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Mobile Premier League expands operations, now active in US

Mobile Premier League expands operations, now active in US
MPL founders, Sai Srinivas (left) and Shubh Malhotra
8 Jul, 2021

After witnessing success in Indonesia, homegrown fantasy gaming and esports platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) has now expanded its operations to the US market.

The company said on Wednesday that MPL app is now available on the Google Play Store and Apple app store in the US.  

The platform will come with a total of nine casual games, including Baseball Star, Block Puzzle, Bowling, and 21 Puzzle.

More will be added at a later stage, MPL said.

"With our proven success in India and Indonesia, combined with the soaring popularity of casual real-money gaming in the US, we look forward to providing millions of players in the US with a safe, fair and incredible gaming experience,” Sai Srinivas, co-founder and CEO of MPL, said while commenting on the development.

The games available on the US-based platform will cover both head-to-head matches and tournaments. Players will also get the option to participate in free matches or go for paid ones, with pooling value ranging between 60 cents to $6 dollars.  

However, the minimum mandatory age to participate in real cash tournaments will be 18.

MPL’s expansion to the US comes over two months after the company’s acquisition of New Delhi-based esports company GamingMonk.  

The deal was made to accelerate the launch of new tournament IPs and develop a full suite of esports and broadcasting capabilities, MPL had said.

Since its foundation in 2018, the platform has roped in over 81 million users with over 60 games in the home market and 30+ in Indonesia.

The company has worked with over 30 developers to publish games on its platform and has even constituted a $5 million to support them. It employs over 900 people across offices located in Bengaluru, Pune, New Delhi, Jakarta, and Indonesia.