New Developments In The Fantasy World Of Football
It is fair to say that the last couple of years have seen some interesting developments in the world of fantasy football. Thanks to the ever-evolving nature of technology and the explosion of platforms such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and the newly-launched Google Sheets API, football fans can now keep track of every single facet of their favourite sport from the comfort of their own homes. With the help of a few handy apps, a smartphone and a dedicated computer, these enthusiasts can create custom-built tools to help them dominate their enemy in virtual worlds like DraftDay and FootballManagerPro.
New Generation Of Fantasy Football Apps
While the concept of fantasy football has been around for almost as long as the game itself, the last few years have seen a rise in popularity among the general public due to the rise of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, as well as the ever-expanding array of accessories, hats and t-shirts branded with colourful football slogans.
The above points highlight the fact that marketing a sports team or an individual player is now easier than ever before, thanks to the power of social media. These days, the most effective brand ambassadors are often the individuals who grew up playing the game themselves and retain a real connection to the sport, be that through their team collection or their individual play. For instance, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is one of the most recognisable faces in sport and is frequently engaged with his fans on Twitter, while Cristiano Ronaldo, the infamous footballer himself, has managed to build an incredible following on Instagram.
New Developments For Betting Fans
With the World Cup coming up in a couple of months, and given the massive surge in popularity that the game has seen in recent years, there have been several new developments specifically for sports fans who enjoy betting on football. One of the most interesting of these is Pinnacle Sports, which launched a brand new ‘Game of the Day’ feature this season, allowing users to place bets on the outcome of individual matches as soon as they kickoff. In the past, Pinnacle offered only scripted odds which, while popular, meant that users had to wait until the end of the match to place wagers on the outcome. Now, with the introduction of ‘Game of the Day’ betting odds, fans can make wagers on the outcome of any game, no matter how early the match, which is truly valuable when you consider that there are typically some rare occasions where a match ends after just a few minutes.
What Does It All Mean?
In short, the rise of fantasy football and esports in general, and the advent of newer, more innovative betting platforms like Pinnacle, mean there are now hundreds of ways to follow your favourite sports and teams, be they real life or in a digital world. In addition to this, the power of social media and smart devices allows individuals to keep up with all the latest news and stats, as well as create communities of like-minded sports fans.
At the end of the day, technology has made the world of sports more accessible than ever before, meaning that no matter where you are located, you can always follow your favourite teams and athletes. Moreover, while watching a game live in the stadium remains the most exciting way to follow your team, those who want to experience sporting events first-hand can now do so through their screen thanks to innovative new technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). With the right tools and accessories, fans can now “visit” sporting arenas, attend games and even bet on them!