Matchroom has just signed a Group Framework Agreement with Telenor Digital, a part of the Telenor Group, this 13th of November, 2020 to secure a more comprehensive set of payment gateways in preparation for its penetration into its South & Southeast Asian target markets.
This partnership is a significant milestone for Matchroom as it would allow the platform to better penetrate its target markets across South & Southeast Asia. Namely Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, and Myanmar while also providing the opportunity to explore markets such as Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Bulgaria in the future.
Over the recent years, telecommunications companies have stepped up as one of the most preferred payment gateways via their direct carrier billing capabilities. Almost every gamer has a mobile phone and line, especially with how mobile gaming is overwhelming the mainstream market; so the ability to make payments through your own carrier makes it really convenient to perform purchases. As such, this partnership should see Matchroom to a smoother journey as it enters the markets.