Skrill, JD and more: Inside Team QLASH’s sponsorship deals

The editorial staff from affiliate marketing website write for Esports Insider to review QLASH’s partnership deals, including its sponsorship with Skrill.

Editor’s note: QLASH was not involved in the production of this article.

Image credit: QLASH / Skrill

Founded in 2017, Team QLASH is a professional esports organisation that has quickly made a name for itself by winning several tournaments in popular titles such as Hearthstone Brawl Stars and Clash Royale. 

Meanwhile, how has the organisation performed commercially? In this article, we will take a look at some of QLASH’s recent sponsorship deals with companies such as digital wallet provider Skrill and sports fashion retailer JD.

All About QLASH

Team QLASH is an Italian esports organisation that competes in a variety of games across a range of genres. This most notably includes FIFA, Hearthstone, Brawl Stars and Fortnite as well as sim racing titles.

QLASH is one of the most successful esports organisations in Italy, formally recognised when it  won the Best Italian Team award at the Italian Esports Awards 2021. Besides its success in competitive tournaments, QLASH is also expanding its base of operations to include Mexico and Latin America.

Like most esports organisations, competitive success is largely fueled thanks to the support of sponsors, such as Skrill, who help cover team expenses and enable equipment upgrades. Additionally, QLASH utilises a range of collaborative deals in order to bolster its competitive esports teams.

QLASH’s Sponsorship Portfolio

Throughout its tenure, QLASH has secured a range of major partnerships. The likes of Skrill, JD, HyperX, and Next Level Racing have all at some point been associated with the organisation, with most still a part of its portfolio.

Meanwhile, QLASH’s partnerships with AC Milan, Flamengo and Villareal act to bolster its esports teams competitively, whilst also providing an esports presence for these traditional sports clubs — similar to PSG’s deals with various esports organisations.

These deals not only helped to cover the costs of the team’s expenses but also allowed it to purchase new equipment and upgrade its facilities. The team’s success would not have been possible without the support of these sponsors. Through their generous financial backing, the team was able to take its game to the next level and compete at a higher level than ever before. The team is extremely grateful for the support of its sponsors and is looking forward to continued success in the future.

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How did Skrill Get Onboard?

Skrill, a digital wallet provider, has been a long-term partner of QLASH, having joined forces with the organisation in 2018.

Skrill’s parent company Paysafe is also no stranger to the world of gaming, having previously sponsored teams and events such as ESL One and the FIFA Interactive World Cup.

In the words of Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Paysafe’s Digital Wallets Division, “[Our] 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 provides a fantastic opportunity to engage the esports community and provide relevant and valuable experiences.”

With Skrill’s support, QLASH is able to continue competing at the highest level and reach even more fans around the world.Skrill is an e-wallet that allows users to make online payments quickly and securely. It is widely accepted at licensed online casinos and gambling sites, though stresses that it is important to consider the operator’s reputation, bonus offers, game selection, and of course, whether the casinos that accept Skrill are legit.

What the future holds for QLASH and its sponsors

QLASH has garnered more and more popularity within esports and shows no signs of slowing down. This isn’t just due to recent partnerships, such as that with sports apparel provider KELME. The organisation’s €2.6m (~£2.2m) funding round and LATAM expansion can also be credited to this surge of growth.

With QLASH’s stature increasing, more prominent sponsors are likely to come in. However, legacy esports organisations have shown immense loyalty to some of their early sponsors. Prime examples include Team Liquid and Alienware, as well as FaZe Clan and GFUEL (which only recently concluded after more than 10 years together). QLASh shares this philosophy, and wants to reward its early believers for their support in the long term.

As QLASH continues to win, sponsors will get more exposure and recognition. This can lead to increased sales and more customers for the sponsors’ products. However, what’s perhaps more crucial is that partners continue to engage with the esports audience to ensure that the company becomes more than just a brand that is sponsoring an organisation.

Following the organisation’s expansion and funding, it’s certainly an interesting time for QLASH and the commercial potential it has to secure new partners.

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