ESL announces extension of partnership with paysafecard

11 February 2019


Event organizer and production company ESL has extends its partnership with prepaid payment service paysafecard.

As well as paysafecard’s continued sponsorship of ESL Play community competitions, the partnership will now involve support for other tournaments such as ESL One Mumbai on April 18th-21st.

ESL paysafecard Extension
Photo credit: ESL & paysafecard

Bernhard Mogk, SVP Global Sales & Business Development at ESL discussed the extension in a statement: “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.”

The relationship between the two companies was first announced in January last year, with paysafecard becoming the global payment platform partner for all ESL flagship events.

Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard also commented: “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.”

paysafecard is also partnered with G2 Esports, recently sponsoring the organisation’s talent show for Fortnite streamers titled ‘Making the Squad’. Just last month, it was also announced as a partner of German organisation Sprout.

Esports Insider says: It’s apparent that paysafecard is in esports for the long haul and believes its service can be a mainstay in terms of payment solutions for those who inhabit the industry. Not only has the deal been extended for a year but it now encompasses some of ESL’s bigger, flagship events which is mostly a positive sign for the relationship fostered by the two parties.