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Behind Nuvei’s partnership with ESE Leisure

World fee expertise firm Nuvei (TSX: NVEI and NVEI.U) is evident on its final aim: to supply the very best fee expertise to followers, retailers, groups and publishers.

On its solution to reaching this, the agency chooses its companions fastidiously, prioritising shared targets and beliefs. Lately, Nuvei introduced a partnership with esports-focused leisure and expertise firm ESE Leisure

Watch Konrad Wasiela, ESE Leisure Founder and Director and Dan Houl, Head of Esports, Gaming, Digital Funds at Nuvei, talking about what’s behind this partnership in an interview moderated by Sam Cooke, Co-founder and Managing Director, Esports Insider.

As part of the deal, Nuvei agreed to sponsor ESE-owned esports organisation K1CK within the upcoming 2021 season. The collaboration consists of jersey emblem placement and inclusion in digital belongings, in addition to the mixing of Nuvei’s payment-processing expertise throughout ESE’s e-commerce and esports channels.

“Because the esports ecosystem continues to develop, we’re excited to sponsor an iconic staff like K1CK,” commented Philip Fayer, Chairman and CEO of Nuvei in a launch. “Together with our deep expertise in serving the net gaming and controlled sports activities betting industries internationally, we’re thrilled to hitch K1CK, given their comparable historical past of excellence.”

Nuvei has partnered with ESE Leisure, who in January acquired K1CK Esports Membership. Nuvei now sponsors K1CK. Picture credit score: Nuvei

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This partnership between ESE and Nuvei builds on a perception that fee options are a major factor of esports, essential for fulfillment. It combines Nuvei’s practices in esports fee options with ESE Leisure’s long-standing esports expertise.

“Localised fintech companions on a worldwide scale are vastly necessary for the esports ecosystem,” mentioned Konrad Wasiela, ESE Leisure Founder and Director. “As an esports organisation, you want a correct fee supplier. Nuvei offers us with a world-class transaction platform, a crucial piece in additional monetising our esports and gaming belongings globally.”

To Nuvei, one of many issues that make this alliance an awesome match is the mix of world and regional approaches. ESE is diversified throughout a number of markets and focuses on bridging between Europe, Asia, and North America. Partnership with Nuvei thus facilitates the demand for localised funds on a worldwide transaction platform.

Pictured: Philip Fayer, Chairman and CEO of Nuvei

Dan Houl, Head of Esports, Gaming, Digital Funds at Nuvei, sees nice potential within the firm’s newest associate: “ESE has the whole lot to be one of many international esports leaders and that’s why we took the prospect to speculate all our efforts into securing this partnership. Plus, it’s a approach for us to make K1CK seen worldwide and to allow gamers to entry the organisation.

“If there’s an opportunity that an esports organisation has a pool of skills coming from everywhere in the world, it signifies that it should have a financing system that may cowl completely different territories. That is only one of some ways Nuvei helps ESE,” Houl added.

ESE’s Wasiela mentions a widely known situation of delayed funds amongst esports organisations and match organisers: “I’ve heard horror tales of groups not getting paid or of delayed winnings. The business is extraordinarily fragmented and there’s a scarcity of professionalism. Our aim as an organization is to convey extra standardisation by bringing in infrastructure. We need to present the esports neighborhood that there’s a higher solution to do issues.

Pictured: Konrad Wasiela, ESE Leisure Founder and Director

“In case you’re a match organiser like us and also you don’t have the correct infrastructure with good companions on the fintech facet, it’s simply not potential to succeed, not even cash can fight that,” he mentioned. “That’s why we created this core basis which we will additional scale and construct on.” 

Wasiela highlights consistency as the very best strategy in direction of gaining the belief of the neighborhood. “We’ve got to deal with the esports athletes the identical approach we deal with conventional athletes. We have to collectively work collectively and switch esports right into a champions’ league, the place there may be sufficient professionalism and gamers are taken care of, prize swimming pools are being paid, sponsorships are coming in. That’s the way it’s achieved the fitting approach.” 

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Nuvei and ESE Leisure share the identical beliefs on the significance of fee methods, together with the identical aim of enhancing the esports house, by bringing in additional professionalism, stable infrastructure, and finally constructing belief throughout the neighborhood. 

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