The NRAI have joined hands with the online gaming platform MPL (Mobile Premier League) to launch a mobile version of a shooting game to increase the awareness and popularity of the real sport. Shooting is already a popular sport in the country, with 15 Indians qualifying for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics
The NRAI (National Rifle Association of India) have ventured with online gaming platform MPL (Mobile Premier League) to launch a simulation-based mobile version of a shooting game. The main purpose of the initiative is to create awareness and increase the popularity of the real sport outside the virtual. The game is set to be released on August 15.
‘We are pleased to be developing a non-violent Olympic-style shooting game with MPL. We will use this shooting simulator game to create interest, educate and train an audience of millions of internet users about the physical sport of shooting,” said Raninder Singh, the president of NRAI.
The project seems quite visionary, as the developers are also interested in hosting tournaments where the best virtual shooters would get a chance to face off in physical shooting. It will also be the first e-shooting game which will follow the rule set by the IOC and the ISSF.
“We will also be hosting tournaments where the best virtual shooters get a chance to compete and participate in physical shooting. Online engagement will feed into offline interest, which in turn will open the doors of our sport to many more Indians,” added the official.