Aakash Chopra joins online cricket with the world’s No.1 cricket game, World Cricket Championship (April 2020)
First professional cricket commentator on an Indian gaming platform to address 2.5 million daily users
27th April 2020: Renowned cricket commentator Aakash Chopra will offer commentary for the world’s no. 1 digital cricket franchise, World Cricket Championship (WCC). Aakash Chopra has signed up with Nextwave Multimedia (a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Ltd.) who owns the World Cricket Championship franchise. This is the first time a professional cricket commentator will lend his voice on virtual cricket in India. With this game Aakash Chopra’s will share his commentary and reach out to over 110 million digital cricket players all over the world.
Given the success of the WCC franchise, the company has rolled out WCC 3, the latest game from the WCC bandwagon. Aakash Chopra’s commentary will launch on the platform along with the rollout of the new game. The franchise has an average of over 2.5 million Daily Active Users and 15 million Monthly Active Users year round. It is popular in India and has a loyal fan base from the UK, USA, UAE, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
WCC has recently witnessed an increase of 20% in revenue and number of sessions. New users and daily active users have also seen an increase by 25% while in-app purchases have grown almost by 100%. With this move WCC franchise aims to cross their current mark of 110 million downloads and gain further accolades.
When asked about his move from the field to online cricket, Commentator, Aakash Chopra says, “World Cricket Championship is the perfect platform for my move to gaming. It will be my first big step to digital cricket. I am excited to share my voice and commentary with a large audience of over 2.5 million daily users.”
Mr. Rajendran P.R., Founder and CEO, Nextwave Multimedia says “We have always chosen the path of evolution and innovation for WCC. The aim was to make the game more appealing and integrate elements of real game play into a virtual world. With Aakash Chopra joining the digital cricket gaming space, we see a definite future trend of transition from real world sports to online sports”
The WCC franchise has been the most downloaded and the most awarded cricket game franchise in the world getting accredited among the Top games by the App Annie Report, listed in Google’s editor’s choice and Google’s best games.
WCC3 is a sequel to World Cricket Championship 2 (WCC2) which has bagged the no. 1 slot in cricket games in the world. WCC3 will take the excitement of realism in mobile cricket a notch higher with a plethora of cutting edge game play features, brand new controls, celebrity commentary, exciting animations, real-time motion captures of athletes and professional cricketers, and advanced AI.
About Nextwave Multimedia
Nextwave Multimedia is a leading Mobile Game Company in India. A subsidiary of Nazara Technologies, India’s leading global gaming and sports media company. Nextwave develops quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre. Nextwave has developed over 200 casual games for some of the best brands in the world including several Fortune 500 companies.
Games developed by Nextwave have seen over 110 million downloads across various platforms. Nextwave’s World Cricket Championship 2 (WCC2) is currently the No. 1 mobile cricket game in the world. With substantial expertise in developing cricket-based games, Nextwave’s ‘Big Bash Cricket’ is the official game of Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League and “Battle of Chepauk” developed for the Chennai Super Kings, has seen over 8 million downloads, the most for any IPL team.