Esports & Fantasy

NBA gains equity partnership with FanDuel fantasy sports

Furthering its presence in the US sports market, daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has announced that it has agreed an exclusive 4 year partnership with the NBA. As part of the high coverage agreement, the NBA will gain an equity stake in FanDuel, who are currently valued at $1 billion by venture analysts. FanDuel CEO and Co-Founder Nigel Eccles commented …

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Latitude360 targets in-venue fantasy sports hubs with Major League Fantasy acquisition

The US daily fantasy sports market continues to witness a period of corporate acquisitions with the conformation that entertainment and leisure group Latitude360 has agreed to acquire operator Major League Fantasy (MLF) for an undisclosed sum. Detailing insight into its fantasy sports acquisition, Latitude360 noted that it would use the MLF acquisition to further its digital inventory and to create …

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Rahul Sood – Unikrn eSports wagering – Big Game Time!

The ongoing phenomenal growth in the popularity of eSports has ensured that it wouldn’t be long before significant investments began to appear left, right and centre. Three new start-ups, in the form of Unikrn, Vulcun, and AlphaDraft, have all seen considerable sums of money pumped into them in recent months as they look to conquer the eSports wagering market. Unikrn expanded …

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EiG to explore eSports opportunities for the gaming industry

The eSports sector is a “generational movement” that can provide scalability that the gaming industry will relish, according to experts who will focus on the topic at EiG in Berlin, Germany. Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood and Marco Blume, Head of Sportsbook at Pinnacle Sports, will lead an industry discussion on ‘eSports and gambling – exploring the potential at the intersection of both’ …

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DraftDay daily fantasy sports to be operated by Sportech Digital

Technology investment fund MGT Capital Investments (MGT) has confirmed the sale of daily fantasy sports operator DraftDay to newly formed business Random Outcome USA for a deal value of approximately $7 million. DraftDay, who are currently the third biggest US daily fantasy sports operator will be sold to its new venture owners, for $4 million cash and a further $3 …

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SportsLock fantasy sports secures $5 million in Series A funding

Chicago based fantasy sports start-up SportsLock has confirmed that it has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The start-up founded by Ross Keral (CEO) and Todd Heyden (CRO), enters the burgeoning US fantasy sports market labelling itself as the ‘Customizable fantasy sports experience’. SportsLock is aiming to establish itself as the leader in head to head tournament fantasy sports play, …

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eSports report – Phase 1 – Start-ups targeting eSports wagering

With an estimated fanbase of 134 million worldwide, and growing fast, it’s no wonder that eSports is catching the eye of investors. AlphaDraft, Vulcun, and Unikrn are three firms which offer fans the opportunity to play fantasy leagues, and place bets on the big eSports events such as those held by Gfinity and others. Ali Moiz is the founder of Vulcun, …

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eSports report- UK Market – The First Steps…

Following SBC’s introduction to the world of eSports here we take a closer look with an analysis of the anticipated boom in the UK market, its growing popularity and value worldwide (part 2 to follow). The findings of the Superdata and Newzoo eSports market brief in May 2015 features extensively. Furthermore on the agenda there is a breakdown of the money …

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Tabcorp enters eSports market with Unikrn partnership

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp is set to enter the burgeoning esports market, by announcing a global partnership with eSports entertainment provider Unikrn. The partnership will see the launch of  a new eSports platform  where gamers can placy and safely bet on organized, sanctioned multi-player video game competitions from around the world. At launch, Unikrn will provide access to live viewing, live discussions …

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Global Gaming Network sells Amped Fantasy Sports & SportsAlert.com

Sports entertainment technology and information provider Global Gaming Network (GBGM) has confirmed that it has sold fantasy sports assets Amped Fantasy Sports and SportsAlert.com to digital entertainment investors Lux Digital Pictures Partners. The acquired fantasy sports assets are set to be transferred for operations purposes to newly created media firm Stream Trak Inc. Under the terms of the agreement Stream …

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