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EXCHANGE 4 MEDIA. 10 January 2018

The Disruptive Rise Of Esports: What Will It Mean For Brands - Supratik Sen, UCypher

Packed stadiums, big brand sponsorships, groups of overexcited fans, and huge prize pools. These are all descriptions of a typical World Cup, here in India. But no, that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about a complete new sport, a whole new bet – Esports!



BUSINESS STANDARD. 06 January 2018

Varun Sood, Ayesha Adlakha to host eSports league UCypher

Popular video jockey Varun Sood and actress Ayesha Adlakha will be hosting UCypher, a multi-platform eSports league. Sports presenter Suhail Chandhok has been roped as a guest host.



SPIELTIMES. 04 January 2018

U Cypher Is Bringing E-Sports To Your Living Room: What You Need To Know

The ship of U Cypher, the upcoming esports league – planned and smartly packed for National Television – is reaching the shores. With the best of Indian esport teams and players battling against each other, U Cypher is sure to cause some great noise and create a change in the history of Indian television.



The Times of India 01 October 2017

Vivo Pro Kabaddi: U Mumba score 33-30 win over Tamil Thalaivas

For the third day in succession, it was Tamil Thalaivas who were at the receiving end as they lost to U Mumba 30-33 in their Vivo Pro Kabaddi inter-zone clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Sunday night.



First Post 29 June 2017

Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba's Anup Kumar says captaincy is about being calm, not shouting at players

Asserting the importance of maintaining composure during high pressure situations, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday said anger only results in more mistakes on the mat.



Afaqs 26 June 2017

Why Ronnie Screwvala thinks e-sports is the next big thing

Ronnie Screwvala is a person who hates missing an opportunity. Judging the popularity of e-sports to a nicety, he is ready to roll out India's biggest e-gaming league, UCypher, in January 2018.



THE TIMES OF INDIA 25 June 2017

India gets its first e-sports league!

Now, sporting battles are going to heat up the digital space! U Cypher, helmed by Ronnie Screwvala and Supratik Sen (co-founders of U Sports), have launched India's first e-sporting league. While Season 1 of U Cypher features six teams competing for top honours, the number will grow to 30 teams by Season 3.



23 August 2016

U Mumba are champions of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 2

Mumbai, August 23: Shabeer Bapu Sharfudeen turned out to be the superhero for U Mumba as they were declared the ultimate champions of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 2 today. They beat Bengaluru Bulls 36-30 in a match that went down to the wire, proving to be a befitting finale to the tournament. Shabeer came up with a three point super raid that brought back Mumba back in the game. The play started on a c



25 June 2016

Rakesh stars in thrilling opening win over Jaipur

It was a perfect opening to U Mumba’s season as they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers to win the season opener 36-34 thanks to vice captain Rakesh Kumar’s brilliant all round performance. Former U Mumba player Shabeer Bapu threatened to resign U Mumba to an opening defeat but a solid defence and a thrilling comeback saw the Season 3 finalists ring out winners.



05 March 2016

U Mumba suffer heart breaking final defeat to Patna Pirates

A tough end to U Mumba’s campaign as they lose out in the final minutes, losing the title 28-31 to eventual champions Patna Pirates.



04 March 2016

Rishank Devadiga judged ‘Best Raider’ of the tournament





02 March 2016

U Mumba seal top spot with 10 consecutive win

4th March, 2016, New Delhi: Defending champions U Mumba are one step closer to retaining their title when they beat Bengal Warriors 41-29.



01 March 2016

Rishank and Mohit shine in U Mumba’s ninth consecutive win

2nd March, 2016, Mumbai: U Mumba secure a record tenth win as they hammer Dabang Delhi 36-20 and finish in top spot. This means that they will now face Bengal Warriors, who finished fourth, in the 2nd semifinal of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.



29 February 2016

U Mumba remain unbeaten in the Maharashtra Derby of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

29th February, 2016, Mumbai: A splendid display by Rakesh Kumar ensured that defending champions U Mumba remain unbeaten in the Maharashtra Derby of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, beating Puneri Paltan 30-27 in a nervy tie.



28 February 2016

U Mumba seal semi-final spot in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

28th February, 2016, Mumbai: It was a day to rejoice for the home fans as defending champions U Mumba sealed the second semi-final spot in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi after beating Jaipur Pink Panthers 35-21 in the opening game of the Mumbai leg.



27 February 2016

U Mumba aiming for strong finish in home leg of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

27th February, 2016, Mumbai: An air of optimism hovered over the room as the U Mumba quartet along with coach E Bhaskaran, CEO Supratik Sen and owner Ronnie Screwvala took their seats at the T-1 press conference at DOME @NSCI, Mumbai. The defending champions projected a sense of confidence and coolness sitting on the 2nd position in the league table with 40 points in 10 games. While the domination displayed



25 February 2016

U Mumba pull off their biggest win of Season 3

25th February, 2016, New Delhi: In a thrilling display of strength and dominance, defending champions U Mumba thrash Bengaluru Bulls 39-18 at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. The defending champions showed complete confidence in their abilities and performed like a well oiled machine.



23 February 2016

U Mumba high on confidence ahead of Bengal Warriors tie

22nd February, 2016, Jaipur: Defending champions U Mumba are riding a wave of high confidence after beating the previously unbeaten table toppers, Patna Pirates for the first time in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. Having been beaten by them in the reverse fixture in Bengaluru, the performance put up by the men in orange and black showed complete dominance and aggression, something that the Pirate



23 February 2016

U Mumba continue winning momentum in Jaipur

23rd February, 2016, Jaipur: The brilliance of Fazel Atrachali and a calm performance from captain Anup Kumar saw U Mumba move up to 3rd place on the league table in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi with a 30-17 win over Bengal Warriors in Jaipur.



19 February 2016

Defending champions U Mumba break Pirates unbeaten streak

Patna Pirates were handed a lesson in winning as defending champions U Mumba completely dominated the host team, running out 34-28 winners to halt the Pirate juggernaut.



18 February 2016

U Mumba bolstered by return of SAG players ahead of Patna encounter

U Mumba will be looking to continue their winning momentum after notching three consecutive wins in the absence of their four key men in the team. With gritty and tough wins against Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan, the U Mumba of Season 2 was back on the mat as they demolished Bengal Warriors to close out the first half of Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.



14 February 2016

U Mumba finish first half of Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi with a win

14 February 2016, Pune: The thoughts of U Mumba\'s performance suffering because of the absence of their key men were banished when the defending champions secured a dominating 32-21 win over in form Bengal Warriors on the last day of the Pune leg. It was a power-packed performance where the young team stated their dominance with the help of stand in captain Rakesh Kumar who rose to the occasion.



13 February 2016

U Mumba edge another gripping match in the Maharashtra Derby

13 February 2016, Pune: The defending champions were once again on the back foot in the first half but quickly pulled back to close out 29-27 winners against Puneri Paltan on Saturday in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.



10 February 2016

U Mumba script a fantastic last minute win over Bengaluru Bulls

10th February, 2016, Kolkata: With four core players participating in the South Asian Games, an inexperienced U Mumba grabbed a last minute win over Bengaluru Bulls in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi on the back of inspired raiding from Rishank Devadiga and dogged determination from stand in captain Rakesh Kumar.



09 February 2016

U Mumba aim to test bench strength against Bengaluru Bulls in repeat of Season 2 final

9th February, 2016, Kolkata: All attention will be on how defending champions U Mumba cope tomorrow with their key players on national duty, as they take on Bengaluru Bulls at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor stadium in Season Three of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.



06 February 2016

U Mumba’s unbeaten streak against Patna Pirates breaks in Bengaluru

6th January, 2016, Bengaluru: Defending champions U Mumba were given a rude awakening in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi as they lost 26-40 to Patna Pirates in their final game of the Bengaluru leg.



04 February 2016

U Mumba all set to dominate the Bengaluru leg of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

4 th February, 2016, Thursday: After a mixed start to Season Three of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, defending champions U Mumba will play two back to back games in Bengaluru - the first on 5th February against Dabang Delhi and then on 6th February against Patna Pirates, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. So far, Patna Pirates have been unbeaten in their first two games and Dabang Delhi is languishing at the bottom



31 January 2016

U Mumba lose their second game of the season to Jaipur Pink Panthers

31st January, 2016, Vizag: The defending champions U Mumba lost to Jaipur Pink Panthers in their second match of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League. Hovering on the brink of an all-out, star raider for the Panthers Jasvir Singh pulled it back and also secured the all out that ended hopes for U Mumba to make a comeback.



30 January 2016

U Mumba begin their title defence in spectacular fashion

30th January, 2016, Vizag: It was the perfect start for the defending champions U Mumba as they opened their Season 3 account with a win over hosts Telugu Titans. Despite a late surge by the Titans, the Mumbai franchise silenced the home fans with a 27-25 win over the hosts.



26 January 2016

U Mumba lose first Maharashtra derby in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi history

Mumbai, 26 June 2016: Defying history, Puneri Paltan stumped U Mumba as they won the first Maharashtra Derby of the season 41-19, at Dome at the NSCI SPV stadium in Mumbai today. Unable to maintain their unbeaten streak against the Pune team, Mumbai lost the match to their state rivals courtesy of power-packed performances by Manjeet Chillar and Ajay Thakur who dominated the mat across both the halves



12 January 2016

U Mumba to put up tough fight to get back on track

12th January, 2016, Pune: After a nail-bitting encounter against the Bengaluru Bulls, U Mumba now enter the fourth leg of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, with two matches on consecutive nights, starting with the Maharashtra derby and following with a face-off against the Bengal Warriors for the first time in Season 3 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. While the Maharashtra derby has the \"MumBoys\" in a fav



05 January 2016

U Mumba showcase their dominance against Dabang Delhi

5th January, 2016, Bengaluru: U Mumba began the Bengaluru leg in triumphant fashion as they brushed aside Dabang Delhi for their second win of Season Three of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The undoubted star of the whole game was captain Anup Kumar, who showed his ability to take the match away from the opposition.



21 August 2015

U MUMBA IN THE FINALS OF THE SECOND SEASON OF PKL

Mumbai, August 21: U Mumba entered the finals of the second season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi with a comfortable 35-18 win over Patna Pirates at the Dome @SVP, NSCI here in Mumbai. It was a team effort by the winning team, with Anup Kumar yet again marshalling his resources like a true leader. The match saw Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar, unleashing their ruthlessness while effecting tackle after tackle



17 August 2015

U MUMBA WINS 'MAHA' DERBY

Pune, August 17: U Mumba showed the tremendous talent bank in their squad when they fielded their second string and won comfortably 39-34 against hosts Puneri Paltan at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Kreeda Nagari here today. Having established an unassailable lead atop the league table in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, the Mumbai coach E Bhaskaran indicated the confidence he had in his youngsters by not f



15 August 2015

U MUMBA SINKS PATNA PIRATES SHIP

Bengaluru, August 15: It was yet another strong team performance by leaders U Mumba under the astute leadership of Anup Kumar that gave them their eleventh win in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi here today. U Mumba with this 32-27 win they remain at the top with 55 points. Patna had the small consolation of snatching a solitary point for the less than seven point margin of defeat. With 31 points now a



15 August 2015

TELUGU TITANS BEAT U MUMBA IN THEIR FINAL LEAGUE GAME

Pune, August 18: Telugu Titans beat U Mumba easily at 46-25 in the battle of the benches to finish their campaign with a win in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi today at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Kreeda Nagari here today. U Mumba finished on top with 50 points after the end of the match which was of academic interest. It was the superb all-round display of the bearded who had six raiding and three defenc



12 August 2015

U MUMBA BEAT BENGALURU BULLS TO RECLAIM TOP SPOT

Bengaluru, August 12: Captain Anup Kumar has a cool head and he proved it yet again by marshalling his resources in an astute manner to lead U Mumba to a 36-29 over hosts Bengaluru Bulls in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi today. At the Kanteerava Stadium it was the Mumbai defence which played a major role in their creditable win with Anup prodding his hit men. The first half saw Mohit Chhillar and Sur



09 August 2015

U MUMBA BEAT BENGAL WARRIORS TO RETURN TO TOP OF THE TABLE

Delhi, August 9: Raiders Anup Kumar and Bhupender Singh scripted an easy 31-17 win for U Mumba against Bengal Warriors in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in the national capital today. With their ninth win in ten outings and a tally of 45 points the Mumbai side have more or less booked a semis berth. The fact that U Mumba achieved this feat without star raider Shabeer B



07 August 2015

JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS BREAK U MUMBA’S WINNING STREAK

Hyderabad, August 7: Finally, Jaipur Pink Panthers brought the U Mumba super- fast to a halt with a well- deserved 35-25 win at the Gachibowli Stadium here. With this victory, Jaipur Pink Panthers have revived their hopes of making it to the play-offs.The difference between these sides was the strong defence of Jaipur lead by the duo of young Kuldeep Singh and Prashant Chavan. While Kuldeep had 6 points a



04 August 2015

THE U MUMBA TRAIN KEEPS GOING

Hyderabad, August 4: Nothing seems to be going wrong for U Mumba in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. Today at the Gachibowli Stadium they scripted their eighth straight victory in their usual fashion by beating Dabang Delhi 29-25. It was an inspired show from their ‘captain cool’, Anup Kumar who shepherded his side towards the end with his calculated empty raids that ate valuable time. He



01 August 2015

YOUNG GUN BHUPENDER HELPS U MUMBA MAINTAIN DREAM RUN

Patna, August 1: Young Bhupender Singh coming in as a substitute for U Mumba turned out to be their man of the hour as he pulled his team through to a seemingly impossible 27-22 win over Dabang Delhi in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi at the Pataliputra Sports Complex here today. U Mumba were down 20-21 with less than six minutes to go. But then Anup Kumar got the all-important all-out with two victim



26 July 2015

U MUMBA REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN SEASON 2 OF STAR SPORTS PRO KABADDI

Jaipur, July 26: With the match resting on a razor-edge,Anup rested his confidence in Shabeer Bapu, who was having a fairly bad night. Anup\'s faith paid off as he sent Shabeer for his side’s last raid with the score 26-25 in their favour and the latter did the job. He got Telugu Titans’ man of the match Deepak Hudda who had contributed to his side’s defence in addition to his role in at



24 July 2015

MAGNIFICENT COMEBACK BY U MUMBA: MAINTAIN UNBEATEN RUN

Kolkata, July 24: Skipper Anup Kumar who had done precious little till about ten minutes left for the final whistle scripted a magnificent comeback for UMumba which earned them a straight fifth win in the Second Season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. They sent the home side Bengal Warriors crashing to a second defeat by a 4 point margin, ending 29-25. Rattled by the tall Warriors raider Mahendra Rajput and th



21 July 2015

DEVADIGA AND SHABEER HALT RESURGENT PUNERI PALTAN

Mumbai, July 21: Dare devil Rishank Devadiga and the cool-cucumber Shabeer Bapu Sharfuddin put up a scintillating display of top class Kabaddi to help U Mumba quell the challenge of a resurgent Puneri Paltan coached by master strategist Ashok Shinde. The Mumbai side won at 28-21 after leading 10-9 at the halfway stage. This gave them an all-win record on home turf in the first phase of the Second Season a



19 July 2015

SHABEER BABU HELPS U MUMBA ROUT BENGALURU BULLS

Mumbai,July 19: A fully fit and charged Shabeer Babu Sharfuddin anchored U Mumba to their second consecutive win in the second edition of the Pro Kabaddi League today. Raiding with the clinical efficiency he is known to possess, he helped the Mumbai side wipe off an early deficit to register a 36-23 victory over Bengaluru Bulls. They were supposed to make a match of it but the failure of Ajay Thakur, espe



18 July 2015

U MUMBA EDGE JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS BY A SOLITARY POINT

Mumbai, July 18: U Mumba started the second season of their campaign in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi with a solitary point win over defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers leaving the full Bachchan family shell-shocked and giving their own vociferous fans a cause to celebrate. The U Mumba outfit won at 29-28 after their captain Anup Kumar who wasn’t so successful on the day getting pushed out by the



Tribal Football 27 February 2015

HOFFENHEIM DEVELOP LINKS WITH INDIA

HOFFENHEIM DEVELOP LINKS WITH INDIA Tribal Football German outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have announced a long-term partnership with Indian company U Sports, reports, www.sportspromedia.com



Sportskeeda 16 December 2014

Interview with Supratik Sen, CEO, Unilazer Sports

Interview with Supratik Sen, CEO, Unilazer Sports Sportskeeda Sportskeeda spoke to Supratik Sen, the CEO of Unilazer Sports about the entire thought process behind U Dream Football program, and why he thinks it will be a resounding success. Here is the conversation that followed.



indiantelevision 26 November 2014

Post Kabaddi, Ronnie Screwvala owned U Sports forays into football

Post Kabaddi, Ronnie Screwvala owned U Sports forays into football indiantelevision After owning the Kabaddi franchise U-Mumba, in the first edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, Ronnie Screwvala owned U Sports, which is the sport division arm of Unilazer Ventures, has now forayed into another sports playground- football.



The Hindu 25 November 2014

U Sports & TSG Hoffenheim tie up for talent search

U Sports & TSG Hoffenheim tie up for talent search The Hindu U Sports, the sports division of Unilazer Ventures, founded by Ronnie Screwvala, will partner with Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the first edition of U-Dream football.



Sportskeeda 24 November 2014

U-Sports launch football training program in partnership with Bundesliga’s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

U-Sports launch football training program in partnership with Bundesliga’s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sportskeeda U Sports, the sports division of Unilazer Ventures, founded by Mr. Ronnie Screwvala announced the launch of U-Dream, a football training and academic program designed to develop the finest Indian football talent who can place India on the professional football circuit.



sportspromedia 21 November 2014

German soccer side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have announced a long-term partnership with Indian company U Sports.

German soccer side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have announced a long-term partnership with Indian company U Sports. sportspromedia U Sports, a division of the finance and media company Unilazer, will work with Hoffenheim to develop the grassroots game in India.



07 August 2014

Kabaddi gets the IPL treatment

Kabaddi gets the IPL treatment BBC news Business Growing up in 1980s Britain, kabaddi was a bit like Australian rules football - an unfamiliar sport you got an occasional glimpse of on television on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Australian football at least had some familiar elements - a grass pitch, a ball and the occasional punch-up..But kabaddi, where teams played on a dusty ground, diving and lung



07 August 2014

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan Online

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan Online International Business Times Patna Pirates will take on Puneri Paltan in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Kankarbagh Read More...



07 August 2014

Mumbai show why they are the best team in the Pro Kabaddi tournament

Mumbai show why they are the best team in the Pro Kabaddi tournament Scroll.in The two best teams of Pro Kabaddi clashed on Tuesday night and U Mumba showed why they are unbeaten in the competition. They hammered Bengaluru with one hand behind their back (and I shall come back to this later)..... Read More...



07 August 2014

Ho kabaddi! Go kabaddi!

Ho kabaddi! Go kabaddi! The Telegraph From Thursday to Sunday, Patnaites will witness seven Pro Kabaddi League matches. Four of them will involve the home team Patna Pirates.In the first match, Patna Pirates will clash with Puneri Paltan on Thursday at Patliputra Sports Complex.



06 August 2014

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors Online

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors Online International Business Times Bengal Warriors will go up against Dabang Delhi in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.Both teams have a lot to play for in this match.



04 August 2014

U Mumba makes it a no contest

U Mumba makes it a no contest The Hindu After the high of the opening day of the ProKabaddi League in the city, day two was a reality check for the organizers with more empty seats than they would have liked.



04 August 2014

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi Online

Pro Kabaddi League Live Streaming Information: Watch Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi Online International Business Times Dabang Delhi will clash against the Patna Pirates in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League on Monday in the Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi.... Read More...



04 August 2014

Pune Paltan's snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Pune Paltan\'s snatch victory from the jaws of defeat The Times Of India NEW DELHI: It was set to be a momentous clash between the second placed Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan. A victory for Bengaluru would help them close in the gap between them leaders U Mumba, ...... Read More...



NetIndian 28 February 2014

U Sports partners with Bundesliga’s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for football training program

U Sports partners with Bundesliga’s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for football training program NetIndian U Sports, the sports division of Unilazer Ventures, founded by Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, today announced the launch of U-Dream, a football training and academic program designed to develop Indian football talent who can place India on the professional football circuit.