G2 Esports is delighted to announce a new partnership with Full Tilt, one of the leading online poker card companies in the world.
Esports and poker share many common traits, and it is not rare to find professional poker players who came from the online gaming community or even players who excel in both fields. As such, it is no surprise to see poker companies tapping into the booming esports sector.
The partnership comes just one month after Full Tilt became the first major poker brand to gain access to the Steam gaming platform after coming through the Greenlight process. Before the end of the year, Full Tilt’s play-money product will be available on Valve’s platform to over 125 million gamers.
Initially, the sponsorship will be focused on G2’s highly-successful Hearthstone team, which boasts the number-one ranked player in the world according to GosuGamers, Thijs “ThijsNL” Molendijk. Under the partnership, we will be hosting a series of giveaway campaigns and weekly free-to-enter poker tournaments on Full Tilt for our fans.
Speaking about the partnership, G2 Esports’ founder and CEO, Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago, said: “Gaming and poker have a long intertwined history with successful gamers effectively transferring skills such as mental strength, determination, concentration and endurance for long hours of play; to the game of poker. Therefore partnering up with an innovative site like Full Tilt was a natural step. We are confident that the sponsorship will help introduce Full Tilt to our fans in a complementary way, giving the site and the game of poker in general, greater exposure in the esports world.”
Full Tilt’s Marketing Director, Mark Ody, added: “Esports players love the thrill of competition, the battle of wits, and facing off against a tough opponent as they move into the unknown. That’s why we think that they’ll love learning more about poker, which is one of the modern world’s finest games, because it is a great mix of turn-based strategy and role playing games. On the other hand, poker is much safer than the old days of the Wild West, so it is no longer a first-person shooter.”
We are thrilled to be working with Full Tilt, a brand that shares our passion and enthusiasm about videogames and the promotion of esports, and we cannot wait to show our fans what we have in store for them in 2016!
G2 eSports is a world premier eSports club founded in November, 2013 by Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, of League of Legends fame. Carlos now serves as CEO of the club, which currently includes professional teams in Hearthstone, League of Legends, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, Heroes of the Storm, Vainglory, Overwatch and FIFA.
G2 club’s headquarters are based in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain, which also has training facilities in Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland.
G2 was built with a true love for bringing innovation to the industry whilst upholding their core values of professionalism, unrivaled dedication and always having the community at the heart of their decisions. The club now has a management team which covers over a decade of industry experience. This allows them to challenge the status quo and be truly innovative. Their ultimate goal is to lift the industry to a new standard and leave a legacy for others to follow.
About Full Tilt
Full Tilt is a leading gaming brand known for delivering some of the most innovative online poker games in the world. It is home to the revolutionary poker format of ‘Rush Poker’, which offers its players fast-paced, quick-fold gameplay on both desktop and mobile.
There are four Full Tilt licensed sites – FullTilt.com, which serves players in various countries around the world under license from the Isle of Man; FullTilt.eu, which serves players in European markets under license from Malta; and FullTilt.uk and FullTilt.dk which serves players in the United Kingdom and Denmark respectively. In 2014, Full Tilt began expanding its game portfolio by adding a variety of slot offerings and a range of single- and multi-player variations of Blackjack and Roulette.
Full Tilt was re-launched in November 2012 under new ownership of Rational Group, which also operates PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Rational Group companies in the UK and Isle of Man was recognised as one of the top 25 best places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces – Large category ranking. Rational Group entities in Costa Rica and Dublin also achieved the same accolade in their respective local rankings in 2014. Full Tilt is owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA).