Launched in association with Nazara Games RCB aims to create the largest cricketing community on mobile
India, 2017 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and leading mobile game publisher, Nazara Games are launching an all new mobile cricket game RCB Star Cricket, the first of its kind by a cricketing franchise. The partnership aims to create the largest cricketing community on the second screen. RCB will work exclusively with Nazara Games as part of a three year partnership to develop a unique mobile gaming experiences for millions of RCB fans.
RCB Star Cricket is a social cricketing experience with India’s biggest cricketing stars like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. The game is designed to cater to casual players who like intuitive game play wherein they can easily pick up and play the game. The game requires reflexes & skills with innate understanding of cricket and the game controls are easy to understand i.e. tap left when you want to hit on the offside and right when you want to hit on the onside.
Amrit Thomas, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore, said “Over the last 10 years, RCB has transcended from being just a cricket team to a lifestyle brand that connects with its fans across multiple touch points. We have millions of people who engage with RCB on digital platforms and we wanted to offer a more personalised RCB experience to these bold fans, hence we looked at creating RCB Star Cricket. We are very happy to have Nazara as our partner in this initiative and we look forward to working more closely with them to engage with the ever increasing community of RCB fans from around the globe.”
The game is currently designed to be played in two modes – Reward mode and Career mode. The Reward mode enables the player to play as a part of the RCB team against an opposing team within which the player can choose different options– Daily Leaderboard, RCB Games (as per current 2017 match schedule) & IPL Top 10 Leaderboard. It includes plenty of rewards for the players to win original RCB merchandise.
The Career mode, on the other hand, will enable the player to play as their favorite stars. To begin with you can step into the shoes of ace cricketer and RCB Captain, Virat Kohli. This mode offers the cricket fans to face 60 bold on-field situations that have been simulated from Virat’s real-life experiences on the field. This mode will soon have other cricketing heavyweights such as Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
The game is available for download on Google Play Store for android devices and will be available for iOS by mid-April 2017.
About Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owned by Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited, a subsidiary of United Spirits Limited – a Diageo Group Company is a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the original eight teams, the team has made three final appearances in the history of the league (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 to the Sunrisers Hyderabad) for which they finished runners-up in all.
The home ground of the Royal Challengers is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The team is currently captained by Shane Watson and coached by Daniel Vettori. Virat Kohli is the official team captain. It is one of the more consistent and successful T-20 teams and has tremendous international star power in the form of Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers as well as youngsters like Tymal Mills, Sachin Baby and home-grown home grown Karnataka players like Stuart Binny and Sreenath Arvind.
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