With recent market reports to be believed, the global e-Sports market revenue is anticipated to reach $2,174.8 million by the year 2023, with there being a growth at a CAGR of 18.61% during the forecast period.
Unbeknownst, with the escalating prominence of video games & e-Sports, the number of e-Sports events across the world has also increased. You can see the live streaming of gaming tournaments on portals such as YouTube, and Twitch. tv is trending as well.
While in the comfort, you can see the live streaming of gaming tournaments on portals such as YouTube, and Twitch. tv is trending as well.
So as the prominence and live streaming of e-Sports is growing, demand for e-Sports fantasy leagues will also rise. It is due to the fact that here fans are allowed to create their own fantasy sports league teams based on the live matches.
Well, not everyone has the exact idea of what are fantasy sports games. So, for the ones that don’t know, Fantasy Sports is a game where the participants create their own virtual/imaginary teams with the use of real players from different teams scheduled to play in a match or a league.
The win or loss depends on the real performance of players in their created fantasy team.
Meanwhile, the increased usage of smartphones and high internet penetration, mainly in APAC is certain to drive the market during the forecast period that is present in this report “Global Fantasy Sports Market 2018-2022” by ResearchAndMarkets.com.
Same as mentioned above, as per this report, the fantasy sports market is poised to grow by $6.11 bn during 2022-2026, progressing at a CAGR of 6.51% during the forecast period.
When the High Internet Penetration is combined with the rising usage of affordable smartphones, the number of players who participate in fantasy sports surged exponentially.
This rise in sports gaming enables the fans to engage a lot more with fantasy sports, like Fantasy football, Fantasy Cricket, Fantasy basketball, Fantasy baseball, etc.
One needs to take a step back in time in order to understand the emergence of the Fantasy Sports League. So it was in the year 1952 in the USA when Fantasy Sports first came into existence.
According to the recent market study by Technavio, the Fantasy Sports Market size is expected to increase by USD 6.11 billion from 2021 to 2026, with an accelerated CAGR of 6.51%.
In the nation of India, the penchant for Fantasy Sports is here to stay and will grow only big in the coming times. In many ways, the sports and gaming industry is very much capable of breaking all the records when it comes to engaging sports fans and testing their skills and knowledge of their much-loved sports.
In fact, be prepared if in coming times we see all of the sports leagues in India offer their own Fantasy league to the sports aficionados, for instance, you must already have heard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) & Indian Super League (ISL) running their own official fantasy leagues in India.
Besides, the usage of fantasy sports is proving to be pivotal for brand promotion as well. There are numerous big brands that use fantasy leagues in order to market their products.
What these global brands do is that they use Fantasy sports for promotion, with the main aim to target high-income customers of ages ranging from 25 to 50 years.
This surge of advertisers is anticipated to continue overcoming a few years and promote market growth.
Think of ‘Fantasy Sports’ and tell us the one name that instantly clicks on your mind. Dream11 it is, isn’t it? In this world full of sports enthusiasts, what fuels them further is the mention of fantasy sports.
These sports freaks just love the idea of participation in their favorite sports, be it in the manner of virtual means. And Dream11 has proven to be a milestone in this regard and has led up to numerous big names coming up in the arena of fantasy sports.
Meanwhile, coming back to Dream11, well it is India’s one of the fastest growth Fantasy Sports League platforms offered to both iOS and Android users via its mobile apps and website. It witnesses a rapid growth base of 20 million+ users.
The ever-trending platform was founded by one crazy fantasy sports fan Harsh Jain with his co-founder in the year 2011, and they started working on the platform since then and upon its launch during the Indian Premier League season in 2018, they launched it under the name ‘Dream11’, through various online and offline media channels having Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador.
Today Dream11 is among the most prominent and successful platforms with a rapid growth base of 45 million+ users.
So, there are three types of contests one can participate in, they are:
|Head-to-Head||Here, two players create a contest investing an amount of Rs.100-100 each. Upon winning the prize money, a certain part of the winning amount goes to Dream11.|
|Private Contest||Here, around three to five players create a contest and participate in it. And upon winning the prize money, a certain share of the amount goes to Dream11.|
|Public Contest||Here, the contest is created by the Dream11 app itself, where hundreds, to millions of players, participate and the winners are also a number of people. So here as well, a certain share of the winning prize from each winner’s amount goes to Dream11.|
Now comes the business model of Dream11. So how does the app function? Well, in the case of Fantasy sports business models, here they are specially designed & evolved around real sports, real players, and their real fans.
This way, sports enthusiasts have the chance to take active participation in real sports games with fantasy sports. The same is the case with Dream11, which again works on the very same idea.
There are countless opinions that vouch why it is the best time to invest in a Fantasy Sports business. First of all, the platform is hugely popular, and also with increased usage of smartphones and high internet penetration, more and more people are participating in it.
Also, with so many people enjoying taking part in Fantasy sports, it is the time when businesses can utilize the platform to market their products and services.
Moreover, the fantasy sports market is going to be cut through competition in the future, so it is the right time to launch a fantasy sports business to ensure a lion’s share in the growing fantasy sports industry.
|Home Screen||As soon as the app is opened by the user, s/he would first land on this screen after logging in. Here they can find entire match listings, and the search can be filtered by Matches, Sports Type (Football, NBA, Cricket), Match Category (Live/Ongoing match, Upcoming match, results.) Match listings may comprise the Name of the tournament, Match Timing (Date & Time), Team 1 (Name with Image), & Team 2 (Name with Image).|
|Browse Sports||In this section, the users can browse all of the sports that are there offered by the platform.|
|My Profile (Dashboard)||From here, the user can maintain his/her profile on the Fantasy Sports platform.|
|Create Contest||With just a single tap, a user can create their own contest simply by the submission of following details, like Total Winning Amount (Max & Min.), Contest Name, Contest Size (Min 2 & Max 100), Entry fee )which is calculated based on total price amount & selected contest size). Allow multiple teams yes or no.|
|Join the contest||Here first the contest creator is required to join the contest, prior to creating.|
|Invite & Earn||Here users can invite their friends to join the contest by sharing the app UR with them. As their friends use this referral code while joining, the user would receive a bonus amount.|
|Winning history||This section shows the winning history of the user, like the number of wins they have had in the past.|
|Playing history||This section shows the number of games the users have participated in. :|
|Wallet||This is the virtual wallet of the user from which the winning amount can be withdrawn as well as the money can be transferred to as well while participating in the game.|
|Role-Based Dashboard||This section gives statistics of the field, like Total Matches (Both Played as well as Ongoing), Total Contestants & Entire earnings.|
|Manage Users||From here, the admin can manage the entire user account, such as Edit/Delete/Activate/Deactivate/Add Accounts.|
|Manage Contest||From here, the admin can manage entire match contests, such as Edit/Delete/Add/Activate/Deactivate contests.|
|View Earnings||From here, the admin can view entire earnings from the app with different filters.|
|Manage Reward Points||From here, the admin can manage the reward points earned by the user.|
|Manage Bank Withdrawal Request||From here, the admin can view the entire request from contestants to withdraw the winning amount into their preferred bank. Here the Admin is authorized to Accept or Reject Bank Details, Accept or Reject Pan card Details, View the Entire Contestant List (both approved & rejected), and Send the money to the contestant.|
|Manage Cash Bonus||Admin can manage the cash prize and bonus offered to participants.|
|Content Management System (CMS)||From here, Admin can manage sections, such as Contact Us, About Us, Points System, Help, and many other sections.|
From here, the user can watch the live scores from various matches & sports, as well as expert analysis, game highlights, & original video programs.
Here the app is integrated with a back-end service provider & it is helpful in managing tickets, sending emails, user location, and push notifications & it proves a lot useful in several other ways as well.
Standing for Content Management System, from here, the user can manage the entire content of the app content.
This section shows the record of each player so that the user can see the records of each player and decide on the selection of players accordingly.
Using this feature, the messages and alerts can be sent to users for informing them about when to create a team, when a match would begin, etc.
This technology proves helpful, especially in the case of apps that require the app to be captured in real-time. The data is stored constantly as well as updated in real-time.
This feature is useful to send out alerts & push notifications to the users regarding upcoming/ongoing leagues & matches nearby their location.
Custom emails are sent to participants so to inform them regarding the upcoming matches, as well as information in regard to the selected players/team.
There are several payment modes for this kind of app, ranging from e-Wallet, Netbanking, or Debit/Credit Cards.
This is quite useful to keep the user glued to the app, in the form of referral points and others.
Well, many times, a certain group of users doesn’t like to install the mobile app, due to several reasons that it slows their phone, or they may have less storage capacity, or several other obvious reasons.
So, in that case, a fantasy sports web application can prove to be great, as then as many users can take part in the platform without the need to install the app on their mobile phone, as the web apps work on the browser.
For developing superior quality mobile applications, you will need a proficient fantasy sports app development company that is comprised of a skilled pool of subject experts, developers, designers, and testers.
Thus, it becomes significant that you select the dexterous app development partner that is imbibed with true potential for developing your mobile app.
The case with the Dream11 is that it is a freemium fantasy cricket game, which means that here the users can join any contest for free or by paying a given entry fee.
Now only to its business model, in the beginning, you won’t see the first single coin of net profit unless a few million users have joined the platform.
Also like millions of users are participating in Dream11 every day, it is tough predicting the exact revenue that is earned by Dream11 each day.
However, on the basis of the given contest, entry free, the number of teams, and the winning amount for each contest, the lump-sum revenue can be calculated.
Each day, Dream11 tends to launch 15-17 high-valued contests, while 20-30 low-valued contests with a total winning sum ranging from INR 3 Crore (US$450000) to something as minimum as INR 5000 (US$75).
Meanwhile, the other 100s of the head-to-head & private contests aren’t considered here in this list.
Getting together all of these above calculations, it is expected that Dream11 earns revenue of INR 4-6 crores (US$600,000-$900,000) from each of the matches. This may vary as per the popularity & fan base of the playing teams & nations.
Not just Dream11, but this business and revenue model could be applied to other fantasy sports businesses existing around the world with their own variations & game rules.
You have the opportunity to turn into a successful entrepreneur by making some investments in the fantasy sports business by teaming up with the top fantasy sports mobile app development agency that has rich experience in creating fantasy sports mobile apps.
These companies are proficient at creating mobile apps for both iOS as well as Android platforms, and the total cost to develop apps for both platforms with the backend is certain to be somewhere between USD $19000-$24000.
Talking specifically of India, let us tell you that participating in Fantasy Sports is absolutely legal in India, as the Indian legal system clearly separated fantasy sports from gambling or betting activities, and describes it as a game of skill, where sports enthusiasts come together to create their respective team by combining the players, who they think would perform better than the rest in the real-field game.
As per the Central Government Act, “The Public Gambling Act, 1867, comprising of 18 Sections, in Section 12 states, “Nothing in the provisions of this Act contained shall be held to apply to any game of mere skill wherever played.”
By this, it is clear that Fantasy sports are a game of skill and it is excluded from the Gambling Act of 1867, thus safe to play.
Fantasy Sports App is among the biggest buzzword in this digital era. It offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to capitalize on the passion of people for the games like cricket, football, baseball, basketball, and many more.
The unprecedented obsession with sports among the youth has stirred the organizations to foray into the field of Fantasy Game Application development.
A virtual fantasy sports app lets users immerse into a virtual world of gaming and forget the stressful lifestyle and offers opportunities to earn cash prizes and rewards. We truly hope that you will gain vital insights into the fantasy sports app development process, its cost, and other prospects.
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