By: Zachary Fingerle
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced just last week that they have been developing a mobile game behind closed doors and released it yesterday! The game allows you to collect different things ranging from sticks, jerseys, or your favorite player. With a leaderboard system where you get to compete against your friends, family, and others around the world.
With the rise of mobile games and various opportunities to earn income on the side, like MegaFans or the various NFT and ETH games that are growing and releasing. Will there be an opportunity within this game or will it simply be another way for fans of the PLL to enjoy their free time and interact with the sport differently.
No matter how the gameplay works within the game! They are most definitely attempting to capitalize on the growth in viewership they have been receiving as of late. Just last weekend was the PLL All-Star Game and it had 391K viewers, which is the 2nd most-watched game in League history.
We here at Black Dog Gaming are interested to see how the viewership numbers can convert to the mobile game. As well as the flipside of it, how many players started by seeking a fun game to play in their free time but have now been converted to fans of the PLL and Lacrosse as a whole. We will have to wait until later this week for the launch of the game and the future of the PLL and its connection with fans!
We were able to connect with Brenden Coleman from the PLL and ask him some questions!
The overall goal is to provide new and fun experiences for our fans to deepen the PLL community ties. Our focus was to make the game simple to play so that new fans can enjoy it and provide another means to strengthen the “PLL Universe” community. It has proven to be a huge success as we hit #6 worldwide on the App Store in the Sports Games category.Games have an innate community-building aspect built in which we’re already seeing evolve. It’s great to see parents bonding with their kids through competing in Top Shelf. Friends are constantly looking to be each other’s high scores. Fans that have never met are interacting with each other to see who unlocked what players and which players are their favorite to play with.