WWC2 wins AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’s gaming category

World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2) won with 74% of the total votes.

| Updated on: Aug 26 2020, 14:40 IST
World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2).
World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2). (WWC2)
World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2).
World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2). (WWC2)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge” last month. Through this initiative, the government invited tech entrepreneurs for homegrown apps in eight different categories. The finalists for each category were chosen and the winner was left for the public to decide through votes.

In the people's choice gaming category, World Cricket Championship sequel 2 (WCC2) has secured the first position in the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. The mobile cricket game won with a strong lead of 74% votes. WWC2 also grabbed the second spot in the overall app category which saw close to 7,000 entries from across the country. WWC2 also managed to get the third position in the jury verdict round.

WWC2 has been developed by Nextwave Multimedia and is played in over 150 countries including the UK, the US, Australia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The game has over 150 million installs with over 50 million on the Google Play Store. Earlier this year in March, WWC2 had 110 million installs and it recently added 20 million more. It's also seen a revenue growth of 20% and 100% through in-app purchases, the company said in a release.

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This is the second version of the popular cricket game. It has already rolled out the WWC 3 beta version which comes with bilingual cricket commentary featuring celebrity cricketers like Aakash Chopra and Matthew Hayden. The new version of the game also has new controls, animations, real-time motions of athletes and professional cricketers. The beta version of WWC 3 has also garnered 4 million downloads in over 2 months since its launch, the company said.

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First Published Date: 26 Aug, 14:40 IST
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