Skrill, a Paysafe company operating in digital wallets and mobile payments has announced a sponsorship deal with Italian esports organisation QLASH.
QLASH was founded in 2017 by professional poker players and entrepreneurs Luca Pagano and Eugene Katchalov. The release states that “in its first year, Treviso-based QLASH has become one of the fastest-growing esports team in Europe and the leading esports team in Italy”. The team currently competes in none of the big three esports, but holds players in Clash Royale, Hearthstone and Starcraft II. There is, however, currently empty spaces on icons that features League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Vainglory.
The sponsorship will see Skrill branding and advertising on the QLASH team channel and across all pro-player jersey, VIP experiences at live events and collaborative live streams on Twitch.
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Paysafe’s Digital Wallets Division, comments: “This partnership with QLASH allows us to offer exclusive gaming moments to the esports community. Fans and gamers around the world can look forward to a packed schedule of exclusive offers and experiences including the opportunity to meet pro players in person. Skrill puts gamers and their needs at the heart of its efforts, and this sponsorship partnership provides a fantastic opportunity to engage the esports community and provide relevant and valuable experiences.”
Luca Pagano, CEO of QLASH, adds: “This partnership marks a very important milestone for our team, by allowing us to work side by side with a company that truly believes in the future of esports, and in the future of QLASH. The esports market has a huge untapped potential, globally.”
Esports Insider says: We’ve seen paysafecard become the global sponsor of ESL events and this is an interesting one with an org that’s lesser known but building a name for themselves – especially in the mobile game space. We’ll see how this one develops though – congratulations to both parties.