The partnership will enable STAN to explain its offerings to the esports fans and grant exclusive BGMI Masters Series event rewards to its users
Bengaluru, 24th June 2022: Bengaluru-headquartered esports fan engagement startup STAN has announced entering into a strategic partnership with NODWIN Gaming and Star Sports, who are jointly presenting the Battlegrounds Mobile India Masters Series Tournament 2022; the Tournament is set to become the first-ever nationally-televised esports tournament in the history of Indian esports, to be held from June 24th to July 17th 2022. The objective of this partnership is to bring greater awareness to the masses for STAN – India’s first fan engagement platform that provides fans with the opportunity to meet their idols and bridge the gap between influencers and fans. As a part of the collaboration, STAN has been now named as the ‘Official Collectibles Partner’ at the upcoming BGMI Masters Series.
The partnership between NODWIN, Star Sports and STAN is a first-of-its-kind one that would bring forth innovation and excitement across the intersectional areas of fan engagement and esports. Further, it will enable fans to get exclusive fan rewards such as meetups. In addition, STAN is also introducing a game in its app, through which their users shall be able to engage with the Tournament, as well as hosting multiple giveaways on its social media handles, wherein exclusive event based rewards are to be given to the giveaway winners.
Speaking on the partnership, Nauman Mulla, Co-Founder & COO, STAN says, “We at STAN are extremely proud and exuberant to be the Collectibles Partner of BGMI Masters Series, one of the biggest upcoming events in esports in our country. It was an obvious choice to partner up with them, as STAN strives to work with the best partners in this ecosystem; and hence we are taking this opportunity to bring awareness at a mass-scale through mainstream media showcase for STAN, a platform that provides fans’ community with the chance to meet and interact with their idols, and thereby bridging the gap between an esports athlete and a fan. We are confident that our partnership with NODWIN and Star Sports for the event would shine a light on STAN’s potential to grow as a leading fan engagement platform.”
“Being the first esports fan-engagement platform in India, STAN is an ideal partner for the BGMI Masters Series as it will allow fans to directly engage with the tournament through this one-of-a-kind platform. We are delighted to have them on board as the ‘Official Collectibles Partner’ for the series. With this tie-up, we have now covered one more access point to the tournament, post our association with Star Sports 2 for our television viewing audience, and with Loco and Glance Live for our digital audience,” said Akshat Rathee, Co-founder and Managing Director, NODWIN Gaming.
Notably, this year’s BGMI Masters Series is expected to be one of the biggest esports event that will offer a humongous prize pool of INR 1.5 Crore, and shall witness the participation of the top 24 BGMI teams in the country, as well as the top, most-celebrated BGMI esports players like Scout, Jonathan, Mortal, Owais and Ninja. On the other hand, STAN has built a uniquely-crafted one-stop platform for the constantly growing pool of esports fans in India and the world to optimally engage, play and grow closer to their idols in the gaming and esports space. Notably, STAN has already inked partnerships with several leading Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) athletes and creators of our country, and has crossed over 100,000 downloads in its Beta mobile app only within a month since its roll-out.
STAN is a blockchain based fan engagement platform dedicated to fans of various gaming creators and esports players get to collect, play and engage with their favourite esports and gaming-related collectibles and earn amazing perks and rewards. Using digital collectibles and/or mutable NFTs on STAN, fans will get a chance to collect, play and trade the collectibles/NFTs of their favorite esports players and content creators, via which they will win various perks and rewards.
Apart from these, with STAN, one can get signed merchandise from celebrities, get a chance to visit your favorite creators’ or streamers’ bootcamps, meet them on Instagram lives, join them one-on-one on clubs on STAN, and do much more. STAN is built by a founding team including co-founder Parth Chadha (who previously co-founded and ran EWar Games) and Founder-investor Akshat Rathee aka LordNOD (co-founder of Nodwin Gaming – which was acquired by Nazara), Rahul Singh (ex-EWar Games), Shubham Gupta (ex-Fanplay) and Nauman Mulla, aka no-fear Nauman (ex-NIMO TV and Huya). Even though STAN’s platform is built on top of the Polygon Blockchain, it enables engagement for its users through fun gamified loopable layers on the platform, which is made accessible to non-crypto native users through abstraction, low gas and fast processing of transactions all while tapping into the Web3 economy.