02 2021 | NEWS

 11ESL Gaming and paysafecard confirmed partnership for 2021. Picture author: Helena Kristiansson

ESL Gaming and paysafecard: cooperation confirmed for 2021

In February 2021, ESL Gaming, the leading esports and gaming lifestyle company, and paysafecard, a market leader in eCash payment solutions, have confirmed their cooperation for the upcoming flagship tournaments. 

The renewed partnership confirms a long-standing relationship of both companies that enhances engagement across flagship gaming tournaments such as the ESL Katowice, the National Championships in both Germany and Poland, and, for the first time in 2021, ESL Mobile Europe & MENA .

This year, the partnership will also feature dedicated activations for each tournament that will add value to the viewing experience for fans across the world. These initiatives include an in-broadcast audience engagement segment called “paysafecard Super Fan”, for which IEM Katowice viewers are encouraged to share why they are fans of specific players. Stories will be submitted via the IEM Katowice website and the best submission will win an exclusive paysafecard and ESL Gaming goodie bag.

With paysafecard esports enthusiasts can make their payments in a convenient, secure and fast way without wasting precious time needed for gaming. They can purchase paysafecard vouchers in cash at one of 650,000 points of sales in over 50 countries in the world and make online purchases by entering a 16-digit-code. Money will automatically be transferred, and the game can go on without any further interruptions.

More details around broadcast integrations and activities around ESL Mobile Europe & MENA and National Championships will be revealed soon.

"paysafecard is a long-term, trusted partner of ESL and has shown tremendous commitment over the years to support and grow the gaming and esports communities," said Jasmin Haasbach, Director Global Brand Partnerships at ESL. "As we look ahead to another exciting year of esports in 2021, we are thrilled to have this partner by our side and continue to write great zero to hero stories in CS:GO and mobile gaming."

Konstantinos Maragkakis, esports spokesperson, paysafecard, explained: "paysafecard has a long-standing presence within esports and we are proud of our active contributions to the community over the years. Partnering with ESL allows us to pay tribute to this connection to esports and provide unique opportunities to fans. We are looking forward to another successful year supporting the community as a payment partner.”

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