Esports & Fantasy

Former Azubu Managing Editor to be named ESPN eSports Editor

According to a source at the Daily Dot, ESPN’s hunt for an eSports editor is now over with former Azubu man Darin Kwilinski set to take up the role. Kwilinski announced his exit as Managing Editor at Azubu on December 11th. Azubu is an eSports entertainment firm which it was announced last week has received close to a £40m boost following a round of …

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EA announces eSports division

EA has announced the launch of a purely eSports division of the company which will be known as the Competitive Gaming Division, or CGD. In his new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Competition Officer at EA, Peter Moore will head up the CGD. EA boasts such titles as Madden, Battlefield, and of course Fifa and will be looking …

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eSports firm Azubu receives £40m and aims to take on Twitch

Azubu, an eSports entertainment company, are celebrating after receiving just shy of £40m in an investment round led by London based Sapinda Group and Sallfort Privatbank of Switzerland. The money will be used to expand the operator’s global presence and to develop a customizable live video streaming service. There are an estimated 100m viewers around the world at present who …

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Assembly forum debates potential DFS legal framework

The Committee Chair of the Assembly for racing and wagering has listened to legal arguments for and against the US daily fantasy sports industry, as legislators consider developing laws to clarify legality and consumer protections. Prior to the hearing the Assembly had stated it did not intend to “litigate the legality of fantasy sports”, concerned parties would therefore be interested …

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Lazygamer announce eSports Awards Nominees

Lazygamer have announced their 2015 eSports awards which’ll be spread across five separate categories. The industry of eSports has experienced huge growth in popularity, investment and media attention in 2015 and these awards are about rewarding those who’ve succeed across the sport. There are six nominees per category and all of these can be seen below. Best eSports Organisation Bravado …

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Kenny Schrub wins eSports Player of the Year Award

The second eSports Game Awards took place in Los Angeles this weekend in front of a packed  Microsoft Theatre. Kenny Schrub, a Frenchman who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team EnVyUs, picked up the Player of the Year award fending off strong competition from the likes of Syed Sumail Hassan, Lee Sang-hyeok, Olof Kajbjer and Peter Dagar. Schrub’s game of …

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Nvidia invests in mobile eSports development

Santa Clara based Nvidia technology systems provider has announced that it is  investing in the development of competitive mobile eSports. Nvidia will sponsor Vainglory, developer Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game via the developer’s ESL partnership. Jon Gray, Content Marketing Manager at Nvidia, said: “Super Evil Megacorp wants to use eSports to grow this brand globally.” “The …

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Melania Mylioti / Julia Strunkowski – The new faces of eSports – Team Unikrn.

Team Unikrn are the world’s first, full time professional all female eSports team. Comprised of players from across Europe, they are Melania ‘Gina’ Mylioti from Greece, Julia ‘Julie’ Strunkowski of Germany, Perrine ‘Lalità’ Allesiardo and Sophia ‘Kim’ Benfakir of France, and the UK’s Camilla “Parmaviolet”. Backers are Rahul Sood’s eSports and entertainment company, Unikrn, and wagering operator Luxbet. The handpicked …

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New York Supreme Court to deliver DFS verdict ‘soon’

Market leading DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel have been allowed to temporarily service consumers in New York as state legislators debate the legal futures of the their business services. On Wednesday New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez heard oral arguments defending and opposing DFS services in the state of New York. Mendez would allow the operators to continue New …

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DraftKings retains Exiger as compliance advisor

DraftKings has confirmed that it will retain the services of global risk and compliance advisor Exiger. New York based Exiger is set to conduct a review of all aspects of DraftKings financial, operational, compliance, and risk controls practices, with the aim of securing and improving the operators consumer safety policies and initiatives. Its continued partnership with Exiger was welcomed by …

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