Esports & Fantasy

BOS Speaker: Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Let the games begin

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be leading, we caught up with him to talk skin betting, how to approach esports fans and desktop vs mobile. SBC: Are you surprised it took as long as …

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The ELEAGUE second season schedule has been announced

The result of a love affair between Turner and WME | IMG, the ELEAGUE has announced the dates and format for its forthcoming second season. The preliminary rounds of the CS:GO league will start on Wednesday September 7th, with a four week group stage schedule set to begin on Friday October 21st.  ELEAGUE’s Grand Final will be held Saturday December 3rd and will culminate …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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bwin says these are the top 10 esports players worldwide

  Everybody likes a top ten. As far as esports goes being the best has become far more lucrative in recent years with big money tournaments popping up across games, and the likes of The International’s prize pool growing year on year. Now the bookmaker bwin has put together what it believes to be the top ten players worldwide. To …

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PES unveils extended esports feature to rival FIFA

Konami, the developer behind Pro Evolution Soccer, has announced that next month’s PES 2017, will include a feature allowing players to take part in a PES League Esports competition. Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami said: “As the PES series continues to go from strength to strength, we are exploring a number of ways to build its …

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World Esports Council appoints Hershman as Executive Chairman

It was announced today that the Board of Directors at the World Esports Association (WESA) has unanimously agreed that Ken Hershman will be its Executive Chairman and Commissioner with immediate effect. Hershman, a TV sports veteran who has worked with the likes of HBO and Showtime, takes over the role from Pietro Fringuelli who has occupied the role in an interim …

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Why live betting & esports is a match made in both heaven and hell

As a general rule of thumb esports are ideally suited to the live betting environment.  For an overwhelming amount of fans they’re consumed online via live streams, many esports communities are highly active on Twitter and Reddit, and the potential variety of in-play markets is huge and exciting. Back in September 2015 Betgenius released one of the most comprehensive esports …

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Back in Town..DFS giants return to New York

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has returned New York, as the state Gaming Commission this week granted five temporary permits. Under the permits, leading US fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings will be allowed to resume New York operations immediately ahead of the start of the 2016/17 NFL season (September 8) a key period for the DFS industry. “While the commission …

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How land based casinos can seize upon esports

Ask not what esports can offer Las Vegas, ask what they can offer each offer.  With casinos looking for a way to attract a younger tech savvy generation, many are looking to esports as a way to achieve this end. Some casinos have organised tournaments, the Downtown Grand for example has been a key player for some time, but the …

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CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge officially cease skins betting

This week via their respective Facebook pages both CSGO Lounge and Dota2 Lounge announced that they would be shutting down their skins betting functions with immediate effect. Both companies operate under Lounges, which itself is mostly owned by ESForce Holding, a company owned by Russian investor Alisher Usmanov who has been heavily involved in the esports scene in Eastern Europe. CSGO Lounge, …

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