeam11 is also a Platinum member of FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports)

The leading platform is currently offering five major sports Cricket, Baseball, Football, Basketball, and handball.

8. Fancy 11

Fancy 11 is the fastest-growing Fantasy sports site which connects the sports enthusiastic from around the world to convert dreams into reality. The platform is having more than 100k + downloads.

The fantasy sports game is currently offering Three major sports Cricket, kabaddi and  Football

fancy 11 is also a Silver member of FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports)

9. Sport Junki

SportJunki newest cricket fantasy sports apps in India. Sport junki was started in October 2019 based out of Jaipur Rajasthan. The app was launched on March 11, 2020, dedicated to cricket at first with the addition of more sports in the future.

Sport junki is also a Bronze member of FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports)

10. My11Circle

My11circle is an online fantasy game platform owned and operated by Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd. for the cricket fans who would like to showcase their cricket knowledge and analytical skill.

Games 24x 7 was founded by two engineers Thampy Trivikraman and Bhavin Pandya in 2006.  Games 24x 7 also have popular games like Rummy circle and Ultimate teen Patti under his brand. It has Saurav Ganguly (DADA) as a brand ambassador and has more than 50 lakh + users as of now.

My11circle is also a Silver member of FIFS (Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports)

Conclusion

Federation of Indian Fantasy Sport (FIFS )s is the body that regulates the fantasy sports games in India.

Dream 11 is the Founding member of this body as it was the first fantasy gaming startup in India.  There are a total of 29 members of this body having Platinum and Silver memberships including the founding Member Dream 11.

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