Plarium signs partnership with NR Sports and Neymar Jr. is the new ambassador of Mech Arena


Tel Aviv, Israel, October 6, 2022 - Plarium Global Ltd, a global leader in developing F2P mobile and PC games with more than 435 million users worldwide, brings global football superstar Neymar Jr. to their hit game, Mech Arena in a partnership between Plarium and NR Sports. Sporting a custom-designed bomber jacket and wielding some game-changing skills, Neymar’s pilot arrives in the arena shooter today as a part of its latest update and joins the game's expansive roster as its strongest pilot to date!

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best footballers, Neymar Jr. has scored over 450 goals for clubs and country and has become one of the most famous athletes on the planet with over 260M followers across social media. His mix of indelible style and swagger on the pitch were the inspirations behind the creation of his limited rarity Pilot character. All pilots in Mech Arena have distinct specialisations and perks that enhance the abilities of their Mech and Neymar Jr’s pilot is no different. With damage boosting and speed-enhancing abilities, Neymar’s pilot matches the Brazilian star's powerful presence on the football pitch. As skilful in the arena as he is on the pitch, Neymar’s pilot wields the maximum number of implant slots available and swaps stepovers and rainbow flicks for “implant skills” that have a range of game-altering abilities.

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“We are honoured and excited to have such an amazing talent joining as a pilot in Mech Arena,” said Ronen Gross, VP of Business Development at Plarium. “Neymar Jr. is one of the best athletes in the world. His professionalism and desire to win are what made us choose him as it is aligned with the game’s spirit. Working with him was a true pleasure and we can’t wait to see our players enjoy Neymar Jr’s pilot”

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“I love gaming just as much as I love football, so combining the two to make a character with my skills and style in Mech Arena was an amazing experience,” said Neymar Jr. “I can’t wait to join my fans and help take their game to the next level. I’ll see you in the Arena!”

Neymar’s pilot will lead the pack amongst a roster of enigmatic characters, including Nova, G-Lock, Yeti, and Major amongst others, and will be available free to all players for a limited time via a 7-day Pilot Chase loyalty program. In addition to unlocking their free Limited Neymar Jr. Pilot after 7 days of logging in, players will also be rewarded with up to six custom Neymar-themed Mech skins for logging in daily during the program.

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Mech Arena is available for users around the world in English, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. The game is available to download and play for free on Android, iOS and now also on Plarium’s PC Platform - Plarium Play, available at For more details about the Neymar features and promotions, go to:

About Mech Arena

Mech Arena is a 5 vs. 5 multiplayer shooter for everyone. Available for free on iOS, Android and PC, Mech Arena offers action-packed, skill-based competitive battles brought to life through rich, vibrant 3D graphics. Choose from dozens of Mechs, each with unique abilities and customizations to create unlimited combinations of Weapons, Skins, and Paint Jobs. Team up with friends, play solo, or take on the world in the global Arena across various Maps and game modes.

About Plarium

Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and PC experience for its community of over 435 million hardcore and casual gamers worldwide. Our diverse portfolio includes over 20 games ranging from hardcore RPGs to casual adventures, featuring acclaimed titles such as RAID: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Lost Island: Blast Adventure, and the Stormfall franchise. The App Store and Google Play regularly feature our games, with Facebook twice recognizing us as a top hardcore Facebook developer. Plarium employs more than 1,800 specialists at its headquarters and across seven offices and development studios in Europe and the United States. Our games are available on iOS, Android, and PC. They are also available through Plarium Play, our optimized game launcher for PC and Mac players. Plarium is part of Pixel United, the global mobile-first games publishing business of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX code: ALL). Visit for more information.

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