Esports & Fantasy

Sportito introduces Chatbot in fantasy sports first

Sportito has become the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider to introduce a Chatbot – a computer program designed to stimulate intelligent conversations and actions over the internet – to its users. The Sportito IT team has developed the platform with an innovative robotics system, which includes important characteristics such as allowing users to play on Sportito directly via Chatbot. …

Read More »

League of Legends taking shape with nine games remaining

Copyright: niserin / 123RF Stock Photo

The Premier League is entering the business end of the season and the table is beginning to take shape, something that is reflected in SBC’s League of Legends where fantasy managers are set for one final push as they search for the summit. In the latest round of fixtures Swansea City continued the great escape under Carlos Carvalhal, climbing up …

Read More »

Esports Integrity Coalition widens international scope

The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced the addition of three new members to the organisation, as it reinforces its position as a global body dedicated to combating all forms of corruption and cheating in the world of esports. The first member, Geem, is a digital esports platform based in Dubai. Geem is positioned to provide daily online competitions to the …

Read More »

DraftKings hires Sean Hurley to deliver first sportsbook property

Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has signalled its intent to diversify its services by hiring Sean Hurley as its first-ever Head of Sportsbook. Hurley joins DraftKings from betting and trading platform provider Amelco Ltd, where he most recently served as Head of Commercial operations (2017-2018), and will be tasked with delivering DraftKings’ initial online sportsbook property. Hurley will join …

Read More »

Betway further expands ESL esports tournament portfolio

Betway marketing has moved to expand its brand coverage within esports by agreeing to sponsor three ESL competitions in 2018. Agreeing on terms with ESL, the leading esports pro tournament organisation, Betway will sponsor the ESL’s ‘Intel Extreme Masters’ (IEM) and ‘ESL One’ tournament series, starting with the sponsorship of ‘IEM Katowice’ this February. The bookmaker further boosts its esports tournament …

Read More »

Esportsbetting.com aims to innovate the Esports Betting Ecosystem

The first Malta-built and Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensed esports betting platform esportsbetting.com, has not only announced its official launch, but has also unveiled a partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Upholding the betting compliance standards of the ESIC, esportsbetting.com provides a trusted betting platform that operates at the highest level of integrity in order to foster an environment …

Read More »

Pro support… Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner backs Luckbox venture

New industry esports betting incumbent Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has secured the support of influential esports figurehead Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner. Chaloner is among the esports community’s best-known personalities, working as a tournament host, presenter and match commentator. Chaloner will advise the Luckbox team on esports engagement initiatives as a corporate advisor and brand ambassador. Founded by former PokerStars executives, Lars Lien (CEO) …

Read More »

US DFS market has hit peak Draftkings & FanDuel penetration

DraftKings - Copyright: enterline / 123RF Stock Photo

A report issued by the research firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, technology, and interactive gaming sectors, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, outlined that the global salary-cap daily fantasy sports (DFS) market may have been completely tapped into by DraftKings and FanDuel. Throughout 2017, of the estimated $3.26 billion the industry received in entry fees around 97% of it was …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Sergio Aguero hits four goal flurry to ensure top scores

Copyright: katatonia / 123RF Stock Photo

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 …

Read More »