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May 11, 2020

Experience excitement of actual cricket sitting at home with WCC3

Mumbai. May 11, 2020: World-renowned online cricket gaming franchise World Cricket Championship (WCC) by Nextwave Multimedia now aims to bring you closer to actual cricket by roping in Matthew Hayden to lend his voice and expertise to the online cricket world as a commentator for its third edition, WCC3. Matthew Hayden will offer English commentary with his familiar banter bringing life into the virtual game. He will join Aakash Chopra who recently came on board as a Hindi commentator to cater to 110 million players.

This game will address all aspects of the real game on field including the weather conditions, the ground, the players, every good or dismissal shot and defense responses, all with detailed graphics diminishing the interface between reality and non-reality. The game caters to 2.5 million daily digital cricket players worldwide with maximum players from the USA, UK, UAE, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who will benefit from Mathew Hayden.

WCC3 comes with competitive multiplayer simulation of actual cricket, updated gameplay features like brand new controls, exciting animations, real-time motions of athletes and professional cricketers, advanced artificial intelligence along with the bilingual commentary feature with celebrity cricketers. Players can also come together to build grassroot communities, and cheer for the teams of their choice. Fans can also enjoy Mathew Hayden’s commentary if they only want to watch the game like any other esport.

On the collaboration, Matthew Hayden says, “Very excited to be a part of cricket as a digital commentator. The game gave me complete space to bring my own spin on the script creatively. I used variations and patterns in my voice to generate energy and bring the excitement of a live game to the audience, something that is only possible in this lockdown with a game like WCC 3.”

P R Rajendran, Co-Founder and CEO, Nextwave Multimedia and creator of WCC, says, “With no actual cricket being played currently, we hope to fill the gap with commentators like Matthew Hayden and Aakash Chopra to build familiarity and comfort on the game enabling people to come as close to actual cricket as possible.”

Online sports games have never been bigger, WCC franchise has witnessed a 20% surge in sessions and revenue, 25% increase in new users, and daily active users and over a 100% spike in in-app purchases in the game. The WCC franchise games are some of the topmost downloaded games according to the Annie App Report and have been listed by Google’s editor’s choice and Google’s best games.

About Nextwave Multimedia

Nextwave Multimedia is a leading Mobile Game Company in India. A subsidiary of Nazara Technologies, India’s leading global gaming and sports media company. Nextwave develops quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre. Nextwave has developed over 200 casual games for some of the best brands in the world including several Fortune 500 companies.

Games developed by Nextwave have seen over 110 million downloads across various platforms. Nextwave’s World Cricket Championship 2 (WCC2) is currently the No. 1 mobile cricket game in the world. With substantial expertise in developing cricket-based games, Nextwave’s ‘Big Bash Cricket’ is the official game of Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League and “Battle of Chepauk” developed for the Chennai Super Kings, has seen over 8 million downloads, the most for any IPL team.

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