Announcements/ November 19, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a four-year partnership agreement with Dream11, India’s biggest sports game. Over the 2019-2022 cycle, Dream11 will develop and operate the official fantasy games relating to all FIH events that include:
This global partnership kick-started at the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. This is the first time in its history that FIH has associated with a fantasy game platform for hockey matches. Hockey fans will get the unique opportunity to select their fantasy hockey teams, for all FIH global matches.
Announcing the partnership, FIH CEO, Thierry Weil said: “I’m very pleased that Dream11 is a Global Partner of FIH for the men’s World Cup and will deliver the official fantasy game for the next 4 years. This deal will help engage more people with hockey, in particular the current 45 million gamers on the Dream11 platform.”
Commenting on the partnership, Harsh Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, Dream11 said: “We are happy to be the global Official Fantasy Game of FIH. The FIH Dream11 partnership marks the launch of a new sport on Dream11 and also the beginning of fantasy field hockey on a global scale. The partnership will encourage hockey fans to further popularise hockey and encourage fans to deeply engage with the sport thereby increasing participation and viewership. This is a great opportunity to increase hockey consumption driven by Dream11 users.”
About the International Hockey Federation (FIH)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the world governing body for the sport of hockey, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1924, FIH today has 137 member National Associations. For more information on the Hockey Revolution, visit: fih.ch/inside-fih/our-strategy
Dream11 is India’s Biggest Sports Gaming platform with 4 crore + users playing Fantasy Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, and NBA. It is a Game of Skill that offers Indian sports fans a platform to showcase their sports knowledge. Fans can create their own team made up of real-life players from upcoming matches, score points based on their on-field performance and compete with other fans. Dream11 helps sports fans increase their engagement and connect deeper with the sport they love by being a team owner, not just a spectator. Dream11 is the Official Fantasy Game partner of the global governing body of Cricket – International Council of Cricket (ICC) and also the Official Partner of the top sports leagues in the world such as the Hero CPL, Hero ISL, NBA, VIVO Pro Kabaddi League and FIH. A Series D funded startup, Dream11 was founded in 2012 by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth. Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity & Tencent are the marquee investors in Dream11. Dream11 has been ranked #9 among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces – 2018.
For more information, visit www.dream11.com