Two new fantasy sports websites launched in India
As more and more fantasy sports is becoming popular in India, more online portals are launched for Indians to enjoy fantasy sports.
Apne 11 is the new fantasy sports website launched by former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev. The new fantasy sports portal, which has Dev as its brand ambassador has announced an introductory offer of 100% user bonus on new deposits made by customers. The company has also announced a special ‘Kapil League’ wherein the highest scorer on Kapil’s leaderboard stands a chance to win Rs. 25 lakhs and the top 5 winners get a meet and greet opportunity with the legendary cricketer.
Kapil Dev commented that he is thrilled to be associated with Apne11 which will present an open opportunity for millions to compete against one another and have the chance to connect with sports on an even deeper level than before.
Apne 11 founder is Ratul Sethi who understand that the gaming industry is undergoing a revolution and with one of the world’s largest youth population, India is poised to become one of the world’s leading markets in the gaming sector. Taking forward the same vision he wants to make daily fantasy sports game experience simpler and reach tier 2 and tier 3 cities.
Akshay Jaggi is the CEO of Apne11 who added that the aim of Apne11 is to be the number one platform with the best experience ever. He also said that they are a customer oriented company and for them was a natural decision to launch their innovative site in this market.
Another fantasy sport website launched Aaj Tak 11. This website is launched by the India Today Group, the popular media channel. This fantasy sports portal ‘Aaj Tak 11’ was launched recently at the Salaam Cricket 2019 summit held at the Lord’s Cricket ground in London. India Today is the second major media conglomerate to start their own fantasy sports product.
A few months ago, Times Internet Limited, a subsidiary of the Times of India Group had also started a free-to-play fantasy sports and prediction portal, CricPlay, which is endorsed by former Indian cricketer and East Delhi Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Gautam Gambhir.
The fantasy cricket portal was launched by former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, Aroon Purie. According to the AajTak11.in website, the portal currently offers only free-to-play fantasy cricket games that allows users to win real money cash prizes. It has however been indicated, that real money contests will also be offered by the platform in the near future.
The Aaj Tak 11 platform is provided by the Corporate Fantasy League, a fantasy sports solutions provider operated by Delhi-based Experience Global Mobile Technologies Private Limited.
A fantasy sport is an online game where you create imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a professional sport. Fantasy players compete against others by building a team of professional athletes from a particular league or competition while remaining under a salary cap and earn points based on the actual performance of the players in real-world competitions. These teams compete based on the statistical performance of those players in actual games.
The game is played by using only sports knowledge and skill. Users can pick their own team made up of real players for Cricket. Teams can be created within a maximum budget of 100 credits. A team earns points based on chosen players’ performance in the real-life matches.
- Simply visit any Fantasy sport website to play and register yourself within minutes even with your mobile app.
- Click on the particular match you want from the match center section.
- Select your Team of 11 players (including a Captain and Vice Captain) within the virtual budget of 100 Cr from all the players in the particular match.
- Once the Live match starts, your Fantasy Team starts earning points on the basis of actual performance of the players selected by you.
- Final points, rankings, and winners are declared after the end of the match.
Note that anyone from India of 18 years or above can play at these portals. Currently, individuals residing in the Indian states of Assam, Odisha, Sikkim, Nagaland or Telangana may not participate in the paid version of the Contest as the laws of these states bar persons from participating in games of skill where participants are required to pay to enter.