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FantasyXL – New level of Fantasy Soccer
Everyone asks: Why do you create yet another site for Fantasy Sports?
The answer for that is pretty simple, we have so much new ideas that we got over the time, we want to build a whole new experience for our customers. We are looking forward to present you a concept where everyone can draft almost 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, that´s kind of a revolution in the history of especially Fantasy Soccer.
In the beginning we will start with Fantasy Soccer only, but we will add other sports in the future for sure. We are offering every hour of the day a new contest so that it doesn´t matter in which timezone you are living, you will see action around the clock. That´s a pretty ambitious goal but we are trying everything to get there soon.
You will get more informations about Fantasy Soccer in general or specific themes in our Frequently Asked Questions, in our Blog or if you need a step-by-step introduction in our point system, how to play and more, then go to the How It works page.
Now that we are entering the market, trying to be the best and develope with you together our ideas, we are always openminded for some helpful feedback for improving constantly FantasyXL.com. If you want to give us some thoughts or you want to praise us, just send a message on our Contact form page or text us in the chat on the bottom right.[/toggle]
The History Of DFS
The first years and the beginning
Let´s get back in time and enjoy the past of Fantasy Sports and where it all began.
If we talk about the History of DFS we obviously need to look at the US states. The beginning of DFS can be set to the year 1962. In the Milford Plaza Hotel in New York City in March of 1962 some people from an organisation so callede Oakland Raider Organisation made the basic rules for what is now known as fantasy sports
1963 was another important year for DFS because of the foundation of the very first fantasy football league. It was the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League (GOPPPL). George Blanda was the first player to can get drafted, he was a quarter back of the Houston Oilers. He died recently in 2010 in California.
Now there are some quiet years, nothing really "new" happend. But if we switch to the year 1980 the most people would say that was the original foundation of fantasy sports. Some very creative journalists developed a scoring system and gave it the super creative name "La Rotisserie Francaise (a restaurant where they met up several times).
1989 is the first year when the boom really hit the market, over 1mio people particpated in this year (especially in football and baseball). In 1992 it´s now possible to get statistics for NFL, NBA, NHL and the Major League Soccer because of the introduction of the internet.[/toggle]
The past years
In 1999 one of the biggest companies is hitting the fantasy sports world. Yahoo created a big game for their users and for every sports enthusiasts worldwide.
In 2002 the National Football League (NFL) broadcasts the first ever fantasy football commercial, magazines and newspaper started writing about it. One of the big channels ESPN started to deal with fantasy sports.
Almost ten times more people are playing now, approx. 10mio people are enjoying Fantasy Soccer, Basketball or Football. Just 6 years later in 2011one of the top notch companies of the business is founded.
Again the numbers are more than doubled in 2012, almost 20mio players are now on the DFS train. In less than 2 years, in 2014 the numbers doubled AGAIN, pretty sick right? More than 40mio players now on the pitch.
Let´s just say in 2016 almost every sports is "draftable". Fantasy Soccer is coming over from europe to hit the US market, you can draft your favorite Golf or Tennis player or even the olympic games in Rio.
Not exactly a historic date, more like a future outlook but a very ambitious site named FantasyXL.com launched on 9th November 2017, maybe you know about that already?
Will the story be continued? Will DFS be kind of crazy in the future? We are ambitious enough to be a part of that great journey which is presented to us and we hope you will be on our side to achieve the goals for bigger, greater and faster growth of Fantasy Soccer.[/toggle]