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G2 Esports and paysafecard extend long-standing partnership

Aug 05, 2020

Vienna, Austria – G2 Esports, one of the leading entertainment brands in esports, and paysafecard, the eCash solution from leading specialised payments platform, Paysafe, extend their partnership for a fifth consecutive year.  The partnership will see the paysafecard brand continue to be promoted across multiple G2 Esports social media channels and Twitch live streams as well as via paysafecard-branded giveaways and event integration. Most recently, G2 Esports and paysafecard presented G2 Esports European Brawl II, an online tournament organised to create hype around VALORANT, which resulted in over 68,000 peak viewers.

G2 Esports is one of the largest esports organisations in the world, with 50+ players spread across seven teams competing in events around the world.

paysafecard provides gaming enthusiasts with a simple and safe way to pay online using cash and has been serving the gaming community since it was founded in 2000. paysafecard now has a global network of over 650,000 distribution outlets in 50 countries.

According to Statista, in 2020 close to 500 million people worldwide occasionally watch esports events. 223 million of those qualify as frequent viewers or enthusiasts – a figure which is expected to grow to 300 million over the next three years.

"paysafecard is one of the main reasons why we’ve been able to accomplish everything we've accomplished. Their support has been outstanding from day one,” commented Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports. “I wish nothing but to keep making them happy over many years and to keep representing their brand and values as accurately as possible."                          

Konstantinos Maragkakis, paysafecard’s esports media representative, adds: “Esports has been in our DNA since paysafecard was founded 20 years ago. Gaming enthusiasts have been one of our core consumer groups from the beginning and we are committed to providing them with safe and secure eCash payment solution for the world of online entertainment. Partnerships with major industry players like G2 Esports are an integral part of our strategy to connect with our consumers and support an industry that we love.”

About G2 Esports
G2 Esports is one of the leading entertainment assets in esports, bringing together some of the best competitive players in the world and biggest personalities in gaming. Co-founded by legendary League of Legends player-turned-team owner, Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, and veteran esports entrepreneur and investor, Jens Hilgers, G2 Esports has consistently remained in the top-five most successful esports teams since its inception in 2014. With dozens of victories under its belt in some of the largest esports titles in the world and 50+ players spread across seven teams competing in the world’s largest events, G2 has a truly global footprint.

About paysafecard

paysafecard, a market leader in eCash payment solutions, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. paysafecard is part of the international Paysafe Group, which provides a broad portfolio of innovative payment solutions and services. paysafecard offers prepaid and online cash solutions under the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Available in over 650,000 sales outlets in 50 countries, paysafecard enables simple and secure online transactions with cash. By using a 16-digit paysafecard PIN, customers do not need an account or credit card to pay on the Internet, protecting their confidential financial information. In 2018, paysafecard developed Paysafecash, with which customers can shop online first and then pay for their purchases securely with cash offline at the next payment point. Paysafecash is already available in almost 30 countries. In 2018, paysafecard reached a transaction volume of more than 3 billion euros.

About Paysafe Group

Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading specialised payments platform and the UK’s largest privately-held payments company. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.  With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualised transactional volume of over US $98 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 70 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.

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