Mobile bitcoin wallet Airbitz has recently put out a request to members of the online gaming community, in this instance Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), an online first-person shooter developed by Hidden Path and Valve. Airbitz is seeking to recruit a CSGO team to sponsor in the events leading to eSport event CEVO Pro Season 10.
Through the end of March, Airbitz will be accepting team applications for all skill levels and will be paying especially close attention to up-and-coming rosters with strong development potential to represent them on the pro-gaming scene. In order to complete an application, all interested team members must fill out the form provided on the Airbitz website. The company will then reply to the application via email with further instructions within 48 hours.
Along with the basic information of the team members, teams would need to provide links to profiles on sites such as twitch or youtube which could display their gaming prowess, in addition to the accomplishments and experience of the team and how sponsorship could work with the team’s vision.
Will Pangman, Airbitz Marketing Manager, remarked: “At Airbitz, we see the futures of eSports and Bitcoin as intrinsically linked. We are gamers too, so it’s only natural that we explore the opportunity to bring a Counter-Strike team into the family!”
ESports have grown in size and popularity over the past few years, with competitions becoming increasingly lucrative for players. Online games such as Defence Of The Ancients 2, League of Legends, Smite and StarCraft II have regular tournaments, and collectively the prize pools of these events have surpassed $1,500,000,000. With global events and competitors coming from a variety of countries around the world, it seems logical to assume that a cryptocurrency like bitcoin would become involved before long, with the possibility to transfer currency efficiently and quickly both players and sponsors would benefit from the technology.