Paysafecard and G2 Esports extend collaboration
G2 Esports, one of the leading entertainment assets in e-sports, and Paysafecard, an online prepaid payment provider and part of Paysafe Group, have extended their partnership for a fourth consecutive year.
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. It has a global network of over 650,000 distribution outlets in almost 50 countries.
G2 is one of the largest e-sports organisations, with nine teams and a total of 46 players.
The extended partnership will see the Paysafecard brand promoted across multiple G2 Esports social media channels and Twitch live streams.
Previous collaborations between Paysafecard and G2 Esports include ‘Making The Squad’ – the first interactive talent show produced by an e-sports organisation – aimed at finding the next four top content creators in Fortnite to create a team.
“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 e-sports 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 e-sports fans worldwide.”
Konstantinos Maragkakis, Paysafecard’s e-sports media representative, adds: “Paysafecard’s connection to e-sports 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 e-sports community and provide them with unforgettable, unique experiences. Partnerships with major industry players like G2 Esports enable us to do this.”
According to industry reports, by 2018 more than 400 million people worldwide had watched an e-sports event – totalling more viewers than major sports such as Formula E.