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Mastercard makes esports debut as first Global Partner of League of Legends

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Financial services firm Mastercard will pay between $8m (€7m) and $10m per year to partner with US video game developer Riot Games, according to industry sources.

The deal will see Mastercard become the first Global Partner of League of Legends, Riot Games’ hugely popular esports series based on the free-to-play online battle game.

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