Esports & Fantasy

Ontario looks for partners to help achieve online betting expansion

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is searching for a company to help expand online and mobile sports betting in the Canadian province, the National Post has reported. The expansion, which is largely focused on sports betting, will allow people to place live bets during games, something currently unavailable through OLG. It also opens the door for the likes …

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Tight at the top in League of Legends

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It’s been a weekend of mixed fortunes for fantasy football managers, with a stuttering top two in SBCs League of Legends being very much reeled in by the chasing pack. Sports expert Constantinos Digonis Pinillos has leapfrogged his way into third place, taking advantage of the paltry 23 and 30 points scored by current leader Charlie Cole and second placed …

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Unpredictable midweek fixtures frustrating for fantasy managers

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With a combination of unpredictable scorelines and key personnel being ‘rested,’ the Premier League’s midweek fixtures proved to be a frustrating round for fantasy managers. David Silva, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah were among the key names rested during gameweek 14, with a number of sides scattered throughout English footballers top division also registering crucial wins. Tony Kelshaw was the …

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Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling rescue fantasy managers

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Following an explosive weekend last time around, with plenty of players almost cracking the three figure barrier, SBC’s League of Legends saw more modest results this weekend. As we approach the festive period where the games come thick and fast, Manchester City strengthened their position atop the Premier League, while Arsenal and Manchester United also earned wins, with the other …

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Betsson Group pushes for new DFS platform with Scout Gaming

Stockholm-listed European online gambling group, Betsson AB has announced that it will broaden its product portfolio adding a new daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform powered by Scout Gaming Group. The partnership sees Scout Gaming provide its fully customizable DFS solution, which will be made available to all Betsson AB subsidiaries. Project stakeholders detail that the Scout/Betsson DFS platform is expected …

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League of Legends littered with huge scores on Premier League return

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A number of players up and down SBC’s League of Legends have been celebrating some big fantasy football scores, as the Premier League was welcomed back following an international break. Amongst the many sides who saw their overall numbers surge towards the three figure mark, it was David Lees who secured the highest gameweek total, falling just three short on …

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Change of Scene…Nigel Eccles steps down as FanDuel leader

Issuing a corporate statement, New York and Edinburgh based daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has confirmed that Co-Founder & Chief Executive Nigel Eccles will leave the company.   US tech news sources report that Eccles departs the DFS sector, to focus on a new venture within the burgeoning competitive eSports market. FanDuel governance informs that Eccles will be replaced by …

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Scout Gaming DFS targets December Stockholm First North IPO

Industry daily fantasy sports (DFS) systems provider Scout Gaming has published its Nasdaq First North corporate prospectus, as the company seeks to widen its investment pool in order fund its aggressive future growth strategy. Publishing its prospectus, Scout Gaming governance will initially offer 2.6 million new company shares on Stockholm’s Nasdaq First North market priced at SEK 23 per share, …

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FDJ France launches dedicated Esports hub with Sportradar

France state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has expanded its services and profile within the burgeoning Esports market, by launching a dedicated ‘digital esports betting hub’ in partnership with leading sports data supplier Sportradar. Updating stakeholders, FDJ details that its Esports hub will be attached to flagship betting brand ParionsSport (ParionsSport.fdj.fr) portal. Sports data supplier Sportradar will power the hub …

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DraftKings steps into the World of live sports streaming

Sports-tech and media company, DraftKings has announced it is venturing into the world of live sports streaming through its newly-formed partnership with Euroleague Basketball. As a result of the deal, customers will be able to stream selected Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball games directly through their DraftKings mobile app, as well as utilising both fantasy contests and live content. The announcement …

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