Fantasy gaming on Facebook is now a reality for its users in the US and Canada, according to a post on the company’s blog. The social media giant said that users will be able to access Facebook Fantasy Games via its iOS and Android app. It did not reveal its plans or a timeline for the global market including India. Facebook is in fierce competition with other social media companies over the average time users spend on their platforms, according to TechCrunch. A survey conducted by KPMG revealed that nearly 75 percent of the respondents play fantasy sports 1-3 times a week, with the majority playing once a week. Hence, the addition of fantasy games could help Facebook improve the metric of average time users spend on its platform. What will Fantasy Gaming on Facebook look like? Facebook said that the games will be free to play, and will cover sports, TV shows, and pop culture content. The top players will be ranked on leaderboards but Facebook added that players will be able to create their own fantasy leagues and compete against their friends and fans. There is an option of making the league private as well. [caption id="attachment_144467" align="aligncenter" width="890"] Image Credits: Facebook[/caption] The company has launched a game called Pick & Play Sports for now. It is a daily sports prediction game in which fans will score points for guessing the outcomes of big games accurately. Facebook also said that it was collaborating with Buzzfeed in bringing out games under the…
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