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G2 Esports and paysafecard extend collaboration

Aug 07, 2019


Companies extend partnership for fourth consecutive year

Vienna – G2 Esports, one of the leading entertainment assets in esports, and paysafecard, an online prepaid payment provider and part of Paysafe Group, announce an extension of their partnership for a fourth consecutive year.

The extended partnership will see the paysafecard brand promoted across multiple G2 Esports social media channels and Twitch live streams, paysafecard-branded giveaways and online player challenges, and dedicated team signing sessions and meet and greets. 

G2 Esports is one of the largest esports organisations in the world, currently with nine teams and a total of 46 players. G2 Esports’ teams have been recognised with 92 awards to date.

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 almost 50 countries.

Previous collaborations between paysafecard and G2 Esports include ‘Making The Squad’ – the first interactive talent show produced by an esports organisation – aimed at finding the next four top content creators in Fortnite to create a team.

According to industry reports, by 2018 more than 400 million people worldwide had watched an esports event – totaling more viewers than major sports such as Formula E.

“With paysafecard we have been able to take G2 content creation to the next level with projects like Making The Squad. Together we are exploring new ways of entertaining the esports audience and new ways of expanding our partnership,” commented Carlos 'ocelote' Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports. “paysafecard is our longest-standing partner and we are thrilled to strengthen our relationship as we continue to bring innovative and entertaining content to esports fans worldwide.”

Konstantinos Maragkakis, paysafecard’s esports media representative, adds: “paysafecard’s connection to esports has been in our DNA since our company was founded nearly 20 years ago to enable gaming enthusiasts to pay online – as safely and as simply as with cash. We want to give something back to the esports community and provide them with unforgettable, unique experiences. Partnerships with major industry players like G2 Esports enable us to do this.”

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 9 teams competing in the world’s largest events, G2 has a truly global footprint.

About paysafecard

paysafecard, market leader in online prepaid payment solutions, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vienna. 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 at over 650,000 sales outlets in almost 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 securely for their purchases with cash offline at the next payment point. Paysafecash is already available in more than 20 countries. In 2018, paysafecard reached a transaction volume of more than 3 billion euros.

About Paysafe Group

Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. 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 annualized transactional volume of over U.S. $85 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 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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