North American esports organisation Evil Geniuses has partnered with cryptocurrency betting platform Thunderpick.
The partnership will see Thunderpick become the Marquee Partner for all of EG’s CS:GO teams: EG Blue, EG Black and EG Gold.
Thunderpick will also become the official crypto casino and gambling partner of Evil Geniuses.
Interestingly, only Evil Geniuses’ CS:GO teams are included in the partnership, with EG’s academy roster EG Black joined by women’s team EG Gold and the main roster called EG Blue. Thunderpick noted that the partnership is also a reflection of the company’s commitment to supporting women in gaming.
Outside of CS:GO, Evil Geniuses has teams in Dota 2 and is a partnered team in both the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) and the LCS. Founded in 1999, the organisation is one of the oldest in North America, but has recently come under fire for its business decisions, notably from esports journalist Richard Lewis.
Thunderpick is a crypto casino platform with a Curacao licence, offering users betting on esports, sports and casino games. The partnership with EG is the first of its kind for the crypto company.
Leonard Edwards, Head of Global Partnerships for Evil Geniuses, commented: “We’re always looking for fresh ways to enhance the fan experience, and Thunderpick’s commitment to ensuring a reliable and inventive betting environment will offer a new arm of engagement during events.
“We look forward to the positive impact this partnership will have on our organization.”