CSL Esports has announced its partnership deal with the daily fantasy sports operator PrizePicks.
The deal will see PrizePicks become the official DFS partner of CSL Esports. Along with the deal, PrizePicks and CSL Esports will be working together to host the PrizePicks AWPTOBER Classic which is a CSGO tournament.
Rob Johnson, CSL Esports CEO said, “We are so excited to partner with PrizePicks, an organization with an exceptional track record in fantasy sports, The PrizePicks AWPTOBER Classic is a clear example of PrizePicks’ exceptional commitment to supporting collegiate esports athletes. Both PrizePicks and CSL Esports are focused on enhancing the experience of students and fans everywhere, and we are very confident this partnership will deliver a level of excitement never before seen in esports.”
The AWPTOBER Classic tournament is scheduled to start in October and will be featuring hundreds of teams from all over North America and will even feature $25,000 prize money.
Adam Wexler, PrizePicks CEO said, “Esports has gone from being a lifeline for fantasy sports in 2020 to a true line of business for us in 2021 and beyond, Collegiate esports is among the industry’s fastest-growing segments and this partnership will continue to foster that interest through the intersection of the esports and DFS audiences.”
CSL Esports and PrizePicks have also partnered with the gameHERS to target a wider audience of women gamers. As part of this partnership, they will also sponsor the Esports Top Team of The Year award at the 2021 gameHERs awards.