Esports & Fantasy

Rivalry secures ‘best crypto prices’ by integrating CoinCorner payment options

New esports wagering platform Rivalry has expanded its crypto payment capacities by integrating Bitcoin exchange CoinCorner as a new payment gateway. The unique partnership will allow Rivalry customers to directly transfer funds and winnings into Bitcoin and further cryptocurrencies at a guaranteed ‘best market price’, thereby utilising CoinCorner’s exchange provisions. Isle of Man-based Rivalry, which launched its esports platform in 2020, stated that its partnership with …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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ESI announces first wave of speakers for Digital Summer esports event  

ESI, the leading B2B esports events company has revealed the agenda and its first wave of speakers for ESI Digital Summer presented by Kinguin Lounge, a week long series of panels, keynotes and networking spanning a different region each day from August 17th to 21st. The world class agenda will see 100 speakers debating, and providing insight into, the biggest …

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Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league

Online betting operator Parimatch has been named the official betting partner of an international esports series OMEGA League in Dota 2. As part of the agreement, Parimatch’s branding will be integrated into the league’s Russian and Portuguese-based live streams. Russian coverage will be broadcast via RuHub Studio, while the Brazilian subdivision of Beyond the Summit (BTS) will broadcast the tournament …

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EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards

The European Union (EU) has been urged to improve and align standards and safeguards related to loot boxes’ design features and consumer interactions. The recommendation follows research undertaken by the EU’s committee on ‘Internal Market and Consumer Protection’ (IMCO), which analysed ‘loot boxes in online games’ and ‘their effect on young consumers’.    The IMCO report has been described as the …

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Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap

Luckbox has revealed its final IPO schedule, as the esports bookmaker anticipates an early October listing on the Toronto TSX Ventures Exchange (TSXV). Updating investors, the Isle of Man-based operator confirms that it has closed its pre-IPO bookbuild, securing back-to-back oversubscribed funding rounds raising a total of CAD $5 million (€3.3m). Luckbox management states that the ‘significant upsizing’, is a …

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Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead 

The newly formed Esports Entertainment Group has strengthened its executive leadership ranks after confirming the appointment of Jeff Cohen as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations. A seasoned Wall Street executive, Cohen is the former equity analyst lead for private investment fund Stephens Inc, covering esports, gaming and further entertainment sectors. Cohen has maintained further IR experience having …

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IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead 

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed the appointment of Chris Kissack as Head of Esports for its digital agency –  Isle of Man Digital (IoM Digital). Taking office on 3 August, Kissack will be tasked with spearheading the Isle of Man’s launch of an esports enterprise programme, aimed at attracting new businesses to the self-governing British Crown jurisdiction.   A …

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Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins 

Esports data, odds and statistics supplier PandaScore has announced that it has secured back-to-back bookmaker partnerships with Betcris and Pixel.bet. Seeking to revamp its wagering markets, leading LATAM sportsbook BetCris has installed PandaScore’s real-time esports odds and data API. Branded as a major product directive, BetCris has moved to deepen its sportsbook offering with further esports markets mitigating a disrupted …

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Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild

Virtual Football

B2B Daily Fantasy Sports provider Scout Gaming Group has completed two directed share placements  in which the firm has received an estimated £6.5m (SEK75m) and over three million new shares. In total the firm issued 1,835,062 shares through an accelerated ‘book building’ procedure, which calculated to around SEK45m.  Additionally the firm’s second share issue was through US-based institutional investor Topline …

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