Esports & Fantasy

Parimatch ups global esports appeal with Fnatic partnership

CIS betting group Parimatch has announced its biggest esports partnership to date becoming a global partner of pro esports organisation Fnatic winner of more than 200 championships across 30 different game types in the past decade. The partnership sees Parimatch join Fnatic’s roster of global brands, which includes BMW, Monster Energy, One Plus and AMD Radeon, serving as Fnatic CSGO …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: The state of play with esports betting integrity

Esports betting has been a hot topic since the global health pandemic first began earlier this year, with traditional bookmakers stepping into the sector for the first time to provide punters with alternatives to traditional markets. At SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, a panel of experts took to the virtual stage to discuss the future of esports betting in Europe. …

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Footstock announces UK launch to add a ‘fantasy edge to football trading’ 

New football trading platform Footstock has announced its UK launch ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2020/2021 Premier League season (Saturday 12 September). Spearheading its UK debut, Footstock announced ‘trading first’ as it launched a ‘£100K freeroll contest’ which will be open to all EPL fans that register with its player trading exchange.    The freeroll contest will run throughout …

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ESIC issues update on Mountain Dew League investigation

Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has confirmed that it is nearing the conclusion of its investigation into match-fixing allegations related to the ‘Mountain Dew League’ (MDL) tournament series operated by associate member ESEA, a subsidiary of pro-esports tournament organiser ESL. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Countering ‘social media speculation’, …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Why operators should invest in CS:GO betting options

For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, SBC spoke to Henrik Lykkesteen, the firm’s senior vice president of product and global operations, to look into Better Collective’s longer term view and vision for the esports industry.  In February, Better Collective acquired HLTV.org – the leading esports platform in the world focusing on the popular game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – for …

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Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL

Newly Nasdaq-listed online gambling group Esports Entertainment Group has signed a ‘letter of intent’ (“LOI”) to acquire the competitive gaming live and digital events and tournaments organiser Esports Gaming League (EGL). This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The UK-based esports company, founded in 2010, serves a rapidly expanding community …

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RTSmunity extends esports partnership with Sazkabet

Esports trading and risk management specialist RTSmunity has extended its partnership with Sazkabet, the flagship sportsbook property of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group.  The collaboration is extended following the success of Sazkabet’s inaugural esports competition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, expanding its brand presence to new audiences. The esports odds and trading provider teamed up with Sazkabet in March …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor

Svenska Spel

Swedish operator Svenska Spel has been confirmed as the new sponsor for the 2020 Swedish eHockey Championship after securing a new partnership with Swedish esports association SESF, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and NHL Gamer. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The tournament, which runs from August to October, …

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RTSmunity extends partnership with forBET

RTSmunity has continued to grow its presence across the European sports betting market after entering into a new partnership with polish sportsbook operator, forBET. The agreement will allow forBET customers to benefit from RTSmunity’s esports offering, including a range of markets, uptime and odds. Petr Pacinek, General Director of forBET, said: “The cooperation we have just started is a clear …

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