Picklebet, Australia’s first dedicated esports betting platform, has today announced their launch of the official Picklebet Krunker League - a Krunker tournament boasting a $5,000 prize pool, alongside plenty of in-game rewards.
The Picklebet Krunker League will see support from the developers of Krunker themselves, whilst also obtaining support from local esports organisation, Kanga Esports.
News of this league follows only two weeks since Ground Zero partnered with MSI Australia to host the MSI Australia Krunker Weekly’s.
Co-Founder of Picklebet, Damon Oudejans, spoke about the company's mission here in Australia and their decision behind backing Krunker as an esports title.
“Part of our mission is to support the grassroots esports community here in Australia. We’ve found a great opportunity to do so with Krunker, and we have full support for the developers of the game who are just as keen as us to get started.”
“We are expecting some big growth in this space, with Kanga Esports already picking up a team and we’re sure many more organisations will be following their lead very soon.” - Damon Oudejans, Co-Founder of Picklebet.
It’s not the first time Picklebet has been seen supporting local esports, as the company has been seen as a presenting partner for the Esports Social Club’s “Not Another Podcast” podcast.
Australian owned esports organisation, Kanga Esports, most recently dipped into Krunker by acquiring a roster ahead of the MSI Australia Weekly held earlier this month in collaboration with Ground Zero.
Hayden “Haydz” Shiels, CEO of Kanga Esports, spoke about the organization's decision to help support the upcoming Picklebet Krunker League and acquiring a roster of their own for the title.
“After seeing such regular tournaments being held for the Oceanic region, plus the huge prize pools and viewership numbers it made sense to jump in and support the local Krunker community.”
“I’m very happy that we picked up the number one team when we did, and am looking forward to watching them compete in the upcoming Picklebet Krunker League.” - Hayden Shiels, CEO of Kanga Esports.
Upon some research into the last event held with Australian teams, the broadcast boasted thousands of viewers with an extremely active fanbase, which came as a surprise given the title hasn’t seen much support up until now by the local esports community - a promising sign for a rising esports title in this region.