Gaming & Esports platform MPL enters Europe with GameDuell acquisition

Bengaluru-based mobile gaming and esports platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) today announced it has acquired GameDuell for an undisclosed amount with an aim to expand its footprint across key global markets.

Presently, MPL has a presence in Indonesia and the US. This move also marks MPL’s foray into the Mobile F2P (free to play) space. “We believe our collaboration with GameDuell will give us the right strategic support and expertise to take this new journey forward and help us continue to offer exemplary gaming experience for both India and the world,” said Sai Srinivas, co-founder & CEO, MPL.

Post-acquisition, GameDuell’s employees will join the MPL team and develop multiplayer games like board, action arcade, and puzzle games, to both an Indian and global audience across web, social platforms, and mobile devices.

Founded in 2003 by Boris Wasmuth, Kai Bolik, and Michael Kalkowski, Berlin-based GameDuell is one of the world’s leading gaming community platforms and gaming studio platforms, developing games for web, social media, and mobile devices.

The company has more than 40 casual online skill games on its platform like Roll 5, Jungle Jewels, Bubble Speed, Crazy Eights, to name a few.

Speaking on the development, Kai Bolik, CEO of GameDuell, said: “We are thrilled to embark on this new journey with MPL and believe the complementary strengths between both teams will enable us to grow our GameDuell games communities even bigger across the world.”

“Given GameDuell’s expertise and experience in the segment coupled with MPL’s global distribution and ambitious vision, we look forward to further building our vision of bringing people together to have a good time with games on a global scale.”

Sai Srinivas and Shubham Malhotra co-founded MPL in 2018. Last year, MPL had turned unicorn after raising around $150 million in a Series E funding round at a valuation of $2.3 billion.

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