The international bookmaker holding Parimatch announced new sponsorship deal including CS:GO and Dota 2 rosters of the leading esports club Virtus.pro.
Stepan Shulga, Head of Esports at Parimatch, explained: “Virtus.pro was our first big esports sponsorship deal, and we are excited to continue this partnership in 2020. Virtus.pro is one of the most recognizable clubs in the esports world. It became even more formidable in 2019 by signing one of the strongest CS:GO rosters to date. The Dota 2 team is also showing signs of success. At Parimatch, we want to support teams and individuals who are fired up to win and committed to entertaining their fans. Virtus.pro, go for the victory!”
Sergey Glamazda, Virtus.pro General Manager, said: “Parimatch shares not only our values but the future of esports as we see it. Our joined experience will help us to conduct even more projects that will be there for the fans. We are facing ambitious goals and we are glad that we are working together with a trusted partner.”
Earlier this year, Parimatch partnered with ESforce ESforce, one of the largest esports organizations in the world and a leader in Russian computer sports, to launch the Parimatch League where Virtus.pro became the champion. League’s prize pool was $75,000 with the winner receiving $40,000. The second tournament is scheduled for the first half of 2020, and the prize fund was already increased to $100,000.
ESforce owns more than 220 popular Internet resources with a total audience of 12 million subscribers and 114 million unique visitors per year, which cover 90% of eSports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS, as well as covering a significant part of the profile international audience.
Parimatch also acts as a regular broadcast partner during the international tournaments streamed by RuHub studio, also being an official partner during EPICENTER CS:GO in 2019.