Esports & Fantasy

Mourinho’s men dominate week two in the SBC League of Legends

SBC League of Legends

Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke stormed into contention in the SBC League of Legends after amassing 76 points in the second week of this year’s Fantasy Premier League. However, Cooke is still 23 points off league leader James Birch, who might come to regret using his ‘triple captain’ chip so early in the season, despite Romelu Lukaku’s goal at the Liberty …

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Comunio fantasy sports ups Football data dynamics with Sportradar

European fantasy sports operator Comunio has partnered with Sportradar to power its data and insights for the new 2017/18 football season. The partnership will see Sportradar’s ‘Player Performance Index’ utilized as Comunio’s lead data feed for the European football competitions of: UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Bundesliga, English Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A Primeira Portugal and SuperLiga Turkey. Speaking …

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Riot Games restrictions see Betway end Ninja’s in Pyjamas sponsorship

Betway marketing has decided to part ways with professional esports team Ninja’s in Pyjamas (NiP), following the news that esports games developer & tournament organiser Riot Games will no longer permit betting advertising within its syndicated events. Seeking to boost its esports profile, last September Betway become the lead sponsor of Team NiP, at the time signing the biggest pro-team sponsorship in …

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UltraPlay offers live betting markets on 2017 FIFA Interactive World Cup

Specialist esports betting platform provider UltraPlay has become the first company to offer live betting markets on the Grand Final of FIFA’s Interactive World Cup 2017. The Interactive World Cup is an esports FIFA game tournament hosted by EA Sports in partnership with FIFA. A 32 esports international player tournament the FIFA Interactive World Cup takes place this week (16-18 …

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Data specialist takes early lead in the SBC League of Legends

The Stat Zone’s Sports Data Specialist Rob Esteva raced into an early lead in the ‘SBC League of Legends’ with a staggering 96 points on the opening weekend. He was closely followed in second place by Sky Bet’s Jamie Davison, who like Jose Mourinho, reaped the rewards for putting faith in Romelu Lukaku, by giving him the captains armband. After …

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Fantasy football is back: Excitement builds for the inaugural SBC League of Legends

When Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night, it not only marks the start of the 26th Premier League season, it also kicks off the inaugural fantasy football ‘SBC League of Legends’ competition. For those of us that fancy ourselves as an armchair Antonio Conte, or an undiscovered Unai Emery, tomorrow sees weeks of diligent research and …

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New football season sees Sky Bet back Dribble ‘casual fans’ DFS games

Ahead of the start of a new Premier League season, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) is bolstering its fantasy sports provisions by partnering with mobile games developer Dribble. The partnership will see Dribble DFS games promoted under the Sky Bet brand. The partnership will see SB&G integrate Dribble’s unique DFS games portfolio which focuses on introducing casual sports fans to …

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ESI Forum in association with Digital Fuel to assess the esports gambling opportunity

Today marks the last day where attendees can secure a 20% discount for this month’s forum with code “ESI20” at checkout. Tickets can be found here for £15 (excl VAT). After the rousing success of the inaugural ESI Forum, Esports Insider (part of SBC Global) are delighted to reveal further details of the second Forum, set to take place on …

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US ambitions sees FanDuel shut down UK operations

Unfortunately, we will not be offering contests this season. We hope to be back in the future. Details: https://t.co/SrjbnizgPA. — FanDuel (@FanDuelUK) July 28, 2017 Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has shut down its UK-facing operations in order to focus its commercial growth in its home US market. Over the weekend FanDuel.co.uk sent emails communications to affected players informing them …

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Rahul Sood – Unikrn – Betting on esports

Rahul Sood is the CEO at esports only bookmaker Unikrn. During a busy year to date which has seen Unikrn acquire tournament organiser LEET.gg and release its own cryptocurrency, unikoingold, on Ethereum, Sood caught up with SBC News ahead of his speaker slot at the Betting on Esports Conference in September. Sood will be discussing esports betting on the panel …

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