MPL to release Android, iOS versions of battle royale game in October 2021

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Mobile Premier League (MPL) is likely to launch a battle royale game for Android and iOS in October 2021, IGN India reports. The company, known for its real-money gaming products, appears to now be foraying into actual video games especially since this move comes on the back of its acquisition of Gaming Monk and aiding Lifelike Studios to launch its shooter Rogue Heist.

With Battlegrounds Mobile India, Free Fire, and Call of Duty dominating the landscape, the potential entry of MPL in the battle royale game sphere is bound to make matters rather interesting given the RMG major has funds at its disposal with a $95 million Series D fundraise earlier this year. The IGN India report also claims that MPL is looking for market share beyond just the RMG play

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With MPL having launched in the USA in June, the prospects of its battle royale game being an international offering cannot be ruled out.

Mobile Premier League in USA

MPL offers gamers in the USA the opportunity to compete in a variety of formats, including head-to-head matches or in tournament play, with the option to participate in free competitions or for low minimums ranging from 60 cents to $6. The first slate of quick, fun, and fast-action games includes Baseball Star, Block Puzzle, Bowling, 21 Puzzle, among others.

MPL’s headquarters in the USA is in New York. The company’s foray into the USA came on the back of successfully completing two years in the Indonesian market as a leading gaming platform. MPL recently hit 5 million registered users in Indonesia and offers over 30 games on its platform.

MPL’s acquisition of Gaming Monk

MPL recently acquired esports company Gaming Monk in India to strengthen its esports portfolio and to scale up esports tournaments and live streaming. MPL organized the first edition of its College Premier League in November last year, with over 13,000 gamers from 100 colleges participating, and the live stream of finals was watched by millions of viewers on MPL’s social media handles. The company aims to scale such tournaments even further in India and Asia this year.