Soccer has become such a global sport and is played by almost every country in the world and almost every country in the world wants to excel in it. Recently we have seen the Chinese invest a lot in soccer so that they can develop into the new power house of football by motivating more people to participate in it.
Soccer has given rise to so many side businesses for the fans to enjoy like betting and fantasy football. We are going to talk about the legal companies only here. One of the companies is Fun88 and it is a thai based multi-linguistic company, and you can bet on various sports on their website. They have a secure payment option that accepts any mastercard or visa. They are well renowned and have won many awards and accolades in the Asia region. You can bet on soccer matches in all the major leagues in the world.
Another branch out of football is the fantasy league and the Premier League’s own fantasy league called the Fantasy Premier League is gaining a lot of players from all over the world. This fantasy football format let’s you assemble a team of 15 players from the players that are currently playing in the premier league. Every player has their price and the maximum that you can spend is 100 pounds. You will earn points according to how well your team performs in every gameweek and these game points will be decided based on the statistics provided by OPTA. For example a player earns one point just for starting and then goalkeeper earns a point for keeping a clean shit and the strikers will earn a point for scoring a goal. The game has been tried to make as life like as possible because i the previous versions only goals and clean sheets were considered points which led to a world class player like Claude Makelele to be pretty bad on Fantasy Football because he rarely scored any goals but used to break play and provide tackles and interceptions. So the recent version includes tackle and headers won and others statistics too like every three tackles earn a player one point and other attributes. There are two other formats of the game, one is the draft and one is the bidding format. In the draft format, there will be various categories and every team can only include certain number of players from a certain category. There will be various categories depending on the position and quality of the player whereas in bidding format players have to be auctioned and there will also be a maximum value that a user can use so they need to be careful as they need compile a complete team within a fixed budget. The highest bidder gets the player.
Soccer has also given rise to the most sold video game on the planet. The Fifa series has sold 100 million copies of the series till 2015 and also has the record for selling 3.2 million copies in the first week of the release of Fifa 12. Fifa sale increase by a mammoth 23% every year and is endorsed by Lionel Messi and players like Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho before him. The game is developed by EA Sports, one of the most leading producers of games in the world. The game really gained popularity in the year 1998 with their game Fifa 1998: Road to the World Cup and in recent times the game as attributes like Human Intelligence which analyses the opponent like we do in real life. In recent times the game has got even more popular due to their mind blowing graphics and gameplay that gives a real life experience to a player.