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paysafecard Joins Valorant Champions Tour EMEA As Presenting Partner

August 13, 2021

paysafecard will join the VCT EMEA as a presenting partner. Together with our official payment partner we will bring you the final nail-biting decisions of which teams will participate at VALORANT Champions. paysafecard has a long history in the esports industry, and we are excited to have such a renowned partner on board.

Throughout the EMEA Challengers Playoffs and Last Chance Qualifier, paysafecard will present the “Player of the Match”. After every match, you, the community, can decide who your MVP was on our Twitter channel. Make sure to submit your vote for your personal MVP at EMEA’s most prestigious VCT events!

“We are thrilled to welcome paysafecard as the presenting partner to the pinnacle of our regional VALORANT esports competition in our inaugural year,” said Zeynep Gencaga, Senior Manager, Business Development and Partnerships, Europe & MENA. “As one of the global leaders in online payment solutions, paysafecard will help us grow the VALORANT esports scene and achieve new heights for the EMEA Challengers Playoffs and Last Chance Qualifier.”

“paysafecard has been a proud and active contributor to the esports community for many years. As a payment partner and sponsor, we are excited to support the regional VALORANT competition in its first year and hope to help it grow,” added Konstantinos Maragkakis, esports spokesperson, paysafecard.


After a record-breaking closed beta that saw more than 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers on Twitch, VALORANT quickly established itself as the fastest-growing esport of 2020.

To support the competitive scene, Riot Games launched the VALORANT Champions Tour, a year-long, global circuit featuring competitions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Valorant 2021 Champions Tour EMEA also known as VCT EMEA is organized by Riot Games in collaboration with Freaks4U hosted in the regions: EU, Turkey and CIS.

The tournament is structured in three stages with the VCT Stage 1 from February to March, Stage 2 from April to May and Stage 3 from July to September. Each of these stages kicks off with the open qualification in which hundreds of teams compete against each other to secure a spot in VCT challengers where the best teams then again battle to qualify for VCT Masters.

While VCT Masters 1 took place on a regional scale, Masters 2 brought the best teams from all over the world together to compete in Reykjavik, Iceland in May and Masters 3 will take place in  Berlin, Germany in September. The Tournament concludes with VCT Champions in November and December crowning one team as the best in the world.

About paysafecard:

paysafecard, a market leader in eCash 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, paysafecard account, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Available in over 700,000 sales outlets in 50 countries, paysafecard enables simple and secure online transactions with cash. By using a 16-digit paysafecard code, 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 almost 30 countries. In 2020, paysafecard reached a transaction volume of 4 billion euros.

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