MPL receives SHIELD trust certification for second consecutive year

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Mobile Premier League (MPL), a mobile esports and digital gaming platform, has received the SHIELD Trust Certification for the second consecutive year, achieving a trust score of 97.04%. This adds to MPL’s existing list of third-party certifications from security organisations globally.

Awarded by global risk intelligence agency Shield, the certification evaluates user authenticity, user-to-device ratios, and the prevalence of malicious tools on the platform. MPL’s trust score makes it the first multi-gaming company to receive this recognition twice.

“The mobile gaming industry in India has seen significant growth, and with that comes the responsibility to ensure player safety. With evolving cyber threats, MPL is dedicated to staying ahead. The SHIELD Trust Certification, alongside other recognitions, reflects our commitment to providing a secure and trustworthy platform for our players,” said Kaustubh Bhoyar, SVP – Engineering at MPL.

Notably, since its launch in 2018, Mobile Premier League has incorporated a seven-layer security system, validated by six independent global security organizations.

In addition to SHIELD certification, MPL has been recognized by the international consulting firm Arthur D. Little for its user verification procedures, player protection protocols, responsible gaming practices, financial integrity, conflict resolution mechanisms, advertising ethics, and promotional activities.

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), awarded MPL the AIGF Approved Games Certification, highlighting its compliance with relevant laws and the AIGF Skill Gaming Charter. For ensuring fair play, MPL has certifications from iTech Labs for its No Bot Policy, Peer-to-Peer Gameplay, and Random Number (RNG) protocols.

MPL, through its Global Bug Bounty Program, offers rewards of up to INR 10 lakh for reporting valid security vulnerabilities. Notably, it banned over a million accounts last year for unfair gameplay practices.