Esports trading and risk management specialist RTSmunity has extended its partnership with Sazkabet, the flagship sportsbook property of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group.
The collaboration is extended following the success of Sazkabet’s inaugural esports competition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, expanding its brand presence to new audiences.
The esports odds and trading provider teamed up with Sazkabet in March 2020 to provide comprehensive betting offerings for the Sazka eLEAGUE to customers in the Czech Republic.
Pavol Krasnovský, CEO of RTSmunity stated: “When we saw the concept and plans for Sazka eLEAGUE, we were pleasantly surprised, because that is exactly what we were missing on our domestic market. We immediately knew that we wanted to be a part of this, and I am glad we can contribute to the growth of esports in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Watching the rapid expansion of esports all over the world, this was just a matter of time, and we are very confident that Sazkabet will be successful with their own league.”
The esports competition, which boasted a $100,000 prize pool, was created with the goal of building up the local esports ecosystem. Sazkabet came up with an overall plan of an esports league with spring and autumn splits in both Counter Strike and Dota 2.
Jan Horyna, the director of iGaming division at Sazkabet added: “Sazka eLEAGUE is not a one shot project for us, this is something that we want to build up to a stage where young esports players can really see a future. We did similar projects in traditional sports, and now we want to provide a platform to every passionate esports fan out there.
“As for the cooperation with RTSmunity, we can say that we are lucky to have the best esports odds provider sitting right “next to us” here in Prague. That made the start of our cooperation really smooth, and we plan to extend the cooperation further in future. Two Czech companies working on the best Czech esports league, that sounds great to me.”