eSports League: paysafecard sponsors elite club G2 ESPORTS

Vienna, 18 May 2016, paysafecard – paysafecard, one of the global market leaders in prepaid online payment methods and part of Paysafe Group plc, takes another pioneering step into the international world of eSports and the digital entertainment sector. The company has signed a sponsorship deal with a premiere league eSports club for the first time, with G2 ESPORTS.

G2 ESPORTS was founded in November 2013 by Carlos Rodriguez, one of the world’s most famous and successful professional eSport athletes. In just one year, the Madrid-based club has became one of the top five clubs in the world. G2 ESPORTS’ goal is to become the most valuable brand in the international eSports scene.

For paysafecard, the sponsorship deal represents another milestone in the company’s history. Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, comments: “2015 saw us sponsor targeted eSports league events. Sponsoring an elite club now underscores even more clearly just how integral the competitive eSports scene and the sportsmanship of the digital world are to us. The high profile and ambition of G2 ESPORTS perfectly complements our own approach of pioneering new industries in pursuit of success.”

Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of G2 ESPORTS, adds: "Partnering up with paysafecard is one of the things we are most proud of in G2. We share the same primal values and principles, and that's experienced in every action and content piece we partake in together. Furthermore, working with such a powerful endemic brand helps us generate a strong perception in our industry, as paysafecard literally only works with the best. It is hard to find a better partner to share this ambitious journey in eSports with us, and by the looks of it, it seems like we'll be together for a long, long time."

Essential to the partnership are the everyday values shared by paysafecard and G2 ESPORTS: professionalism, transparency, integrity, courage and an unwavering commitment to achieve success.

Commenting on the benefits of the partnership for paysafecard customers, Udo Müller adds: “This partnership with G2 ESPORTS allows us to offer the eSports community many exclusive gaming moments. Fans and gamers around the world can look forward to a packed schedule of campaigns, promotions and special offers, as well as meet and greets at a whole range of events. paysafecard is placing gamers and their needs at the heart of its efforts more than ever.”

About G2 Esports

G2 Esports is a world premier eSports club founded in November, 2013 by Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, of League of Legends fame. Carlos now serves as CEO of the club, which currently includes professional teams in Hearthstone, League of Legends, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, Vainglory and FIFA.

G2 club’s headquarters are based in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain, in addition to training facilities in Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland.

G2 was built with a true love for bringing innovation to the industry whilst upholding their core values of professionalism, unrivaled dedication and always having the community at the heart of their decisions. The club now has a management team which covers over a decade of industry experience. This allows them to challenge the status quo and be truly innovative. Their ultimate goal is to lift the industry to a new standard and leave a legacy for others to follow.

About paysafecard:

paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria in 2000 and is part of Paysafe Group plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market under the stock ticker symbol PAYS.

The company is now present in 43 countries at over 500,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution issued and operated by Prepaid Services Company Limited, Floor 27, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ, United Kingdom. Anyone can use paysafecard; no bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become one of the market leaders in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard and paysafecard Mastercard®.

paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include the Paybefore Award in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as in the newly created category “Consumer Value” in early 2015. paysafecard has also been awarded the Paybefore Award Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies of 2013. .

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