A beautiful day to be part of this community that is Esports! Riot today announced the first global sponsor of LoL Esports: Mastercard, which will be the exclusive partner of payment services for global League of Legends events such as the All-Star, The World Championship and the Mid-Season Invitational.
It’s a big step forward for the League of Legends scenario and also for eSport in general. Mastercard already sponsors the UEFA Champions League, the Rugby World Cup among other sports entertainment events in the world. Support will begin with the 2018 World Championship and will continue in the coming years.
With some news and some promotions, Mastercard will be a non-price curator, where, through raffles and promotions, fans can take a backstage tour and rehearsal at the opening ceremony, visit the studio, watch matches with players LoL professionals in VIPS seats, among other unique opportunities!
“We are thrilled to join Mastercard in this innovative partnership that will provide significant and long-term value to our fans,” said Naz Aletaha, Esports Partnerships Director at Riot Games. “Mastercard is among the first world-class brands to take such an important step in Esports globally and we are proud to have them supporting the League of Legends Esports events alongside their other sports and entertainment sponsorships.“