Fantasy Sports And Social Gaming Join Forces On Facebook

Fantasy sports fanatics, you’re in for a treat.  Fantasy sports just got a social makeover with the launch of Gamingo’s brand new Social Fantasy Sports engine.  Gamingo is putting a social gaming twist, reminiscent of Zynga Poker, on fantasy sports, giving sports fans the opportunity to build their ultimate team and to compete against other gamers for virtual cash.  They’re celebrating the launch of their game engine with the launch of two fantasy sports games on Facebook for soccer and football fans—Premiere League Legend and Fantasy Football Legend.

According to a press release, “Upon registration, gamers are awarded a set of real life pro-athletes that they can use to build their ultimate team.  Gamers select the players they want on their fantasy team and then enter competitions against other gamers on Facebook.  Gamers are awarded points depending on the real-life performance of their players on the field during each week of games throughout the season.”

Gamers can compete in competitions against eight other users, all positioned around a virtual soccer stadium similar to the virtual tables in social poker and blackjack games online.  At the end of each competition, the winner takes home virtual cash.  But what makes these games really cool is the social features that are built in.  According to the press release, “Deep social features are built into every aspect of the games, including the ability to trade and sell players, exchange gifts, and perhaps most importantly, to chat and trash talk about the results of the game.  Gamers can return at anytime to their competition group to see live scores and follow the progress of the competition.”

As gamers become more experienced they also earn points that let them unlock additional levels, add new star athletes to their teams and join more advanced competitions with higher stakes.

With today’s launch of Gamingo’s Premier League Legend and Fantasy Football Legend Facebook games, Gamingo is opening their platform up to soccer and football fans around the globe, but they aren’t stopping there.  In the future they’ll be bringing other fantasy sports to Facebook as well.  I, for one, will be patiently awaiting a fantasy baseball game!

Will you be trying out either of Gamingo’s new fantasy sports apps?  Which players would you choose for your ultimate team?

Image Credit: Fantasy Factor

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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