We have a new sponsor for this year’s IPL – fantasy gaming platform Dream11 is replacing Vivo as the title sponsor for this year’s season which will be taking place in UAE. Dream11 beat Byju’s, Unacademy and Tata Sons to become the highly sought after sponsorship face for one of cricket’s most watched tournaments. With the BCCI announcing that only companies with a turnover above Rs. 300 crores would be permitted to submit bids for the IPL sponsorship rights, Dream11’s winning bid of Rs. 222 crore beat off competition from Unacademy (Rs. 210 crores), Tata (Rs 180 crore) and Byju’s (Rs. 125 crores.).
Dream11 is an Indian fantasy sports gaming platform allowing users to play in fantasy leagues from various sports like cricket, football, hockey, basketball, kabaddi and much more. This online game has over 50 million players allowing people to create a virtual sports team with real sports stars in a sport they like and earn points based on how each individual performs in real matches. Dream11 users then take part in free or paid contents and are then ranked according to their team’s accumulated points on the leaderboards. Dream11’s other platform – FanCode provides all in one sports updates for football, baseball, basketball and cricket live scores. Users can also find the latest sports news, schedules for live games and match highlights or videos. Whether you are an NBA, NFL, EPL, La Liga or IPL fan, everything news related can be found on the right on the app FanCode also serves as a research hub for Dream11, where people can find detailed analysis for their fantasy sports leagues.
So finally after a long, nervous wait for organisers and cricket fans alike, the IPL 2020 is scheduled to begin on September 19. Viewers will get to enjoy IPL matches played between September and November in the UAE. Even though the tournament might not be taking place in India and in empty stadiums, it is a relief that fans will atleast get to watch it over their television or mobile phones rather than it being cancelled altogether. It is no doubt that even though we might be in the midst of a pandemic, the IPL is going to be the talk of the town with every cricket fan when it begins. So let the Dream11 IPL 2020 festivities begin!