Esports & Fantasy

Betway teams up West Ham & NiP stars for first ‘Esports Challenge’

For its latest social media campaign, online bookmaker Betway has teamed up its two biggest sports partnership; Premier League football club West Ham United and leading esports team Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Launching its latest ‘Betway Esports Challenge’, West Ham United players Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Michail Antonio ‘swap pitches for PCs’ battling head-to-head in a game of CS:GO, a …

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Sergio Aguero hits four goal flurry to ensure top scores

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Sergio Aguero sank Leicester City in the latest round of Premier League fixtures, with four goals delighting fantasy managers who had the Argentina international installed as captain, and therefore earned double points. One such example is Piyush Choudhary, Chief Business Officer for Ballers Media Group, who saw the Manchester City frontman boost his 21 point haul to a very impressive …

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Betting cryptocurrency records huge presale success

The eGold project dedicated to the global esports betting sector has successfully reached its presale hard cap of 500 eth giving a 20% bonus to the ICO members. The first stage of the ICO campaign collected around $500,000. 444,444 EGL (10% of the total amount of tokens for sale) were distributed at this stage following the company’s roadmap and vision …

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European expansion sees Unikrn hire Andrew Vouris as operations lead

Seattle-based esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Vouris as new Chief Operations Officer (COO), as the company prepares for its upcoming ‘2018 European rollout’. A seasoned gambling executive, Vouris joins Unikrn leadership from Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings, where he most recently served as Group Deputy COO for the firm’s media and wagering division (2016-2017). …

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Theo Walcott hits form to light up League of Legends

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Gameweek 25 of the Premier League saw another raft of midweek fixtures thrown into the mix, providing a number of eye catching results. Swansea kicked things off with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, following up on their 1-0 triumph of Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium. Bournemouth’s thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge was the pick of Wednesday’s results, while Tottenham …

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Aguero in triple delight for fantasy managers

The latest gameweek of the Premier League has come to end, with Swansea City’s game plan executed perfectly to crash Liverpool back down to earth, following the euphoria of ending the long unbeaten run of Manchester City. Fantasy managers within SBC’s League of Legends were left ruing decisions to stock up on players of the Anfield based outfit, however, Pep …

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Kane keeps firing to delight of fantasy managers

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Liverpool and Manchester City served up a thriller in the latest wave of Premier League fixtures, a round which has seen Constantinos Pinillos strengthen his place at the summit of the SBC League of Legends. The trader at Greek firm OPAP, who rose to top spot during the hectic Christmas period, thundered along to 92 points in gameweek 23, with …

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UltraPlay elevates its esports betting solutions

Advanced Betting solutions provider UltraPlay has announced that it’s soon to expand its portfolio with the launch of its premium esports betting suite. After seven years at the iGaming front-line, UltraPlay has emphasised it’s fully prepared to present its latest products, which provide a revolutionary match-predicting system offering the widest odds feed on the market right now. Alongside the most …

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New enterprise Luckbox.com aims to bridge crypto & esports dynamics

The esports betting sector is set to gain a further new market entrant as Luckbox.com prepares to make its debut in 2018. The new esports betting platform is founded by former PokerStars employees Lars Lien (CEO) and Mike Stevens. Under development since 2016, Luckbox.com is a unique betting venture which to date has raised 483.5 Bitcoin (circa £5 million) from ‘strategic …

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FanDuel promotes Andy Giancamilli to COO

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has announced the appointment of Andy Giancamilli as new Chief Operating Officer. Originally joining the firm in 2015, Giancamilli will continue with his role as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee FanDuel’s product and product operations teams in addition to overseeing financial operations, corporate financing, and company strategy. Giancamilli said: “There is incredible momentum across …

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