Footballer Sunil Chhetri has been announced as the brand ambassador for World Cup Football 2018, an online fantasy game from StarPick, an online fantasy sports platform.
World Cup Football 2018 was launched by Sunil Chhetri and Trigam Mukherjee, Co-Founder and CEO, StarPick. The platform will now engage with football fans to enable them to use their skills to build and own their teams on the platform and be a part of the excitement associated with the Football World Cup in Russia. The top 5 football fans on the platform will also have the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom and witness the 2018 English Premier League, Live.
Starpick.in was launched with the start of IPL XI and has successfully concluded this engagement with users winning prizes upto Rs. 10 crores. The platform offers the widest game portfolio from across the world including Cricket, Kabaddi, European Football, Hockey, Basketball, Formula 1, Golf, Bicycle Racing to name a few. This stages StarPick as the most comprehensive fantasy sports platform in the country with the leadership of globally celebrated experts and analysts. StarPick is an online destination for fantasy sports that values user knowledge and skills. The company has substantial product superiority with its technology team in Sweden.
The Football World Cup 2018 in Russia begins on June 14, 2018, and will witness 32 teams in 64 matches from across the globe. Experts at StarPick anticipate that France, Brazil, Spain and Germany – the four powerhouses will be seen as the final four at the Football World Cup 2018.
Speaking on the forthcoming Football World Cup and StarPick football showcase on the fantasy sports platform, Trigam Mukherjee, Co-Founder & CEO, StarPick said, “We are thrilled to have the true champion of Indian Football, Sunil Chhetri as our brand ambassador, who shares his admiration for the World Cup as well as his vision for football in fantasy sports, which is slated to be the next hot button gripping the fan base. We look forward to driving football conversations as the language that will connect India.”
He further added, “At starpick.in, we are redefining the experience for fans to stay connected and engage with various sport and use their skill and knowledge to create exciting competitions. We have had an exciting start with the recently concluded Cricket T20 and now our users understand the seamlessness of our platform. We are now gearing up to ride the wave of football with all the World Cup fans who are waiting to cheer their favorite teams. While this sport is gradually surging in India, we are thrilled with the internet penetration, access to fantasy sports platforms and fan engagement in not just metros but in tier 2 and tier 3 cities as well. Further, the passion for this sport has no gender divide and we are encouraged with the growing response from our women audience.”
As a brand ambassador for StarPick, endorsing the company’s vision and philosophy for India, Sunil Chhetri, said, “I am privileged to collaborate with StarPick known as a company that is redefining fantasy sports in India. The popularity of the sport is largely associated with iconic teams and sportsmen that mark legends of World Cup. The Indian fan base now has the opportunity, to create their own teams with sports stars that have been at the forefront of their fandom. The company has strong experts to guide users, so the user is reliably placed. The World Cup on a fantasy sports platform like StarPick marks a significant milestone in the sports evolution.”
Fantasy sport is a popular online game played by sports enthusiasts. It gives gamers a chance to become owners of their own virtual teams by selecting real athletes from major sport leagues worldwide while competing with other virtual team owners online. The participants use the athletes’ current performance, analysis; statistical data to compete against others virtually. Each virtual team owner is awarded points based on the athletes’ real time performance during an actual live match. These points are tabulated later for the leader board and winners declared accordingly.