eSports Org. ESL Expands Partnership With Paysafecard

Esports events and production company ESL announces extension of partnership with online prepaid payments provider paysafecard.

Esports events and production company ESL has announced an extension of its commercial partnership with online prepaid payments provider paysafecard.

Paysafecard has been a partner of ESL since January 2018, when it became global payment platform partner for all ESL flagship events. Now, in addition to its continued sponsorship of ESL Play community competitions, the agreement has been expanded to include other international tournaments like ESL One Mubai on 18th– 21st April.

Commenting on the extended partnership, SVP Global Sales & Business Development at ESL, Bernhard Mogk, said:

“ESL and paysafecard have more in common than a long and successful collaboration. We share the same passion and focus on the esports community, and together we want to further develop the industry and generate sustainable growth of the ESL ecosystem on every level. We look forward to raising the bar for esports again in 2019 and beyond together with paysafecard.”

While CEO of paysafecard, Udo Müller, added:

“We are proud to support ESL as one of the company’s main sponsors for the second year in a row and therefore continue to contribute to the professionalisation and increased awareness of esports.

“paysafecard’s connection to esports has been a part of our DNA since our company was founded 18 years ago to offer the gaming community a safe and simple way to pay. We are therefore very excited to be supporting the esports community so closely and look forward to a successful cooperation with ESL in 2019.”

Part of the Paysafe Group, paysafecard is now accepted by over 650,000 businesses in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Beyond ESL, paysafecard is also partnered with German esports organisation Sprout (see GERMAN ESPORTS ORG. SPROUT PARTNERS WITH PAYSAFECARD) and G2 Esports, for which it sponsors ‘Making the Squad’ – a talent show for Fortnite streamers.

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