Parimatch scores partnership with Ukrainian Esports Federation

| By Robert Fletcher
Parimatch has entered into a partnership with the Ukrainian Esports Federation (UESF) for the upcoming Ukrainian Esports Championships in CS: GO and Dota 2.
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Under the deal, the competition will be known as the UESF Parimatch Championship of Ukraine and feature a total prize pool worth UAH1.5m (£39,249/€45,716/$55,398).

Some UAH1.0m of this fund will be awarded to winners, while a further UAH250,000 will be used to purchased game devices as tournament prizes and the remaining UAH250,000 to fund prizes for spectators and fans on social media.

The online part of the competition will run from 17 July to 3 October 3, with the Grand Final of the Championship of Ukraine will take place at the WePlay Esports Arena in the Ukranian capital of Kyiv in mid-October 2021.

Hatemania, EC Dnipro, Purple Pills, and BlackSea have been invited to take part in the semi-final stage of the CS: GO Championship of Ukraine. Burning Fire, BackStreetBoys, Cascade Esports and PayForWin will all take part in the semi-finals of the Dota 2 tournament.

The agreement comes after Parimatch in March became the first operator to secure a sports betting licence in Ukraine.

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