New Delhi: Adding yet another feather in its illustrious cap, the popular sports engagement app Rooter has broken into the Top 10 Sports Apps on Google Play. Rooter achieved the milestone for the first time on September 6, 2017, on the back of the massive disruption it has created in the way sports fans connect with their favourite sports and teams. It allows sports fans to engage with one another before and during their preferred match-ups through live prediction games, match chat forums, quizzes, trivia, and news updates.
Over 75% of the Rooter user base is under 32 years, while the average daily in-app engagement per user at present is more than 12 minutes – one of the highest in the world!
Speaking on the announcement, Piyush, Founder & CEO, Rooter, said, “For a sports fan, the appeal and excitement of a live match is unmatched with any other form of entertainment. There is something about these pulsating contests of skill, grit, hard work, and luck that makes fans want to share the passion with other likeminded individuals. We saw the opportunity to provide this connect through the Rooter app, and our growth has been indicative of the potential this unique idea has. That we are at the number 9 spot amongst top sports apps on Google Play is simply amazing. The latest achievement reaffirms our belief in our model, and we are confident of building on this success and continuing to do what we do best – provide sports fans with a highly engaging platform to connect with their favourite sports teams and with each other.”
Rooter has been on a spectacular growth curve since its launch and currently has over 3 lakh users on its platform. Leading Bollywood actor Boman Irani made his debut as an investor with Rooter. The platform has also been chosen as the official engagement partner by top sports teams like Gujarat Lions (Indian Premier League), Mumbai City Football Club (Indian Super League), and Bengal Warriors (Pro Kabaddi League). In addition to popular games like football, cricket, tennis, and basketball, it has recently added kabaddi, F1, and badminton to its repertoire, giving sports fans across the globe more reasons to cheer.