For a cricket fan, World Cup 2019 is the most important event of this year. But consuming this sport has moved from mindless casual entertainment to a sport that commands active participation. It is no more just about getting on the couch and watching the match ideally. How about observing the game, making analysis and having an opinion about it?
This was made possible by My11Circle, the fantasy cricket app that allows the user to enjoy the real matches of the World Cup and also participate in it by forming virtual teams of real-life players. The player gets points based on the performance of actual players in the matches going on the field. The players with the highest point score win cash rewards.
#DadaKaVaada by Sourav Ganguly
My11Circle is not offering grand cash prizes this World Cup but is also running an exciting contest along with its Brand Ambassador Sourav Ganguly. The former Indian Cricket Captain and legendary cricket player, Sourav Ganguly is challenging players on My11Circle to form teams and beat his selection on the app. Players who can beat him will get 5 times the cash reward amount.
There is also a mega prize at the end of the World Cup of INR 1 Crore for the player who has maximum number of wins all through the Cricket World Cup 2019 matches. The platform is an excellent way to show your cricket skills and win cash rewards as well. Players can join at any point in time and start participating in the matches. Download the My11Circle Fantasy Cricket app right from the website.
Rise of Fantasy Games
Fantasy sports has been around since 1951 as a concept. It was first introduced by Dick Seitz as APBA (American Professional Baseball Association), a board game that was based on actual baseball. Of course, the games have changed a lot since then. As per a market research firm Wise Guy Reports, the global fantasy sports market stood at 10.47 billion in 2018 and is expected to cross USD 19.93 billion by 2025.
The first glimpse of fantasy games in India started with ESPN-Star when it came up with Super Selector. However, it had phased out before the first edition of IPL.
My11Circle powered by RummyCircle
Play Games24x7 introduced the brand-new fantasy cricket app My11Circle recently in 2019. The organization also has RummyCircle, the top online rummy platform in India. With My11Circle it introduced its 10 million players to the fantasy cricket platform and brought in its years of experience in offering personalized gameplay.
Fantasy cricket is a game of skill and the players have to form the right teams using their cricket knowledge and quick decision-making abilities to form the right team and select the captain as well. What it means is knowing the player performance history and anticipating how they are going to perform in the World Cup.
Why is Fantasy Cricket a Rage?
Fantasy cricket is the biggest thing this World Cup. What is making it so big is the participation value and real cash rewards. For a country where cricket is almost worshipped, fantasy cricket simply takes it one notch up. With continuous innovation and new features introduced, fantasy cricket platforms are attracting cricket fans of the country.
Fantasy games is not only increasing the followers for the sport but can also actively engage and get participation from real-time viewers. It is also bringing players who earlier didn’t really understand the sport, invest time and engage with the game. When players have the opportunity to win cash rewards, they get more involved in the game and even make the effort to research and understand the sport.
Fantasy game has changed the way World Cup will be consumed this year. From just sitting on the couch and watching the match, to actively getting involved. With millions of players, signing up on fantasy cricket platforms, it is just a matter of time, when it would be become the first preferred option to consume cricket in the country.
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