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Global Fantasy Sports Market: By Sports Type: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Others; By Platform: Website, Mobile Application; By Demographics: Under 25 Years, 25-40 Years, Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Fantasy Sports Market Outlook

The global fantasy sports market attained a value of about USD 18.3 billion in 2020. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2021-2026 at a CAGR of 14.2% to reach nearly USD 40.6 billion by 2026.

 

Rising Popularity of Sports Leagues Boosting the Market Growth of Fantasy Sports

The emergence of various sports leagues such as the National Football League (NFL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) is increasing the demand for innovative technological engagements. This is invigorating the market for fantasy sports as it is a crucial tool of active fan engagement, and it is increasingly deployed in various sports. Moreover, improving internet connectivity and increasing smartphone ownerships are anticipated to surge the number of users and positively impact the industry growth. In addition, the rising demand for adventure-based entertainment owing to the hectic lifestyles of the young population is propelling the market growth. The illegality of gambling in various countries is also boosting the market for fantasy sports as it allows users to showcase their skills and talents.

 

Global Fantasy Sports Market

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North America Significantly Contributing to the Overall Growth of the Fantasy Sports Industry

North America is significantly contributing to the overall market growth owing to the increasing number of users in various fantasy sports. The growing accessibility of high-speed internet connectivity and the rising popularity of sports such as football and baseball in the region are propelling the growth of the fantasy sports industry. Moreover, the integration of the latest technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide more immersive experiences is increasing the popularity of fantasy sports, hence aiding the market growth. Apart from this, the Asia Pacific region is witnessing robust growth owing to the increasing users of fantasy sports in India. India is emerging as one of the biggest markets of fantasy sports owing to the increasing craze of cricket and football. This is expected to boost the growth of the overall fantasy sports industry.

 

Fantasy Sports: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Fantasy sports, variously known as rotisserie sports or roto, are games that allow players to form a virtual team that consists of proxies of a professional sportsperson. A player can earn fantasy points based on real-life statistics of sports. The games are played using an internet connection, and the teams compete with each other on the basis of statistical performance as in actual sports.

The major sport types of fantasy sports are:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Others

Based on platform, the market is bifurcated into:

  • Website
  • Mobile Application

The market can be broadly categorised on the basis of its demographics into:

  • Under 25 Years
  • 25-40 Years
  • Above 40 Years

The EMR report looks into the regional markets of fantasy sports like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Introduction of Various Virtual Innovative Fantasy Sports Events Owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic to Invigorate the Market Growth

The surge of the coronavirus pandemic has considerably evolved consumers’ behaviour. The stay-at-home orders and lockdowns have led to the exponential rise of online gamers. Moreover, the pandemic led to the cancellation and postponement of various sport events and leagues. Hence, the introduction of various innovative virtual events like quizzing, new launches, and the addition of new sports by the leading companies to ensure user engagement is aiding the growth of the fantasy sports industry. Moreover, the rise of new content creators and streamers is increasing the popularity of fantasy sports, therefore boosting the industry growth. The launch of various innovative apps by the leading players is expected to strengthen the growth of the fantasy sports industry.

The introduction of new sports through which users can learn to play a game and cultivate interest in different games is expected to bolster the market growth for fantasy sports. The emergence of indigenous online games, which celebrates regional culture and characters, is also anticipated to propel the market growth of fantasy sports. Increasing investments for celebrity endorsements by the leading companies are increasing awareness regarding fantasy sports, hence augmenting the industry growth. Although the market growth can be hindered by the ban of fantasy sports in various regions, it is expected to recuperate as clear guidelines are being set by governments and operators, consequently propelling the industry growth.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Fantasy Sports Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global fantasy sports market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • FantasyPros
  • Roto Sports, Inc.
  • Fantrax
  • GoodGamer Corp.
  • Rotoworld
  • FanDuel Group
  • Others

The comprehensive report looks into the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2016-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Sports Type, Platform, Demographics, Region
Breakup by Sports Type Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Others
Breakup by Platform Website, Mobile Application
Breakup by Demographics Under 25 Years, 25-40 Years, Above 40 Years
Breakup by Region North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered FantasyPros, Roto Sports, Inc., Fantrax, GoodGamer Corp., Rotoworld, FanDuel Group, Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Fantasy Sports Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Fantasy Sports Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Fantasy Sports Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Fantasy Sports Market by Sports Type
        8.4.1    Football
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Baseball
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Basketball
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.4    Hockey
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.5    Cricket
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.6    Others
    8.5    Global Fantasy Sports Market by Platform
        8.5.1    Website
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Mobile Application
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    8.6    Global Fantasy Sports Market by Demographics
        8.6.1    Under 25 Years
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    25-40 Years
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Above 40 Years
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    8.7    Global Fantasy Sports Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country 
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Company Profiles
        11.2.1    FantasyPros
            11.2.1.1    Company Overview
            11.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.1.4    Certifications
        11.2.2    Roto Sports, Inc.
            11.2.2.1    Company Overview
            11.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.2.4    Certifications
        11.2.3    Fantrax
            11.2.3.1    Company Overview
            11.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.3.4    Certifications
        11.2.4    GoodGamer Corp.
            11.2.4.1    Company Overview
            11.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.4.4    Certifications
        11.2.5    Rotoworld
            11.2.5.1    Company Overview
            11.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.5.4    Certifications
        11.2.6    FanDuel Group
            11.2.6.1    Company Overview
            11.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            11.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            11.2.6.4    Certifications
        11.2.7    Others
12    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Fantasy Sports Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Sports Type (USD Million), 2016-2020
3.    Global Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Sports Type (USD Million), 2021-2026
4.    Global Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2016-2020
5.    Global Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2021-2026
6.    Global Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Demographics (USD Million), 2016-2020
7.    Global Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Demographics (USD Million), 2021-2026
8.    Global Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2016-2020
9.    Global Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2021-2026
10.    North America Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
11.    North America Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
12.    Europe Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
13.    Europe Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
14.    Asia Pacific Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
15.    Asia Pacific Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
16.    Latin America Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
17.    Latin America Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
18.    Middle East and Africa Fantasy Sports Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
19.    Middle East and Africa Fantasy Sports Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
20.    Global Fantasy Sports Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2020, the global fantasy sports market attained a value of nearly USD 18.3 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.2% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach about USD 40.6 billion by 2026.

The market is being aided by the rising popularity of sports leagues, the increasing smartphones ownership, and the growing accessibility of high-speed internet.

The industry is expected to be driven by various innovative events to enhance user experience, the launch of new sport fantasy apps, and increasing investments for celebrity endorsements.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major sport types of fantasy sports in the industry are football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and cricket, among others.

The different platforms in the market are website and mobile application.

The significant demographics of fantasy sports are under 25 years, 25-40 years, and above 40 years.

The major players in the industry are FantasyPros, Roto Sports, Inc., Fantrax, GoodGamer Corp., Rotoworld, and FanDuel Group, among others.

Analyst Review

The global fantasy sports market attained a value of about USD 18.3 billion in 2020, driven by the rising popularity of various sports leagues. Aided by the increasing launches of fantasy sports application, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.2%. The market is projected to reach nearly USD 40.6 billion by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its sport types, the fantasy sports industry can be segmented into football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and cricket, among others. On the basis of platforms, the industry is divided into website and mobile application. By demographics, the market is categorised into under 25 years, 25-40 years, and above 40 years. The major regional markets for fantasy sports are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include FantasyPros, Roto Sports, Inc., Fantrax, GoodGamer Corp., Rotoworld, and FanDuel Group, among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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