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ESL Gaming continues relationship with paysafecard

18 February 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, today announced that its long-standing relationship with paysafecard, part of the integrated payments platform Paysafe, will continue into 2021 with a partnership that will enhance engagement across flagship tournaments.

As an official ESL partner, paysafecard has supported ESL’s Katowice tournament for many years. This year, paysafecard will extend its support to cover IEM Katowice 2021, the National Championships in both Germany and Poland, and ESL Mobile Europe & MENA for the first time in 2021.

The 2021 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.

paysafecard aims to support the payment needs of esports enthusiasts by offering a faster, more convenient and more secure way to pay which enhances the overall gaming experience. Customers can simply purchase a prepaid paysafecard voucher in cash at one of 650,000 points of sales worldwide and make payments online by entering a 16-digit code.

Further 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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