Ubisoft, the well-known developer of the Rainbow Six game, has renewed its strategic partnership with the online payment processor PayPal.
PayPal renews its strategic agreement with Ubisoft until September 2022.
The announcement arrived yesterday and as agreed, PayPal will be the official payment platform for the competitions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit.
Some of the competitions included in the agreement include:
- European and North American championships, with their respective regional finals,
- Majors of May and August
- Six Invitationals
The collaboration between PayPal and Ubisoft will also cover the Rainbow Six World Cup, which Ubisoft revealed in September 2020.
Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft commented:
“We are happy to welcome back PayPal as a key partner to accompany us as we keep on growing our Rainbow Six Esports scene.
PayPal highly contributed to the success of our previous esports leagues and events, and we’re confident they will continue offering the great experiences and content we envision for our community.
“We are excited to kick off our collaboration with the European League Finals and North American League Finals this January and to unveil the full extent of the partnership over the months to come.”
Jill Cress, Vice President Consumer Marketing at PayPal added:
“Video games are at the heart of the digital industry and are expected to grow continuously to $200 bln (~£146.6 bln) in the coming years. On its own, esports already accounts for an audience of more than 92 million enthusiasts in Europe and is expanding at a fantastic pace with unprecedented community engagement.
We are happy to collaborate with Ubisoft once again to offer to their community new and exclusive experiences”.
PayPal and Ubisoft have been collaborating in the eSport field since November 2018, the beginning of their first strategic partnership.
Through this extension, the online payment platform intends to strengthen its role as a key partner of the Rainbow Six Siege community.
With this in mind, incentives will be offered to fans at live events.