03 2021 | NEWS
paysafecard joins A1 esports League Austria as Premium Partner
paysafecard, the leading prepaid payment solution, partners with Austria’s largest domestic esports league, launching the paysafecard challenge as an audience engagement highlight.
For the first time paysafecard, part of leading integrated payments platform Paysafe, will be supporting the A1 eSports League Austria, the country’s largest esports league, as a Premium Partner. The A1 eSports League Austria now has more than 15,000 participants and offers esports challenges across several top titles such as League of Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash Royale and VALORANT. 2021 sees the launch of a Pro Series and Amateur Series with a separate stage for up-and-coming players and talents.
paysafecard, originally developed in Vienna in 2000, has become a global market leading online prepaid payment method and is particularly popular in the world of digital entertainment. Customers can simply purchase a prepaid voucher at one of the more than 650,000 points of sale worldwide, which can then be used to pay for eGaming content. This online cash payment solution is easy and secure to use, as no sensitive financial information such as account or credit card data are required.
Promotion of the local esports scene
The focus of the collaboration between paysafecard and the A1 eSports League Austria is on promoting the local esports scene and fan activations in living rooms across the country. The first 200 participants of the A1 eSports League Austria will receive a paysafecard voucher to the value of EUR 5 to get started with training right away. Additionally, paysafecard and A1 eSports will regularly organise gaming quizzes via social media during the group phase and provide all fans at home with engaging content. Previous champions of the A1 eSports League Austria will be honoured in a dedicated virtual Hall of Fame. The "A1 eSports Hall of Fame presented by paysafecard" will be launched and shared on A1esports.at in the coming weeks.
A1 eSports paysafecard Challenge
For the league broadcasts, paysafecard and A1 are launching a new second screen offer: the A1 eSports paysafecard Challenge. With the challenge, viewers can participate virtually and test their skills online. All participants will be able to take part in weekly gaming and esports quizzes, challenges, raffles and team votes. Challengers can look forward to the opportunity to win paysafecard vouchers, exclusive A1 eSports merchandise and other great prizes.
Marco Harfmann, Director Marketing Communications at A1, adds: "We are very pleased to have partnered with paysafecard, which has long played a part in the global esports industry, for the A1 eSports League Austria. With this commitment, we are once again strengthening the focus on the local esports scene and creating additional entertainment for all viewers and fans of the league with the A1 eSports paysafecard Challenge."
Udo Mueller, CEO at paysafecard, explains: "paysafecard is committed to providing gamers with a quick, convenient and secure payment solution. We are proud of our active contributions to the community over many years. As a market leader in our industry, we enthusiastically support the largest esports league in Austria – bringing two big players together to offer the perfect gaming and payment experience."