MPL Sports Foundation, the community arm of Mobile Premier League (MPL), India’s largest esports and skill gaming platform, launched an advertising campaign featuring some of the biggest Indian Olympic stars. This is part of a nationwide fan campaign to rally the 1.3 billion Indians to become fans of the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics that begin this Friday.
“The Olympics is the world’s biggest sporting stage and truly a sports movement that cuts across all boundaries. The athletes representing us come from the length and breadth of India and we want the entire country to rally behind them as they seek to bring us laurels. We hope this movement galvanises all Indians to become fans of the Indian Olympic team,” said Sai Srinivas, Trustee, MPL Sports Foundation and Co-Founder and CEO, MPL.
As part of this movement, the Foundation will release a campaign called #FanBannJaaoge across mediums like TV, digital and print media. The campaign features a film in multiple languages with some of the stars of the Indian contingent such as PV Sindhu, Wrestler Bajrang Punia, Fencer Bhavani Devi, Shooter Manu Bhaker, and others.
The term #FanBannJaaoge itself encapsulates the idea of this movement, which conveys that these athletes have such inspiring and decorated lives, that every Indian would undoubtedly become their fan and throw their weight behind them as these athletes seek to bring India glory at the Olympics.
MPL Sports Foundation has also put together the Indian Olympic Fan Army, the first ever organised initiative of its kind. Some of the most iconic sports clubs, franchises and organisations across India like Kolkata Knight Riders, Goa FC, Gokulam Kerala FC, Ultimate Table Tennis, Real Kashmir FC, Shillong Lajong FC and Cricket Fauj have joined hands to create a 31 million-strong fan club.
This will be a virtual fan army with the fans expected to cheer for the team, watch the matches and submit their fan moments through photographs, videos, emojis and illustrations.
About MPL Sports Foundation
MPL Sports Foundation is the dedicated community and philanthropy arm of Mobile Premier League (MPL), India’s largest esports platform, to steer all community-based initiatives. The foundation aims to democratise sports and esports by making it accessible, diverse and inclusive, while supporting and strengthening the development of sports, sports-related ecosystem and sporting culture in India.