06.12.2021

Bybit became a sponsor of the Russian eSports team Virtus.pro

Bybit crypto exchange will support one of the most powerful eSports national teams in the world – Virtus.pro. 

Founded in 2003, Virtus.pro is the leader in the popular DOTA 2 in the Russian space: 25.6 million hours of viewing in 2020. The achievements of Virtus.pro players over almost two decades are impressive – in total, more than $ 16 million in prize money have been collected in tournaments around the world. Bybit becomes a Virtus.pro NFT partner and an exclusive official partner as a cryptocurrency platform for Virtus.pro DOTA 2 and CS: GO rosters.

Bybit continues to expand its large-scale game in the esports arena: four globally famous teams have already enlisted the support of the crypto exchange. These are e-sportsmen who conquer international tournaments and championships in almost all disciplines. Including, the Bybit sponsorship program already includes three of the top five teams in the global CS: GO ranking according to HLTV.org.

In addition to logos on corporate platforms and team shirts, the partnership includes events, including social and social projects, to improve financial literacy, as well as projects in the field of NFT.

Esports players and crypto traders will fight hand in hand for $ 7.5 million at WSOT 2021

Virtus.pro stars will compete on a par with crypto traders from around the world in the main event of the year from Bybit – World Series of Trading (WSOT) 2021. Each esports team presents its best players for the trading tournament, who will lead their teammates to the main cash prize in a record a prize pool of $ 7.5 million.

“The beginning of the era of esports is a testament to the power of technology to influence our lives, reimagine entertainment and inspire our imaginations – all in just a few decades. Crypto and its underlying technologies have a similar story – the potential of digital assets has changed the way we think about value and wealth. We are just witnessing the beginning of profound changes for future generations, ”explained Ben Zhou, CEO of Bybit, his passion for esports.

“Esports is now not only watchable, but also participatory, and the WSOT will be a similar excuse for crypto enthusiasts all over the world. We want to build an arena where everyone who believes in the crypto industry and loves trading can achieve their personal success, ”added Ben Zhou.

Virtus.pro will oversee the promotion of the cryptoindustry and financial literacy among club members and fans over the next three years, expanding the integration between esports and the crypto community.

“Both digital financial assets and esports are relatively new industries. Despite their rapid growth and the fact that everyone is talking about it, it can still seem daunting to many. This is where our goals with Bybit coincide – we are constantly improving and trying to make what we do best simple and understandable for the audience. We are glad that Bybit has joined eSports with our large-scale projects, and we are proud to be their partners in Russia! ” – said Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro.

The WSOT 2021 teams, formed by esports partners and Bybit representatives, are listed on the official event page: bybit.com/wsot2021, where fans can track their performance.

About Bybit

The Bybit platform was founded in March 2018 and is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges. The platform has more than 2.5 million users and a 24/7 Russian-language support service.

The Russian-speaking community of Bybit consists of more than 30,000 traders who communicate and help each other on Telegram, Instagram, Vkontakte, Twitter.

About Virtus.pro

Virtus.pro is the most titled Russian eSports club, founded in 2003. The club includes six-time champions of the largest international tournaments in Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Virtus.pro is among the TOP-5 clubs in the world in terms of the number of prize money won. The total prize money received by Virtus.pro is more than $ 16 million. At the moment, the club has teams in Dota 2, CS: GO, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, PUBG and PUBG MOBILE.

About WSOT

The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is a global cryptocurrency trading competition hosted on the Bybit platform. The WSOT is being held in recognition of the positive changes that cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are bringing to our lives.

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