Online gaming and eSports platform EWar Games has launched fantasy cricket on its app to increase traction during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
EWar has also roped in former South Africa cricketer and Punjab Kings’ fielding coach Jonty Rhodes to promote the new offering during IPL 2021.
The fantasy gaming option was added to fulfil the demand of its existing users, according to the co-founder and chief operating officer Parth Chadha.
Along with a low entry fee of INR 11, the Bengaluru-based gaming firm will roll out a plethora of contests and bonuses during each day of IPL 2021.
It claims to have prize pools as high as INR 20 lakh, with more than 30,000 winners. Users will be allowed to play in various multiplayer formats, including one on one, mega, high rollers contests.
On every match day, users who spend the highest amount for entering fantasy contests on the app will be rewarded with a smartphone.
EWar will be adding more features and sports to its fantasy gaming portfolio after the end of IPL 2021.
It currently has 26 casual games in its portfolio, including rummy, poker, ludo and knockout cricket and also hosts tournaments for multiplayer games such as Call of Duty.
"EWar Games is a one-stop solution for gamers who can play games, watch others play, and most importantly earn,” said Parth Chadha told YourStory.
Organising tournaments and sponsorships are the main revenue generators for EWar.
Founded in 2019, through a 10 lakh investment from the co-founders Parth Chadha and Rahul Singh, the platform has grown into a 1.5 million strong gaming community.
Last year, EWar had raised USD 200,000 in funding from the angel investment arm of House of Jindals and Jeet Banerjee, founder of Gameplan, a sports management firm based out of Kolkata.
The co-founders aim to acquire five million users by the end of this year.