Game streaming co Rooter to host the biggest Cricket World Cup event in India


Gaming and esports streaming platform Rooter will host the country’s biggest Cricket World Cup tournament from October 16 to November 13. The real cricket-based esports event will feature eight teams named after the best cricketing nations competing for a prize. swimming pool from Rs 10 lakh.

The event will be powered by 1XBet and will coincide with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The company aims to connect with 800 million cricket fans across the country. This is the company’s second major cricket IP this year, following the Rooter Independence Cricket League held in the Asian Cup.

“Cricket is a sport that has the incredible potential to bind our whole country together, and it shows in the rapid increase in fan engagement around cricket-based content like live action sports, games fantasy, trivia exchanges and more. We now want to translate that fan experience into unparalleled cricket-based esports engagements. Our latest eWorld Cup tournament is an amped up version of our previous event, so you can expect bigger teams, a bigger prize pool and double the excitement,” said Dipesh Agarwal, Co-Founder and COO, Root.

In the tournament, 24 players will compete in teams of three, each having a professional player, a top Rooter influencer, and a future Rooter creator. The tournament will begin with a Super-8 stage where all teams will compete to qualify for the top four spots to reach the knockout stage. The teams emerging from the top two in the knockout will meet in the final scheduled for November 13, the firm said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to support Rooter in their mission to make cricket-based esports the next big thing in gaming. Their expertise in creating strong, engaging and immersive esports IP makes them the perfect partner and together we look forward to setting new benchmarks in this category,” said Irina Kapoor, Marketing Manager at 1XBet India.

As part of its efforts to develop specialized cricket-based IPs, the company will plan and host a series of Real Cricket tournaments, whenever India plays. Rooter hopes to attract 50 million cumulative views on its tournaments by the end of next year, in line with other popular mobile gaming tournaments, according to the release.


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