The multinational bookmaking holding Parimatch has become an official betting partner of the second season of international esports series EPIC League in Dota 2. The brand will be integrated into the Russian broadcasts of games held by RuHub studio.
Matches of Epic Esports Events’ EPIC League will be held in two divisions in the Europe/CIS region from October 29 to December 13. The prize pool of the first division is $500 000, and $50 000 is planned for the second one. First division participants are Virtus.pro, NAVI, Alliance, Team Liquid, Nigma, Vikin.gg, OG и Secret.
Stepan Shulga, head of Parimatch esports division: “The second season of the EPIC League promises to be the hottest event of the year. Perhaps the legendary Virtus.pro players under a different tag will be able to meet with the updated roster. A new era of NAVI is finally dawning. Even Team Secret managed to start their performance at the tournament with a loss, although it was impossible to believe in. We are glad to cooperate with RuHub again at such an amazing tournament and are already preparing some pleasant surprises for the audience.”
Sergey Barkhudarian, commercial director of ESforce Holding: “Over the years of our cooperation, Parimatch has shown itself to be one of the most reliable partners. We are glad to work with a company that is seriously interested in the development of esports — and this is proved by the rich history of our joint activities. We are confident that the second season of the EPIC League will open a new and exciting page in this story.”
Parimatch is an international bookmaking holding and one of the largest betting companies in Europe and CIS. Through the years of constant development, Parimatch has transformed into one of the leaders of the European betting industry, with over 2000 staff around the world supporting more than two million clients, 20 sports disciplines, 200 leagues, and 600 sporting events every day in 60 countries all around the globe. The brand is represented in a wide range of countries, including Cyprus, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. The brand is an active player in the sports marketing industry and is the partner of FC “Apoel” (Cyprus), FC “Shakhtar” (Ukraine), Forze Esports, Virtus.pro (esports), and many other leading sports teams and sports federations, as well as the exclusive betting partner of UFC.
ABOUT EPIC ESPORTS
Epic Esports Events has garnered international fame following the conception of its flagship series, the EPICENTER, in 2016, in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Featuring the greatest esports athletes from all regions of the world, the EPICENTER gathers tens of millions of viewers worldwide, its venues always packed to the brim during the grand finals. The organizers have claimed multiple prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, BEMA, and Sport Leaders Awards.
Over the years, EEE has partnered with a plethora of brands to deliver the best international tournament series experience: Parimatch League, MegaFon Winter Clash, Adrenaline Cyber League, KFC Battle, and others. Epic Esports Events is a member of ESforce holding.