Esports & Fantasy

EDC commitment sees GamingMalta secure breakthrough 2021 for Malta esports 

GamingMalta has announced a significant milestone for Malta’s burgeoning esports community, after pro-esports organisations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo committed to hosting the ‘European Development Championship’ (EDC) series in Malta from 2021 onwards.     A new fixture on the European esports calendar, the EDC Series will host five tournaments across Malta with the aim of promoting grassroots esports development. Players will compete …

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Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Seattle-based esports wagering platform Unikrn will overhaul its global payment options and further maximise its currency range after partnering with Nuvei.  Active in 24 markets, ‘including 41 US states’, Unikrn has selected Nuvei to overhaul its group payment services, maximising payment processing and withdrawal options for its global player base. Unikrn confirmed that it will utilise Nuvei technologies as its …

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DGOJ calls for loot boxes to be reclassified as gambling products

Mikel Arana, Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has confirmed that the regulatory agency has advised the government to introduce changes to the ‘Gaming Law’ in order to reclassify ‘loot boxes as games of chance’. The DGOJ’s leader urged Congress to support the initiative yesterday, stating that the government will launch a public consultation before the end of the year, aiming for …

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Scout Gaming eyes next stage of growth following strong Q3

Scout Gaming Group will aim to deliver a strong close to its 2020 trading, after the B2B daily fantasy sports software supplier reported that it had benefited from the return of a full sports calendar. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the period ending 30 September, Scout reported ‘record’ corporate revenues of SEK 15 million (€1.5m), an 85% increase on …

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Fun88 partners with Dota 2 champions OG

Fun88 has expanded its esports presence by securing a ‘multi-year agreement’ to become the ‘global betting partner’ of Dota 2 pro-team OG. The Isle of Man online bookmaker has, therefore, undertaken its biggest esports sponsorship commitment to date by partnering with the back-to-back champions (2018 and 2019) of ‘The International’, Dota 2’s annual world team championships hosted by Valve.   …

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Varsity Esports Foundation signs up to ESIC

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has enlisted the Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) as its newest member. VEF has made a commitment to adhere to the commission’s ethical standards and Anti-Corruption mechanisms through the strategic partnership. The organisation will promote ESIC’s Integrity Programme, which aims to prevent and prosecute all forms of cheating, such as match manipulation and doping in esports …

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Pronet Gaming enhances offering with UltraPlay’s esports titles

Pronet Gaming has diversified its product offering after agreeing to integrate UltraPlay’s full portfolio of esports titles. The deal will enable Pronet Gaming to offer an extended array of more than 34 esports titles, with over 6,000 pre-match events, 5,500 live events and more than 200 markets. Praising the new partnership, Bobby Longhurst, Pronet Gaming CCO, said: “Over the last …

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Betsafe begins esports sponsorship journey with GODSENT

Betsafe, the flagship European sportsbook property of Betsson AB, has signed its first major esports sponsorship agreement with GODSENT. In securing a three-year partnership, Betsafe has become the principal sportsbook partner of GODSENT, recognised as Sweden’s leading pro-esports organisation. Further partnership terms will see Betsafe serve as headline sponsor of GODSENT’s CS:GO division – with both parties working together to …

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BETBY debuts tennis content on Betby.Games

BETBY has bolstered its Betby.Games offering with the addition of tennis competitions to its roster. The launch of tennis games on the supplier’s platform will deliver a range of markets and betting options, and can be integrated and active for an operator via an API integration. Leonid Pertsovskiy, Chief Executive Officer at BETBY, said: “The growth of our Betby.Games range …

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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Key to staying afloat is diversifying products

In what has been an ‘unbelievable year’ for betting operators and media and marketing companies alike, the vast majority of firms believed that they had benefited from the after effects of COVID-19, as was the consensus from the guest speakers at the SBC Digital Summit CIS event. Mark McGuinness, Director of Marketing and Customer Success at Dam Mad Media and …

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