Premier online bookmaker Pinnacle.com has signed an agreement with the eSports production company FACEIT to become the official betting partner of ECS 2019.
FACEIT will conduct ECS 2019, with 16 teams fighting it out for the Challenger Cup, which has been renamed to the Pinnacle Cup as part of the partnership.
As per the partnership agreement, Pinnacle will provide real-time odds support and will continue throughout the Regular Season and the Finals. The ECS Season 7 Regular Season starts on March 11. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, said: “This partnership marks another major landmark in the development of esports at Pinnacle. We’ve been doing everything we can to help the esports industry grow over the last few years and working with an organisation like FACEIT will certainly help us achieve that. There are plenty of esports fans at Pinnacle and we’ve been very impressed with the work FACEIT have been doing. When this opportunity presented itself, we knew it was something we were never going to pass up.”
Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT, said: “We’re excited to have Pinnacle onboard. We’re always looking for like-minded partners who are experienced in and passionate about esports, and their ongoing commitment to the ecosystem makes them the perfect partner for the new and improved ECS. ECS is the leading independent CS:GO league and we always want to work with global industry leaders such as Pinnacle to continue offering our fans the best possible experience.”