Prepaid payment service paysafecard has been announced as a premier partner of the A1 esports League Austria, a multi-title domestic esports competition.
The partnership will see both entities focus on promoting Austria’s local esports scene through the use of various fan activations.
One of the activations revealed is the launch of the ‘A1 esports Hall of Fame presented by paysafecard’, a virtual hall of fame that will honour all previous champions of the domestic esports league. The hall of fame is expected to open its digital doors in the coming weeks.
A1 esports and paysafecard will also organise gaming quizzes, via social media, and provide collaborative content during the league’s group phase.
Marco Harfmann, Director Marketing Communications at A1, commented:: “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.”
As Harfmann stated prior, the partnership will introduce the A1 esports paysafecard Challenge, a new second screening offering for fans during league broadcasts. The A1 esports paysafecard Challenge will allow participants to take part in weekly gaming and esports quizzes, challenges, raffles and team votes. Throughout the second screen offering, fans can win prizes that range from vouchers to exclusive A1 esports merchandise.
Udo Mueller, CEO at paysafecard, added: “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.”
According to the press release, the A1 esports League Austria has more than 15,000 participants and offers competition’s across several titles such as League Of Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash Royale and VALORANT. In 2021, the league launched a Pro Series and Amateur Series in order to provide a separate competition for up-and-coming players and talents.
Esports Insider says: Nurturing regionalised esports ecosystems is always positive, so it’s nice to see paysafecard and the A1 esports League joining forces to bring more fan engagement opportunities to the Austrian esports scene.