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Teleperformance will be Benfica’s esports team sponsor for the next three years, actively
participating in the club’s strategy and talent development


Teleperformance, one of the biggest customer relations companies in the world, and the most
reliable supplier of omnichannel solutions for clients, has just become the Official Esports
Naming Sponsor of Portugal’s most successful club.

Benfica’s esports team, to be known from now on as Benfica Teleperformance, was born after
the joint combination of several drivers: the will to win, triggered by the club’s winning DNA;
connecting different targets and audiences, namely younger fans; a continuous brand
internationalization and digitalization strategy and its recognition by a digital and exponentially
growing ecosystem where many key brands already live. Benfica and Teleperformance have
signed a three-year deal and will work together on the club’s strategy and talent development.

“We have developed this Gaming Arena project and we were looking for the right partner to
enter this project with us, taking it to the next level. Benfica is one of the biggest clubs in Europe
and in the world; it has a huge number of fans not only in Portugal but worldwide – a large part
of our workforce are Benfica fans and are passionate for gaming. We are thrilled to be able to
partner with such a big club that represents the very same principles and ambitions as
Teleperformance. We’re eager to discover where this project will take us,” said Augusto
Martínez Reyes, Teleperformance Portugal’s CEO.

Domingos Soares de Oliveira, Benfica’s CEO, commented: “Our bet on digital as well as our
focus on the significant transformation that the football industry is going through are growing
at a fast pace; namely new ways of interacting with different targets and audiences, where
gaming is a very strong part of that strategy. We’re confident that this partnership with a
company like Teleperformance will boost the club’s esports project.”

The club’s main ambition is very clear: to win every single competition, domestic and
internationally. To achieve that, Benfica will rely on international giant Teleperformance’s
topflight Gaming Center, which is now at the club’s disposal. Strongly equipped with the most
modern technology, it is among the world’s best, which will provide the right training and
competitive conditions.

Domestically, Benfica will compete in Liga Portugal’s and the FPF’s tournaments, and at an
international level, it will enter several official competitions that provide a chance to win the
most prestigious trophy of them all: the World Championship.

Beginning with FIFA – a natural jumping off point for a football club – Benfica plans to expand
its title portfolio as part of its winning DNA and its brand internationalization and digitalization,
and to connect to multiple audiences.

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