Esports & Fantasy

Oulala expands operations to Italy

Malta-based daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider Oulala.com has signed a partnership with international gaming platform provider Game Interaction Group Ltd. Oulala, who has recently announced its expansion to Australasia and Indian sub-continent, has now tapped into the Italian market. Benjamin Carlotti, Managing Director at Oulala, said: “Italy is the next logical destination to offer our DFS platform to. The …

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New football app Gloryhunter signs deal with Betfred

Gloryhunter, the company behind a new football app described as the ‘most original, real-time football game since fantasy football’, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Betfred. Gloryhunter players can now view updated odds from Betfred for every match and win monthly points and prizes from both Betfred and Nike, another listed partner. At the end of the 2016/17 season, …

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BOS Speaker Profile – Valery Bollier – Oulala – Making fantasy moves

Valery Bollier is the CEO of Oulala, a company that is fast making tracks in DFS and has recently announced a move into India and Australasia via a deal with Cardinal House Group.  Valery is speaking on a panel at Betting on Sports 2016 (September 15-16) on the topic of how DFS operators and bookmakers can work together for mutual …

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Gear of War 4 will have a $1 million competitive gaming prize pool

Microsoft and The Coalition have announced a new esports gaming tournament in collaboration with both MLG and Gfinity for the upcoming new addition to the popular Gears of War franchise. Once Gears of War 4 is released in October, professional and amateur gamers alike will have the chance to amass ‘Gears Pro Points’. There’ll be live events hosted every one to two months in …

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BOS Speaker Profile – Pavol Krasnovsky – RTSmunity

Pavol Krasnovsky, founder and CEO of RTSmunity, is speaking on ‘Data Crunching – live betting in esports’ at the upcoming Betting on Sports conference (September 15-16) in London.  We caught up with him ahead of the two day event to discuss the work RTSmunity has been doing in the past year, the development of its analytical system and more. SBC: …

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DFS operator FanDuel lands in the UK

The much anticipated FanDuel DFS product for the UK market has now been announced and launched by the operator. The fantasy sports operator, which launched in Edinburgh in 2009 and took the States by storm, has now gone live with its product created exclusively for the UK’s football fans. There is an initial focus on the Premier League, and it will be available to …

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Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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Paypal tightens up on esports payments

It has come to light that Paypal is concerned with the legality and regulations around payments linked to esports tournament sites.  Dexerto reported that the main area of concern is whether the payments are associated with gambling when processed through certain tournament sites. The company has requested letters from lawyers in a number of countries and individual US states to ensure …

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Sporting Lisbon v Wolfsburg will make esports history

This Saturday will see a historic moment in esports with the FIFA representatives of two established football clubs facing each other for the first time ever.  Wolfsburg has long been a presence in FIFA esports with two players on its roster in the form of Benedikt ‘SaLzor’ Saltzer and David ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway. The former will face Sporting Lisbon’s Francisco “Quinzas” Cruz …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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