Dream11 ties up to launch official FIH fantasy hockey game

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The global governing body for hockey, FIH has announced a first of its kind partnership with India’s biggest sports gaming platform Dream11 to launch the maiden official fantasy game.

The partnership marks the beginning of ‘Fantasy Hockey’ for all hockey fans

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a four-year partnership with Dream11. India’s biggest sports gaming platform over the 2019-2022 cycle will develop and operate the official fantasy games relating to all FIH events.

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.”

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Commenting on the partnership, Harsh Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, Dream11 added, “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.”

The contract period, that started with the FIH Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar will included the FIH Pro League (2019-22), FIH Series Finals (2019 and 2021), Olympic Qualifiers Men & Women (2019), Junior World Cups Men & Women (2021) and the World Cups Men & Women (2022).

This global partnership has kick-started at the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. This is the first time ever 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.

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