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Parimatch becomes an official partner of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019

The international betting company Parimatch Holding becomes an official partner of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) EPICENTER series. The tournament’s group stage is scheduled for 17-19 December 2019 with the LAN final taking place on 21-22 December 2019 in “Crocus Expo” exhibition center. The event’s prize pool amounts to $500 000.

Tickets and passes are already available for purchase on the tournament’s official webpage. Three tiers are available: Global Elite, Global Nova, and Legendary Eagle, starting from 900 Rub. VK Pay app users are offered a 10% discount when making a purchase. 

“We have already created a unique CIS-based league thanks to our partnership with ESforce, but we are not stopping here. EPICENTER is a brilliant tournament featuring top-tier teams and increased viewer involvement, so we have prepared exciting activities for our players,” commented Stepan Shulga, Head of Parimatch Esports Department.

“Partnership with Parimatch became a stellar case of viewers enjoying a huge, emotionally fueled show, and partners appreciating sincere gratitude and high level of audience engagement. We are happy to take the next step in our partnership by greeting Parimatch as the official partner of our main event - the EPICENTER,” noted Sergey Barkhudaryan, ESforce Holding Commercial Director.

Previously, the international betting company Parimatch Holding launched Parimatch League together with ESforce Holding. Season one’s prize pool amounted to $75 000 including the winner prize $40 000 for Virtus.pro. Season two is scheduled for the first half of 2020 with its prize pool increased to $100 000. Parimatch is a regular partner of international tournament broadcasts by RuHub studio.

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Parimatch is the international holding and one of the largest betting companies in Europe and CIS. Through constant development, Parimatch has transformed into one of the leaders on the European market, with its websites supporting over 60 countries worldwide. The company continues to improve, constantly discovering new markets and niches. The list of company ambassadors is backed by the most renowned UFC athletes: among them are internationally known UFC fighter Conor McGregor, Russian martial artists Petr Yan and Shevchenko sisters. In addition to being the partner of the world-leading esports teams, Parimatch offers its users betting on a wide range of sporting events. Parimatch is an exclusive betting partner of UFC and the best online bookmaker of 2018 according to the independent business event BR Awards 2019.

Epic Esports Events specializes in hosting international competitions and is the organizer behind the EPICENTER tournament series in Dota 2 and CS:GO in Moscow and Saints Petersburg throughout 2016-2019. The award-winning EPICENTER series gathers tens of millions of viewers all over the globe, its quality appraised by prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo and Sport Leaders Awards.

ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations and the leader of electronic sports in Russia. The holding company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities. ESforce owns over 220 popular online resources with a combined audience of 12 million followers and 114 million annual unique visitors, which provide a 90-percent reach to esports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS as well as access to a significant share of relevant international audiences. In 2018, the holding became part of the largest technology company in Russia, Mail.Ru Group.