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NBA, WNBA and Dream11 announce multiyear extension

Dream11 remains the official fantasy gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA in India.

The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Dream11, the fantasy sports platform has announced a multiyear extension of their existing collaboration that will see Dream11 continue as the official fantasy gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA in the country.  The renewal builds on Dream11 and the NBA’s relationship that began in the 2017-18 season with the launch of the league’s first official fantasy game in India.

Through the extension, fans in India can compete daily in a variety of public and private NBA and WNBA-themed fantasy games.  Simulating the role of a general manager, fans can construct a virtual team of NBA or WNBA players and accumulate points based on the players’ real-life on-court performances.    

“With India being one of the fastest growing markets in the world for fantasy gaming, bolstering our presence in this space has been a key focus for us over the last few years,” said NBA India country head Rajah Chaudhry.  “We have seen a significant increase in fan engagement since the launch of our official fantasy game on Dream11, and as we embark on this continued journey together, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of innovation in fantasy gaming and providing fans with even more exciting ways to connect with the NBA and WNBA.”

Speaking on the partnership, Vikrant Mudliar, chief marketing officer, Dream11 said, “Our partners have played a key role in making Dream11 the world’s largest fantasy sports platform.  As we extend our collaboration with the NBA and WNBA, we’re committed to taking the excitement of basketball to new heights for our users.  This association underscores our dedication to the sport while also highlighting the limitless possibilities in the realm of fantasy gaming.  Together we are committed to redefining the way fans engage with basketball and the leagues, creating an immersive and unparalleled experience for users.”

The WNBA Draft will be held on Monday, April 15, and the WNBA’s 28th season tips off on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.  Live games will be available on WNBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service available via the WNBA App.  Through the WNBA App’s around-the-clock women’s basketball coverage, featuring the latest news and biggest stories, real-time notifications, social style vertical videos and customizable viewing options, users can stay connected with the WNBA and women’s basketball in a new way.  Classic WNBA programming, including documentaries, game highlights and public service announcements can also be viewed on Doordarshan (DD) Sports.

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