According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, fantasy sports first began in 1962, "when Bill Winkenbach, then part owner of the Oakland Raiders football team, gathered with some friends in a New York City hotel." Fantasy Sports have come a long way since then, having found a foothold in popular culture in the digital age. And each year more and more fans flock to fantasy platforms all across the internet. Since Covid-19 hit, playing fantasy sports and DFS has become difficult. Leagues like the NBA and NHL have been forced to shutter their doors, at least temporarily, while the start of the MLB season remains on pause. With league play halted, sports fans have been scrambling for something to do, and fortunately, I recently came upon an awesome platform called StatementGames. StatementGames offers a novel take on Fantasy Sports. They are currently running a a variety of Free-2-Play games and tournaments, providing sports fans far and wide much coveted distraction, entertainment and good old fashion fun during this global quarantine.
StatementGames, which was launched in October of 2017, is a fun and easy platform to use. For me, it has been great to use especially during the coronavirus shutdown. Most fantasy platforms have been brought to a halt, but not StatementGames! These guys have been creating all sorts of different games. Games around the NFL draft, Wresting, MMA, PGA, etc. They have even teamed up with SportsCastr to create weekly eSports Fantasy Basketball games.
While we wait for the return of the NBA, fans can compete in an alternative form of fantasy basketball. Here is how it works:
4. By joining this game, you will be presented with a series of OVER / UNDER prop picks that are specific to the simulated NBA 2K20 game.
5. Your job is to make 10 selections and rank them in order of confidence from 10 through 1. You compete in games with other fans and the individual with the most points form correct picks wins!
6. Once you have saved your picks, you have an opportunity watch a live broadcast of this simulated game directly from StatementGames.com. You can even chat and interact with fans watching the stream!
Although this form of fantasy sports is FREE To Play, you can WIN some really cool rewards! You are going to receive coins for finishing in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any contest that you play in. By building your account up with StatementGames coins, you have an opportunity to exchange those coins for cash gift cards from brands like Playstation, Amazon, Nike and much more. There are about 100 brands to choose from.
Come and play against me in the upcoming Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trailblazers tournament! I am a big NBA 2K20 player and here are my 10 picks:
10 point Statement- Rudy Gobert over 11.5 Points
9 point Statement- Damian Lillard over 16.5 Points
8 Point Statement- Portland Trail Blazers 3 PT Percentage over 25.5%
7 Point Statement- Utah Jazz over 52.5 Points
6 Point Statement- Portland Trail Blazers will not win by over 4.5 PTS
5 Point Statement- Rudy Gobert under 12.5 Rebounds
4 Point Statement- Donovan Mitchell under 16.5 Points
3 Point Statement- Hassan Whiteside under 11.5 Rebounds
2 Point Statement- Portland Trail Blazers under 4.5 Blocks
1 Point Statement- Portland Trail Blazers under 56.5 Points