Rainbow Six and PayPal renew their partnership, signed at the end of 2018, in the world of competitive gaming and extend it up to September 2022. He announced it Ubisoft with a press release on its website and social networks.
What does the agreement between the French video game giant and the leading American company in the payment sector envisage? PayPal will be the official payment platform for various competitions on the circuit Rainbow Six Esports: from the European and North American Leagues and their respective regional finals to the Six Majors in May and August al Six Invitationals, which represents the culmination of Ubisoft’s shooter season. The joint activity included in the new partnership also includes the Rainbow Six World Cup.
PayPal aims to strengthen its relationship with the Rainbow community, through gadgets, live event management and the production of additional content. The press release reports the enthusiastic words of Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President of the section Ubisoft Sales and Marketing: “We are delighted to welcome PayPal back as a key partner in growing the Rainbow Six Esports scene. PayPal has contributed greatly to the success of our previous competitive gaming events and we plan to unveil the full scope of the partnership in the months to come. ”
Jill Cress, vice president Consumer Marketing of PayPal, explains the interest of the US giant: “Video games are the heart of the digital sector and are expected to grow continuously in the coming years. By itself, esports already represent an audience beyond that 92 million fans in Europe and they are expanding at a fantastic pace with unprecedented community involvement ”. Data also emerged from a previous research carried out by PayPal and Newzoo, an analysis production company on the world of gaming and esports.
The partnership is also an excellent link between Rainbow Six and the world of electronic sports betting: some of the most important betting agencies such as bet365 and Unibet already accept PayPal as a payment method, considering it highly reliable.