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Marketplace Roundup: ESL Extends Deal With Paysafecard Through '19

ESL and prepaid online payment company paysafecard extended their partnership through '19. Paysafecard began sponsoring ESL events in '15. Last year, it became the payment method for ESL Shop, ESEA, and ESL Play, with full category exclusivity. Through the extended partnership, paysafecard will support the ESL Pro League, ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters events, the ESL National Championships, European Masters, and ESL Play (THE ESPORTS OBSERVER, 2/11).
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La Liga side Espanyol's recent Chinese signing, Wu Lei, "has already surpassed Borja Iglesias and Marc Roca in jersey sales." Espanyol has already sold 400 Wu jerseys (SPORT, 2/12).

La Liga side Valencia named LG Electronics Spain an official supplier (Valencia).

Second-tier French rugby club US Carcassonne announced it will accept sponsorship from porn site Jacquie & Michel for its match against Biarritz on March 1. A club statement said, "The objective of this partnership is to improve our visibility and our digital notoriety" (CNN, 2/9).