Social media giants Facebook have announced their entry into the Fantasy Gaming market with the launch of Facebook Fantasy Games in the US and Canada available in the Facebook app for IOS and Android.
About Facebook Fantasy Games
The company has mentioned that Facebook Fantasy Games will be free and simple prediction games that are designed for fans to enjoy sports, pop culture, and TV show content together. The games are said to bring the social entertainment of traditional fantasy sports in a simplified format that covers the requirements of both people who are new to prediction games, and those who are seasoned players.
Create your own Fantasy League
Other than the public leaderboards, players will also have an option to create their own fantasy leagues which would allow them to compete against their friends and other fans. The access to those leagues can be made public or private, players will be able to compare their scores with each other in the league and it also provides a space for members to share their selections, comments, and reactions.
Facebook has announced Pick & Play Sports, a daily sports prediction game as the first game to be launched. The games involves fans getting points for making correct predictions on the winners of a big game, and the points scored by top players, and specific events that unfold during a match. Bonus points can also be attained by making consecutive correct predictions for a series of days.
The following games have been announced by Facebook to be released in the future:
- Fantasy Survivor: Fans will have to choose a set of castaways on a weekly basis to be on their fantasy survivor team and answering questions about the upcoming episodes. The players will receive points on the basis of what happens in that week’s episode.
- MLB Home Run Picks: Fans are allowed to pick teams each day during the MLB Postseason that they think will hit the most home runs during that day. The points are awarded on the basis of correct predictions and if their team hits home runs or grand slams. Extra points are also awarded for those hit late in the game.
- Fantasy “The Bachelorette”: The fans are required to make a weekly selection of a group from the men vying for Michelle Young’s heart to be on their Fantasy: “The Bachelorette” team and answer questions related to the upcoming episode. Points will be received on the basis of the actions and events involving the bachelors on their team and face off with their friends to prove who is the biggest bachelor nation fan of them all is.
- LaLiga Winning streak: During the LaLiga season, fans will have to predict a single team that will win on that day. Fans will have to try building the longest streaks of correct predictions, but they won’t be able to pick the same team twice during a streak.
It is worth mentioning that none of these games have features that allow the player to put real money on the line, and if you want to get into wagers, you’re going to have to handle those transactions yourself.
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