Esports & Fantasy

Changing dynamics see NBA & MLB revise DFS investments

US news sources have reported that the NBA (basketball) and MLB (baseball) leagues will move to divest their respective stakes in daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators’ DraftKings and FanDuel. In 2015 the MLB had participated in a $300 million investment round, backing DraftKings enterprise as official ‘MLB Fantasy Sports Partner’. The NBA acquired its stake in FanDuel, supporting the DFS …

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1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

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Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin. Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and …

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DraftKings gears up for full Australia launch

Leading daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has launched its Australian enterprise, continuing its corporate expansion beyond its home US marketplace. Planning to fully launch its Australian DFS product during Q2 2018, DraftKings will operate under a Northern Territory Racing Commission – NTRC license. At present, DraftKings leadership remains quiet with regards to its upcoming Australian DFS proposition, and what sports …

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Esports Entertainment Group unveils 11 new affiliate deals

Esports Entertainment Group has announced affiliate marketing agreements with eleven esports teams. The deals come shortly after the Group launched its new esports wagering platform, entitled VIE. The affiliate esports teams involved are myRevenge, E’DRAGONS, Proud-Gaming, Aurales, Aequitas Esport, Eronic E-Sport, UAC eSports, Tigers-Roar, Esmaticx, GoasHax, Revise’Gaming. Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, said: “We are so pleased to …

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Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner and Luckbox aim for better education in esports betting

Luckbox corporate advisor Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, one of the most respected figureheads in esports, has called for a ‘better education of esports betting’. This February, Chaloner joined Luckbox’s enterprise founding team which seeks to develop the leading betting platform and community for esports enthusiasts. Chaloner, who is considered one of esport’s most knowledgeable figures advises the start-up on player engagement, …

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RotoQL secures $3 million seed targeting growth within pending US betting market

New York start-up RotoQL, an enterprise seeking to become the ‘Bloomberg for sports fans’ has confirmed that it has secured $3 million seed investment round. The seed round was led by early FanDuel investor Karlani Capital, with venture capital firms Boston Seed, Velo Partners, Azure and Oakvale investing in the mobile-centric sports data enterprise. Further joining RotoQL’s early investment round, is …

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World’s first permanent esports venue launches in Las Vegas

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The Esports Arena, the world’s first permanent esports venue, has been launched in Las Vegas. The 2787 sqm multilevel arena will open on The Strip, at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, and gives local and international visitors access to over 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. The arena’s website reads: “The 30,000-square-foot, multilevel arena is designed to host every form of competitive …

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Luckbox recruits Vadim Soloveychik as first marketing chief

Esports betting start-up Luckbox continues to grow its executive management team, confirming the appointment of Vadim Soloveychik as its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Soloveychik joins Luckbox’s leadership team from The Stars Group Inc, where he most recently served as Marketing Director for PokerStars (2014-2017). A seasoned industry marketing executive, Soloveychik has previously advised Luckbox’s enterprise team on the firm’s …

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DraftKings seeks partners for US betting expansion

US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is reported to be seeking casino and leisure partners, with a view to expanding its future sports betting proposition. DraftKings leadership seeks to gain a competitive advantage over potential US market incumbents, as the Supreme Court reviews the repeal of federal PASPA provisions. This February, DraftKings declared its statement of intent on becoming a …

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UltraPlay enhances Esports betting experience

Online betting solutions provider UltraPlay has announced that its live betting model has been further extended to offer a more exciting experience, when it comes to betting on esports. Already known for its strong position in the esports betting industry, UltraPlay has recreated the years of esports experience and profound knowledge into its sophisticated live betting model, which will provide …

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