Sportsbet.io to Sponsor HellRaisers eSports TeamJake Cooper | 20 Jul 2017
The HellRaisers eSports team has joined forces with a Bitcoin-led online bookmaker in a newly inked major sponsorship deal. The 12-month contract with Sportsbet.io will also offer promotions, competitions, and bet boosts come the way of punters.
The deal is also expected to be of tremendous benefit to the bookmaker. Not only are the HellRaisers one of the top 20 eSports teams in the world, it is also made up of eSportsmen from Hungary, Slovakia, and the Ukraine.
This means nothing less than creating near global awareness of the bookmaker, as well as possible particular interest from the team members’ countries of origin.
Sportsbet.io Hopes to Grow eSports Industry
Sportsbet.io parent company Coingaming Group’s head of eSports, Dias Ismailov, welcomed the new HellRaisers sponsorship deal. In an interview with TotallyGaming, he said that the partnership with the team provides the bookmaker with the opportunity to support the eSports industry.
Ismailov added that the bookmaker hoped its sponsorship of the team would open the doorway to supporting other teams, running competitions, and supporting eSports fans.
The eSports head said that the bookmaker and the team shared the same goal, which is to grow the industry’s profile worldwide. Ismailov commented that the bookmaker’s investment in the industry would help the constantly changing industry break through into mainstream culture.
Shared Vision Important – HellRaisers
For the HellRaisers, the choice of sponsor was a decision that needed to be made consciously. According to team CEO Aleksey ‘xaoc’ Kucherov, the choice depended on whether or not the sponsor shared the team’s vision of growing the eSports industry.
Commenting on the bookmaker’s sponsorship of the team, Kucherov said that, by supporting the team’s new sponsor, punters would also be supporting the team as well as the wider eSports industry.
He added that the industry was in the midst of an exciting period, and that the team was eager to work with Sportsbet.io in working for the industry’s future.
Who Is Sportsbet.io?
Powered by Coingaming.io software, Sportsbet.io only accepts Bitcoin as a payment method.
Among the sports betting markets it offers punters are cricket, rugby, NFL, EPL, darts, eSports, snooker, tennis, football, soccer, NBA, and motorsports.
Sports markets aside, the bookmaker also offers casino games from software providers such as Evolution Gaming, Play’n GO, Betsoft, and iSoftbet. Among those available are slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Video Poker, virtual sports, and live dealer games.