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Skrill sponsors leading esports team QLASH

Jan 26, 2018

London, 26 January 2018 - Skrill, a Paysafe company and a global leader in digital wallets and mobile payments, has signed a sponsorship deal with leading international esports team QLASH.

QLASH was founded in 2017 by professional poker players and entrepreneurs Luca Pagano and Eugene Katchalov. In its first year, Treviso-based QLASH has become one of the fastest-growing esport teams in Europe and the leading esports team in Italy.

The sponsorship will include Skrill branding and advertising on the QLASH team channel and across all pro-player jerseys, VIP experiences at live events, and collaborative live streams on Twitch, the leading live video platform and gaming community which has 15 million daily active users.

Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Paysafe’s Digital Wallets Division, comments: “This 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 partnership provides a fantastic opportunity to engage the esports community and provide relevant and valuable experiences.”

Luca Pagano, CEO of QLASH, adds: “This partnership marks a very important milestone for our team, by allowing us to work side by side with a company that truly believes in the future of esports, and in the future of QLASH. The esports market has a huge untapped potential, globally.” 


Notes to Editors 

Paysafe will be exhibiting at ICE Totally Gaming, stand N9-140. Visit the stand to hear more about Skrill.


Team QLASH is one of the top emerging eSports organizations in Europe. Founded in Treviso, Italy by Luca Pagano and Eugene Katchalov – both professional gamers and successful entrepreneurs – in 2017, the team has immediately become a reference point of the international competitive gaming industry.

Team QLASH’s goal is twofold: nationally, the mission is to help the growth of eSports, while globally it is to compete against the strongest and most successful teams around the world.

Hearthstone, Clash Royale, League of Legends, Vainglory, and StarCraft II are amongst the most famous titles in the eSports scene covered by the Italian-based team.

About Paysafe Group

Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,600 staff located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit:

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