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Dream11 creates a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for hosting the ‘Largest Online Fantasy Cricket Match’

Bhavit Sheth COO & Co-Founder, Harsh Jain CEO & Co-Founder, & Swapnil Dangarikar, Adjudicator, Guinness World Records™

Dream11 has a list of firsts to its credit and during this year’s IPL Finale, we added one more. We have officially created a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for hosting the ‘Largest Online Fantasy Cricket Match’. This incredible feat was achieved during the 2019 final match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. To claim this record, we had to prove the participation of at least 40 lakh fantasy teams in that particular match. Over 43 lakh (43,77,610) unique users created over 1 crore (1,03,17,928) fantasy teams to compete in this fantasy sports match! This is the first-ever Guinness World Records (GWR) in the Online Fantasy Sports category. 

The electrifying finale, which had the entire country on the edge of their seats, also proved to be an exciting playground for fantasy sports enthusiasts. Our users and cricket fans unequivocally surpassed the minimum requirement of fantasy teams playing the game of cricket at a given time to create history. We are excited to announce this record on India’s National Sports Day, as a dedication to our 7 crore+ users and their passion for sports. 

This global recognition is not only a representation of the passion Indian fans have for cricket but also an incredible engineering feat! Our team of 200 Dreamsters work hard to operate & manage a robust tech platform for our 7 crore+ users and ensure they have a seamless experience.

To achieve this record Dream11 adhered to the GWR guidelines and process for record verification. Third-party experts were assigned to evaluate the data in detail to ensure that all the users and teams were valid entries. The final verification was conducted by a GWR Adjudicator who verified the data in detail and approved the record. 

We are deeply thankful to all our users who enjoy playing fantasy sports on Dream11 and made such an incredible feat possible for us!