A fantasy gaming app that was started merely over a year ago in the ever-growing world of fantasy sport, Playing11 has created a name for itself, and for all the good reasons. Founded in March 2019 out of his sheer passion for the game of cricket, 26-year-old Delhi-based first-generation entrepreneur Saurabh Jha developed the app, with a clear vision of hyper adapting into the fantasy gaming business in the country. They have roped in Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal as their brand ambassador. Ever since its launch, the app has gone on to amass more than 5 lakh users, who have collectively won prizes worth 10+ crores and counting.
Playing11 has a wide array of leagues to choose from and has jackpot winnings guaranteed in three different sport categories. From cricket, basketball to football, Playing11 caters to a wide domain of fantasy sports lovers. They have recently introduced an exciting quiz format as well, which promises winners cash prizes of up to 1 lakh rupees for answering simple sports-related questions.
The app is all about playing and winning by using your knowledge of cricket and the skill to select the right players at the right time. All you need to do is create your team from the pool of players available in a maximum of 100 credits and watch as your selected players perform in the real-life matches and win you points on the app. The verification steps are simple and very fast max 30 min, and so is the withdrawal process. Simply link your bank account/Paytm and withdraw your winnings within 30 minutes. They have a great customer support team that’s forever ready to help users with any queries about their app, and assistance is quick and precise.
What’s more? For this IPL season, their leader boards have massive prizes listed for the top rank holders, with the recent ones having cars and bikes to iPhone and other grand prizes. They have big winnings guaranteed in every match all throughout the season.
With an investment of over Rs 2 crore, Playing11 is a brainchild of Delhi-based Saurabh Jha. Till now, the company is completely self-funded and plans to raise funding this year. They have plans to add more interesting features to their app in the coming months. These are mobile and DTH recharge options, flight, train, and hotel ticket bookings, and so on.
About the founder
Playing11 is a leading Indian cricket fantasy game, with an ever-expanding number of users and new and exciting games and contests being introduced on a daily basis. It is founded by 26-year-old Saurabh Jha from Delhi out of his sheer passion in the sport of cricket. Saurabh started playing cricket at a very young age and always dreamt of joining the Indian team, but due to two major leg injuries, he couldn’t pursue the game on a national level. But that did not hamper his spirit. In 2015, during the same time when he was recuperating from his injury, he first got to know about fantasy gaming. Saurabh dropped out of engineering during the last year of college but says that the knowledge he garnered was enough to help him develop this app. Staying connected with cricket in some way or the other was something he was determined of. So, he saw a lot of potential in the fantasy gaming business which was already gaining a lot of momentum. And after a lot of R&D and hard work, he finally launched Playing11 in March 2019.
Playing11 Fantasy Gaming App
Year of inception: March 2019
Company name: Kriparti Playing11 Pvt Ltd
Founder: Saurabh Jha
Location: New Delhi
Investment/funding: Self-funded with 2 crore+ investment so far
Brand ambassador: Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal
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