09.08.2019

paysafecard celebrates another successful year in gaming at gamescom 2019

Leading prepaid payments brand represented across the world’s biggest gaming exhibition

Vienna, August 8, 2019 – paysafecard, part of global payments provider Paysafe Group, will be celebrating another milestone year for its business in the gaming industry at gamescom 2019 on 20th -24th August 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

paysafecard provides gamers 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. In 2018, 130 million payment transactions were made using paysafecard with a value of three billion euros (an increase of 10 million transactions and 200 million euros on the previous year). 270 transactions are made every minute using paysafecard.

Since last year’s gamescom event, paysafecard has enjoyed another year of supporting the growing gaming and esports industry, which included extending its partnership with the Electronic Esports League (ESL) and G2Esports and announcing its sponsorship of the German CS:GO team Sprout.GG.

gamescom is typically attended by around 370,000 visitors from 114 countries. This year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever. paysafecard will have a presence in three main areas:

 

Networking & Trends in the Business Area

Delegates are invited to visit the paysafecard booth in the business area of gamescom (hall 2.2, booth A030) from 20th to 22nd August for networking and discussions about the latest online payments trends in the gaming industry. paysafecard will be joined by team members from Paysafe Group’s digital wallets and Card Solutions & Acquiring divisions. On the evening of 21st August, paysafecard will host its annual gamescom networking party for its partners.

 

Experience paysafecard in the Entertainment Area and gamescom event arena

In the gamescom event arena (hall 11.3) attendees will experience paysafecard’s global Electronic Sports League (ESL) sponsorship by having the opportunity to try their luck against influencers in the paysafecard ‘Beat the Legends’ competition showmatch. Eight pre-registered fans will play CS:GO live against or with the influencers MrTweeday and Donaspock on the ESL stage.

In the ‘Entertainment Area’ paysafecard is inviting visitors to experience its dedicated gaming booth (A-041, Hall 9) to take part in the interactive gaming challenge ‘paysafecard PINado’ to win prizes. From Wednesday until Saturday there will also be multiple raffles and prize giveaways taking place at the booth.

Gaming fans will also have the opportunity to place a live community vote for the paysafecard Hall of Fame to determine which esports personality will be honoured live on stage during ESL One Hamburg in October 2019.

 

Notes to editors

To arrange a media interview with Konstantinos Maragkakis, paysafecard’s esports representative, please contact Sanna.Raza@paysafe.com

 

Visit paysafecard at gamescom 2019:

 

Business Area: A-030, Hall 2.2. from 20-22 August

Event area: Hall 11.3

Entertainment Area: A-041, Hall 9, from 20 – 24 August

 

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Links for further information:

gamescom 2019: http://www.gamescom.global/

Beat the Legends: https://www.paysafecard.com/beatthelegends

paysafecard Hall of Fame: https://www.paysafecard.com/halloffame

ESL: https://www.eslgaming.com/

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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 in 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.

 

 

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 US $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. Visit us at www.paysafe.com

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sanna Raza Corporate Communications Manager, DACH, Paysafe Group

E: sanna.raza@paysafe.com M:+43 676 765 7202