Tag Archives: Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)

Rivalry expands into second regulated market with Australian entry

Canadian sportsbook and esports betting provider Rivalry Corp has gained market access in Australia, securing a licence from the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC). The development marks Rivalry’s second market entry, building on last month’s launch in the Ontario market, and the firm has detailed it has already accepted deposits and bets in Australia.  Under the conditions of the Racing …

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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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Betway launches ‘Battle of Betway’ esports tournament

Betway has reiterated its commitment to the esports and esports betting sectors, launching its latest Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament – the ‘Battle of Betway’. The Super Group-owned online bookmaker has scheduled the competition to take place on 26 October, before the CS:GO Stockholm Major tournament. Featuring a best-of-one (BO1) format, teams involved will include BIG, NiP, MIBR, G2, …

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Betway enhances esports offering with new Olympic-themed challenges

Betway has enhanced its esports offering, in cooperation with tournament organiser Blast, launching a range of Olympic-themed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) challenges. Participating gamers will be able to test their abilities and composure on the new maps, with the highest overall scorer receiving the Betway x Blast golden medal. Known as the ‘Spring Games’, the maps will be broadcast via …

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Parimatch links with UESF to enhance esports offering

Parimatch has strengthened its foothold in esports via a partnership with the Ukrainian Esports Federation (UESF), ahead of an upcoming Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Dota 2 championship. The UESF Parimatch Championship of Ukraine will commence on 17 July, beginning with an online segment which will conclude on 3 October, whilst the Grand Final will take place in Kyiv’s …

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Betway joins with G2 in ‘landmark partnership’

Betway has further enhanced its presence in esports by signing a global agreement with G2 Esports, in what has been described as a ‘landmark partnership’. The agreement will see the new partners collaborate on the development of a variety of ‘unique experiences’ and ‘exciting opportunities’ for esports fans and the wider community. Additionally, the duo will work to encourage growth …

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BETER: Extending the reach of ESportsBattle

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Even though esports is still in a formative phase, the market is snowballing – having become the ‘sport of choice’ for operators throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  For BETER, the increased interest in esports presented a myriad of new opportunities to expand the reach of ESportsBattle. Let the ESportsBattle commence The ESportsBattle platform is powered by BETER. This means that BETER …

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Frenetic and data-rich: Why Pinnacle believes esports is undoubtedly a ‘betting sport’

Consistently found in the top four of Pinnacle’s best performing sports, and even higher with many of its B2B partners, esports has more than proven itself to be a popular betting product explained Ben Cove (pictured), Chief Marketing Officer at Pinnacle.  But despite the solid betting trends, some have argued that esports is simply not a ‘betting sport’. Cove gives …

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BETER announces ‘unparalleled gaming experience’ with new CS:GO format

Sports and esports betting provider BETER has announced a new format for its coverage of Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments, including live streaming, live data and odds. The new format aims to provide an ‘unparalleled gaming experience’ for competing players as well as ‘captivating and spectacular events’ for esports viewers. Prior to the launch of the updated format, ESportsBattle …

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