Tag Archives: Call of Duty

PandaScore: How game literacy requirements impact barrier to entry in esports and betting

With interest in esports as a betting product continuing to rise, Oliver Niner, PandaScore’s Head of Sales, highlights the importance of simplicity when promoting the market to the general consumer.  To read Oliver Niner’s interview with SBC about the distribution, consumption and operation of esports betting products, click here. Esports has seen consistent growth year-on-year, with more viewers, companies, consumer brands …

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Itema secures IOM licence as final condition for Livestream acquisition

Canadian esports and igaming company Itema has received an online gaming licence from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The acquisition of an Isle of Man gambling licence is the last condition for Itema’s acquisition of Livestream Gaming, the parent company of esports betting firm Loot.Bet. Agreed last month, the transaction saw TSXV and ITMSF-listed Itema acquire all of …

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Sportsflare: Bet on Yourself can bring esports betting to the world of casual gamers

Bet on Yourself products can be the driving force behind introducing casual gamers to the world of esports betting, according to Max Polaczuk - CEO of Sportsflare

Bet on Yourself products can be the driving force behind introducing casual gamers to the world of esports betting, according to Max Polaczuk (pictured) – CEO of Sportsflare – but in order to engage and retain new players, sportsbooks must ensure that their odds are ‘solid’.  Speaking to SBC News, Polaczuk shared his views on the integrity challenges associated with …

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YGAM exposes lived abuse and harassment of female gamers to APPG members

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has submitted its report on online abuse and harassment of female gamers to MPs working in the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and E Sports’. Titled ‘She Plays, He Says’, the report details the lived experiences of many young female gamers in which YGAM “seeks to raise awareness and address ways …

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RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry

Esports betting has taken centre stage as a viable alternative for bookmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with this relatively new sector garnering a lot of attention, questions are being raised as to how stable it is compared with traditional sports betting.  It is vital that esports betting keeps its integrity during this period as a mistake could derail the …

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Luckbox adds 8 new gaming markets to its ‘esportsbook’

Esports betting start-up Luckbox, the enterprise seeking to disrupt and lead esports wagering outright, has significantly expanded its market inventory by adding betting provisions for eight new games. Updating stakeholders, Luckbox informs that it has added ‘11 different games’ (8 new) significantly expanding its ‘Luckbox esportsbook’ betting inventory. Luckbox’s betting inventory will now include markets for Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft, StarCraft …

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Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson – Empire Arcadia – The industrial esports revolution

Isaiah ‘TriForce’ Johnson is a true esports enthusiast and former pro gamer based between his home of Jamaica and New York. He heads up an organisation called Empire Arcadia which runs teams across various esports including FIFA, Hearthstone, classic fighting games and more. We chatted to TriForce about the FIFA Interactive World Cup, the birth of ‘esports’ and its scene …

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Call of Duty announces amateur esports league as a launchpad

It has been revealed that Call of Duty is giving its legions of amateur esports gaming fans an opportunity to reach the game’s professional esports world championship thanks to the creation of a new league.  The new Challenge division will be a tier below the game’s Pro Division. Those who shine in the league will gain the chance to take on pro gamers in promotion-relegation …

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