Mobile Premier League (MPL) one of India’s largest eSports and mobile gaming platform has announced its sponsorship of the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Speaking of the partnership, RCB Chairman Sanjeev Churiwala, said, “We are delighted to have the Mobile Premier League as one of our partners. RCB’s biggest strength lies in the love and support, the team gets from their fans and it would be exciting to open avenues for them to engage with the team and we share this ethos with MPL of being committed to our fans to bring continuous at-home cricket experiences for them.”
Abhishek Madhavan, VP, Growth and Marketing, MPL, said, “This is a great opportunity for us at MPL to associate with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB is one of the strongest teams in the IPL led by Virat Kohli, our Brand Ambassador, and is also one of the most recognised brands in the country with a huge fan following. RCB’s philosophy of #PlayBold is shared by us and Virat as well, and we hope to become a household name in India with our IPL associations.”
The T20 tournament which will be played in the UAE this year is scheduled to start on September 19, 2020, and will conclude on Nov 10, 2020. As the League will be held overseas, MPL’s association is in tandem with its plans of taking the gaming platform to the global sports arena. MPL has also signed as principal sponsors of the Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this month.
About Mobile Premier League (MPL)
Founded in 2018, MPL is India’s largest Mobile Gaming and E-sports platform. It has grown to over 50 million registered users and currently has over 40 games, including titles like FreeFire and World Cricket Championship. MPL also has multiple gaming studios and developers as partners to publish their games on its platform. MPL’s app is available on both Android and iOS. The company was founded by Sai Srinivas and Shubh Malhotra, who earlier co-founded Creo, a Mobile Phone start-up that was acquired. MPL is currently present in India and Indonesia, with offices in Bengaluru, Jakarta, and Pune, and with a personnel strength of over 300.