- Invictus Gaming has partnered with Shanghai Pudong Development (SPD) Bank for a co-branded credit card in China.
- Cardholders will receive an exclusive “IG 2018 League of Legends World Champion Victory” copper coin.
- SPD Bank partnered with Chinese multi-game tournament organizer National Electronic Sports Tournament (NEST), and a former main sponsor of Tencent’s King Pro League (KPL) in 2018 for Honor of Kings.
On May 16, Chinese esports organization Invictus Gaming (IG) signed a partnership deal with Shanghai Pudong Development (SPD) Bank. The agreement will last until Dec. 31, 2019.
As part of the partnership, SPD Bank has released an exclusive IG branded credit card, which was made available to the public on May. 16. Cardholders will receive an exclusive “IG 2018 League of Legends World Champion Victory” copper coin, for a limited time. In addition, as part of a promotional contest, 10 cardholders chosen at random have their payment made for them by the card issuer. The card was promoted via a social media campaign, posted on IG’s official Weibo, and features IG’s League of Legends players.
Credit: IG/SPD Bank
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SPD Bank has made several steps within the esports industry. In November of 2018, SPD Bank partnered with the National Esports Sports Tournament (NEST) in China. SPD Bank was also a major sponsor of Tencent’s top Honor of Kings tournament – the 2018 King Pro League. SPD Bank did not renew its sponsorship with the KPL for 2019.