Esports & Fantasy

DraftKings officially challenges New York AG’s injunction

DraftKings today has officially filed its brief with the Supreme Court of New York State, opposing Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman ’Cease & Desist” injunction preventing state-wide players from participating in fantasy sports games. In brief the DFS operator argues that New York laws are the “same today as it has been for more than seven years” of which DFS …

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JetBet launches “Maxim Sports Live” game

Las Vegas based start-up JetBet has announced the launch of its first social sports engagement game with men’s lifestyle and entertainment brand Maxim Magazine. The game titled “Maxim Sports Live” will allow US sports fans to predict real-time sports results in an optimised “second screen” environment. The game will be promoted throughout Maxim’s digital verticals and on the media owners …

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Unikrn announce all female professional eSports team

The latest news from eSports and entertainment firm Unikrn is the announcement of the creation of Team Unikrn, an all female CS:GO professional eSports team.   The team is made up of players from across Europe; these include Melania “Gina” Mylioti (Greece), Julia “Julie” Strunkowski (Germany), Perrine “Lalità” Allesiardo (France), Sophia “Kim” Benfakir (France) and Camilla “Parmaviolet” (UK). Unikrn CEO …

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DraftKings steps up geo-location security checks with GeoComply

DFS operator DraftKings has announced that it has partnered with geo-location technology specialist GeoComply in order to better verify user eligibility for its products. The operator will integrate GeoComply’s Solus Geolocation system, which will provide security id, proxy scanning and fraud checks for DraftKings day to day operations. The integration of GeoComply services, comes as DFS industry operators face mounting …

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Florida lawsuit charges DFS investors & stakeholders of consumer negligence

Florida’s Southern District Court has recorded an amended nationwide lawsuit filed against DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel plus related industry stakeholders including investors, US pro leagues (NHL, MLB and NBA), associated media owners and payment processors. The lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney Ervin Gonzalez on behalf of DFS players’ Antonio Gomez and John Gerecs was charged against approximately 50 DFS …

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Oulala nets Leicester City FC fantasy partnership

  Having launched in the UK last October, European real-money fantasy football operator Oulala expands its UK market presence by announcing that it has agreed a partnership with Leicester City FC Malta based Oulala (Oulala.com) will become the Foxes first Fantasy Football Partner, and will see the launch of a bespoke Leicester City fantasy football game. The bespoke game will …

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Alex Fletcher: eSports Insider – Winning with eSports Advertising

Buoyed by interconnected global regions, high profile tournaments with impressive prize pools and an explosion of livestreaming, through platforms such as Twitch, an entirely new entertainment experience has been born. Media research firm Newzoo is  expecting the esports  industry to generate more than $765 million by 2018 with the number of competitive-gaming enthusiasts reaching 165 million. In that light, advertisers will …

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Playabl launches ‘Real Madrid Predictabl’ ahead of this weekend’s El Classico

Ahead of this Saturday’s ‘El Classico’ between Real Madrid vs Barcelona, social sports app developer Playabl has announced the launch of ‘Real Madrid Predictabl’ a free predication based game available on IOS, Google Android and desktop (http://realmadrid.playabl.com/). Developed in partnership with Real Madrid, the Predictabl app will allows fans to predict on football matches against friends, rivals, in-tournaments and against former …

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New York AG adds Yahoo to DFS industry inquiry

Digital media owner Yahoo Inc is reported to have become implicated in the ongoing DFS industry investigation by New York Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman. US news sources report that Yahoo’s DFS operations have been served a subpoena by the AG’s office to terminate services in New York State. The media owner, which had re-released its fantasy sports product in …

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NFL to review DFS investments & interests

  NBC Sports has reported that NFL owners may be forced to withdraw marketing partnerships with DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings. US media sources have further detailed that ownership and team interests in DFS operators will become a key agenda at the upcoming NFL franchise owners meeting scheduled for 2 December. The NFL, a long term opponent of US sports …

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