Many people are familiar with the world of Fantasy Football and Fantasy Basketball–or even, perhaps (though less famous) Fantasy Baseball. However, for those not in the know, the Fantasy series for any major league sport (with a smattering of media coverage) receives an online following where fans can stack imaginary teams with real players, and their real stats (which correlates with their lives and changing status from game to game). After each game, players’ Fantasy team’s go up against another player. Chances of winning shift with the status of their chosen athletes performance in real life. It’s a combination of gambling and pure expertise.
ESports, while not officially recognized in many aspects, is quickly growing equally as popular as mainstream sport–including talk shows, play-by-play hosts, and the full-on, fanatic fan culture centered around competitive, head-to-head gaming (ie: Blizzard’s Starcraft, or Valve’s TF2). In fact, Xbox Executives speculate that eSports may soon overtake Mjaor League Baseball (MLB) in fanbase.
Semi-new to the scene online show/personalities, Legends of Gaming, has been known as “the fastest-growing, international eSports game show” and has hosted its rapidly growing work on Youtube, with Season 2 premiring back in April.
Starting this month, eSports through The Legends of Gaming is getting its very own (and first) twist on online Fantasy sports league! This enables fans to immerse themslves in competitive eSports games, and the show, as never before. Fans who partcipate in the online gmaing league will be automatically entered for a competeive chance to win spectatular prizes, such as an official “Legends of Gaming” jersey signed by Syndicate, as well as a $250 steam gift card!
Fans can register to start their online Fantasy eSports team by visiting the Smasher site and signing in via their Facebook accounts. According to a statment given directly to MXDWN from their media team:
Contestants will be given the opportunity to choose the winner for 8 games, including episodes 17 – 24. Fans are invited to pick the winner as their favorite Legends battle it out in Rocket League, CS:GO, Towerfall Ascension, Black Ops 3 and more!
But act fast, as all entries must be completed before May 28th, at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The winners will be announced in the month of June.