Video Chat Coming To Fantasy Football Via Groundbreaking G+ Partnership
NFL.com Fantasy Football presented by Verizon will be integrated with Google+ Hangouts, making it the first fantasy game to incorporate multi-party video chat according to Google and NFL officials. The new capability, which is sure to facilitate unprecedented trash talking, will facilitate multi-party video chat between up to 12 participants.
Google+ Hangouts allow friends to connect face-to-face-to-face via group video chat. NFL.com Fantasy leagues now may host their drafts “face-to-face-to-face,” even if participants are half a world apart. League rules changes can now be settled through live video chat, replacing lengthy e-mail chains. During the season, NFL.com Fantasy players may hang out while watching games.
A Google+ Hangouts button will appear throughout NFL.com Fantasy Football leagues. Users who click the Hangouts button will launch their fantasy league’s unique Google+ Hangouts page.
Google announced the partnership on its blog, writing:
"The 2012 NFL season is just over a month away, which means one thing for millions of fans around the world: it’s time for fantasy. Fantasy football has been around since the 1960s, and has become a great way to follow your favorite athletes—and stay in touch with the people you care about. This year, alongside the NFL, we're giving fantasy football fans a new way to connect throughout the season: Google+ Hangouts."