Toronto, ON - April 8th, 2021 - i3 Interactive Inc (i3 Interactive) ("i3 Interactive Inc" or the "Company") (CSE: BETS) (FRA: F0O3) (OTC: BLITF) continues to grow its skill-based online fantasy gaming business in India. With the IPL (India Premier League) days away, and with a viewership of over 400 million, BLITZPOOLS (blitzpools.com) continues to execute on its plan to deliver the best fantasy gaming experience in India. Having just added Shardul Thakur, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan and Mohammed Shami to Team BLITZ, which already includes Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Shreyas Gopal, and Wriddhiman Saha. BLITZPOOLS offers a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most exciting cricketers in the world, playing together in pools with guaranteed cash prizes.
As fans in India and across the world prepare for the IPL, India is also in another lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. i3 Interactive and BLIITZPOOLS are taking every precaution as a company to ensure the safety of its employees while also continuing to provide the fantasy gaming experience people have come to count on. With growth continuing to exceed expectations from launch just over 30 days ago, BLITZPOOLS continues to deliver on its plans to be the number one fantasy gaming destination in India.
Speaking on the new signing of Cricketers during the IPL 2021, the Assomull brothers, Vickram and Gaurav, founders of BLITZPOOLS said, "It is going to be an exciting year for sports and the 14th edition of IPL will surely be one of the biggest cricket tournaments of the year. On boarding these future superstars of Cricket is in synergy with our brand positioning and futuristic approach. We are optimistic about this association which will help us enhance the brand's uniqueness and boost engagement. Keeping interactive user experience at its core, we aim to build and strengthen product recall in the Indian market. By the end of IPL 2021, BLITZPOOLS is confident it will be home to one of the largest fantasy sports platforms in India."
Commenting on the association with Blitzpools.com, Shahrukh Khan said, "BLITZPOOLS is an exciting venture to be a part of and I am thrilled to get on board with the team. It is a great entertainment platform for cricket fans and sports fans in general and it will be a thrilling experience for them to play and win while enjoying a sport they love and engaging with cricketers they admire. BLITZPOOLS offers customers amazing, guaranteed prize pools giving them a great opportunity to come out as winners every time they play."
LivePools Private Limited now BLITZPOOLS was launched in February 2018, just ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having surpassed 1.5 million registered users in India, BLITZPOOLS is targeting 10 million users in 2022. BLITZPOOLS is available for download in both the Google Play and iOS app store as well as desktop. BLITZPOOLS provides its users with all the statistics they need to make selections and predictions across multiple sports such as Cricket, Football and Kabaddi. It also offers its users the ability to engage with world class cricketers or to create their own challenges and invite their friends to play along. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.blitzpools.com">www.blitzpools.com</a>
ABOUT i3 Interactive (i3 Interactive Inc.)
i3 Interactive is a publicly traded company listed in Canada, USA and Germany (CSE: BETS ; OTC: BLITF ; FRA: F0O3). The Company, led by a management team with a combined experience of over 100 years leading online gaming companies globally, is in the business of providing its customers with entertaining, exciting and engaging online gaming products with a unique brand position and a blend of skill-based games and games of chance. The Company's product suite includes social gaming, fantasy sports, quiz games, poker, rummy, sports betting, as well as thrilling games of chance as part of its certifiably fair online casino. The product offering is available in countries in line with each jurisdictions' current regulatory environment. The Company will soon be adding to both its product offering and geographic availability as it strives to make its products available globally.
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