Funatix Club has announced that its global fantasy sports platform, Real Manager, will become the official fantasy football partner of the Hero I-League in India.
The gaming company has a global team of fantasy sports professionals, including developers, designers, QA administrators, content managers, and other fantasy experts, with offices primarily in Israel and Mexico. SIBF VC and Sherpa Innoventures, two Israeli venture capital firms, have invested in the company.
Funatix Club has also recently partnered with the Thai Football Association for the Thai League 1 and the Football Association of Singapore for the Singapore Premier League on a regional level.
These three Asian leagues join a growing number of other professional football leagues, including those in Mexico, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, Serbia, and Ukraine, that use the Real Manager fantasy platform as their official game creation platform.
Funatix Club also owns the rights to the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga, two of Germany’s top professional football leagues, will begin operations at the start of the 2022-23 season.
Ohad Crystal, Chief Executive Officer of the gaming firm, said, “It is hard to miss the enthusiasm and massive growth potential in the Indian football market, and we look forward to growing along with our partners in the Hero I-League in India.”
Sunando Dhar, CEO, Leagues and Development, All India Football Federation (AIFF), said, “We are delighted with the Hero I-League’s partnership with Funatix Club. The tie-up will help popularize the Hero I-League among the passionate fans, and further, facilitate the development of the overall ecosystem of Indian Football.”