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Welcome, paysafecard, as ESL’s global strategic brand partner!

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We are thrilled to announce that paysafecard, an international payment provider and a market leader in online prepaid payment methods, has become a strategic brand partner and global payment partner for all ESL events in the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One and CS:GO Pro League circuits, as well as several National Championships and ESL Arenas.

Throughout the duration of this exciting deal, paysafecard will be integrated as a payment method to the ESL Shop, ESEA, and ESL Play, with full category exclusivity. paysafecard users can look forward to special offers and discounts provided by the sponsor for each individual event, as well as for online sales in on those platforms worldwide.

“paysafecard is one of the partners that really grew with us and the esports industry throughout the years, and we’re very proud to welcome them on board on a global level,” said Ralf Reichert, CEO at ESL. “It’s one of the brands that puts the community first with quality activations that engage fans on all levels, and we’re excited to see what they have in store.”

paysafecard is no stranger to esports with the company’s first activation dating back four years, and their engagement growing consistently since then. Last year’s strategic engagements included ESL One Cologne and two seasons of ESL Pro League.

This partnership reaches beyond event sponsorship, as paysafecard will drive and champions three community projects dedicated to esports fans around the world.

The new “paysafecard Hall of Fame” will honor well-known, accomplished personalities for their achievements during their esports career, as well as individuals with significant contributions to the growth of the industry. The goal is to promote the professionalism and universal values in the industry. Four “Paysafecard Hall of Fame” awards will be given out each year, through a combination of a Jury Vote and a Community Vote.

paysafecard Beat the Legends” will give fans an opportunity to try their skills against pro gamers and influencers. The chance to take on a pro will come four times a year, during the grand final of the National Championships in Germany, Poland, Brazil, Spain, or the UK.

Last, but most definitely not least, esports fans will have the amazing opportunity to compete for the “paysafecard Ultimate Experience” package which will include the following:

  • all expenses paid trip to an ESL One or IEM event with two premium tickets,
  • visitor access to player, backstage, and VIP areas,
  • meet and greet with pro players and influencers on site,
  • a behind the scenes tour,

All documented in video and photography by ESL!

For more information about the partnership and details about the community projects, visit www.paysafecard.com/esports.